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  • TV-14
  • 2004
  • 9 Seasons
  • 8.3  (13,256)

"Doc Martin," produced by England's ITV, is a comedy that follows the life of Dr. Martin Ellingham, a high-flying surgeon who finds his career abruptly halted when he develops a phobia of blood. After leaving his desirable post in a London hospital, Martin reluctantly takes a much less exciting job as the GP, or general practitioner, for the small oceanside village of Portwenn. Though he chooses Portwenn in part to be near his beloved Aunt Joan, his gruff and often rude manner soon alienates him from the villagers, who insist on calling him Doc Martin, much to his chagrin. Throughout most of season one, it remains unclear if Martin and the residents of Portwenn will overcome their differences. However, when he faces his blood phobia to save the life of a young Portwenn boy suffering from a ruptured spleen, the attitude of the villagers changes and Doc Martin becomes a cherished part of the town -- though his unpleasant demeanor is as present as ever. Throughout the show there is considerable romantic tension between Martin and Louisa Glasson, the principal of Portwenn's elementary school. Though the mutual attraction is evident, Martin's tendency to be unintentionally, and sometimes intentionally, offensive initially prevents the romance from escalating. At the end of season three, Martin abruptly proposes to Louisa in a moment of passion, but both have second thoughts and neither show up at the alter. Nonetheless, the romance is not over, and season four finds Louisa unexpectedly pregnant but still unwilling to marry Martin. A recurring theme throughout this series is Martin's struggle to relate to the people around him. He frequently does not understand why his manner is so off-putting, especially to Louisa, and he often struggles to be more personable. When Louisa goes into labor with their child, Martin seems to experience an epiphany and tells Louisa that he loves her. Nonetheless, the question remains if he will be able to overcome his own personality to be a good husband and father. This question is the focus of season five, and promises to continue to plague Doc Martin in the yet-to-be-filmed sixth season.

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License to Practice
8. License to Practice
November 13, 2019
Ruth plans an intervention to help Martin overcome his blood phobia before his final medical refresher course. Wedding bells are ringing in Portwenn, but things don't go as planned when the officiant cancels at the last minute and a medical emergency threatens to ruin the day.
Single White Bevy
7. Single White Bevy
November 6, 2019
Mrs. Tishell's young cousin shadows her at the pharmacy for some work experience. Al decides to move in with Morwenna, and Angela visits Martin's surgery and notices something wrong with Buddy.
Equilibrium
6. Equilibrium
October 30, 2019
Martin and Louisa attend their first fertility consultation, but Martin struggles to adapt to being the patient instead of the doctor. Penhale investigates a case of vandalism at a local surf school, and Louisa prepares for her first supervised counseling session.
Wild West Country
5. Wild West Country
October 23, 2019
Penhale has a real investigation on his hands when a camper is shot, and he feels duty-bound to look after the victim. James's first playdate goes awry, and the Larges' business aspirations fizzle as the pub goes up for sale, but they can't afford to buy it.
Paint It Black
4. Paint It Black
October 16, 2019
Louisa panics when Buddy the dog goes missing, but Martin is too busy preparing for his second required medical assessment to help search for their errant pet. Bert and Al learn distressing news about the pub, and Penhale receives an unexpected visitor to the police station.
S.W.A.L.K.
3. S.W.A.L.K.
October 9, 2019
As Martin avoids his approaching birthday, Louisa plans to have her study group over to their home for a presentation. PC Penhale investigates a break-in at Ruth's house, and Al finds a way to make up for his lackluster proposal to Morwenna.
The Shock of the New
2. The Shock of the New
October 2, 2019
As part of the inspector's recommendation, Martin is forced to attend refresher courses, starting with phlebotomy. While Louisa worries that James is struggling to make friends, she attempts to befriend the oblivious new school head. Bert's cousin arrives with a business proposition for the Larges.
To The Lighthouse
1. To The Lighthouse
September 25, 2019
An inspector from the General Medical Council arrives to monitor Martin's practice as a requirement following his tribunal hearing. Louisa tries to make a good first impression, but Martin hates having another doctor in the surgery.
Back in Cornwall (Bonus)
101. Back in Cornwall (Bonus)
September 13, 2019
The Doc Martin cast & crew gather in Port Isaac to share an exclusive sneak peak at the storylines in Season 9 and their love of filming in Cornwall.
Bert Large Failed Ventures (Bonus)
102. Bert Large Failed Ventures (Bonus)
October 9, 2019
The cast & crew of Doc Martin recount the trials and tribulations of Bert Large's numerous business endeavors.
Meeting James Henry (Bonus)
103. Meeting James Henry (Bonus)
October 30, 2019
The Doc Martin cast & crew share the joy of working with brilliant young actor, Elliot, who plays Doc Martin's son, James Henry.
Weddings & Proposals (Bonus)
104. Weddings & Proposals (Bonus)
November 18, 2019
The Doc Martin cast & crew recount the many romantic gestures, accidental proposals, and missed weddings throughout the Doc Martin series.
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"Doc Martin," produced by England's ITV, is a comedy that follows the life of Dr. Martin Ellingham, a high-flying surgeon who finds his career abruptly halted when he develops a phobia of blood. After leaving his desirable post in a London hospital, Martin reluctantly takes a much less exciting job as the GP, or general practitioner, for the small oceanside village of Portwenn.

Though he chooses Portwenn in part to be near his beloved Aunt Joan, his gruff and often rude manner soon alienates him from the villagers, who insist on calling him Doc Martin, much to his chagrin. Throughout most of season one, it remains unclear if Martin and the residents of Portwenn will overcome their differences. However, when he faces his blood phobia to save the life of a young Portwenn boy suffering from a ruptured spleen, the attitude of the villagers changes and Doc Martin becomes a cherished part of the town -- though his unpleasant demeanor is as present as ever.

Throughout the show there is considerable romantic tension between Martin and Louisa Glasson, the principal of Portwenn's elementary school. Though the mutual attraction is evident, Martin's tendency to be unintentionally, and sometimes intentionally, offensive initially prevents the romance from escalating. At the end of season three, Martin abruptly proposes to Louisa in a moment of passion, but both have second thoughts and neither show up at the alter. Nonetheless, the romance is not over, and season four finds Louisa unexpectedly pregnant but still unwilling to marry Martin.

A recurring theme throughout this series is Martin's struggle to relate to the people around him. He frequently does not understand why his manner is so off-putting, especially to Louisa, and he often struggles to be more personable. When Louisa goes into labor with their child, Martin seems to experience an epiphany and tells Louisa that he loves her. Nonetheless, the question remains if he will be able to overcome his own personality to be a good husband and father. This question is the focus of season five, and promises to continue to plague Doc Martin in the yet-to-be-filmed sixth season.Doc Martin is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (76 episodes). The series first aired on September 2, 2004.

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Doc Martin is available for streaming on the Digital Rights Group website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Doc Martin on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, The Roku Channel Free, Google Play, Hoopla, Apple TV, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 2, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (13,256)