"â€œSweet, stirring, and completely addictiveâ€ â€”Slate
â€œOne of the funniest, most entertaining shows on televisionâ€ â€”Sunday Express
Heâ€™s surly, tactless, self-centered, and uptightâ€”but heâ€™s the only doctor in town.
Even on his own wedding day, Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes, Men Behaving Badly
) is all scowls. Then following a calamitous honeymoon, he and Louisa (Caroline Catz, DCI Banks
) must learn to live together, raise a child, and manage two careers. Itâ€™s a big adjustment for both, especially Martin, whoâ€™s unaccustomed to clutter and noise. And yet heâ€™s still not as picky as their OCD manny.
Factor in the Docâ€™s usual string of batty patientsâ€”including a hypochondriac, a hoarder, two elderly tattoo artists, and a bumbling constable with a string of self-inflicted injuriesâ€”and Martin is soon more ill-tempered than ever. Plus, his crippling blood phobia is back, and his ghastly mother (Claire Bloom, The Kingâ€™s Speech
) picks a bad time to show up at the Ellinghamsâ€™ door. With much at stake, Martin turns for advice to his aunt Ruth (Emmy
winner Eileen Atkins, Cranford
), perhaps the sanest person in Portwennâ€”but it may already be too late.
Contains graphic medical scenes Episodes
- Sickness and Health
- Guess Whoâ€™s Coming to Dinner
- The Tameness of a Wolf
- Nobody Likes Me
- The Practice Around the Corner
- Hazardous Exposure
- Listen with Mother