That grumpy bugger - Doc Martin - is back for a fifth series in 2011. The story picks up after the birth of Martin and Louisa's son. Will Martin return to his post as Portwenn's GP? Will fatherhood help the Doc to mellow? Will he and Louisa play happy families? Of course not! The road to happiness will no doubt be fraught with an array of delightfully entertaining challenges.

The Doc Martin Series 5 Blog follows the progress of Series 5 from filming to post-episode dissection, and everything in between. It will endeavour to keep you up-to-date with all that's happening in and around Portwenn.

Your contributions to the site are welcomed, encouraged and essential. If you have information, tips, photos, a story to tell or a question to ask, don't hesitate to shoot me off an email, or post a comment. The Doc is in!

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

A baby later...(BABY NAME SPOILER)

Doc Martin is TV’s most miserable medic, but will the joys of fatherhood put a smile on his face?

In the new eight-part series of the ITV comedy-drama – the first for two years – the doc is reconciled with his on-off headmistress girlfriend Louisa for the sake of their baby son, who the couple are bringing up at her cottage in Portwenn, the fictional Cornish village where the series is set.

It sounds like domestic bliss, but if viewers thought this change in circumstances would herald a sunnier, happier doc, they’d better think again.

Read more: Mail Online

Tipster: Lambs