Written by: Nick Houser
Date: November 27, 2017
See one of WOSU TV’s most popular from the very beginning.
Watch season one episodes of Doc Martin on Thursdays at 9pm.
The catchy comedy drama series follows the celebrated London surgeon, Dr. Martin Ellingham, whose truculence and tactless manner causes mayhem in a small Cornish community. After retraining as a general practitioner, he gets a job in the beautiful but sleepy village of Portwenn replacing their deceased local doctor. But his abrasive personality doesn’t exactly mesh with the pace of life in Cornwall.
Going Bodmin | Thursday, December 7 at 9pm
As Martin moves in and meets the locals, he realizes that adjusting to village life is not going to be smooth sailing. In his sharp suits and flashy car, he’s a fish out of water.
Gentlemen Prefer | Thursday, December 14 at 9pm
Despite his disastrous introduction to life in the sleepy village of Portwenn, the former surgeon has decided to stay and give it a go. The waiting room is full with patients enjoying tea and biscuits served by Elaine. It seems the previous doctor allowed his patients to treat his office as a drop-in café to share their ailments, but not necessarily to seek medical treatment.
Sh*t Happens | Thursday, December 21 at 9pm
Dr. Martin makes his on-air debut at Radio Portwenn, the local radio station, and, no surprise, he’s not a natural in front of the microphone. Meanwhile, a nasty stomach bug is sweeping through Portwenn.
The Portwenn Effect | Thursday, December 28 at 9pm
It’s time for the Portwenn Players Dance, an auspicious event in the village’s social calendar, and Bert the plumber is in charge of selling tickets. Louisa buys two tickets and invites Martin.
Of All the Harbors in All the Towns | Thursday, January 4 at 9pm
An old flame of Martin’s Aunt Joan sails back into her life and whisks her off her feet. But her suitor, John Slater, is seriously ill with a life threatening heart condition, as Doc Martin discovers when he insists on running tests on him.
Haemophobia | Thursday, January 11 at 9pm
The tourist season has arrived in Portwenn. Disgruntled by the invasion of holidaymakers, Martin grimaces as he makes his way through the crowds.