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Season 8 / Episode 5 and airs on 18 October 2017 21:00
Successful surgeon Dr Martin Ellingham relocates to the seaside village of Portwenn in Cornwall; but his gruff demeanour and poor bedside manner bring him into conflict with the locals as he begins his new life as a GP.
Louisa and Martin have their first counselling session together however neither of them were expecting to be given homework at the end of their session. Peter approaches Louisa to ask if Martin will let him do work experience at his surgery. Louisa is left stunned when Martin agrees to let Peter work alongside him. However Morwenna is left unhappy when Peter starts trying to tell her what to do. Mrs Tishell is surprised to see her husband return, and more so when he wants to give things another go. Elsewhere Bert has nowhere to live but his new campervan after losing his restaurant however he doesn't let anyone else know. Louisa has to call on Martin when one of her pupils collapses during a school excursion - together they rush the pupil to the hospial.
Martin and Louisa don't seem to be having much success with their therapy, so Dr Timoney (Emily Bevan) advises that they should try and take things back to the beginning of their relationship, and plan a date, and try not to let their busy lives get in the way, even though Louisa is also trying to plan James Henry's first birthday party.
A last minute request from Danny (Tristan Sturrock), Louisa's ex-boyfriend, brings him and seven children from London camping on Ruth's farm, supervised by Al(Joe Absolom) and Bert (Ian McNeice), but they need some children from a local school to show them around: Louisa feels she has to help her old friend out, even though this further adds to her load.
Martin is not at all pleased when Danny proceeds to try and intervene in their troubled relationship.
Things are going slightly better for Mrs Tishell (Selina Cadell) and Clive (Malcolm Storry), though Clive worries that he will not be able to keep up, when Mrs. Tishell invites him back into the bedroom, with disastrous consequences.
Things don't start off too badly for Martin and Louisa at the restaurant, but when Danny calls saying one of his children, Jake, has gone missing, date night is effectively over. When they finally find Jake, they also find Bert's whisky still, and PC Penhale (John Marquez) is keen to lay down the law to Bert.
Martin and Louisa are left wondering if anything will ever go right for them, when Martin uncovers a health scare at James's party, that makes all the guests leave very quickly: not even Ruth's (Dame Eileen Atkins) birthday cake can keep them there.
After Martin and Louisa tell Dr Timoney (Emily Bevan) about their failed date night, she questions their ultimate compatibility. She asks them if it is time they recognise that perhaps they are not meant to be together: something for them to go and think about.
Martin has new neighbours: Erica the new art teacher at Portwenn school has moved in with her daughter, Bernie. Though Louisa is happy to finally have found a permanent teacher, this proves to be short-lived when Erica wants to try out some rather alternative ideas on the children.
PC Penhale (John Marquez) manages to protect everyone after a car accident outside the school, and Louisa is very surprised when the victim of the crash turns out to be Dr Timoney.
Penhale is happy to finally have his crime stopping talents recognised, but is confused when he is offered a transfer to Exeter, particularly as this will mean leaving Janice behind, even though he hasn't quite managed to ask her out yet.
Martin discovers that his new neighbour is both noisy and rather accident prone, and thinks nothing of calling on the doctor next door.
Bert (Ian McNeice), his whisky dream now in tatters, decides to go back to something he knows, and becomes a handyman. But even this doesn't really prove worthwhile, when his first customer, Erica, has an accident, and he has to call Martin in to help. Louisa and Martin are intrigued when Dr Timoney invites them for an additional therapy session – she might just have worked out an answer to the question of their relationship. And an American tourist seeks help from the Doc.
Joseph Morgan(Mick Mabley)
Vicki Pepperdine(Mrs. Richards)
Joe Absolom(Al Large)
Selina Cadell(Sally Tishell)
Ian McNeice(Bert Large)
Claire Bloom(Margaret Ellingham)
Julie Graham(Maggie Penhale)
Angeline Ball(Julie Mitchell)
Katherine Parkinson(Pauline Lamb)
Annabelle Apsion(Jennifer Cardew)
Louise Jameson(Eleanor Glasson)
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