"“Sweet, stirring, and completely addictive” —Slate
“One of the funniest, most entertaining shows on television” —Sunday Express
He’s surly, tactless, self-centered, and uptight—but he’s the only doctor in town.
Even on his own wedding day, Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes, Men Behaving Badly
) is all scowls. Then following a calamitous honeymoon, he and Louisa (Caroline Catz, DCI Banks
) must learn to live together, raise a child, and manage two careers. It’s a big adjustment for both, especially Martin, who’s unaccustomed to clutter and noise. And yet he’s still not as picky as their OCD manny.
Factor in the Doc’s usual string of batty patients—including a hypochondriac, a hoarder, two elderly tattoo artists, and a bumbling constable with a string of self-inflicted injuries—and Martin is soon more ill-tempered than ever. Plus, his crippling blood phobia is back, and his ghastly mother (Claire Bloom, The King’s Speech
) picks a bad time to show up at the Ellinghams’ door. With much at stake, Martin turns for advice to his aunt Ruth (Emmy
winner Eileen Atkins, Cranford
), perhaps the sanest person in Portwenn—but it may already be too late.
Contains graphic medical scenes Episodes
- Sickness and Health
- Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
- The Tameness of a Wolf
- Nobody Likes Me
- The Practice Around the Corner
- Hazardous Exposure
- Listen with Mother