It's Good to Talk

Series 7 - Episode 3 It's Good to Talk



Just for one fleeting moment it looks as though Dr Ellingham is going to crack a smile.

Not, obviously, because Dermot the pig farmer has presented himself with a nasty skin infection on his leg. Nor is it because the irascible doc is still being stalked by an adorable stray dog and Mrs Tishell from the pharmacy.

And obviously he’s not happy because Melanie (The Enfield Haunting’s Rosie Cavaliero), the jokey jolly DJ on Radio Portwenn is pestering him to do a radio interview for her Healthy Eating Week. Actually she’s so desperate to fill airtime that she even asks the hapless Al on to talk about his fishing holiday business.

No. That minuscule muscle twitch around his mouth is because his dramatic radio broadcast brings him one painfully tiny step closer to repairing his marriage.


The irascible medic decides to move out of the surgery to give Louisa space, leaving Mrs Tishell concerned he will not be able to look after himself on his own. Elsewhere, PC Penhale helps Janice babysit, and Al is very concerned when he finds out about Bert's behaviour and hears there are bailiffs at the restaurant.

Cast & Crew

Dr Martin Ellingham Martin Clunes
Louisa Ellingham Caroline Catz
Bert Large Ian McNeice
Ruth Ellingham Eileen Atkins
Al Large Joe Absolom
Morwenna Newcross Jessica Ransom
PC Joe Penhale John Marquez
Janice Robyn Addison
Dr Rachel Timoney Emily Bevan
Mrs Tishell Selina Cadell
Andy Bailiff Scott Fleming
Alice Bell Caroline O'Neill
Dermot Ian Drysdale
Melanie Rosie Cavaliero
Ellie Bell Sophie Reid
Becky Trevean Ella Ainsworth
Pete Jim Crago
Director Nigel Cole
Executive Producer Mark Crowdy
Producer Philippa Braithwaite
Writer Charlie Martin
Writer Jack Lothian
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Drama Comedy