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Doc Martin

  • 2013
  • Season 6
  • 8 episodes
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Summary

It is Louisa's first day back at school and their new child minder, Mel, is late for work. When Mel finally does arrive Martin is dubious about handing James over to this woman who is constantly scratching

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Episode 6: Hazardous Exposure

Summary

Hypochondriac Malcolm Rayner is struggling with his breathing and Martin asks him if he has ever worked with asbestos. Penhale then causes pandemonium by putting up warning notices about the substance's harmful properties throughout the village. Meanwhile, Bert pops the question to Jennifer, and Ruth finds fault with Al's business proposal. Guest starring Christopher Fairbank (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet).
Recommended

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The Doc’s blood phobia is getting worse, as is his consequent insomnia, which is also beginning to disturb his wife Louisa in the marital bed. Maybe it’s time he saw that psychologist his Aunty Ruth recommended, particularly when there’s an unfortunate and very public incident involving Doc Martin, dopey police officer Penhale and a staple-gun. Penhale (John Marquez) causes widespread panic in Portwenn after jumping to conclusions about an asbestos scare.

But nothing is quite as terrifying as the sight of Martin’s poised, chilly mother (played by Claire Bloom) who turns up on his doorstep with some news which, if delivered to any sentient human being other than Martin (Martin Clunes) being would be cause for thoughtfulness and sadness. But not the blithely unempathetic Doc, oh no. Not in a million years.

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Cast

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Dr Martin EllinghamMartin Clunes
Louisa GlassonCaroline Catz
Ruth EllinghamEileen Atkins
Bert LargeIan McNeice
Al LargeJoe Absolom
Mrs TishellSelina Cadell
Margaret EllinghamClaire Bloom
PC Joe PenhaleJohn Marquez
Morwenna NewcrossJessica Ransom
Mike PruddyFelix Scott
Jennifer CardewAnnabelle Apsion
Malcolm RaynerChristopher Fairbank
Harry SoperTennyson Tunstall-Behrens
Mrs SoperClaire Patrick
Worried manIain Marshall
Bevy girlNatasha Starkey
Bevy girlGeorgina Beedle
MumKate Rawson
PublicanRichard Hainsworth
Worried womanMelanie Downs
Asbestos removerBenjamin Symes

Crew

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DirectorPaul Seed
EditorNick McPhee
Executive producerMark Crowdy
ProducerPhilippa Braithwaite
WriterCharlie Martin

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  • Episode 6

    Hazardous Exposure

    Summary

    Hypochondriac Malcolm Rayner is struggling with his breathing and Martin asks him if he has ever worked with asbestos. Penhale then causes pandemonium by putting up warning notices about the substance's harmful properties throughout the village. Meanwhile, Bert pops the question to Jennifer, and Ruth finds fault with Al's business proposal. Guest starring Christopher Fairbank (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet).
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    The Doc’s blood phobia is getting worse, as is his consequent insomnia, which is also beginning to disturb his wife Louisa in the marital bed. Maybe it’s time he saw that psychologist his Aunty Ruth recommended, particularly when there’s an unfortunate and very public incident involving Doc Martin, dopey police officer Penhale and a staple-gun. Penhale (John Marquez) causes widespread panic in Portwenn after jumping to conclusions about an asbestos scare.

    But nothing is quite as terrifying as the sight of Martin’s poised, chilly mother (played by Claire Bloom) who turns up on his doorstep with some news which, if delivered to any sentient human being other than Martin (Martin Clunes) being would be cause for thoughtfulness and sadness. But not the blithely unempathetic Doc, oh no. Not in a million years.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Dr Martin EllinghamMartin Clunes
    Louisa GlassonCaroline Catz
    Ruth EllinghamEileen Atkins
    Bert LargeIan McNeice
    Al LargeJoe Absolom
    Mrs TishellSelina Cadell
    Margaret EllinghamClaire Bloom
    PC Joe PenhaleJohn Marquez
    Morwenna NewcrossJessica Ransom
    Mike PruddyFelix Scott
    Jennifer CardewAnnabelle Apsion
    Malcolm RaynerChristopher Fairbank
    Harry SoperTennyson Tunstall-Behrens
    Mrs SoperClaire Patrick
    Worried manIain Marshall
    Bevy girlNatasha Starkey
    Bevy girlGeorgina Beedle
    MumKate Rawson
    PublicanRichard Hainsworth
    Worried womanMelanie Downs
    Asbestos removerBenjamin Symes

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorPaul Seed
    EditorNick McPhee
    Executive producerMark Crowdy
    ProducerPhilippa Braithwaite
    WriterCharlie Martin

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