Other People's Children

Series 7 - Episode 6 Other People's Children



I’m not sure that Dr Ellingham needed to do all those years of medical training. I’ve done absolutely none and I can usually diagnose what’s wrong with his patients before he does. Perhaps he’s a bit preoccupied, what with Louisa’s old flame Danny arriving in Portwenn with a coach-load of disadvantaged kids for a camping trip. Surprisingly for such an emotionally stunted person, Martin seems to be a teensy bit jealous when Danny starts flirting with “Lou”.

Meanwhile down at the pharmacy Clive is getting anxious about his marital duties and, as the Doc won’t help him with “some of them little blue pills”, he decides to self-medicate. That’s never a good idea, Clive. Look at what happened to Caroline Quentin’s veterinary character. She went barking mad – almost literally.


Louisa helps out her ex-boyfriend Danny when he brings seven children from London to camp on Ruth's farm - supervised by Al and Bert - while she and Martin plan a date on the advice of Dr Timoney. However, their night at the restaurant is interrupted when Danny calls saying one of the youngsters has gone missing. Things get worse for the couple when Martin uncovers a health scare at James's first birthday party that makes all the guests leave very quickly. Comedy drama, starring Martin Clunes and Caroline Catz.

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
Clive Tishell Malcolm Storry
Pippa Woodley Buffy Davis
Danny Tristan Sturrock
Jake Joe Reynolds
Harry Miles Roughley
Mala Jessica Emily Rose
Alexandra Lucas Kerry Howard
Jerome Smith Daniel Tuite
Birthday party parent Christabel Muir
Parent 1 Kate Rawson
Tray Ellis Griffith
Director Ben Gregor
Executive Producer Mark Crowdy
Producer Philippa Braithwaite
Writer Julian Unthank
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Drama Comedy