Trivia - S1E2
Gentlemen Prefer
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Portwenn Online
A Magical Cornish Village
Doc Martin is
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QUOTES
Martin
How did you?  Get out!  Get out!  Out!  
Martin
Don't let the dog in!  Thank you.
Elaine
Martin
Elaine

Martin
Elaine
Martin
Elaine
Martin
Elaine
Martin
Sorry, I cannot tolerate imbeciles.
Elaine, when we agreed that you'd start at 8:30, you did understand I meant A.M.?
Buying biscuits in the supermarket, yeah?  And this bimbo wouldn’t let me through on six items or less.  All baps up to
here and them stick-on nails, she was.  She goes, wait for it, "Sorry.  Six items or less."
And you had?
Twenty.  But all the same.  D'ya see?  Put the receipt in petty cash.
Well, hang on.  All these biscuits are for the surgery?
Patient.
Elaine, are you gonna let them in?
I'm busy.
Elaine!  Just do it!  
Martin
Mrs Walker
Martin
Mrs Walker.
Marianne, please.  Am I your first official patient?
Ah, indeed you are, yes.  Collect a thousand loyalty points, you get a free coffin.  
Martin
Mrs Walker
Martin
Mrs Walker
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Mrs Walker
Martin
Mrs Walker
Martin
Mars Walker
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Mrs Walker
Martin
Mrs Walker

Martin
Mrs Walker
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Mrs Walker
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Mrs Walker
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Mrs Walker
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Mrs Walker
Martin
What can we do for you?
I keep getting headaches, on and off.
Really?  How long has that been going on for?
I suppose all my life.
And now they're worse?  More intense?
No, not specially.
More frequent then.
No, not really.
So, today the problem is?
I just thought you should know.
Consider me informed.
You haven't thought of um, redecorating when you were doing all of this?
Mrs Walker, do you have a medical problem?
Indigestion.  But that's much better since I discovered aloe vera.  That was one of your Aunt Joan's tips as a point of
fact.
Good.
Have you tried aloe vera?
I do have other patients to see.
Do you suffer from wind?
Mrs Walker.  I'm only too happy to see you when you actually have something wrong with you.
Are you saying...But I haven't even had a cup of tea.
Tea?
Yes.
Try a cafe.
Well, I must say!
I'll make a note of it.
Elaine
Martin

Elaine
Martin
Elaine
Martin
Elaine
You've had some repeat prescriptions.
No, I want to see the patients before I sign any repeat prescript… Elaine.  You DO check prescriptions before printing
them, don't you?
Yes.
Right, well, we seem to have a woman with erectile dysfunction here.
Look, I can't be expected to work your system.
Oh, that'll be the system whereby we don't kill the patients by prescribing the wrong medication, would it?  It's your job.  
No.  It is YOUR job to check before you sign.  
Eddie
Martin
Eddie
Martin
Eddie
Martin
Eddie
Martin
Eddie
Martin
Eddie

Martin
Eddie
It's the wife.
Well, bring her in.  I'll have a look at her.
Oh, I can't do that.  Never liked doctors.  Not her cup of tea.
"Tea" being the operative word.  What are her symptoms?
Oh, you  name it.  Blood pressure. Thyroid.
Well then, I do need to see her.
Bones brittle as twigs.
Osteoporosis.  Well, if she can't make it into the surgery, then I can arrange for a home visit.
Well, it's a bit late now.  She's been dead nigh on 12 months.
How are you coping on your own Andy?
Eddie.  I'm not on me own.  I talk to her every day.  Told her I was coming to see the new surgery.  Now I can tell her all
about it.
Is there anything I can do for you?
Fresh cup of tea?
Mrs Black
Martin
Mrs Black
Martin
Mrs Black
You'll be looking for a partner.
No, I'll be wanting a patient.
I've made many a match in Portwenn.  So far I've had four weddings.  No funerals.  And quite a lot of babies.
Mrs Black.  Do you have medical reason whatsoever to be…
Are you a leg or a breast man?  Because if it's the breast you're after, and she's a Scotch Pancake, there's plenty
could be done.  Chicken fillets.  
Martin
Right.  Attention everyone.  Listen up!  If there's anyone who hasn't come to gawp, drink tea, or otherwise waste my
time, please put your hand up.  Anyone at all got a genuine medical problem?  Thank you.  Goodbye.  Put your teacups
down and leave.  
Roger
Martin
You won't last five minutes.  You know that, don't you?
Wait a minute.  Do you have a problem with your throat?  
Roger
Martin
Roger
Martin
Roger
Martin
Roger
Martin
Roger
Martin
Roger
Martin
Roger
Martin
Roger
Martin
Roger
You think if you're professional, they'll appreciate you.  They won't.
Could you breathe in and hold your breath please?  And again.  How long have you been hoarse?
25 years, shouting at ungrateful pupils.
Open.  Hmmm.
What's with the full MOT?  Just give me something for the throat and I'll be on my way.
Why don't we let the doctor do his work Mr Fenn?
"We."  Oh, I do love the medical profession.  A grammar all its own.
You have a lump in your neck.
Had it since I was a boy.
I don't think so.  I'm gonna refer you.  There'll be a biopsy and we'll take it from there.
A referral.  Great.  Otherwise known as "covering the arse."
No.  Otherwise known as "providing specialist treatment."
Nobody makes it their business to know anything these days, have you noticed?  It's always passing the buck.
In cases like this, it's quite appropriate to make further investigations before giving a diagnosis.
So, you're not giving me anything for my throat?
Nope.  And I'm not giving you anything for the chip on your shoulder either, I'm afraid.
Great.  Now who's having their time wasted?  You can stuff your referral.  
Martin

Elaine
Martin
Elaine
Martin
Right.  So the message is there's a sick child somewhere, but you didn't get the telephone number, let alone the boy's
name.  I suppose we could always get the name from the obituary, couldn't we?
Right.  Well, maybe… Look…
No, you look Elaine.  For a new job.
What?  Just because I ...
Because you are the most incompetent person it has ever been my misfortune to encounter.  And that incompetence
could very well end up costing someone their life.  You're fired.  
Bruce
Martin
Bruce
Martin
Bruce
Martin
Hello.  You must be Doc Martin.  I'm Bruce.  Elaine's dad.  Just come to say hello.
Hello.
We know it's late notice, but Carmen and I want to invite you to our wedding.  On Saturday.
Right.  Whatever.
As a thank you.  For looking after my daughter.  Is she in?
Not for much longer.  I just fired her.  
Louisa
Martin
Louisa


Martin

Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
So, is this another patient that you've chased away from your surgery?
What?  Oh, your friend Roger Fenn.  God, that was quick.
Roger?  I haven't seen him in ages.  Roger was forced to take early retirement.  He thinks I took his job.  Well, I did take
his job.  So, no, we're not exactly friends.   It wasn't him.  So it must have been one of the 30 other patients that you
unceremoniously dispatched.
For the record, I did not dispatch any patients.  I dispatched people who seem to think that "surgery" is another word for
"cafe".
Being the doctor here is more than just handing our pills.
Yes, handing out biscuits as well.
You always have a line, don't you?  It's like every conversation's a competition, and you have to win it.  It's so...male.
Thank you.
Louisa
Martin

Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
This is Miss Glasson from the school Mrs Richards.  I'm just checking on Bobby.  Oh dear.  I'm sure the doctor will. He's..
Mrs Richards.  It's Dr Ellingham here.  Yep.  Is his temperature still elevated?  Right.  I'm on my way.  What's the
address?  Yep.  Yep.  Okay.  I'll be with you in 15 minutes.
Half an hour.
30 minutes.  Bye.  Do you know where the, um...
Map.
Thanks.  
Martin
Well now, Bobby.  You've got everybody in a bit of a pickle, haven’t you?  Let's have a look at you.  Oh yes.  This, a…  
This leg'll have to come off.  Oh, don’t worry.  Modern anesthetics.  You won't feel a thing.  Just kidding.  Don't look so
upset.  
Mrs Richards
Lorna
Martin
Mrs Richards
Martin
Lorna
Martin
You sacked Elaine Denham?
For no good reason.  Tosser.
Shouldn't you be giggling outside my house?
They say Elaine's a good girl.
Yeah, I'm sure they do.
Well, maybe up in London you can mess people around like that.
Yes, as often as we can.  
Martin
Jade
Martin
Jade
Martin
Jade
Martin
Ah, excuse me.
Yes.
I'll have a glass on mineral water and the pasta, please.
It's finished.
Oh, what's the soup?
Finished.
I'll have the chili con carne then.  I guess you're a friend of Elaine's, aren't you?  Yes.  Right.  I get it.   
Martin
Pamela
Martin
Pamela
Driver
Pamela
Driver
Martin


Driver
Martin
Driver
Pamela
Martin

Pamela
Martin
Pamela
Look, um… Pamela.  We both know what's going on here.  But if you let me have some petrol, I won't tell anyone.
Sorry.
I get it, okay?  But no one's looking.
Are you deaf?
Number three please.
Twenty five pound fifty, please.
And this.
Okay.  Let me paint you a little picture.  It's snowing outside.  You're about to give birth to your fifth child in three years.  
Your water's broke, you're frightened and you're lonely because your boyfriend's rotting in Borstal.  You call good old
Dr Ellingham, the only man in a hundred miles who can help you.  And I say, "I'm sorry. I don't do births."
You alright, mate?
No, I bloody well am not.
Ah, you must be Doc Martin.
It's empty.
Then what's he just put in his car, horse urine?  And no, I'm sorry, you can't have this Mars bar.  Not unless you give
Elaine her job back, because, God forbid, you should upset the village of the damned.
WE DON'T HAVE ANY PETROL!
THEN WHAT'S HE JUST PUT IN HIS TANK?
DIESEL!
Martin
Roger
Martin
Roger
Martin
Roger
Martin
Roger

Martin
What is it with you people?
You driving with your eyes closed?
Mr Fenn.
I might have known.  Oh great.  Look at this.
I was on my way to see you, actually.
Well you can forget it.  I got myself some cough medicine from the chemist.
You didn't want to be referred so I thought I'd give you my opinion.
I didn't want your opinion either, I wanted some medicine, which I have now got.  So why don;t you just go and drive into
somebody else?
Mr Fenn!  There is a high probability that you have a cancer of the larynx!  You'll need surgery, and you may well lose
your voice, which has a certain appeal!  You may not care about this, but unfortunately, I'm paid to.  I'll arrange for a
referral.  
Martin
Well, I'd say it was a carcinoma of the larynx.  Because I'm a doctor, he's a smoker with a lump in his neck.  Would you
like the tumor to write to you?
Carmen
Bruce
Martin
What is your dog doing?
Ah, um. Your dog.  He has been done, hasn't he?
It's not my dog.
Mark
Martin
Mark
Hello.  Fancy a drink?
Um, no thanks.  Don’t want to get tar and feathers on my jacket.
The wrath of Elaine?
Roger
Are you lost or looking for children to frighten?
Martin
Roger
I've booked you in for surgery next Friday.  The 13th, actually.
Perfect.
Courier
Martin
Courier
Martin
Courier
Martin
Courier
Martin
Courier
Martin
Courier

Martin
Courier
Martin
Got more in the van.  Where do you want it?
I didn't order this.
You Ellingham?
The person who ordered this no longer works here.  You can take it away again please.
Oh, I can’t do that.
Yes you can.  You've got a van.
I can't take it away until you accept delivery.
What?
You can't return something until you've accepted it, can you?
I see.
It's not rocket science.  You accept delivery, then you get a returns number.  Then you arrange a time to have your
package or packages picked up.  Then I come back and collect 'em.
You do?
Yeah.
Well, why don't you just take it now?  
Martin
Courier
Martin
Courier
Martin
Courier
Martin
Courier
Martin
That took awhile.
What?
Poor urine flow.  Any discomfort?
You what?
Have you had your prostate checked?
What?
It might be enlarged. I should have a look at it for you.
What?  Up the…?
Won't take a minute.  
Martin
Bobby
Martin
Bobby
Martin
Bobby
Bobby.  Feeling better?
I don’t like you.
That's alright because I, um, like you.
You were mean to Elaine.  My sisters say you're the w-word, the t-word, the p-word and the z-word.
What's the z-word?
It's a word.  
Martin
Right.  This is your new owner and this is your new home, which is a farm, which dogs are supposed to enjoy.  So
bugger off and leave me alone.  
Aunt Joan
Martin

Aunt Joan
Martin

Aunt Joan
Martin
Aunt Joan
Martin

Aunt Joan
All I'm saying is that it isn’t exactly politic to sack a perfectly good receptionist.
Perfectly good?  She made appointments before I'd even opened.  She printed up prescriptions that were so inaccurate
as to be potentially lethal.
Well, surely you checked them.
I had to go to the school to trace a child with suspected appendicitis because she couldn't be relied on to take down a
phone number.  It was pure luck...
That that boy had a sore throat.  Bobby Richards.  Oh, come on Marty.
But Elaine wasn't to know that.
Well, so she made a mistake.  Everyone makes mistakes.
Yes, but she can;t admit them!  She's got this thing where you pick her up on something and she comes right back at
you with a complaint!
And when you make a mistake, you roll over and let them tickle your tum?  
Martin
Elaine
Martin
Elaine.  What's happened to you?
It's tan.
It's orange.
Martin
Elaine
Martin
Elaine
Martin
Elaie

Martin


Elaine
How long you going for?
A month...two.
You'll miss your father's wedding.
Diddums.  You got cash?
I think it would mean a lot to him.
So?  Why do I have to make him feel good about his decision?  I don't feel good about it.  Don't know what he sees in
her.  What is it with men and big baps?  It's offensive.  
Elaine....Were you very young when your mum died?  I mean, I think, you know, people will, uh, will understand how
hard that must have been.  And difficult for you to, to mo.. to move on and see your father, uh, move on, whoever the
woman was.  I suppose I could have been more understanding.
Get paid for that in London, do you?  Look.  I don't mind him having a woman.  Just not one with a bloody dog in her
handbag.  
Aunt Joan
Louisa
Aunt Joan

Louisa
Aunt Joan
Louisa
Aunt Joan
Louisa
Aunt Joan
Louisa
Aunt Joan
Oh, Louisa.  Have you seen Martin?
No, sorry.  On my way to see Roger Fenn in the hospital.  He's having his main op today, so excuse me.
Now, maybe that's where Martin is.  Look, if you see him, can you tell him that his dog seems to have decided not to
play "Spot on the farm"?
Actually, Joan, I gather Martin hasn't been by or near the hospital.
Oh, yes, yes.  I heard that he and Roger didn't hit it off.
I'm not very impressed to be honest.
Well, Roger is a very difficult man, as you well know.
He's got cancer.  He needs some sort of care.  It's not as if Martin's got any other patients to worry about.
If you're annoyed with Martin, I suggest you take it up with him.
He's YOUR nephew.
Weren't you on the committee that appointed him?  
Louisa
Roger
Louisa
Roger
Louisa
Roger

Louisa
So…did the, uh, surgeons say exactly what they were going to do today?
I don’t know.  This guy makes Ellingham look like Florence Nightingale.
Still no sign of Martin.
Why does that bother you so much?  Why would I want to see him anyway?
Because maybe he could tell you what was going on.
Oh, I'll tell you what's going on.  I've been pushed out of my job an inch before I qualify for a pension.  And minutes
before I am about to lose my voice forever, I find myself having to chat with the woman who replaced me.
Roger...I'm so sorry.  
Martin
Receptionist
Martin
Receptionist
Martin
Receptionist
Martin
Receptionist
Martin
Receptionist
Martin
ENT please.
Down the glass corridor, second floor.
There are my keys.  I'm parked in Mr Brownlow's spot.
And you are?
Dr Martin Ellingham, Portwenn.
You're a GP?
Uh, that's right, yes.  And you're a receptionist.
Excuse me.  Come back here.  You can't park in the staff car park.
I've a patient to see.
Is it me, or do you not understand plain English?
It's you.  
Adrian
Martin
Adrian

Martin
Adrian
Martin
Adrian
Junior Doctor
Adrian
Martin?  Martin.  Adrian.  Adrian Pitts.
Oh yes.
The great Martin Ellingham, who, as you all know, abused myself and others at St Mary's.  Buggered us senseless, but
taught us a thing or two about medicine.  So, what brings you here chief?  Knifing a bigwig?
No, actually I've given up surgery.
You're kidding.
I've got a patient to see.
Yeah, of course.
I heard he couldn't hack it.
I'll tell you about that.
Junior Doctor
Martin
Here, let me do that for you, Mr Ellingham.  I read you on blocked carotids.
Don't suck up.
Martin
Roger
Martin
Roger
Martin
The surgeon been in yet?
Yeah.  And I thought YOU were a smug bastard.  God.  I'm gonna miss swearing.
Not necessarily.  If the squamous cells haven't spread, there's a good chance the voice can be saved.
Yeah, yeah.  He said that.  Same choice of words too.  "The voice."  It's not "The voice."
Sorry.  Your voice.  
Roger
Martin
Roger
Martin
Roger
Martin
Roger
Martin
Roger
Martin




Roger
Martin
Roger
Martin
Are you alright?  You're a funny color.
I'm fine.
I've got cancer, but you look worse.  Whatever.
I, um…sometimes have a heightened emotional reaction to certain events.
Which is medical speak for?
Panic attacks.  I sometimes have small panic attacks.
What kind of panic attacks?
Uh...nausea, sweating, chest pain.
What brings them on?
Smells.  The smell of cauterized flesh.  And blood.  The smell of that, sometimes just the sight of it.  I used to have the
Midas touch, you know.  I couldn't look at a body on the operating table without fixing it, really.  Then one day, in the
middle of the most mundane procedure, another set of arteries laid out in front of me, it suddenly dawned on me, for
the first time, that, uh, this was somebody's wife, somebody's mother, and I couldn't do it.  I couldn't go on.  Like I was
on a high wire and made the mistake of looking down.  I haven't operated since.  So now I'm your GP.
You probably want to keep that quiet.
Yeah, I wouldn't want the village to fall out of love with me.
Your secret's safe with me.
Well, it's not like you're gonna be able to tell anyone anyway, is it?  
Martin
Roger

Martin
Roger
Martin
Roger
Martin
Roger
Martin
Roger
Martin
Any family in?
Grown up daughter.  Decided not to call her.  She stopped needing me a long time ago.  She has a TV set all of her
own.
Ah!
How about you?
No.  Only child.
Parents dead?
No.  Retired.  Portugal.  Golf.
Nice.
Vile.  We don't speak.
You are a miserable bugger.
Thank you.  
Bruce
Martin
Bruce
Martin
Bruce
Martin
Bruce
Martin
Doc.  Glad you came.
You heard form Elaine?
Not even a postcard.  Well…
But how are you?
Been sick twice.  My heart's beating 300 times a minute.
Perfectly normal, I understand.
Well, wish me luck.
Yep.
Martin
Louisa.  You're looking…straight through me.
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Have I done something to offend you?
It's what you haven't done.
Well, that narrows it down a bit.
I can't believe you didn't visit Fenn in the hospital. He didn't have a clue what was going on.
What in God's name are you going on about?   
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Roger
Louisa
Roger
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Fenn.  Good to see you.
Don't you think it's a little bit late for the concerned routine?
Pardon?
When you have precisely one patient.  I'd have thought you'd want to visit him in the hospital.
Hang on.
You…
No Roger.  Don't try to speak.
He did come to see me.  Impressed the hell out of me.
It was mutual.
Right.  Well you could have told me.
Well I tried, but that woman shushed me.  
Roger
Martin
Can I, uh, come and talk to you about the chemo…
Shh, shh, shh, shh.  Rest that voice.  I'll see if I can squeeze you in.  
Martin
Elaine
Martin
Elaine
Martin
Elaine
Martin
Elaine
Martin
Elaine
Martin
Bruce
Martin
Bruce
Good wedding.
You was right.  Yeah.  Sometimes you have to swallow your pride and do the right thing.
Yes.
And I think the right thing would be for me to come back to the surgery.
Right.  Well, we'd need to establish a few ground rules first. Your attention to detail, use of the phone. That sort of thing.
I agree.
Do you?
Yeah.
Well, you can have your job back then.
Yeah?
Yeah.
Everything all right?
Oh, good news.  Yes, Elaine's coming back to the surgery.
Oh, that, that is marvelous!  
Martin
Elaine
Martin
Elaine
So I'll see you Monday, 8:30 then.
No, that's one of MY ground rules.
You have ground rules?
Yeah.  I've written them down.  Uh, one, I'm not made to feel responsible for your mistakes.  Two, I'm free to use the
phone whenever.  And three, I start at nine, not half eight.  There are a few more, but you can read 'em later.  
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Literary Reference - This is a reference to "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" which was originally a novel written in
1925. It was subsequently made into a movie in 1928 and then a stage musical in 1949.  The musical was then
adapted for a very popular movie made in 1953.
Connecting the Episode Title to the Storylines
Although Carmen, who is the woman marrying Elaine's dad, is a blonde, the fact that the word "Blonde" doesn't
appear in the title is significant.  The title should probably have been, "Gentlemen Prefer Baps".  ("Baps" is a slang
word for breasts.)  Elaine complains to Martin about the woman her father is marrying.  She says, "What is it with
men and big baps?  It's offensive."  
Elaine's views on women with "big baps" is evident early in the episode when she is describing the employee in the
supermarket who refused to let her in the six items or less line.  She refers to her as a "bimbo" and says, "All baps
up to here and them stick-on nails."
One of Martin's first patients, Mrs Black (the actress also played Dr Diana Dibbs), tells Martin that she is a
matchmaker.  She asks Martin if he is a leg or breast man?  Before he can respond, she assues the latter and tells
him that there is plenty that can be done is she is a "Scotch Pancake".
MARTIN & LOUISA
Martin goes to the school to see if Louisa can help him identify the very ill boy when Elaine writes down the wrong number.  Louisa teases
him about all of the people he has been throwing out of his surgery.  She then tells him that he always has a line and that every conversation
is a competition that he has to win.  She finishes by saying that it is so "male."   Martin responds, "Thank you."  

They go into the office and Louisa calls the boy's house.  When they determine that Bobby is the boy he is looking for, Martin grabs the
phone and talks to the mother.  Louisa corrects him on the time it will take to get to the house, and after he hangs up the phone, he starts to
ask Louisa for directions and she hands him a piece of paper and simply says, "Map."  Martin looks at her curiously, but with respect for
anticipating what he needed. Louisa watches him walk out with a look of mixed feelings on her face.
When Louisa visits Roger in the hospital, she expresses disgust that Martin has not been in to check on him.  Roger looks at her and asks
her why that bothers her so much.  Louisa looks unsure.
Martin is about to enter the church for the wedding when he sees Louisa walking toward him.  He says to her, "Louisa.  You're looking..."  
She walks right past with no acknowledgement.  Martin finishes, "...straight through me" and he walks into the church with a puzzled look on
his face.  He confronts her in the pews and asks if he has done something to offend her.  She responds that it's what he hasn't done.  Martin
muses that it narrows it down a bit.  Louisa tells him that she can't believe that he didn't visit Roger in the hospital.  He starts to ask what she
is going on about, but he is shushed by a woman in front of them because the wedding is about to begin.  

As they are walking into the reception, Louisa comes up to Martin talking to Roger and tells him it's a bit late for the concerned routine.  
Roger sets her straight by telling her that he did visit him in the hospital, and that he impressed the hell out of him.  Martin chimes in that it
was mutual.  Louisa is a bit startled that not only was she wrong about Martin's actions, but that the two men now seem to have formed a
mutual admiration society. She hastily makes her exit and enters the reception tent.  We see her later looking a bit peeved when the whole
tent sings "He's a Jolly Good Fellow" after the announcement that Martin has re-hired Elaine.
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Original Broadcast:  Sep 09, 2004

EASTER EGGS - We spot a couple of onions on the dashboard of Louisa's car twice.  When she is getting in the car on the beach to head to
the hospital, and then again as she is leaving the hospital.  Some people think that it is a little tribute to Ross Onions, who has worked in
several different capacities on the camera crew.

ACTION MARTIN - Martin throws the large stick over the cliff trying to entice the dog to go after it. (Bad Martin!)

ACTION MARTIN - Martin runs through the hospital hallway to get to the bathroom after a patient gets blood all over his coat.

CLOCKS - Martin is working on a clock in his office when the courier arrives at the door to deliver the boxes of biscuits.

FOOD - There are plates of biscuits all over the waiting room on Martin's firsts morning as GP in Portwenn.  Elaine bought 20 packages that
morning.

FOOD - Mrs Richards has a cup of tea and a couple of biscuits ready to give to Martin when her daughter tells her that he fired Elaine.  She
refuses to give them to him and her daughter takes one of the biscuits.

FOOD - A courier delivers cartons and cartons (and there are more in the van) of biscuits that had been ordered by Elaine.

HAEMOPHOBIA - Martin is walking through a hospital corridor when a patient with a nosebleed bumps into him, depositing a large amount of
blood on his coat.  He runs through the corridors to make it to the bathroom in time.

LOOK BACK - After Louisa helps Martin to find the sick child who needs medical attention, she watches as he leaves with mixed emotions on
her face.

LOOK BACK - At Elaine's dad's wedding, Martin is standing at the church door when Louisa walks up.  He starts to compliment her and she
walks right past him and into the church.  He stand there staring after her.

LOOK BACK - Martin walks into the church and tries to ascertain why Louisa is upset with him.  She tells him that it's over his treatment of
Roger, but there is no time for discussion because the ceremony is about to begin.  Martin steps into the pew behind Louisa and stares at the
back of her head because he is confused over her outrage.  During the procession she sneaks a couple of peeks back at him.

LOOK BACK - As they are walking into the reception, she discovers that he did see Roger in the hospital and the two men now have
developed a bond of respect.  As she goes into the tent, she looks back at him and he watches her all the way into the tent.

NICE MARTIN - Although Roger and Martin have not had a good start to their doctor-patient relationship, when Martin finds out that Roger's
tests show that he has cancer, he immediately drives out to his house and gently shares the news.

NICE MARTIN - Even though Bobby and his family also didn't have a great start with Martin, when he sees him playing football on The Platt, he
retrieves the wayward ball for him and nicely asks how he is feeling.  When Bobby says he doesn't like him, Martin responds that it's okay
because Martin likes Bobby.  Bobby repays him by calling him the w-word, the t-word, the p-word and the z-word.

NICE MARTIN - Martin just can't seem to shake the dog, so he drives him out to Aunt Joan's farm to re-home him there.  He tells him that dogs
are supposed to enjoy living on farms.

NICE MARTIN - When Elaine comes in to collect her back pay, Martin tries to convince her to attend her father's wedding.  He also delves into
her feelings about Carmen replacing her mother and admits that he could have been more understanding.

NICE MARTIN - When Martin visits Roger in the hospital they really seem to bond.  Martin reveals to him the reason that he had to quit
surgery and then makes jokes about how the village will fall out of love with him if they find out and about how Roger won't be able to tell them
anyway because of his surgery.  He sits down and shares with him the bad relationship he has with his parents.

NICE MARTIN - At the wedding, as they are standing outside the reception tent, Martin jokes with Roger about how he will try to fit him in to his
rather empty patient appointment book.

PATIENT NAMES - Martin's patient, Eddie, is talking about his wife's various ailments, but when Martin says he can make a home visit, Eddie
tells him that his wife died 12 months ago.  Martin responds, "How are you coping on hour own, Andy?"

RUDE MARTIN - Martin thinks that Pamela in the petrol station is refusing service to him (like the rest of the village) because of his firing of
Elaine.  He goes into a long tirade about how he could refuse medical treatment to her.  He paints a scenario by saying that she could be
having her fifth child in three years while her boyfriend's rotting in prison and when she calls him he will say that he doesn't do births.

RUDE MARTIN - When Martin goes to the hospital to visit Roger, he drops his keys off at the receptionist's desk and tells her he's parked in
Mr Brownlow's spot.  She tries to stop him and says, "You're a GP?" and he responds, "And you're a receptionist."  When she asks, "Is it me, or
do you not understand plain English?", his response is, "It's you."
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PATIENTS
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Eddie
Deceased wife
cup of tea
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DOC & DOG
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Mrs Walker
Headaches, indigestion all
her life
Looking for a cup of tea
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Mrs Black
Wants to be a matchmaker for the Doc
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Click photos to enlarge - click again to close
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Roger Fenn
Hoarse throat
Throat cancer
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Delivery Man
Poor Urine Flow
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Bobby Richards
Tonsillitis
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The Surgery (see Main Locations)
School (see Main Locations)
Bobby Richards' house
The Slipway terrace
Petrol Station
Hill where Martin tries to lose the dog
Mark standing outside The Mote
Roger Fenn's house
The Platt - boys kicking around football
Aunt Joan's Farm
(see Main Locations)
Martin finds dog in his car
The Beach - Louisa & Joan's cars parked
Hospital
(see Main Locations)
Church - Eileen's Dad's wedding
Links to location websites in green
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Bobby Richards' house
The Slipway Terrace
Petrol Station
Martin finds dog in his car
The Beach - Louisa and Joan's cars parked
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Thanks to Bev Teague for discovering
this location!  It's a farmhouse along a
road just south of Boscastle.
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Martin is seated at an outdoor cafe and tries to
order pasta, and then soup, and finally chili, but
the server insists that they are out of everything
he attempts to order.

This outdoor cafe is the terrace at the Slipway
Hotel.  The terrace sits right at the intersection of
Fore Street and Church Hill and overlooks The
Platt and the harbour.
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Martin tries to fill his car with petrol, but is told they
are out.  This station is on New Road at the top of
the village.

Note that in the screenshot to the left you can see the
Headlands Hotel in the distance.  This now closed
hotel was used as a location several times, notably
as Radio Portwenn in Series 1 and The Wilson Hotel
in Series 3.  The hotel is actually located on the other
side of the harbour at Port Gaverne.
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I've noticed that the recent pictures of the
petrol station show the pumps have been
removed.  It now appears to be just an auto
repair facility (picture on the right).
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Martin finally tries to get rid of the dog by throwing a stick over
the cliff, hoping that the dog will run after it, but that fails when
the dog just sits down in the grass and stares at him.  

Just as he realizes his plan hasn't worked, he's interruped by
Elaine's dad and his fiancé going for a stroll.  He embarrassingly
tosses away the additional sticks.

This scene takes place at the top of the hill overlooking the
harbour.  The area is called "Lobber Point" and is accessed by
climbing a steep set of stairs at the top of Roscarrock Hill.  This
open area has been used as a location in the show several times.
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The Platt - boys kicking around football
Hill where Martin tries to lose the dog
Roger Fenn's house
Mark standing outside The Mote
Church - Eileen's Dad's wedding
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Martin, carrying a wrapped fish, comes walking out of the doorway next to The Mote - this doorway will often
be used as the door to the local pub.  Mark is standing on The Platt, in front of the Mote, drinking a pint and
asks Martin to join him, but Martin refuses and walks away.  
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Martin drives out to Roger Fenn's house.  Roger's house is just south of the small village of Trevalga, which is just
west of Boscstle.  This is now a private home, but it was originally a Methodist Chapel called Trevalga Chapel.
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As Martin is walking past The Platt, he sees
Bobby Richardson kicking around a football
with his mates and asks if he is feeling better.
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As Martin is driving back from Aunt
Joan's farm he discovers that the dog
somehow got back into his car and is
now headed back to Portwenn with him.

You can see from his position on the
road that he is on the road that runs
between Port Isaac and the farm and
Port Isaac is visible in the distance.
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Louisa runs into Aunt Joan at the beach where they have both parked their cars.  Louisa complains to Joan about
Martin's treatment of Roger, but Joan reminds Louisa that she was on the committee that appointed him.
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You can see the wall of the Fish Cellar
behind Joan and Louisa
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The beach used to be a main parking area for
the village, but you had to make sure to
move your car before high tide (which
happens twice a day).  The picture below
shows the consequences if you didn't make
it in time (this also happened to Ross in
S1E1 of Doc Martin).

In 2010, the Port Isaac Council built a new
car park at the top of the village and closed
the beach to parking.  The only exceptions
now are license holders who have been
granted special permission.
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Both the exterior and the interior scenes for this wedding were filmed in
St Knet's Church in Lesnewth, which is east of Boscastle.  
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It's pretty obvious that they used the interior of this farmhouse
in the filming.  As Martin comes through the front door, you
can see the small square window right next to the door and
glimpses of the white painted stairwell right across from the
door.  And then, halfway up the stairs there is a partial view
of a large window.

In the Street View below, see the circles around the window
next to the door and the window in the stairwell on the right
side of the home.
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It looks as if the window in Bobby's room might be the
window circled above on the left side of the house.
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The two small windows flanking the
fireplace in the kitchen match the
windows on the back of the house.  
Notice the chimney above that would
lead down to the fireplace.
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STORYLINES
Martin is trying to get rid of the dog who won't leave him alone.  He eventually tries to re-home him on Aunt Joan's farm.
Elaine is not very good at her job - would rather be running a café.
The patients seem to like visiting the surgery even though they have no medical issues.  They are only interested in conversation, tea and
biscuits.
Roger Fenn comes to the surgery with a hoarse throat, but Martin senses that he has a serious issue.  He eventually agrees to have further
tests and they find that he has cancer and will need surgery.
Elaine messes up a message about a very ill child and Martin fires her.  The entire village is upset about it and he is shunned everywhere he
goes.  All of his patients cancel their appointments.
Elaine's dad is getting married and Elaine is not happy about it.  Martin tries to convince her that she should attend the wedding.
Louisa helps Martin figure out who the sick child is but when he visits him in his home he discovers that it's just tonsillitis.
Roger was let go by the school recently and Louisa was given his job.  He feels betrayed by the school and by Louisa.
Louisa thinks Martin has not been taking good care of Roger, but finds out otherwise after she confronts him at Elaine's Dad's wedding.
We discover the reason for Martin's move to Portwenn.  He suddenly developed panic attacks at the sight and smell of blood and cauterized
flesh and had to abandon surgery to become a GP.
Elaine ends up attending her dad's wedding and Martin agrees to allow her to return to the surgery - but with ground rules.  But Elaine has
ground rules of her own.
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Cufflinks
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  • Dark tan top w/collar, buttons
  • Light pink textured cardigan
    (same as on the plane in S1E1)
  • Green-salmon-white flowered skirt
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  • Turquoise top w/tie at neck
  • Black skirt w/beige circles
    (same as on the plane in S1E1)
  • Tan trench coat
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  • Green-salmon-white flowered dress
  • Light pink textured cardigan
    (same as on the plane in S1E1)
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