Series 6 - Episode 2
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
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Portwenn Online
A Magical Cornish Village
Doc Martin is
IN
Director:  Nigel Cole
Writer:  Ben Bolt
With Louisa back at work the Ellinghams hire nanny Mel but she keeps scratching and when Martin tells
her she has an infection caused by obesity she leaves.  Fortunately, Mike Pruddy steps into the breach,
impressing Martin and allowing him to take Louisa to the school play.  Here they meet chair of governors
Dennis Dodd and his younger wife Karen and ask them to dinner.  The dinner party is awkward as Martin
believes Dennis is drunk and tells Louisa when they have to tend to baby James, unaware that their
guests can hear them on the baby monitor.  Whilst Morwenna inherits a house and takes Al in as a
lodger, Ruth is roped into doing a phone-in for local radio and takes a call from Joe Penhale, under an
assumed name, worried that he has no friends.  She advises him to be nice to everybody so he takes
her at her word, reluctantly arresting Dennis, who has crashed his car.  But when Dennis later has a fall,
Martin discovers that his slurred speech is due to his having Parkinson's Disease.
Martin Clunes
(62)
Dr Martin Ellingham
Caroline Catz
(61)
Louisa Glasson
Eileen Atkins
(31)
Ruth Ellingham
Ian McNeice
(61)
Bert Large
Joe Absolom
(56)
Al Large
Jessica Ransom
(31)
Morwenna Newcross
John Marquez
(47)
PC Joe Penhale
Felix Scott
(7)
Mike Pruddy
Rosie Ede
(6)
Mel
Richard Cordery
(1)
Dennis Dodds
Katie Lyons
(1)
Karen Dodds
Felicity Montagu
(7)
Caroline Bosman
Maggie Tagney
(6)
Mrs Lumsden
Natasha Starkey
(3)
Crystal Lumsden
Ben Callon
(1)
Stu
Julian Seager
(3)
Fisherman
Scott Fleming
(3)
Mr Tinner
Kate Rawson
(3)
Mother
Iain Marshall
(4)
Postman
Buffy Davis
(11)
Pippa Woodley
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