DOC MARTIN: Season 4
Airs Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 9 p.m. & 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Credit: Courtesy of American Public Television
Martin Clunes ("Men Behaving Badly") returns for the fourth season of DOC MARTIN as the brash doctor Martin Ellingham, whose blunt opinions and tactless manner cause mayhem in a small Cornish community.
Ellingham – once a celebrated London surgeon – flees from his position after developing a phobia to blood.
After retraining as a general practitioner, Ellingham gets a job in the beautiful but sleepy village of Portwenn replacing their deceased local doctor. But his abrasive personality doesn’t exactly mesh with the pace of life in Cornwall.
In this fourth season, Doc Martin continues to deal with the strange cases and stranger personalities of Portwenn.
He deals with the mysterious illnesses and odd events that plague the town, including the strange death of a local sheep farmer, a paranoid and constipated school headmaster, a visitor with a rare genetic disease, and the unexpected pregnancy of a person very close to the good doctor.
"Better The Devil" (Episode 1, Season 4) airs Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 9 p.m. - Life in the beautiful Cornish village of Portwenn has become ever more infuriating for Dr. Martin Ellingham since the heart-wrenching decision to call off his marriage to local headmistress Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz).
Louisa has left, and Martin has begun to question what keeps him in Cornwall. It’s certainly not his relentlessly annoying patients.
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 coming free 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 — she’s pregnant.
"Uneasy Lies The Head" (Episode 2, Season 4) airs Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 10 p.m. - 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!
The Headmaster comes to see Martin about his constipation, but starts acting in a paranoid manner. Martin notices his strange physical behavior for the first time, but before he can complete his examination, the Headmaster rushes from the Surgery.
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.
Episodes three through eight from season four are not currently scheduled for rebroadcast at this time. This series originally aired in 2009.
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