Written by: Nick Houser
Date: November 3, 2016

In the third season of Doc Martin, Martin Clunes reprises his role as curmudgeonly small-town physician Dr. Martin Ellingham. Watch Thursdays at 9pm on WOSU TV.

Formerly a successful surgeon in London, the Doc was forced into a career change when he suddenly developed a phobia of blood. With his severely lacking bedside manner and brusque personality, Martin often finds himself at odds with his new neighbors in his adopted hometown, the sleepy seaside town of Portwenn.

Thia season also brings a new addition to Portwenn’s police force, PC Joe Penhale (John Marquez).

On the Edge
Part One | Thursday, November 3 at 9pm
Part Two | Thursday, November 10 at 9pm

Having failed to restart his relationship with Louisa Glasson, Martin is forced out of the picture with the arrival of her dad, Terry Glasson. Terry has hatched a scheme with a colleague, Jonathan Crozier, to smuggle in some explosives which they want to use to help them in a robbery. T

The Apple Doesn’t Fall | Thursday, November 17 at 9pm
Portwenn has a new police officer following the departure of PC Mark Mylow after his doomed marriage. His replacement is PC Joseph Penhale, who appears to have an odd affliction which causes him to fall asleep suddenly at strange times.

Movement | Thursday, December 8 at 9pm
In a life-changing decision, Bert Large abandons his plumbing business to open his own restaurant. The opening of Large’s restaurant is far from a success, when Doc Martin, who has a phobia about blood, finds a spot of blood on his plate.

City Slickers | Thursday, December 15 at 9pm
The Oakwoods, a family of city slickers seeking a new life by the sea, set out to disrupt the tranquility of Portwenn. They manage to gatecrash an intimate dinner Louisa has prepared for her and Martin. With their romantic dinner plans ruined, the disgruntled doctor decides to make a hasty exit leaving Louisa to deal with the neighbors from hell.

The Admirer | Thursday, December 22 at 9pm
Portwenn looks set to become a hotbed of passion. Louisa Glasson is furious to discover she has a rival for Doc Martin’s affections: glamorous divorcee and hotel owner, Carrie Wilson. Can Louisa contain her jealously and claim Martin as her man before Carrie’s flirty tactics take effect?

The Holly Bears a Prickle | Thursday, December 29 at 9pm
It has taken three seasons, but Doc Martin and Louisa are finally going on their first date. However, in typical fashion, the clumsy doctor manages to ruin the moment with an inappropriate remark, and Louisa ends their affair, leaving Martin shell shocked.

Nowt So Queer | Thursday, January 5 at 9pm
Portwenn is buzzing with the news of the engagement of Dr. Martin Ellingham and Headmistress Louisa Glasson. Mushrooms are the cause of an outbreak of aspergillosis in the village. Bert Large, postman Dave and restaurant chef Mick Mabley are among the victims.

Happily Ever After | Thursday, January 12 at 9pm
Martin manages to offend the local vicar who is due to conduct Martin and Louisa’s wedding ceremony by suggesting he has a drinking problem. In a struggle over a bottle of whisky, the vicar stumbles and fractures his pelvis.


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  • Klaus VonNudelman

    At least you guys are treating him with respect. The rest of PBS is disgusting.

  • grandmasitter

    When does Season 4 start?