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.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Episode Two - Monday 19th September (Possible Spoilers)...

The new series of the well-loved comedy drama continues with an episode in which Martin (Martin Clunes) finds himself dealing with the death of Aunt Joan, the demands of fatherhood and the arrival of his Aunt Ruth (Eileen Atkins). Also starring Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice and Joe Absolom.

After the departure of Dr Dibbs, Martin agrees to return to the surgery until a replacement can be found. Meanwhile, he is determined to get to grips with life as a father, and he asks Louisa (Catz) to move in with him so that he can help raise their baby – even suggesting that they could all move to London. Louisa reluctantly agrees to move in and also offers to help out on reception at the surgery. But she is unconvinced about moving to London, because she had hoped to resume her career as headmistress of the village school.

The local church is packed for Aunt Joan’s funeral, but the villagers are shocked when Martin’s eulogy turns into a health warning. Joan’s sister Ruth arrives for the service and shows that she and the curmudgeonly Martin may have a few things in common. Joan has left her the house and farm, but she is none too keen on the idea of staying in Portwenn.

Source: ITV Highlights and Schedule
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