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Review

This is the episode that Men Behaving Badly fans have been eagerly awaiting: the reunion of Martin Clunes and Caroline Quentin. She plays slightly batty animal-sanctuary owner Angela who takes in Buddy, the scruffy stray dog that’s been hounding (sorry) Martin. According to her, Buddy said he’s keeping the doc company because he knows he’s lonely.

“She’s completely deranged, but she should be back to her normal self in the morning – slightly deranged,” is Martin’s diagnosis. The role certainly gives Quentin the chance to go crazy. Meanwhile, Joe is making puppy dog eyes at Janice – actually he looks at her in much the same way Buddy looks at Martin.

Summary

After reaching breaking point with being followed around by Buddy, Martin resolves to find a vet to have it put down, while Ruth finds out that Bert has been trying to make his own whisky. Clive is suspicious of Mrs Tishell and who she might be cooking meals for, Penhale makes a hash of asking Janice out, and Louisa and Martin's therapy homework results in a picnic on the beach, where they are interrupted by local vet Angela Sim - who appears to be hallucinating. Comedy drama, guest starring Caroline Quentin.

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
Becky Trevean Ella Ainsworth
Clive Tishell Malcolm Storry
Angela Sim Caroline Quentin
Debbie Sparrock Finty Williams
Kelly Sparrock Hollie Burgess
Clare Milson Emma Spurgin Hussey
Molly the Collie Owner Maggie Tagney
Eric the Fishmonger Stephen Ventura
Frisbee teenager Finn Corney
Rachel's client Jason Gregg
Director Charles Palmer
Executive Producer Mark Crowdy
Producer Philippa Braithwaite
Writer Julian Unthank
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Drama Comedy