Doc Martin: Series 5
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He’s surly, tactless, self-centered, and uptight—but he’s the only doctor in town.
"Full of lovable oddball characters" —Los Angeles Times
Fatherhood hasn’t softened the dour Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes, Men Behaving Badly). He’s about to take a new position in London when events conspire to keep him in Portwenn. His infant son with Louisa (Caroline Catz, Murder in Suburbia) needs a name, his replacement doesn’t seem up to the job, and he receives devastating news. Like it or not, he’s stuck in the scenic Cornish village with its quirky inhabitants—most of whom have grudgingly grown rather fond of the grumpy doctor. Although Martin has largely mastered his fear of blood, he still has no clue how to manage his life. How can he cope with sleepless nights, an aunt with issues, a flaky new receptionist, Louisa’s hippie mother, and the usual village dramas? This season, Emmy® winner Eileen Atkins (Cranford) joins the cast of the award-winning British drama.
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The last series ended with Doc Martin wondering whether to move back to London, or stay in Port Wenn to support Louisa who has just given birth to their child. However, Doc Martin is less than impressed with his replacement as GP, and predictably decides to stay on. Quite a number of the plots this time round feature the rather haphazard child minding arrangements for the baby, and at one stage this is subcontracted out by Louisa's mother to some teenage girls at the bargain price of £2 (about $3) an hour! The climax to this series again revolves around the baby, but we do not have a cliffhanger ending this time round which I was grateful for as this always seems somewhat contrived.
Port Wenn is a quiet, country village and nothing of great significance seems to happen for a lot of the time. When something out of the ordinary does happen, it is played out to the full. For example, one episode is based on Bert Large, the restaurateur, borrowing £1,000 ($1500) from a wheelchair bound loan shark and his dim son, and being concerned about unspecified `repercussions' in the event of non repayment.Read more ›
Episodes have Subtitles for Hearing Impaired available, but works for accents too.
SUBTITLES also on film bonus stuff.
Graphic med. scenes. Behind-the-Scenes; photo gallery; and cast filmographies bonus.
Episode 1: Preserve the Romance
London can wait, a son doesn't. An incompetent replacement at Doc's practice arrives, then death. Will he claim Louisa's (Carolyn Catz is back) baby? Will love linger? Will Doc again pass out at the sight of blood? (Large men both return.) Ian McNiece & Joe Absolom.
2: Dry Your Tears
Don't drop the dead. Doc's back at home, Louisa too. Aunt Ruth (Eileen Atkins, a grande newie) replaces Aunt Joan, irritable as Doc. Al Large is handy, but will Doc head to London after all?
3: Born with a Shotgun
Baby no-name cries Doc & Louisa to their last nerve. Morwenna (Jessica Ransom), is new office help, but can she handle it? Bert's dizzy. Aunt Ruth robbed. Gramps Newcross (Peter Vaughn) saved. Dunwick's are odd--imagine that at Portwenn. Doc confuses patient names.
4: Mother Knows Best
A charity turns calamity. Bert Large restaurant dukes it out with a pub. Ma Eleanor (Louise Jameson-newie), surprise!, at least a baby sitter, surprise!, not good.
5: Remember Me
PC Penhale (John Marquez is back, yeah) surprised by an ex (Julie Graham). A Large quarrel. Locals face tetanus, chess, & beach lust.Read more ›
And a previous reviewer is right, why can't American TV be this good? When they try to manipulate the already successful UK formulas into awful US-versions of the show, they of course flop (Touching Evil, Prime Suspect, etc). Maria Bello is the US version of Helen Mirren? Please!!! I find myself watching BBC and PBS shows most of the time...so if you do too, you'll really like this series as well as William + Mary, an older series Martin Clunes did.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this series! Having an asperger son, I can relate to the doc's social issues. He's a master at his craft.Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
Quirky, great acting, beautiful scenery and to top it off a truly remarkable story. An ex-surgeon, with a chip on his shoulder, opens up a
private practice in a town full of... Read more
I love Doc Martin. If you appreciate British humor, this is one you should not miss.Published 1 month ago by Barossa