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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Licence to Practice 09x08
Bernard Newton is leading the surgery, which puts Martin at ease given he was his tutor, colleague and old friend. Wedding bells are ringing in Portwenn with the preparations for Morwenna (Jessica Ransom) and Al's( Joe Absolom) wedding. But some last minute hitches threaten to jeopardise their big day. There's an awkward meeting for PC Penhale (John Marquez) when his ex fiancé Janice Bone, (Robyn Addison) returns for the wedding. She left him standing at the altar, and he now wonders if she's back because she still has feelings for him.
Single White Bevy 09x07
While at the surgery Angela comments on Buddy, the dog, not being himself. Buddy's condition worsens and Martin rushes him to Angela's surgery. He discovers Angela can barely see and diagnoses cat scratch fever. But her condition means she can't operate on Buddy, and that the Doc must carry out the surgery himself, under her guidance, to save the dog.
Martin and Louisa have their first fertility consultation with Dr Emma Ryder. Well aware that Martin is able to perform the tests himself, she reminds him that he is the patient now, not the doctor.
Wild West Country 09x05
Martin investigates after local farmer Dennis Thorpe shoots at Robert for taking some of his eggs. Meanwhile, Emily returns to the surgery to see Martin after her acne medication caused a bad reaction, a secret bidder buys the Crab and Lobster pub, and Louisa ponders if she should see a fertility specialist.
Paint it Black 09x04
This time, Martin has his second GMC assessment - mock surgery - and Buddy is missing. Meanwhile, Ken's arrival does not bring good news for Al and Bert, and Penhale unhappy with the arrival of his predecessor, Mark Mylow, who tries to take charge of his investigation.
Ruth is concerned about becoming increasingly forgetful, and is even more perturbed when Martin offers to perform a mini mental state examination. It confirms she is showing early signs of dementia. Meanwhile, Louisa plans a special evening to celebrate Martin's birthday, and Al decides to throw Morwenna a surprise engagement party on the same night. There are also problems when Louisa's class tutorial ends in disaster.
The Shock of the New 09x02
Dr Martin Ellingham's GMC report has arrived. He's required to pass three refresher courses, which will then decide whether he is deemed fit to practice, starting with a phlebotomy course.
To the Lighthouse 09x01
Martin's medical career remains under scrutiny, as a GMC representative has come to assess him and his surgery. Meanwhile, Al accidentally proposes to Morwenna, and Mrs Tishell has a new lease on life.
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.