Doc Martin

Series 5 - 5. Remember Me

Remember Me
Radio Times
Review by:
Jack Seale

Another biggish guest star arrives: Julie Graham memorably spent three years as Martin Clunes’s screen wife in William and Mary, and here they are again, reunited. Except they’re not quite, because in Doc Martin, Graham plays the wife of PC Penhale (John Marquez). That’s odd, considering we didn’t know he was married. It’s even odder that his wife thinks he’s only just arrived in Portwenn.

Meanwhile, Cornwall’s worst restaurateur Bert Large (Ian McNeice) is deeper in debt than ever, a fisherman keeps fainting, Eileen Atkins desperately deserves more screen time as Aunt Ruth, and Louisa’s mother is still causing trouble, above and beyond her annoyingly nomadic accent.

As for the Doc himself, an episode full of the customary, satisfying sight of him being rude to people who fully deserve it has a glimpse of warmth at the end. That it’s hard-won makes it all the more affecting — Clunes is brilliant at letting those little flickers shine through.

About this programme

5/8. PC Penhale is shocked by the unexpected arrival of his ex-wife Maggie (Julie Graham), who appears to have forgotten that they separated years ago and wants to know why he left her. Eleanor goes on a date with local fisherman Paul Hale, an old friend she has not seen since school, while Martin and Louisa finally agree on a name for their baby - James Henry. With Martin Clunes, John Marquez and Caroline Catz.

Cast and crew

Cast

Dr Martin Ellingham
Martin Clunes
Louisa Glasson
Caroline Catz
Bert Large
Ian McNeice
Al Large
Joe Absolom
PC Penhale
John Marquez
Ruth Ellingham
Eileen Atkins
Morwenna Newcross
Jessica Ransom
Eleanor Glasson
Louise Jameson
Maggie Reid
Julie Graham
Alastair Tonken
Alan Williams
Norman Tonken
Marcus Cunningham
Paul Hale
John Duttine
Chippy Miller
Rory Wilton
Young Martin
Elliott John Quinn
Young mum
Daisy-May Cooper

Crew

Director
Paul Seed
Executive Producer
Mark Crowdy
Producer
Philippa Braithwaite
Writer
Jack Lothian
Categories
Drama

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