Doc Martin (2004– )
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The Apple Doesn't Fall 

Martin suspects Louisa may have anaemia. Aunt Joan is forced to receive treatment from Martin after nearly running someone over. The Doc is approached by Alison Lane, who worries about her daughter Delph's behaviour.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Martin Clunes ... Dr. Martin Ellingham
Caroline Catz ... Louisa Glasson
Ian McNeice ... Bert Large
Stephanie Cole ... Joan Norton
Katherine Parkinson ... Pauline Lamb
John Marquez ... PC Joe Penhale
Selina Cadell ... Mrs. Tishell
Debbie Chazen ... Alison Lane
Patrick Godfrey ... Mr. Cleary
Maggie Tagney Maggie Tagney ... Shopkeeper
Jaimee Colmer Jaimee Colmer ... Delph


Martin deals with the case of a young girl who has been acting out. When Louisa Glasson mentions Ritalin to the mother, Martin tries to point out that she is not qualified to give that kind of advice. A new police constable, Joe Penhale, arrives in Portwenn but seems to have a peculiar medical condition. Martin's aunt Joan has a car accident and Louisa faints while teaching a class. Pauline is bored with being a receptionist and desperately wants to give out medical advice so Martin has a proposal for her. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Drama | Romance








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24 September 2007 (UK) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Mr. Cleary's gout. Gout is an arthritic inflamation caused by uric acid crystals building up in a joint, classically the big toe; the crystals are sharp and kind of tear up the tissue in the joint. Strong anti-inflamatories (NSAIDS) like indomethacin are standard treatment. Uric acid is a waste product from the breakdown of purine nucleotides, meaning foods like yeast, liver, kidney, and other organ meats are very bad for gout sufferers. See more »


Bert Large: Why is it, exactly, do you think that I'm unhappy all the time? I know that's a hard one.
Dr. Martin Ellingham: No, it isn't. You're lonely, bored, unloved, and past your prime, if you ever had a prime.
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An interesting case of a nutty little girl!
25 April 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the show begins, the Doc is meeting with an inept mother and a horrid little girl. The Doc is right to get angry at the mother's unwillingness to parent and tell the child no, but he's a jerk-face because he so quickly throws them out of the office and misses some important facts. As a result, the child begins acting out WORSE than Ricky Bobby's boys in "Talladega Nights" and is nearly killed. What is going on and how the Doc could have handled it better are worth seeing and considering. Overall, a very memorable episode--especially when you see this maniac kid riding atop of Aunt Joan's vehicle as it's speeding through the streets of town! Well written, fascinating and worth seeing for this as well as to meet the new constable.

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