Web site: http://www.portmanfilm.com
A catchy comedy drama that stars Martin Clunes as the brash doctor Martin Ellingham, whose blunt opinions and tactless manner cause mayhem in a small Cornish community.
Nowt So Queer #308
Portwenn is buzzing with the news of the engagement of Dr. Martin Ellingham and Headmistress Louisa Glasson. Mushrooms are the cause of an outbreak of aspergillosis in the village. Bert Large, postman Dave, and restaurant chef Mick Mabley are among the victims. Bert Large's ill health is not his only problem. His restaurant is in financial trouble. Son Al decides it is time to take action to save the business.
- KET2 Sunday, August 24 at 3:00 pm EDT
Happily Ever After #309
Martin manages to offend the local vicar who is due to conduct Martin and Louisa's wedding ceremony by suggesting he has a drinking problem. In a struggle over a bottle of whisky, the vicar stumbles and fractures his pelvis. As the ambulance takes the vicar to hospital, Martin is left with the dilemma of finding a replacement vicar with just three hours to go to the wedding. With less than an hour to go to the ceremony, pregnant bridesmaid Isobel goes into labor. Martin is summoned by Louisa, and on a windswept hill top above Portwenn he delivers a healthy baby boy. Now it's a race against time for Martin and Louisa to get to the church on time.
- KET Thursday, August 28 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KET Friday, August 29 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Friday, August 29 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Sunday, August 31 at 3:00 pm EDT
Better The Devil #401
Life has become ever more infuriating for Dr. Martin Ellingham since the heart-wrenching decision to call off his marriage to Louisa. Martin has begun to question what keeps him in Cornwall. On a visit to the hospital, Martin is stunned to meet Edith, his old girlfriend from medical school days who is now a top-ranking doctor with a flourishing private practice. Martin learns there is a prestigious surgeon's job opening up in London that is perfect for him if he can overcome his blood phobia. But all Martin's thoughts of the future are turned upside-down when Louisa unexpectedly returns to Portwenn. She wants nothing to do with Martin, but she has big news of her own.
- KET Thursday, September 4 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KET Friday, September 5 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Friday, September 5 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Sunday, September 7 at 3:00 pm EDT
Uneasy Lies The Head #402
Martin struggles to deal with the news of Louisa's pregnancy. But Louisa is adamant that she does not want Martin involved. She is hired to teach at the local school, but the headmaster is acting strangely. He has an arm that rises up into the air without him seeming to notice it! At the hospital for a routine check-up, Louisa discovers that Edith is going to be her doctor. She also learns something about Martin and Edith's relationship during medical school that shocks her. Upon returning to school, Louisa discovers that the headmaster has taken her pupils down to the treacherous rock pools of Roscarrock Cove for a nature walk. She alerts Martin and he rushes there to try and save the children.
- KET Thursday, September 11 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KET Friday, September 12 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Friday, September 12 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Sunday, September 14 at 3:00 pm EDT
Perish Together As Fools #403
Martin is shocked to find Louisa and Aunt Joan knocking at his door before his office has opened. Louisa has had a medical scare and wants Martin's reassurance that everything is fine. P.C. Penhale, still officially the world's worst policeman, has an unexpected visitor - his older brother Sam. Martin notices that Sam has some problems with his memory and co-ordination. It's probably just a virus, but when Martin takes Sam's family history, he decides there is a very small possibility that Sam has a rare genetic disease. It turns out that Martin diagnoses a different illness that will change Penhale's opinion of his brother forever.
- KET Friday, September 19 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET Thursday, September 25 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KET Friday, September 26 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Friday, September 26 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Sunday, September 28 at 3:00 pm EDT
Driving Mr. McLynn #404
Martin is called to Louisa's new home after she has a dizzy spell while shifting furniture. Martin urges her to slow down, but is shocked to learn that Louisa has applied to be her school's head teacher again. Aunt Joan is involved in a car crash with the McLynns, an elegant elderly couple. When P.C. Penhale rushes to the scene and tries to impose his authority, he is ignored by both drivers. Edith visits Martin for some advice on her medical research, and Martin reveals he has applied for the prestigious surgeon's job in London.
- KET Thursday, October 2 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KET Friday, October 3 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Friday, October 3 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Sunday, October 5 at 3:00 pm EDT
The Departed #405
Martin is in London to meet with Robert Dashwood, who is leading the selection process for the prestigious London surgeon's job that he has applied for. On the train back to Cornwall, Martin is annoyed to be seated next to one of his patients, a sheep farmer named Jim Selkirk. Jim falls asleep and slumps onto Martin's shoulder - dead from heart failure! Theo, one of Louisa's students, becomes ill in class. His parents, Juliet and Richard Wenn, are certain that their child picked up the illness in Joan's chicken coop during a school field trip. Martin cannot deny it is a possibility and the couple announces their intention to sue Aunt Joan.
- KET Thursday, October 9 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KET Friday, October 10 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Friday, October 10 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Sunday, October 12 at 3:00 pm EDT
Midwife Crisis #406
Martin meets Portwenn's new midwife, Molly, who will be looking after Louisa. He finds that cognitive behavioral exercises are a great help with his blood phobia and he is able to take blood from P.C. Penhale without reacting. Martin visits Aunt Joan at her farm, and breaks the news that he is intending to become a surgeon in London again. Martin and Molly have their final stand-off when Louisa develops a temperature which Molly tries to sooth with herbal remedies. Edith has big news for Martin that Louisa overhears - Robert is going to offer him the prestigious surgeon's job in London.
- KET Thursday, October 16 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KET Friday, October 17 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Friday, October 17 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Sunday, October 19 at 3:00 pm EDT
Do Not Disturb #407
To solve her farm's money problems, Aunt Joan starts a small bed-and-breakfast business. Pauline's suspicions are confirmed when she steams open a confidential letter addressed to Martin and discovers his contract offer for the London job. Martin deals with the victim of an accident without hesitation, proving to both himself and Edith that his blood phobia is completely cured, and he is now fully able to be a surgeon in London again.
- KET Thursday, October 23 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KET Friday, October 24 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Friday, October 24 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Sunday, October 26 at 3:00 pm EST
The Wrong Goodbye #408
Martin and Pauline are surprised by the number of patients coming to see him on the last day before he moves to London. Martin is driving out of Portwenn with the moving men when he sees Tasha fall from the Harbour Day stage. With a little bit of help from a guilty Bert and Al, he is able to diagnose Tasha's medical condition, and is shocked to learn that she is married to taxi driver Tommy, and that he is driving Louisa to her hospital appointment.
- KET Thursday, October 30 at 9:00 pm EST
- KET Friday, October 31 at 2:00 am EST
- KET2 Friday, October 31 at 8:00 pm EST
- KET2 Sunday, November 2 at 3:00 pm EST
Official web site: http://www.portmanfilm.com