After a two-year break, the popular drama series about a curmudgeonly London GP who moves to a sleepy Cornish village returns to our screens.
Martin Clunes is back in the title role, and he is joined by regulars Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice and Joe Absolom alongside guest stars Joanna Scanlan and Robert Daws.
In this opening episode Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes) is struggling to come to terms with fatherhood. The baby boy born to him and his estranged partner, Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz) is about to change their lives dramatically.
The curmudgeonly GP with no bedside manner planned to resume his highflying career as a consultant in London. He had packed his bags and moved out of the surgery to make way for the new GP, Dr Di Dibbs (Joanna Scanlan).
But the arrival of 'baby' - neither the doctor nor Louisa can agree on a name for their son - means Dr Ellingham has to adjust his plans. He moves into Louisa's house to help with the baby, but it is an awkward situation for both of them.
Dr Dibbs is newly qualified and excited at the prospect of moving into her first surgery, with husband Gavin (Robert Daws) as the practice manager. However Dr Ellingham begins to have serious doubts about the competency of the new GP after she misdiagnoses a patient, and dishes out prescriptions for totally inappropriate drugs. She even misdiagnoses her own illness, which almost proves fatal.
Source: ABC Television