The Doctor Is Out

Series 7 - Episode 8 The Doctor Is Out



Doc Martin 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 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
Annie Winton Gemma Jones
Jim Winton Nicholas Lumley
Clemo Winton Richard Riddell
Janice Robyn Addison
Dr Rachel Timoney Emily Bevan
Mrs Tishell Selina Cadell
Becky Trevean Ella Ainsworth
Chippy Miller Rory Wilton
Min Yasmin Wilde
Patient Christabel Muir
Director Ben Gregor
Executive Producer Mark Crowdy
Producer Philippa Braithwaite
Writer Jack Lothian
see more
Drama Comedy