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Louisa Ellingham
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Bert Large
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Ruth Ellingham
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Al Large
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PC Joe Penhale
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Janice
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Dr. Rachel Timoney
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Mrs Tishell
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Becky Trevean
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Erica Holbrooke
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Bernie Holbrooke
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Annie Winton
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New art teacher Erica perturbs Louisa with her unorthodox methods and Martin - when she moves in next door to him - though Martin establishes that her fainting fits may play a part in her odd behaviour. Dr Timoney also becomes a patient when she collapses at the wheel of her car and begins to act strangely whilst an American tourist and devoted elderly wife also give Martin problems. Bert returns to being a handyman after his failed whiskey-making venture and Penhale's offer of a career move to Exeter is much affected by his growing relationship with Janice. Written by don @ minifie-1

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In Facta Non Verba, S7E7, the American Tourist who annoys Doc Martin is ably played by Sigourney Weaver. See more »

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American Tourist: Do you know what some experts and healers have stated is the best medicine a person can have?
Dr. Martin Ellingham: [Stares at her, incredulous]
American Tourist: A simple smile.
American Tourist: I'm sorry. I don't understand what you're saying. You're accent's very thick.
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love this series
14 January 2016 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Cannot believe we are in Season 7 and I am still enjoying the series like it was Season 1.

I finally figured out one of the subtle touches that makes this ensemble cast work so well: At first glance, Martin is odd the man out.

Played brilliantly by Clunes, whether his problem is Aspbergers or Autism or whatever, a first viewer to the series would immediately assume that everyone is normal except for Martin.

And if that were the case, it would be a good series but not necessarily a great one.

Which is what I realized watching this episode. If you dig deeper, and "accept" Martin instead of being sensitive to him, you suddenly realize that everyone else in the story is slightly off, a few fries short of a Happy Meal, and Martin is the only one who is both upfront about, and consistent with, his quirks.

Once you accept this turnabout and start watching the other characters from Martin's POV, the series is more fun than a barrel of hammers.


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