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Doc Martin: Season 4 - Preview

Doc Martin: Complete Season 4

Preview by Jack Foley

MOMENTUM Pictures is serving up just what the doctor ordered this Mother’s Day with the March 1, 2010 DVD release of the fourth series of the immensely popular Doc Martin.

A consistent ratings winner and smash hit DVD success, a Series 1-4 box set will also be available to buy, ensuring a full dose of top notch entertainment.

Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly, William and Mary) returns again in the role he has made his own – the hilariously cantankerous Dr Martin Ellingham – in the fourth series and, as ever, his curmudgeonly ways and distinct lack of bedside manner continues to upset the otherwise convivial community of the beautiful Cornish village of Portwenn.

Joining Clunes are regular cast members Caroline Catz (Murder in Suburbia, Vice), Katherine Parkinson (IT Crowd, Ahead of the Class), Stephanie Cole (Waiting for God), Ian McNeice (Rome, Oliver Twist) and Joe Absolom (Vincent, Eastenders).

Series 4 sees the doctor questioning his place in the village following the departure of school headmistress Louisa. However, he soon faces plenty of other challenges as he sets out to cure his phobia of blood once and for all and discovers romantic distraction in the form of old medical school acquaintance and local hospital hot shot Dr Edith Montgomery (Lia Williams).

As ever in Portwenn, things do not go smoothly and, just when the grumpy doctor starts to find himself on something of an even keel, he discovers an even bigger surprise in store…

Doc Martin remains one of the jewels in ITV1’s comedy-drama crown and the DVD release of the fourth series will undoubtedly provide the perfect tonic for fans everywhere.

What’s more, with a Series 1-4 DVD box set releasing on the same day, new fans have got the perfect opportunity to catch up with the GP’s outrageous antics.

Certificate: 12
Running Time: 6 hours (approx)
UK DVD Release: March 1, 2010