Doc Martin Specials
Doc Martin is a comedy drama about a doctor whose truculence and tactless manner causes mayhem in a small Cornish community. Martin Clunes plays surgeon Dr. Martin Ellingham, whose glittering career comes crashing down around him when he develops a phobia, which prevents him conducting operations.
He makes a life changing decision to retrain as a GP, and applies for a vacant post in the sleepy Cornish town of Portwenn, where he spent childhood holidays.
If the patients are expecting tea and sympathy from their curmudgeonly GP they are going to be disappointed. Despite his surgical brilliance, he has no personal skills, and his understanding of humans is practically non-existent.
Dr Ellingham, or Doc Martin, as the locals refer to him, much to his disgust, finds the surgery is in disarray. The medical equipment is beyond repair, and the patients’ records are a mess. To top it all he inherits the world’s most incompetent receptionist, Elaine Denham, who clearly resents Doc Martin moving in.
The community is united in horror at their foul new GP.
Doc Martin soon finds he needs all the allies he can get as he tries to negotiate his way around village life with hilarious consequences.