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Midwife Crisis 

Dr Martin Ellingham meets Portwenn's new midwife, Molly, who will be looking after Louisa. Martin is dismissive of her profession, and the two of them do not hit it off.

Director:

Ben Bolt

Writers:

Dominic Minghella (creator: series), Ben Bolt | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Martin Clunes ... Dr. Martin Ellingham
Caroline Catz ... Louisa Glasson
Lia Williams ... Edith Montgomery
Stephanie Cole ... Joan Norton
Ian McNeice ... Bert Large
Joe Absolom ... Al Large
Katherine Parkinson ... Pauline Lamb
John Marquez ... PC Joe Penhale
Selina Cadell ... Mrs. Tishell
Nicholas Le Prevost ... Robert
Regina Freedman Regina Freedman ... Marigold
Gemma Craven ... Molly O'Brien
Andrew Greenough ... Michael
Natasha Barnes ... Celine
Claire Morrissey Claire Morrissey ... Teacher
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Storyline

New midwife Molly O'Brien arrives in Portwenn and instantly clashes with Martin over care of Louisa.Fortunately Louisa comes to see that Molly is exploiting the situation for her feminist views and that it is Martin who really has her interests at heart. Martin tells Joan he has got the London job and Joan stresses the importance of staying in touch with his child.He drives to Truro to clinch the appointment but is side-tracked when he has to attend to an emergency involving Bert's cook's husband but Edith comes to his house to confirm the news, and Louisa overhears her. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2009 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Bert Large: Your husband - is he *really* poorly?
Marigold: He's a man, so he's at death's door, isn't he?
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Doc Martin Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Colin Towns
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Things Are What They Are
22 February 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I guess some male reviewers have great disdain for allowing women (over one half of the population) to have any rights. Since they've had it their way since civilization began, they look for anything that feeds their prejudices. So they take the episode of a comedy series and see it as the end of the world for them. So getting back to the show itself. The midwife that shows up is a true piece of work. She is pushy and angry and is using her clients to dismiss men. She's a fictional character. Most midwives are dedicated to their patients and helping women give birth in a different way. Do they all refuse medical care for their patients? Of course not. This "fictional" character does. She is an exaggeration, just as Doc Martin is truly unbelievable. So are the other characters in Portwenn. The plot shows the vulnerability of Louisa and her efforts to try to be autonomous. Anyway, things are being set up for the future and Martin's inflexibility is at the root. Of course, we also have a subplot about people who cook and eat roadkill.


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