Fatherhood hasn't softened Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes). He's about to take a new job in London when events conspire to keep him in Portwenn. His infant son needs a name, his replacement isn't up to the job, and he receives devastating news.
- 1. Preserve the RomanceAugust 4, 201347minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC], Español [CC]Audio languagesEnglishDoc Martin's return to London is delayed by the birth of his son, the arrival of an incompetent replacement at his Portwenn practice, and the sad news of a sudden death. He temporarily moves in with Louisa and their still unnamed baby.
- 2. Dry Your TearsAugust 4, 201346minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC], Español [CC]Audio languagesEnglishMartin agrees to stay on until a more suitable substitute is found. He moves back into his house and persuades Louisa to join him so he can help raise their child. Martin's aunt Ruth arrives in Portwenn for a funeral. She's almost as cranky as her nephew.
- 3. Born with a ShotgunAugust 4, 201347minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC], Español [CC]Audio languagesEnglishA wailing baby and sleepless nights leave Martin and Louisa with frayed nerves. New receptionist Morwenna makes a bad first impression on the doctor. Aunt Ruth deals with an intruder and a reclusive neighbor with a mysterious illness.
- 4. Mother Knows BestAugust 4, 201346minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC], Español [CC]Audio languagesEnglishThe first annual Portwenn charity fun run leads to a rivalry between Bert Large's restaurant and a local pub. Louisa's mother, Eleanor, shows up unannounced, and while Louisa isn't happy to see her, the baby starts sleeping more soundly under Eleanor's care.
- 5. Remember MeAugust 4, 201346minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC], Español [CC]Audio languagesEnglishPC Penhale has an unexpected visitor: his ex-wife Maggie, who exhibits strange symptoms. Louisa learns her mother's real reason for returning to Portwenn, and she and Martin finally choose a name for their baby.
- 6. Don't Let GoAugust 4, 201346minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC], Español [CC]Audio languagesEnglishPC Penhale takes desperate measures to convince Maggie to stay in Portwenn. When Aunt Ruth discovers old family photos, Martin is reminded of his unhappy childhood. Martin and Louisa can't seem to agree on anything, and tensions reach a breaking point.
- 7. Cats and SharksAugust 4, 201346minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC], Español [CC]Audio languagesEnglishThreatened by loan sharks, Bert Large can't afford to host a charity event for a cat sanctuary. PC Penhale intervenes, and Eleanor comes up with a way to bring more customers to Bert's restaurant. Meanwhile, Martin makes plans to leave Portwenn in a week.
- 8. Ever AfterAugust 4, 201346minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC], Español [CC]Audio languagesEnglishUnaware of her feelings for him, Martin asks Mrs. Tishell, the pharmacist, to babysit James Henry for the day. Fueled by a cocktail of self-prescribed drugs, she takes the baby and disappears. Martin, Louisa, Aunt Ruth, and PC Penhale pursue them to a castle high on a cliff.