The story centers around a recently widowed lady called Grace - Brenda Blethyn - Who finds out that her stately home was mortgaged to the hilt by her late husband! Unfortunately when the will is read, it works out that her husband was actually in considerable debt, and as a result she stands to lose her beloved home!
Cue a very funny film, and the hilarious scheme which Grace becomes involved to raise money to pay off her late husbands debts, and save her home. Kudos to Craig Ferguson - who plays Grace's pot-smoking gardener - and also to Tcheky Karyo who plays a drug baron. Bill Bailey has a small part too, as a small time dealer along with Jamie Foreman who plays Karyo's minder.
But, in my opinion Martin Clunes is brilliant as the local cannabis smoking GP Doc Martin!
This is a very funny film, but gentle with it - Filmed on location in Cornwall, in and around Port Isaac.
The film spawned a sequel, called 'Doc Martin' to explain how he became a GP in Cornwall - Ironically, its now a TV series, but alas the Doc of the series, is not as endearing as the Doc of the movie!
Get this film, you wont regret it!