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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 5: The Practice Around the Corner

Summary

Obsessive-compulsive Mrs Tishell returns to the village, but her affection for Martin quickly disappears when he refuses to pass her fit for work. As if he didn't have enough on his plate, the grumpy doctor must also face his fear of blood when tests show that Lorna has a high level of ferritin, which is placing a strain on her heart and liver. Meanwhile, PC Penhale hopes to be selected for an elite police squad by taking part in a survival training course - but ends up shooting himself in the foot.
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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Portwenn is agog – Mrs Tishell, the overwrought pharmacist in a neckbrace whose morbid sexual obsession with Doc Martin led her to kidnap his baby son, is back in the village. She’s still in a neckbrace, but, apart from worrying an elastic band around her wrist (part of her treatment) she seems reformed and contrite. Louisa and Martin, though, aren’t so sure.

This series has exercised even die-hard fans, if RT’s letters page is anything to go by, with grumblings particularly about its lame farcical elements. There’s more damp comedy tonight in a couple of those Doc Martin sub-plots that can barely summon the energy to lift their heads from the pillow – dim PC Penhale goes all Bear Grylls on a survival exercise, and Al tries internet dating. You won’t need a map to follow where the stories lead… Meanwhile, Bert tries his luck with a lady.

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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
PC Joe PenhaleJohn Marquez
Morwenna NewcrossJessica Ransom
Mike PruddyFelix Scott
Jennifer CardewAnnabelle Apsion
Mrs TishellSelina Cadell
Lorna GillottJulia Swift
Bevy girlNatasha Starkey
Bevy girlGeorgina Beedle
Chippy MillerRory Wilton
BarmanMorgan Val Baker
James HenryNoah Brewer
James HenryZane Dangar
James HenryJacob Horn
James HenryLewis Stillwell-Cox

Crew

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DirectorPaul Seed
Executive producerMark Crowdy
ProducerPhilippa Braithwaite
WriterJulian Unthank

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  • Episode 5

    The Practice Around the Corner

    Summary

    Obsessive-compulsive Mrs Tishell returns to the village, but her affection for Martin quickly disappears when he refuses to pass her fit for work. As if he didn't have enough on his plate, the grumpy doctor must also face his fear of blood when tests show that Lorna has a high level of ferritin, which is placing a strain on her heart and liver. Meanwhile, PC Penhale hopes to be selected for an elite police squad by taking part in a survival training course - but ends up shooting himself in the foot.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Portwenn is agog – Mrs Tishell, the overwrought pharmacist in a neckbrace whose morbid sexual obsession with Doc Martin led her to kidnap his baby son, is back in the village. She’s still in a neckbrace, but, apart from worrying an elastic band around her wrist (part of her treatment) she seems reformed and contrite. Louisa and Martin, though, aren’t so sure.

    This series has exercised even die-hard fans, if RT’s letters page is anything to go by, with grumblings particularly about its lame farcical elements. There’s more damp comedy tonight in a couple of those Doc Martin sub-plots that can barely summon the energy to lift their heads from the pillow – dim PC Penhale goes all Bear Grylls on a survival exercise, and Al tries internet dating. You won’t need a map to follow where the stories lead… Meanwhile, Bert tries his luck with a lady.

    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
    PC Joe PenhaleJohn Marquez
    Morwenna NewcrossJessica Ransom
    Mike PruddyFelix Scott
    Jennifer CardewAnnabelle Apsion
    Mrs TishellSelina Cadell
    Lorna GillottJulia Swift
    Bevy girlNatasha Starkey
    Bevy girlGeorgina Beedle
    Chippy MillerRory Wilton
    BarmanMorgan Val Baker
    James HenryNoah Brewer
    James HenryZane Dangar
    James HenryJacob Horn
    James HenryLewis Stillwell-Cox

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorPaul Seed
    Executive producerMark Crowdy
    ProducerPhilippa Braithwaite
    WriterJulian Unthank

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