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After developing a fear of blood, the brilliant and successful surgeon Dr. Martin Ellingham is forced to move from London to the Cornish Hinterlands and start a new career as a general practitioner. The villagers of Portwenn, who insist on addressing Ellingham as “Doc Martin,” offer little respite to the ailing physician as he juggles his quick-witted receptionist and incredibly kind-by comparison patients. It doesn’t help that Ellingham’s bedside manner is less than exemplary.
Despite his abrupt delivery and grouchy persona, even the villagers have to admit that Doc Martin is an incredibly capable physician. I mean, the man is so by the book he doesn’t even take off his suit jacket when delivering babies. Still, Doc Martin is making the most of it in his new Cornish fishing village home, and after nine series’ he’s even managed to hire a phlebotomist and fall in love with a friendly school teacher. You know, that whole “opposites attract” thing.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Doc Martin online.
Doc Martin cast
- Martin Clunes as Martin Ellingham
- Caroline Catz as Louisa Ellingham
- Ian McNeice as Bert Large
- Joe Absolom as Al Large
- Selina Cadell as Sally Tishell
- John Marquez as Joe Penhale
- Eileen Atkins as Ruth Ellingham
- Jessica Ransom as Morwenna Newcross
What channel is Doc Martin on?
Doc Martin airs on British channel ITV, and is distributed in the U.S. on Acorn TV.
How to watch Doc Martin
1) Acorn TV
- Cost: $5.99 a month or $59.99 a year (after 7-day free trial)
- Acorn TV devices: Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android, Amazon Channels
Nobody does mystery, drama, comedy, or documentaries quite like the folks in the British Commonwealth. Trouble is, getting shows like Line of Duty, Murdoch Mysteries, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, and My Life Is Murder stateside is about as rather difficult.
Luckily, streaming service AcornTV compiles these hard-to-find gems from Britain, Ireland, Australia and beyond in one convenient destination. Plus, like any great streaming service, there are fantastic original series including Agatha Raisin, Loch Ness, Manhunt and Mystery Road. New shows are added weekly, so there’s always something new to catch once tea time rolls around.
You can try the service for a week before committing to subscribing. After that, it’s only $5.99 a month or $59.99 if you pay for a year all at once. Best of all, you can even gift a subscription to the Anglophile in your life.
- Cost: $5.99 per month
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
Seasons 1-5 of Doc Martin are available on Hulu. If you subscribe to Hulu with Live TV you’ll get the on-demand portion of Hulu included for free. You can also upgrade to Hulu No Commercials for $11.99 per month.
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Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.