Martin Clunes returns in a new series of adventures featuring the curmudgeonly country Doctor and his patients in the Cornish fishing village of Portwenn.
After the ups and downs at the end of the last series, Louisa has gone to stay with her mother in Spain, to take some time out to think and to get their relationship into perspective.
In the first episode, Rescue Me, Martin is wondering if she will come back to him and what he has to do to make sure that she does.
Aunt Ruth (Eileen Atkins) has found him a therapist, Dr Rachel Timoney (Emily Bevan), but events in Portwenn continue to conspire against the doctor, the latest being Steve Baker (Daniel Ryan) and his life boat training exercise.
Steve and his assistant Barry (Joss Porter) are supposed to be helping Al (Joe Absolom) get the B&B ready for the guests’ arrival, but the pair are never there and the walls still need plastering. Al cannot rely on his father for help either as Bert (Ian McNeice) has taken the hump. Morwenna (Jessica Ransom) cannot help either as her flatmate Janice (Robyn Addison) has roped them both in to the life boat drill.
The training exercise becomes all too real when Steve collapses and Martin and PC Penhale (John Marquez) race out to help Morwenna and save Steve’s life. Martin needs to speak to Louisa and attend his first therapy session, but is marooned at sea.