Doctor Martin Ellingham is a brilliant surgeon until he develops a phobia of blood making his job impossible. He leaves his glittering career in London to become a doctor in Portwenn a fictional village in Cornwall. This is the place where he spent his summer holidays as a boy and is still the home of his aunt played by Stephanie Cole. Once there he is irritated to be known by everyone as Doc Martin.
Doc Martin, played by Martin Clunes is rather grumpy and socially inept. He rubs the villagers up the wrong way with his somewhat abrasive bedside manner. The series revolves around Doc Martin’s interaction with the Cornish villagers, his attempts at romance with local schoolteacher and the cases and stories about the people he treats. His aunt is on hand to offer emotional support along the way and his phobia with blood is a constant theme and problem to him. A doctor who is scared of blood! Whatever next.
Doc Martin is a popular comedy drama series and has already run to five series since it launched in 2004 It is popular with all age groups and is the perfect cosy Sunday night drama series for all the family. You can catch up with Doc Martin via youriplayer and enjoy some family viewing regardless of the day of the week.
Doc Martin has proven be extremely popular around the world and this ITV comedy drama is shown in many different countries from as far away as Venezuela to Denmark. Some countries produce their own version of the series. Doc Martin is Doctor Mateo in Spain and Dr Martin Le Foll in France and the towns they live in are twinned with Portwenn!
Watch all episodes of Doc Martin here. Doc Martin is a tv-programme of BBC One. You can see all episodes of Doc Martin here via Youriplayer.co.uk.
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