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Series 7 - Episode 8
The Doctor Is Out
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wakes up gagged and handcuffed to a bed. Now clearly being held hostage is not a normal situation, even for a bad-tempered and aggravating man like him, but how he gets there is not really the point. Suffice to say it’s related to a patient from last week.
However, his incarceration in a remote farmhouse does give him reason (and time) to think about his personal life before someone finally comes to his aid. Unfortunately the hapless PC Penhale is heading up the rescue team, but it’s not long before half the village, including Louisa, arrives.
Martin-ettes will be holding their breath in anticipation of a happy ending.
Louisa worries Dr Timoney's suggestion that she and Martin aren't meant to be together might have prompted him to leave Portwenn for good. Calling on Ruth, Morwenna and Janice for help, she tries to track the down the missing GP, with no luck. However, what Dr Ellingham's friends and family fail to realise is that he is actually trapped up at the Winton farm, where desperate wife Annie is trying to coerce him into performing a life-saving operation on her terminally ill husband Jim. Meanwhile, Ruth and Bert seek out Al to offer him a proposition regarding the whisky and the B&B. Medical drama, starring Martin Clunes.
Cast & Crew
Dr Martin Ellingham
PC Joe Penhale
Dr Rachel Timoney
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