Doc Martin

Doc Martin

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DVD - 2011
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Doc Martin: After learning that his wife has been cheating on him, Doctor Martin Bamford impetuously leaves London for a week in a coastal village he visited as a child. Charmed by the scenery and the locals, he stays longer than he planned, makes friends, learns to fish, and helps solve a mystery.
Doc Martin and the legend of the cloutie: Now settled in as the local G.P., Doc Martin longs for privacy. Everyone in the village knows everything about his life. He wants to buy a large, isolated farm, but his plans fall through when a London family swoops in. To secure his dream home, the doctor uses local folk magic and invokes a fabled beast.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, c2011
ISBN: 9781598286045
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4572 DOC
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 162 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Candona
Oct 19, 2016

Don't get this if you are thinking you are adding a few extra episodes to the television series. This doctor is very different from the one in the series (even has a different surname) but once you accept that the movies are fun. The second one goes a bit overboard with implausible aspects.

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twzrhd
Jun 06, 2016

I knew the Doc Martin movies (2001) would be much different from the Doc Martin series spin-off (2004 - ?). I was introduced to the series from TPT public TV. Interesting to see Martin Clunes play Doc Martin in a completely opposite character. Interesting and somewhat entertaining but the series is vastly more entertaining!

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uschidog
Jan 24, 2016

Better than series.

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talktimereader
Nov 07, 2015

Enjoyed the movies, but unliked scrubble4 I loved the series. Undoubledly Martin Clunes is a great comedic actor. I must add Port Issac to my list of 'must sees' in England. It is too beautiful.

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StopHarperNow
Aug 27, 2015

Doc Martin the movies is much better than the TV series. The character is more multi-dimensional than the anti-social misfit portrayed in the series and the village folk are not all daft. Why did they resort to stereotypical cliches when they produced the show for the small screen?

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MNUN_2013
May 22, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I wished the Doc's amiable personality in this film showed a little more in the subsequent seasons/series 1-6. It would be nice to see him smile from time to time each series. I do enjoy all the series thus far, and will feel a bit gloomy when it all comes to an end. =(

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lisastitch
Mar 02, 2015

These are the two made-for-TV movies that inspired the hit series. They're enjoyable, but Doctor Martin Bamford is not at all the Doctor Ellingham of the series, and I don't think this character would have had a hit TV series. However, it's fun to see where the series started.

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tenet
Feb 25, 2015

Rated 5/10.

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ownedbydoxies
Oct 02, 2014

The television show is charming and humorous, but these made for tv movies, although well-acted as most things are that come from BBC, are so improbable and almost ridiculously cartoonish, that we were disappointed.

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scrubble4
May 27, 2014

So much better than the TV series. Doc Martin is a believable character missing the extreme edges that his character developed in the TV series.

A thoroughly enjoyable movies.

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Monolith
Oct 05, 2013

Judith (to The Phantom, who's posturing to jelly attack Doc Martin): "PUT... THE JELLY... DOWN!"

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