The first series was a big hit with viewers in the U.K. Nearly nine million tuned in each week to see the surly doctor trying to negotiate his way around village life, with hilarious consequences. The series, written by Dominic Minghella, won the best comedy drama in the British Comedy Awards.
Martin is again joined by Aunt Joan, Bert and Al Large, the local plumbers, local bobby PC Mark Mylow and school teacher Louisa Glasson, who’s no clearer about her feelings for Doc Martin that she was when she first met him.
At the end of the last series Louisa and the doctor had an ill-fated kiss. Then he told her she had a problem with her breath. As the new series opens Louisa is still traumatised by the incident, and paranoid about her breath. Her first encounter with the doctor since the incident is in the chemist where she is buying armfuls of mouthwash. The Doc is still attracted to Louisa, but then her ex boyfriend, Danny, turns up in Portwenn. The Doc takes an instant dislike to Danny. He is jealous of Danny, but he won’t admit it.