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.
The Apple Doesn't Fall #303
Portwenn has a new police officer following the departure of PC Mark Mylow after his doomed marriage. His replacement is PC Joseph Penhale, who appears to have an odd affliction which causes him to fall asleep suddenly at strange times. The doctor discovers that he has narcolepsy brought on by a kick to the head from a horse suffered two years earlier. Village plumber Bert Large is having a midlife crisis. His son Al has left the village on his travels round the world and Bert feels left out in the cold. Doc Martin offers no help.
- KET Thursday, May 16 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KET Friday, May 17 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Friday, May 17 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Sunday, May 19 at 3:03 pm EDT
In a life-changing decision, Bert Large abandons his plumbing business to open his own restaurant. The opening of Large's restaurant is far from a success, when Doc Martin, who has a phobia about blood, finds a spot of blood on his plate. To make matters worse for Bert, the following day, the doctor's office is inundated with patients with symptoms of food poisoning, and all claiming to have eaten at his restaurant.
- KET Thursday, May 23 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KET Friday, May 24 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Friday, May 24 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Sunday, May 26 at 3:00 pm EDT
City Slickers #305
The Oakwoods, a family of city slickers seeking a new life by the sea, set out to disrupt the tranquility of Portwenn. They manage to gatecrash an intimate dinner Louisa has prepared for her and Martin. With their romantic dinner plans ruined, the disgruntled doctor decides to make a hasty exit leaving Louisa to deal with the neighbors from hell. A car vandal is on the loose in Portwenn. Cars belonging to the doctor, his Aunt Joan, and Bert Large have all been damaged. The doctor reports the vandalism to PC Penhale, but he seems strangely reluctant to investigate. He has to confess he is suffering from agoraphobia and can't leave the police station.
- KET Thursday, May 30 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KET Friday, May 31 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Friday, May 31 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 pm EDT
The Admirer #306
Portwenn looks set to become a hotbed of passion. Louisa Glasson is furious to discover she has a rival for Doc Martin's affections - glamorous divorcee and hotel owner, Carrie Wilson. Can Louisa contain her jealously and claim Martin as her man before Carrie's flirty tactics take effect? On his way to PC Penhale's birthday party, Martin accidentally backs his car into Carrie's dog, killing him. Carrie is distraught by the death of her dog and slaps Martin across the face when he hands her the dog, and tries to apologize.
- KET Thursday, June 6 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KET Friday, June 7 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Friday, June 14 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Sunday, June 16 at 3:00 pm EDT
The Holly Bears a Prickle #307
It has taken three seasons, but Doc Martin and Louisa are finally going on their first date. However, in typical fashion, the clumsy doctor manages to ruin the moment with an inappropriate remark, and Louisa ends their affair, leaving Martin shell shocked. The break-up hits Martin harder than he anticipated. But there's one more chance to redeem himself when he gets an urgent call for help from Louisa to treat her friend Holly. As Martin leaves Louisa's house, he realizes he could lose her forever. He pauses on the doorstep and asks her to marry him.
- KET Friday, June 14 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET Thursday, June 20 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KET Friday, June 21 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Friday, June 21 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Sunday, June 23 at 3:00 pm EDT
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.
- KET Thursday, June 27 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KET Friday, June 28 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Friday, June 28 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Sunday, June 30 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, July 11 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KET Friday, July 12 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Friday, July 12 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Sunday, July 14 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, July 18 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KET Friday, July 19 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Friday, July 19 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Sunday, July 21 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, July 25 at 9:00 pm EDT
- KET Friday, July 26 at 2:00 am EDT
- KET2 Friday, July 26 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Sunday, July 28 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, August 2 at 2:00 am EDT
Official web site: http://www.portmanfilm.com