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Dr Ellingham visits an elderly patient - but ends up having to contend with her irate son. To make matters worse, the man turns out to be one of Louisa's ex-boyfriends. However, trouble is not just confined to the doctor's daily routine as the villagers find themselves forced to deal with the threat of a mystery mugger.
Louisa is eager to be promoted to head teacher, but her chances are threatened by a spate of sickly children and a frosty relationship with the board of governors, including a surly Martin. Mrs Cronk scalds herself at the fish and chip shop and has to put Bert in charge. To everyone's amazement, the business does a roaring trade - but Al suspects his father is cutting corners.
Al discovers that Bert may not be his father and goes in search of the truth. The members of an odd family with poor hygiene and a passion for taxidermy contract salmonella poisoning, but Martin has difficulty persuading them to accept treatment. PC Mylow's bossy sister arrives in Portwenn and sets up a herbalist business in his flat. However, the doctor is forced to take action when her remedies increase his patients' many ailments.
The GP tries to figure out why one of his patients smells so badly that nobody can bear to be in the same room as him. He also saves a life and a marriage when he realises a local radio presenter's strange behaviour is due to diabetes and not alcoholism. Meanwhile, PC Mylow hopes his luck with the opposite sex will improve when a pretty blonde shows an interest in his driving ability.
Pauline is all set to achieve her ambition when she is given the chance to join the Portwenn lifeboat crew. However, her joy is short-lived when she discovers the chauvinistic tendencies of her shipmates. Martin is accused of murder by the husband of a woman who died in his care. The irate man resorts to sabotaging Aunt Joan's crops in retaliation but an unexpected twist reveals the true motivation for his ire.
The doctor is surprised when his parents visit out of the blue, but they bring unwelcome tidings for all, especially Aunt Joan, who may be driven from her home. School secretary Maureen receives better news when what she thought was her thyroid problem turns out to be a pregnancy. Louisa calls Martin after Danny collapses - but the ambulance is delayed and emergency surgery must be performed to save his life.
Mark has an unusual idea for a stag night, which involves camping under the stars rather than going to the pub. However, the jaunt ends in disaster when he becomes lost in the woods and is bitten by a snake, leaving Martin with the task of locating the clueless copper and saving his marriage before it has even begun. Meanwhile, the teenagers of Portwenn provoke the doctor's wrath by inventing a deadly game that threatens one boy's life.
Mark is forced to investigate his fiancee's past when a stranger arrives in the village with a mysterious photo. Mrs Tishell finally removes the neck collar she has worn for years, and suffers a prolapsed disc as a result. Martin reveals his true feelings for Louisa over a few glasses of wine, but he drinks too much and wakes the next morning to a waiting room full of giggling patients, a raging hangover and a distinct feeling of uneasiness.