Martin Clunes stars in Doc Martin as a doctor whose truculence and tactless manner causes mayhem in a small Cornish community.
Martin (William and Mary, The Booze Cruise, Goodbye, Mr Chips) plays surgeon Martin Ellingham, whose glittering career comes crashing down around him when he develops a phobia which prevents him conducting operations.
He makes a life changing decision to retrain as a GP, and applies for a vacant post in the sleepy Cornish hamlet of Portwenn, where he spent childhood holidays.
If the patients are expecting tea and sympathy from their curmudgeonly GP they are going to be disappointed. Despite his surgical brilliance, he has no personal skills, and his understanding of humans is practically non existent.
Penhale decides to have a police open house to raise community awareness, but the turnout is not what he hoped for. James goes through a biting phase, and Morwenna leaves the surgery…
Bert Large's restaurant is in trouble. He can't afford to throw a charity event for Florence Dingle's cat sanctuary and is chased by loan shark Alastair Tonken for a debt.
Penhale decides to have a police open house to raise community awareness, but the turnout is not what he hoped for.
Mrs Tishell's crush on Dr Ellingham takes a dramatic turn, leaving her husband Clive is furious. But Dr Ellingham doesn't have time to worry about Mr Tishell's rage.
Penhale and Morwenna participate in the annual gig race against another town.
Portwenn is buzzing with arrangements for the wedding of the Doc and Louisa. Will they finally tie the knot, or will the villagers have to put the confetti back in the box?