Trivia - S1E4
The Portwenn Effect
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Portwenn Online
A Magical Cornish Village
Doc Martin is
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Literary Reference - The Placebo Effect - the tendency of any medication or treatment to exhibit results simply
because the recipient believes that it will work.
Connecting the Episode Title to the Storylines
The main reference, The Portwenn Effect, comes from the last scene when Mark tells Martin that he thinks
Portwenn has had an effect on him because he relented and found a creative solution to help Mark.
It turns out that Stewart has been helped by a placebo for years because Dr Sim was giving him vitamins while
telling him he was prescribing nitrazepam.
Mark has been paying "an arm and a leg" for his Big Boy tablets thinking that they will be the cure for his issue.
Martin's patient, Robin, the mechanic, doesn't understand why he can't get an antibiotic for his virus.  Dr Sim
always prescribed them to him and he was probably using them as a placebo for his patients for years.  After all,
the placebo worked for Stewart.
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Louisa

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Aunt Joan
Bert
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I've just been mugged by Bert.  And I've now got two tickets to the Portwenn Players' dance.  An auspicious occasion.  
Do you want one?
Ah…Doctors aren't allowed to attend social events, and, um, I can't dance.
Well, you don't have to dance.
Ah, really, I won't.  Thanks.
Have you nabbed by nephew yet?
Here, Doc.  You can't pass up on an event like this.
I'm busy that night.
Didn't tell you what night it's on.
Oh come on, it's a charity do.  It's a bit of fun.  We all squeeze in the village hall and shake our booties.
Sounds appalling.
Oh, you've no chance there Bert.  Oh well.  You know where we'll be.
Yeah.  
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Here Mark.  You got a ticket?
I got a spare one.
Thanks.  Thanks very much.  Great.  What time?
Um…about eight.
See you there.
Okay.  Great.  Well, make sure you put on your dancing shoes.
I reckon she fancies you.
Blimey.
Louisa
Peter
It's not enough to be clever, Peter.  Sometimes you just have to be polite.
Why?
Robin
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Robin
What you gonna give me?
Nothing.
Just an antibiotic?
No, just give it a couple of days.
What?
It's a minor virus.
At least I want an antibi.
An antibiotic would work if you had a bacterial infection, but you don't.  You have a minor virus.
Dr Sim always gave me an antibi.  Antibi never did anyone any harm.
Look, I've got, uh, patients to see who might actually be ill, so I'll just say this once.  Firstly, antibiotics don't touch
viruses.  Secondly, even if you had a bacterial infection, you'd be well advised to try and fight it on your own, so that
you can develop some natural immunity.  Thirdly, we are seeing bacterial strains becoming resistant to antibiotics in
common usage, due to the widespread overprescription by doctors, such as the late, great, Jim Sim, dishing out
antibiotics, in all probability, to whingers like you.  Off you go.
(Coughs)
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Mark.
Hi.  Hi there.  How are you?
Fine.  What can I do for you?
Me?  No, I'm fine.  Fine.  I'm perky.  I, I won't bother you with why.  I've got a date, that's why.
Good.  Is that what you…
There was one small thing.  As you know, I, I've not been hugely...I've not been successful with people of the opposite
sex.  And, uh, lately...are, are you on email at all?  Do you get those emails about... Or is it just me?  I, I, I've been, I've
been wondering if, if, if maybe the problem is a size thing.  App...apparently, no, no matter what a woman tells you it
does matter.
Uh, take a seat.  Do you, uh, feel you have a problem...
I don't know.  I mean the showers is one thing, but you can't tell.  So I was hoping you could tell me.
I should refer you.
I just thought you might know what's normal.
There's a range of normality.
I mean I'm not talking...you know.  It's not like I've measured, but... I mean, do you think six?  Six would be normal?
I'd say six was normal, yeah.  Yeah.  Good.  That's that sorted.
Right.  So, sort of five-ish would be a bit...
Not necessarily.
And, a little bit less than five wouldn't be good, would it?
I'd uh, have to make inquiries.
If we'd been talking seven or eight, you, you, you wouldn't have to make inquiries, would you?  Remember I told you
about that woman who said I was too gentle.  That wasn't what she meant.  I understand now.  Just as well I've been
getting these off the internet.  Arm and a leg mind.
Well, I wish you'd to, told me.  I could have got you these for what they're worth, which by the way isn't much.
Well, that's easy for you to say.  You haven't got my problem.  You haven't got a date with the woman of your dreams.  
Who's that?
Louisa.
What makes you think that?
Think what?
That the woman of my dreams...Louisa.  Louisa is the woman of your dreams.
I've always, you know, from afar, too frightened to say anything.  Then, out of the blue, she invited me to the jamboree
tonight,  She's so...Have you noticed the way she moves?  Whoo.  Sometimes, between you and me, I go by the school
just in case I can catch a glimpse of her.
Well, I've got other patients to see, and I'm sure you're busy.  Don't forget your tablets.
Wish me luck.
Yeah.  
Louisa
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You're more, um…
What?
I don't know.  Yoo're more gentle than I realized.
Gentle?  Wh...Why do you say that?
Miss Glasson's got a boyfriend.
Lucy Anne Holmes, behave yourself.  This way.  Come along now.
So.  See you.  Later.  
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Doc Martin?
Dr Ellingham, yes.
Oh yeah, that's right.  I heard you like your proper title.  I thought surgeons prided themselves on plain old 'Mister".
I'm no longer a surgeon.  I take it you're Mr James.
Call me Stewart.  Come in.  Why is that, by the way?  You know, no longer a surgeon?
A personal choice.
Oh yeah?  Oh well, thanks for coming.  I make fantastic coffee.  Would you like some?
For future reference, unless you're in some way incapacitated, you need to come in to the surgery.
I can't really leave here in the day.
Well, let's hope you don't need a doctor, then.
So it's true then?
It's true that I don't appreciate having my time wasted, if that's what you mean.
I know, I know.  Look, I understand.  Portwenn must drive you mad.  Bloke like you.  Famously sharp mind.  Used to
barking and everyone jumping.  Portwenn would be quite a shock.  Nosy locals.  I bet half the village came in when you
opened up, just to see what you'd done with the place.
They did, yes.
And then there's the aggressive unhelpfulness of, um,...Oh, uh, what's the name of the receptionist?
Elaine?
Oh, Elaine. Oh, ho, ho.  And the girls.  I mean...Those girls that just hang out giggling all the time.  I mean, what is that
about?
You're very perceptive.
Well, I suppose that's one reason I'm, uh, never in too much of a hurry to come into the village.  You know, I mean,
sometimes it can be a bit...too much?
Too much, yeah.  
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You know, I could get lynched for saying this, but they can't make coffee down there.  You just seem to get brown water.
In my experience you can get brown water straight from the tap.
Portwenn should come with a manual, shouldn't it?
Yeah.
Then there's that neurotic cop.  I mean, nice bloke, but you can't help thinking he sobs himself to sleep of an evening.  
"Another day, another failure to find a girlfriend."
I suppose, uh, you should tell me what the problem seems to be.  
Mark
"One a day.  Six weeks.  Massive results."
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Okay, look.  The nitrazepam's not for me.  Um, it's for a friend.
Oh, I see.
He's…shy.
What's his name?
Ant.  Anthony.
Well, tell Anthony I'd be happy to see him.
Or, you could just give me his nitrazepam.
No, I can't do that.
He's very, very anxious.
Does he live here?
Well, I mean, no.  I mean, not officially.  I mean, ah, the trust owns the place, and we're...
Oh, Oh.  He's your...partner?
Yeah.  Yeah.  Well... I mean, I look after him.  I mean, he's...He worries you know.  And he's right to worry 'cause there
are grays everywhere.
Grays?
Yeah, yeah, they're everywhere and they're very aggressive.  I mean, it's amazing there are any reds left at all.  Come
on, everyone knows the reds live in constant fear of...
Stewart

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Stewart
Did you see that?  The audacity!  And people think they're just a different color.  People think they're cuddly.  They're
the squirrel equivalent of the Nazis!
Um.  Your friend Anthony…is a, is a squirrel?
Yeah.  You know, there used to be three million reds in this country.  Three million.  Anthony's not just a squirrel.  He's
a survivor.  And the least we can do is give him his tranquilizers.  
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Change your mind?
No, the gate's locked.
Good, 'cause we were really hitting it off earlier.  Yeah, have something to eat, then go.  Come on.  Maybe Anthony will
join us later.  
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You know, I was thinking, uh, be a bit late for surgery by the time you got back, and, uh, somehow I couldn't imagine
you were going to the Portwenn Players' Dance.
I am going.
Are you?  Oh.  Why?
Sounds good.
Nah.  It's the annual meat market.  Oh.  Oh, you'd hate it.  No.  As your new mate, I'm not letting you go to that.  It's fine
if you want to get your tongue down someone's throat.
Really?
Yeah, yeah, well you don't know.  I mean, check your records.  Well, it's the night half Portwenn's children are
conceived.  
Stewart
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Stewart
I took a bullet in Bosnia.
Really?
Yeah.  In the shoulder.  Friendly fire.  Tony bloody Bartlett.  Well, we stopped being friendly after that, I can tell you.  
Wonder if the big guy'll show?  It's polenta.  That's his favorite, innit?  I tell you, feeding any six foot squirrel on a
ranger's salary...no walk in the park.  But this guy, he's just so fussy.  
Stewart
Oh, Anthony, this is Doc Martin.  Remember I was telling you about him?  Anthony, Doc Martin.  Doc…Doctor Ellingham,
Anthony.  Yeah, yeah.  Well, he's not a surgeon anymore.  Personal reasons.  
Martin
Stewart
I don't know.  How do you make yourself attractive to a squirrel?
Cli...  Stop it.  Climb up a tree and act like a nut.
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Ant's a bit upset.  He says you haven't spoken a word to him.
I don't speak squirrel.
That's very funny.  I really think you should say something.  
Anthony…good to meet you.  Goodbye.  
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Dance?
Not this one.  I do like to dance.  You know, feel your body move.
Really?
I didn't mean your body.  Not tonight.  I mean, I can't do that tonight, if that's what you…I have to wait a few weeks
before…
Maaark.
Not that I've got a disease or anything.  It's hard to explain.
Maaark.
You know when you invited me?  I thought, "God, you're brave."  I mean, I've always wanted to invite, you know, for
years.  But I, I, I've never had the couage to...
Mark.  I think I've got to say straight away that...
Let's dance to this one.
This is interesting.
I think I may just have a very serious misunderstanding on my hands.  
Bert
That's it boy.  I always knew young Mark had it in him.  Most people don't realize that I also am a dancer.  But I don't
want to steal anybody's thunder.  No, that wouldn't be right.  That wouldn't be fair.  
Aunt Joan
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What's going on Marty?
I needed to talk to Mark.
You needed to talk to him or you needed to interrupt him?
I needed his help to section a man under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act.
Then you saw him with Louisa and you don't need his help.
I'll get a community psychiatric nurse in the morning.
Yes, yes, she should make you feel much better.  
Mrs Beckett
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Mrs Beckett
He didn't give Stewart his medication.
Oh, that's marvelous, that is, Doc.  Well done.
No, it wasn't Stewart's medication.  He wanted it for…
Bird tables!  Bird Feeders!
What's got into him?
I'll tell you what's got into him.  He's suffering from delusions.  He thinks he lives with a giant squirrel.  That's why I didn't
give him the medication, 'cause he thought it was for his...big friend.
Anthony?
Yes.
Well, that's nothing new.  We've had Anthony for years.  You go along with him, Stewart's fine.  
Louisa
Mrs Beckett
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Mind you, at least we know one thing.
And what's that?
We blamed young Peter Cronk for something he didn't do.  I'll go and see him in the morning.  It's awful to have
misunderstandings.    
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Stewart stops by Portwenn every now and then, you know.  We don't normally have a problem.
Well, I wouldn't be surprised if his next stop was a spell in a psychiatric ward.
There's not a creative solution?
No, I don't think so.
I sometimes find with Portwenn, creative solutions are more effective.
Yeah.
Whatever Doc Sim did for Stewart, we can't do that?
Well, his condition's clearly changed.
Or is it his doctor?
Well, there's the mystery of medicine, isn't there?  Everybody comes to you for an opinion, but when you actually give
them that opinion, nobody really wants it.  The man thinks he lives with a giant squirrel.  He needs help.
Sorry.  
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On a more cheerful note, I had a good night last night.  Had a bit of a breakthrough.  Ah. Louisa. Fantastic physique, all
the moves.  We had a great laugh. But it's nothing more. I don’t fancy her. I just hope she's not disappointed.  You can't
force it though. I've just got to wait for the right one to come along. Mind you, that gives me time to sort out the, uh...
Uh...uh, let me help.
You disapprove, I know.
Mark, um...they're placebos.
Yeah, well.  Even placebos work, don't they?
What do you mean, the placebo effect?
Call it what you like.  Long as it's an effect.
No, you don't understand.  That's not what a placeb...I mean, that's not what it means.  The pla...  No...Martin
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I guess I'm just a tiny bit fragile, and, you know, the slightest thing can set me off.  To be honest, sounds, smells.  I
mean, I just go to pieces.  You know, it's like a, a smell can put me right back there.  I mean, you can't, you can't
imagine.
No, I can, actually.
Yeah, well, I mean, that's the thing about this place, isn't it? You know, if you're gonna be fragile, this is the place to be.  
Mark
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Change your mind?
Oh, I thought we could defer a decision.  I'll keep a close eye on him.  In the meantime, he's got what he wanted.
What's that?  Tranquilizers?
Ah, no.  It seems my predecessor was savvier than I thought.  Far as I can make out from what's left of Stewart's
records, What Dr Sim was bringing him was actually vitamin tablets.  .
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Let's have another look at your wrist.
Nobody wants me here.  They all gang up on me.
Make a fist.  Well, we all feel left out from time to time, Peter.
What do you know?
I know there's nothing wrong with your wrist.
I could have told you that.  It's a grade one mild sprain.  Ligaments stretched, maybe, but not broken.  People think I'm
being rude, but I'm not.  Just saying what's in my head, you know?
Yeah, I do know.  
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Listen, I..I hope you don't mind me saying, but I reckon Portwenn's having an effect on you.  That was a good call today
with Stewart.  I think the locals will really appreciate it.
Then you, uh, won't mind me saying that I don't actually carry vitamins, but luckily for Stewart, you do.
What?
Your, um, enlargement tablets.  "Ascorbic acid, d-alpha tocopherol, pyridoxine."  They're, they're  multivitamins.
You can't do that.  They got...That's not ethical.
You'll get over it...big boy.  
MARTIN & LOUISA
Louisa is on The Platt and purchases two tickets to the Portwenn Players' Dance just as Martin walks up.  She tells him about the event and
offers him one of her tickets.  Martin declines saying that doctors aren't allowed to attend social events and he doesn't dance.  He then tells
her he's busy that night, but she teasingly reminds him that she hasn't told him the date.  Bert tries to entice Martin to attend the dance, but
Martin says it sounds appalling.  He leaves and Louisa stands there checking him out as he walks away.
Mark has come to the surgery to talk to Martin about his "size" concerns and shows him the "Big Boy" pills he bought on the internet.   He
reveals to Martin that the sense of urgency is because he has a date with the woman of his dreams - Louisa.  Martin at first misunderstands
him and thinks that Mark has guessed that Louisa is the woman of Martin's dreams, but when he realizes what Mark actually meant, his gaze
starts to wander and you can see that his mind is now elsewhere.  He snaps out of it and escorts Mark from the consulting room and then sits
back down at his desk with a faraway look in his eyes.
Louisa is at the dance and is starting to realize that Mark has made some incorrect assumptions about her interest in him.  Mark shows off
his dancing moves with Louisa and she is very excited for him and tells him what a great dancer he is.  But as she tries to explain to him that
she in not interested in him romantically, she gets close so that he can hear her over the loud music.  Martin has just arrived at the hall
looking for Mark to talk to him about Stewart and he sees the end of their dance and what appears to be an embrace.  Of course, he
misunderstands what is happening, and with a disappointed look on his face turns and leaves the hall.  Louisa notices him just before he
turns to leave and she has a look dismay at his reaction.
Martin and Al are trying to calm Stewart down as he is destroying the birdhouses when Mark and Louisa arrive.  Mark also tries to talk to
Stewart but he has run off.  Louisa looks tentatively at Martin as she arrives and then realizes that they had been blaming Peter Cronk for
the destruction of the birdhouses.  She says she will go see him in and morning and says that it's awful to have misunderstandings.  As she
says that, she looks over at Martin hoping that he will understand her double meaning.  As she walks away with Mark, Martin watches them
leave and she briefly turns to look back at him.  Martin stands there for a few more seconds and then turns and walks away.
When Martin and Mark are driving out to Stewart's the next morning, Mark tells Martin that he realized last night that he doesn't fancy
Louisa.  Martin seems a little startled by the news.  Later, after they have found Peter trying to run away from home, Martin and Louisa stand
next to each other watching Peter's reunion with his mother, but they seem a little awkward around each other.
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Original Broadcast:  Sep 23, 2004

EASTER EGGS - The silhouetted couple in the window as Martin is leaving the Portwenn Players' Dance.  We know he sees them too because
he looks in that direction and says, "Bloody Hell!"

EASTER EGGS - Is the name given to the character Stewart James an homage to the beloved actor James Stewart?

ACTION MARTIN - Martin flies out of his chair when Stewart grabs the shotgun and fires it.

FOOD - Elaine is eating biscuits at her desk when she tells Martin about his home visit to Stewart.

FOOD - Stewart serves Martin a curry with pudding after (looks like some type of fruit that includes bananas).  There's a plate of polenta for
Anthony.

FOOD - Peter opens and eats a small package of candy while holed up overnight.  We also saw him pack a giant Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar.

LOOK BACK - Louisa watches Martin walk away after he declines her invitation to the dance.  This is one time she really checks him out.

LOOK BACK - After Martin sees Louisa and Mark dancing and he misunderstands what's happening between them, he turns and walks out of
the hall.  Louisa catches the look on his face before he turns and has a look of dismay on her face as she watches him leave.

LOOK BACK - When the villagers start to disburse after Stewart stops destroying the birdhouses, Martin watches Louisa walking away with
Mark.  After a few steps, Louisa sneaks a look back at Martin.

NICE MARTIN - Martin is very patient and gentle with Mark when he comes to him with his concerns about his "size".  Mark reveals his
prospective date with Louisa and his long time crush on her, which seems to have a strong affect on Martin.  But he very calmly tells him he
has patients to see and even reminds him not to leave his pills.  

NICE MARTIN - Although Martin was not happy about needing to drive out to see Stewart, he seems to find him intelligent and astute.  He
smiles and laughs at Stewart's descriptions of the villagers and Elaine.  

NICE MARTIN - Even though Martin enjoyed the banter about the villagers and Elaine with Stewart, he seems to draw the line when Stewart
starts making fun of Mark.  Perhaps this is because of the sensitive conversations he has had with Mark about his inability to find a girlfriend
and now his recent consultation over his concerns with his physical inadequacies.  This time, he doesn't laugh with Stewart and changes the
subject.

NICE MARTIN - Martin has gone back out to see Stewart with the intention of having him sectioned, but when Stewart tells him a little more
about his issues and especially his strong reactions to smells, Martin suddenly finds he can relate.  Stewart's remark about this being a good
place to be if you're fragile also seems to resonate with Martin and he decides to follow Mark's advice and find a more creative solution.

NICE MARTIN - Martin has a small bonding moment with Peter in the school hallway over feeling like an outsider.

RUDE MARTIN - When his patient, Robin, asks for antibiotics for his virus, Martin launches into a soliloquy on why he won't prescribe them in
this instance.  The patient just doesn't understand because Dr Sim used to prescribe them all the time, but Martin calls him a whinger and
escorts him out of the room.  One comical note is that the patient gives a little cough as he walks out, just to make a point.

RUDE MARTIN - While Martin has been very sensitive throughout this episode to Mark's concerns about his size, as he tosses his empty bottle
of "Big Boy" tablets back to him, he callously says, "You'll get over it...big boy."
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The Portwenn Players' Dance is happening and Louisa invites Martin but he declines.  She gives her extra ticket to Mark, but he gets the
idea that it's a date.
Mark is worried that this "date" with Louisa might uncover his feelings of inadequacy in the "size" department.  He goes to Martin with his
concerns  and Martin seems melancholy over the idea of Louisa and Mark dating.
Louisa mistakenly thinks Peter has destroyed a birdfeeder in the village.  He runs away because no one believes him, but later they discover
that the Park Ranger, Stewart, is responsible.
Martin makes a trip out to call on Stewart, the Park Ranger, because Stewart is not able to come into town.  Martin at first finds him
personable and intelligent, but quickly discovers that he has some serious emotional problems.  When Stewart almost shoots Martin by firing
at squirrels and then insists that they sit down to dinner with Anthony, his six-foot imaginary squirrel, Martin decides that he needs to have
Stewart sectioned.
Martin goes to the dance to talk to Mark about Stewart and jumps to an incorrect conclusion when he sees Louisa and Mark dancing and
laughing together.  Louisa is alarmed that Mark has misread her feelings and is about to set him straight when she sees Martin glaring at
them across the room
Martin, Al, Mark, Louisa, and a number of villagers gather to watch Stewart destroying birdhouses and ranting about squirrels.  It becomes
apparent to Martin that his time in the army has affected him emotionally and he then asks Mark to go out to Stewart's house with him the
next morning.
Martin travels back out with Mark the next morning to section Stewart, but changes his mind, partly based on Mark's suggestion that he find a
creative solution.  Martin decides to treat Stewart the way old Doc Sim did - with vitamins that Stewart thinks are tranquilizers.  
On the way back to Portwenn, Mark tells Martin that he had a breakthrough the previous evening and that he has no feelings for Louisa.
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The Platt - Louisa invites Martin to dance
Mrs Potter's house
The Surgery
(see Main Locations)
School (see Main Locations)
Auto Repair Shop
Martin driving to Stewart's house
Stewart's house
Portwenn Players' Dance
Police Station
(see Series 1 Locations)
House on Placetree Lane -
Stewart destroying birdhouses
Cronk house
(see Series 1 Locations)
Martin & Mark driving to Stewart's house
Mark chasing Peter Cronk
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The Platt - Louisa invites Martin to dance
Mrs Potter's house
Auto Repair Shop
Martin & Mark driving to Stewart's house
Mark chasing Peter Cronk
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A group of people are standing on The Platt (many with drinks in hand) when Martin walks by and Louisa beckons him
over.  She has just purchased two tickets to the Portwenn Players' Dance and she offers one to him, but he declines.
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Mrs Potter's house is on Roscarrock Hill,
just up and across from the Surgery.  
The interior scenes were filmed on the
ground floor of this cottage.

The home has a very prominent place on
the top of the cliff above the harbour.
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Martin walks into the auto repair shop but finds his car is
not ready.

This is in the garage attached to the petrol station
that was used in S1E2.  You can see over Martin's
shoulder the garage across the street - the windows
over the door and the large brackets.

In real life, the petrol station used to be painted gold
and blue but is now painted white and is no longer a
petrol station - just a garage.
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Martin drives out to Stewart's house.  Thanks to Bev Teague for finding the first location.  Martin stops to get his
bearings and we can see a building in the background.  As the camera pans to the left we can see a grouping of
windmills far in the distance.  Then, the camera continues to pan left as Martin makes a slight right turn and we
see where he is heading - it's through a cattle grid with fencing on either side of the road.  Bev found this at
an intersection at Davidstow Airfield, which is a location they often use for filming.
House on Placetree Lane
Stewart destroying birdhouses
Martin driving to Stewart's house
Portwenn Players' Dance
Stewart's house
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Recently, Bev Teague found
Stewart's house!  It is east of St
Breward and it took a 40 minute
walk across the moor to get a
picture for us.  

You can see the matching trees
from the screenshot and Bev's
picture circled in red.
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The Portwenn Players' Dance took place in the old Church Hall.  This building is located at the top of Fore
Street where Fore Street, New Road and Back Hill meet.
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When Joe finds Martin leaving the hall where the
dance is taking place, he tells him that Stewart
has gone crazy at the back of Placetree Lane.

When they arrive, they are walking from Middle
Street, just in front of Brook Edge Cottage.  They
then walk behind The Manor House and look up
to the elevated patios on the backs of the next
two cottages on
Church Hill (The Pip and Appletree Cottage).

You can get a glimpse of this area from Google
Street view on Church Hill.

You can see Al running up the wooden staircase
right next to the Manor House.
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Mark and Martin driving to Stewart's house the morning after the dance was filmed at the old
Davidstow Airfield, a location that the show often uses for driving scenes.
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The building where Peter spends the night is
again on the road that runs through the old
Davidstow Airfield.  You can see that it was shot
from the left side of the building and you can
see Brown Willy (right side of the Street View)
behind the building.
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This home contains two holiday lets.  The ground floor is called "Northcliffe
Garden Flat" and the first floor is called "Northcliffe".
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When they see Peter walking on the road, he is
walking right next to that building.  When Mark
chases Peter you can see Brown Willy off in
the distance behind them.  The camera moves
to show Martin in the background and you can
see Rough Tor behind him.  In the Street View
picture you can see both of those peaks off in
the distance.
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We found out that the Doc
Martin crew erected the fence
and blue painted gate just for
the filming of this episode.  On
the satellite closeup view below
that may be the outline of where
the fence was placed (just above
the house in this overhead view).
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Bev suspects this scene may have
been shot at Cardinham Woods
(near Bodmin).

We'll keep looking!
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You can see the two different styles of windows
from the interior of the building circled in red.

They match the styles of the two circled windows
on different sides of the building, so we know the
interiors were filmed in that building.
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WARDROBE
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Cufflinks
Tie
Shirt
Suit
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  • Green-salmon-white flowered dress
    (same as at wedding in S1E2)
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#05
#04
#03
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Cufflinks
Tie
Shirt
Suit
No
#07
#09
#08
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  • Burgundy wrap sweater
  • Dark tan top w/collar, buttons
    (same as at school in S1E2)
  • White skirt w/green leaves & burgundy band
  • Tan trench coat
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  • Turquoise top w/tie at neck
    (same as at hospital in S1E2)
  • Brown-white patterned skirt
    (same as at school in S1E1)
  • Olive green cardigan
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Cufflinks
Tie
Shirt
Suit
Yes
#03
#10
#06
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  • Red dress w/dot pattern
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