Doc Martin - Series 5 2011

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All eight episodes from the fifth series of the ITV comedy drama starring Martin Clunes as the truculent Dr Martin Ellingham, whose bad manners cause continual consternation in the pictureseque Cornish village of Portwenn. In this season, the arrival of a new doctor fails to take the pressure off Dr Martin. Not only does Diana Dibbs (Joanna Scanlan) misdiagnose any number of patient ailments, but she doesn't appear to be in the best of health herself. Episodes are: 'Preserve the Romance', 'Dry Your Tears', 'Boho With a Shotgun', 'Mother Knows Best', 'Remember Me', 'Don't Let Go', 'Cats and Sharks' and 'Ever After'.

Starring:
Ian Mcneice, Caroline Catz
Rental Formats:
DVD

Doc Martin - Season 5

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 4 hours 40 minutes
Starring Ian Mcneice, Caroline Catz, John Maerquez, Joe Absolom, Martin Clunes
Director Paul Seed, Ben Bolt
Genres Drama
Studio MOMENTUM PICTURES
Rental release 5 March 2012
Main languages English

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Whiteside TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 4 Nov 2011
Format: DVD
This latest series of 'Doc Martin' lost a couple of characters in Auntie Joan and Pauline which was a pity but it did have adequate replacements in the shape of Auntie Ruth and Morwenna. I wouldn't say that this series was quite as good as the first two but it was definitely on a par with series three and four.

As always, the scenery is stunning and the acting generally excellent across the board. Some of the storylines were perhaps a little farcical and there was maybe too much of PC Penhale but by and large I believe there is still plenty of life left in and around Port Wenn. Martin Clunes is always a treat as the grumpy Doc but Caroline Catz is his equal with her terrific portrayal of Louisa.

Series 5 was consistantly watchable, not 'Doc Martin' at it's very best maybe but still much better than many other TV offerings. I do feel though that the Doc and Louisa actually work better when they are apart so to speak so it will be interesting to see how things develop if there is a series 6, which I hope there will be. Still recommended viewing.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Peter Bowes on 4 Nov 2011
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The 5th series was excellent, I loved every episode. Martin Clunes is an excellent actor, he plays Doc Martin with true professionalism and he carries the persona of the character very well and yet if you see him stop acting he drops out of character back to Martin.

I must confess I do ask myself how many other accidents or illnesses can there be? But who cares, my wife and I love the escapism of the series with the funny plots and excellent characters, both old and new.

The scenery is also fantastic, which only adds to the magic of the program.

I understand some people might not enjoy this series so much, but chill out it's not real!

Sit back in your favourite chair grab a cup of coffee and prepare to be carried away to Portwen.

Well done Martin and cast, MORE!!!!!
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66 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Brett H TOP 50 REVIEWER on 1 Nov 2011
Format: DVD
Two years on from Series 4 Doc Martin has returned to our screens and this series was well worth the wait. Formerly a highly successful surgeon who has developed a phobia for performing operations, Doctor Martin Ellingham has started a new life as a GP in the quiet Cornish village of Port Wenn. However, having absolutely zero people skills and a nonexistent bedside manner, traits which extend to his personal life and in particular his relationship with his former partner, the long suffering Louisa, his dealings with the locals are somewhat uneasy.

The last series ended with Doc Martin wondering whether to move back to London, or stay in Port Wenn to support Louisa who has just given birth to their child. However, Doc Martin is less than impressed with his replacement as GP, and predictably decides to stay on. Quite a number of the plots this time round feature the rather haphazard child minding arrangements for the baby, and at one stage this is subcontracted out by Louisa's mother to some teenage girls at the bargain price of £2 an hour! The climax to this series again revolves around the baby, but we do not have a cliffhanger ending this time round which I was grateful for as this always seems somewhat contrived.

Port Wenn in some ways puts you in mind of Ambridge in that nothing of great significance seems to happen for a lot of the time, and when something out of the ordinary does happen, it is played out to the full. For example, one episode is based on Bert Large, the restaurateur, borrowing £1,000 from a wheelchair bound loan shark and his dim son, and being concerned about unspecified `repercussions' in the event of non repayment. However, much of the charm of this show lies in the gently eccentric characters who abound in Port Wenn.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Diane Lindenberger on 20 Nov 2011
Format: DVD
I already own series 4 on DVD and all of my friends watch this exciting and well-acted show.
We love this series in the U.S. and cannot wait for Series 5 and wish it could be sooner than March of 2012....I was luckly enough to visit Port Isaac last June with the help of my British friend driving me from Devon to Cornwall. It was enchanting and very beautiful. And the Cornish pasties and Cornish ice cream were wonderful....so, hurry and send this to the U.S. so we can continue watching our beloved Doc Martin. One of the best imports from Great Britain. !!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Olsen on 13 Mar 2012
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Well, that's what the sticker said since this was released on DVD close to Mother's Day. So how come I, male and usually more interested in war films, action and rock music, enjoy it so much? Because it is good entertainment, that's why. Marvellous scenery, delightful characters (even the baddies aren't all that bad), fun, sunshine and even some good health advice thrown in for good measure. Some of the storylines may be a bit thin and I could have done with less PC Penhale, but something always seem to be happening and no episode ever becomes boring. Escapism at its best!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bogdan on 14 Jun 2013
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As if the authors did not quite know where to take story in this seemingly forced extension of the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maggie on 25 Feb 2013
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I love Doc Martin series - long may it continue - however, series 5 is not as good as 1-4
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan on 19 July 2012
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We stayed with friends of ours who had the first 3 series of "Doc Martin" and we watched them together and thoroughly enjoyed them. Doc is so rude to people, the things he comes out with are hilarious, and it's laugh out loud funny. Also, the scenery is stunning, so much so that we had a visit to Port Isaac (Port Wenn in the show) and it was fun trying to find Doc's house, the surgery, Bert's restaurant etc. This series is thoroughly recommended. I can't wait until Series 6 comes out in the Spring.
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