Doc Martin (2004– )
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Reaching breaking point with being followed around by Buddy, Martin resolves to find a vet to have the dog put down once and for all.


Charlie Palmer (as Charles Palmer)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Clunes ... Dr. Martin Ellingham
Caroline Catz ... Louisa Ellingham
Caroline Quentin ... Angela Sim
Ian McNeice ... Bert Large
Eileen Atkins ... Ruth Ellingham
Joe Absolom ... Al Large
Jessica Ransom ... Morwenna Newcross
John Marquez ... PC Joe Penhale
Robyn Addison ... Janice
Emily Bevan ... Dr. Rachel Timoney
Selina Cadell ... Mrs. Tishell
Ella Ainsworth Ella Ainsworth ... Becky Trevean
Malcolm Storry ... Clive Tishell
Hollie Burgess ... Kelly Sparrock
Jason Gregg ... Rachel's Client


After Rachel advises her to take more control Louisa prevents Martin from killing the stray dog that follows him everywhere and takes it to vet Angela Sim at her rescue centre. As Angela's father was Martin's predecessor the pair do not see eye to eye, especially as Angela suggests the dog follows Martin as it recognizes he is lonely, though this proves to be true after Martin has helped Angela through a medical crisis. Elsewhere Ruth is impressed by Bert's home made whiskey and Penhale stages a barbecue to get closer to Janice. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Martin Clunes (Dr. Martin Ellingham) & Caroline Quentin (Angela Sim) also worked together on British Men Behaving Badly (1992) as Gary & Dorothy respectively. See more »


[talking about Angela Sim, a vet who has been suffering from severe hallucinations after taking an antibiotic that is intended only for animals]
Louisa Ellingham: Poor Angela. How is she?
Dr. Martin Ellingham: Er, completely deranged. She should be back to herself in the morning, though - slightly deranged.
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Doc Martin Theme
Written by Colin Towns
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Going to the Dogs
1 April 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The therapy continues as Martin and Louisa try to find a way to join together as true partners. Martin, heavily on the autism spectrum, has a duality. He has trouble interacting with human beings, yet recognizes what could potentially destroy them. In this one he and Louisa are supposed to set up something between them, but neither has the facility to do so. The most visible plot line, however, has to do with that little dog. It drives Martin crazy. He seeks out people to euthanize it and, of course, no one will. Then there is the most ugly scene in the whole series. He gets out a syringe and is likely to kill the dog until he is stopped by Louisa. This leads to his interacting with a woman who uses natural cures in her veterinary practice. She takes Buddy, but he keeps coming back to Doc. The near death of the dog is beyond what a writer should have done. The episode concludes with a bizarre scene involving the female vet.

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5 October 2015 (UK) See more »

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