Start your 30-day free trial

Quantity:1

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£9.99
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.00. Details
Sold by: qualityfilmsfromuk
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Doc Martin: Series 1 [DVD] [2004]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Doc Martin: Series 1 [DVD] [2004]


Price: £6.10 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
38 new from £1.86 32 used from £0.38 1 collectible from £13.20

Prime Instant Video

Watch Doc Martin - Season 1 instantly for £0.00 with Prime Instant Video
Also available to rent on DVD from LOVEFiLM By Post

Looking for Bargains?
Check out the DVD & Blu-ray Deals of the Week page to find this week's price-drops. Deals of the Week end on Sunday at 23:59.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Doc Martin: Series 1 [DVD] [2004] + Doc Martin: Series 2 [DVD] [2004] + Doc Martin - Series 3 - Complete [DVD]
Price For All Three: £20.08

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Stephanie Cole, Ian McNeice, Lucy Punch
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Momentum Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 31 Oct. 2005
  • Run Time: 292 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AE4QD8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,629 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Complete first series of the television comedy, starring Martin Clunes as eccentric and irascible doctor Martin Ellingham, who has to give up a lucrative surgical career to take a position as a rural GP in Cornwall after he develops a phobia about blood. In this series, Martin realises that his metropolitan ways are going to clash with the locals, while his sacking of his incompetant secretary makes him enemies throughout the viillage. Episodes are: 'Going Bodmin'; 'Gentlemen Prefer'; 'Shit Happens'; 'The Portwenn Effect'; 'Of All the Harbours in All the Towns'; and 'Haemophobia'.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

57 of 59 people found the following review helpful By brian from london on 11 Nov. 2005
Format: DVD
I missed most of the episodes when it was on ITV so was glad to see that the first series is now on DVD.
As soon as I started watching I was hooked and watched all six episodes ' back to back '
It really is a cracking series and the acting is superb.
I really cant wait for Series 2 to come out and I am glad they have extended it to eight episodes.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By TJDB on 21 Mar. 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
A superb programme with a good mix of drama and commedy moments within each episode. All the cast are brilliant to watch. Am now eagerly awaiting the arrival of the second series on DVD.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By C. O. DeRiemer HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 30 Aug. 2009
Format: DVD
Curmudgeons, if blessed with good writers, can be satisfying house guests. They're irascible, oblivious, often insulting (sometimes unintentionally), but usually with a hint of endearing rehabilitation. Dr. Martin Ellingham, formerly a top-rank London surgeon who now practices general medicine in the Cornish town of Portwenn, not only has first-rate writers, he's blessed by having as his impersonator the actor Martin Clunes.

Dr. Ellingham ("Martin or Dr. Ellingham, please. Not `Doc Martin!'"), during one simple operation, found himself overwhelmed and unable to continue. The sight of blood suddenly sickened him, not a good thing for a surgeon. It stopped his career cold. He retrained and accepted the job of Portwenn's GP, far away from London and from the people who'd learned of his phobia.

But Doc Mar...Dr. Ellingham...seems to have a gene missing in his make-up. He is all too frank, oblivious to human courtesies, awkward, means well but has one of the worst bed-side manners in miles. If you're a young boy who has sprained an arm, an elderly gentleman whose wife is using too much hormone cream, a well-intentioned busy-body who stops by for tea or a cancer patient, don't expect much from the doctor by way of chit chat or hand holding. Even with an actor as good as Clunes, this could be a tiresome one-joke premise, except that Portwenn has a classic collection of idiosyncratic residents, all played by some skilled British actors. There's Doc Martin's aunt, Joan Norton, played by the fine Stephanie Cole, so good in Waiting for God. Joan is an elderly, brisk, no-nonsense woman (wise, too, of course) who wrings a chicken's neck to prepare it for dinner. She lives by herself competently on her farm. There's Bert Large, played by the equally fine Ian McNeice.
Read more ›
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Susarm on 30 Jun. 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I had seen some of the Doc Martin episodes when they were shown on T.V., but I missed quite a few. So I thought I would splash out and buy the discs. This first series shows a very able doctor Ellingham who has very few social skills. He can only think of doing his job and how to treat the patient. Martin Clunes who plays Doc Martin, as he is quickly named by the residents of the seaside village, is a brilliant actor. He is playing a serious person who hardly understands what is going on around him and why people behave as they do to him to him. He himself is incredibly short with his patients and has little "kindly bedside manner" You have to realise, despite his serious attitude, that it is, after all, a comedy programme, or the characters become very annoying and unbelievable. The episodes fall flat in places, as if the producer hasn't quite got the hang of it. Nevertheless, The series is worth watching, even if only to know the story, including what might be called a love interest with the school teacher Louise, before viewing Series two.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By prisrob TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 April 2014
Format: DVD
'Doc Martin' is one of those shows, I have found that gets better as it ages. However, the first year was very entertaining. There was something a little bit strange about the main character, Doc Martin, played by Martin Clunes, but, since he was a surgeon, that made some sense.

Dr. Martin Ellingham, a London surgeon developed a horrible reaction to the sight of blood. He also does not have a good bedside manner, and he looks for another job. A GP is needed in a small village in a Cornish fishing village. He had spent summers there and, indeed, loved the area.

Martin was written and created by Dominic Minghella. Martin became the charmless, and insensitive physician, who is a brilliant diagnostician. He is so impossible I felt myself rooting for him. He is an off beat but good man. Once he is in the village, he sets up an office, people come by just to see him, and then they all develop unusual conditions, that he can almost always solve. In the process he falls in love with the schoolteacher Louisa, played by Carolyn Catz. She discovers she is attracted to him, but she doesn't really like him.

Every week a new medical condition is discovered, often including a interesting storyline. Doc Martin gains weight and loves the town. The town is an intricate turn of hillside streets and scenic overlooks. The town characters are the receptionists Lucy Punch and Katherine Parkinson; Ian McNeice, as a plumber ; Joe Absolom as McNeice's son; Stewart Wright and John Marquez as police constables, and Stephanie Cole as Martin's stubborn Aunt Joan. I began to think quite often that Doc Martin has Aspergers. He has all the characteristics. But, it makes no difference, really. This is a character who has soul, a romantic comedy we can all relate to.

Recommended. prisrob 04-07-14
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   



Feedback