Successful surgeon Dr Martin Ellingham relocates to the seaside village of Portwenn in Cornwall; but his gruff demeanour and poor bedside manner bring him into conflict with the locals as he begins his new life as a GP.
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All My Trials 08x08
Following the complaint to the medical authorities by a patient the Doc was treating he has been advised by Chris Parsons (Vincent Franklin) not to practice for a week before his hearing. However this does not stop patients asking for his help. Bill Potter, a local potter, approaches Martin with a suspected ganglion. Martin sends him to a surgery in Wadebridge, but Bill decides against it – he has too much work on.
Blade on the Feather 08x07
Martin wakes up to an empty bed. When he goes looking for Louisa he discovers she is trying to write her resignation letter.
Accidental Hero 08x06
Penhale decides to have a Police Open day to raise community awareness. The only genuine visitor he has though, is an angry farmer, Hannah Butler. Another three of her sheep have been stolen and Penhale seems to be doing nothing about it. Louisa has arranged to get a lift with Tina a classmate on her course. Louisa is questioning her decision to go back to studying – can she fit it all in as Tina does?
From the Mouths of Babes 08x05
James is teething: nothing seems to be working, and nobody is getting any sleep. In desperation, Martin and Louisa agree to try Mel Hendy's (Rosie Ede) suggestion of amber beads. They appear to be working, until James gets a bead stuck up his nose.Mrs Tishell seems to be having a delayed onset of mourning and is "speaking to" Clive. Bert tries to offer advice, which only leads to Mrs Tishell shutting the pharmacy, inconveniencing everyone.
Having worked as missionaries in Kenya, Morwenna's parents, Jack and Tara Newcross, pay her a surprise visit, and are surprised by the relationship between her and Al. Morwenna is shocked to discover the real reason for her parents' return is that Tara has cancer. She has decided against treatment because of her faith. Both Morwenna and Martin think this is a foolish decision.
Farewell My Lovely 08x03
Martin is left holding the baby when Louisa has to take Year Six pupils sailing. He has to collect James from nursery every afternoon, but with surgery hours Martin is constantly late.
Sons and Lovers 08x02
With Janice gone, Martin and Louisa are looking for a nursery for James. Mrs Tishell is shocked to learn that Al has very high blood pressure. Ruth is approached about selling her farm. Louisa helps with the diagnosis of a pupil, which spurs her on to explore a possible career change. This is not welcome news for Martin, who dislikes change of any kind, even if it could be for the better.
Mysterious Ways 08x01
After having therapy to save their marriage in the last series, Martin and Louisa face the challenge of living happily together with their baby James Henry. Meanwhile wedding bells are ringing for Portwenn's police constable, Joe Penhale and the Doc's nanny Janice Bone.
The Doctor Is Out 07x08
Facta Non Verba 07x07
After Martin and Louisa tell Dr Timoney (Emily Bevan) about their failed date night, she questions their ultimate compatibility. She asks them if it is time they recognise that perhaps they are not meant to be together: something for them to go and think about.Martin has new neighbours: Erica the new art teacher at Portwenn school has moved in with her daughter, Bernie. Though Louisa is happy to finally have found a permanent teacher, this proves to be short-lived when Erica wants to try out some rather alternative ideas on the children.PC Penhale (John Marquez) manages to protect everyone after a car accident outside the school, and Louisa is very surprised when the victim of the crash turns out to be Dr Timoney.Penhale is happy to finally have his crime stopping talents recognised, but is confused when he is offered a transfer to Exeter, particularly as this will mean leaving Janice behind, even though he hasn't quite managed to ask her out yet.Martin discovers that his new neighbour is both noisy and rather accident prone, and thinks nothing of calling on the doctor next door.Bert (Ian McNeice), his whisky dream now in tatters, decides to go back to something he knows, and becomes a handyman. But even this doesn't really prove worthwhile, when his first customer, Erica, has an accident, and he has to call Martin in to help. Louisa and Martin are intrigued when Dr Timoney invites them for an additional therapy session – she might just have worked out an answer to the question of their relationship. And an American tourist seeks help from the Doc.