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Better the Devil

Life in the beautiful Cornish village of Portwenn has become ever more infuriating for Dr. Martin Ellingham since the heart-wrenching decision to call off his marriage to local headmistress Louisa. Louisa has left, and Martin has begun to question what keeps him in Cornwall. It's certainly not his relentlessly annoying patients. On a visit to the hospital, Martin is stunned to meet Edith, his old girlfriend from medical school days who is now a top-ranking doctor with a flourishing private practice. Martin learns there is a prestigious surgeon's job coming free in London that is perfect for him if he can overcome his blood phobia. But all Martin's thoughts of the future are turned upside-down when Louisa unexpectedly returns to Portwenn. She wants nothing to do with Martin, but she has big news of her own - she's pregnant.



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The Tameness of a Wolf

Season 6, Episode 3

Ruth is invited on Radio Portwenn and attracts an unwanted mystery admirer. Doc and Louisa find a replacement nanny. And Louisa is Bert's least favorite person when one of her pupils pens a damning review of his restaurant in the school magazine.



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Nobody Likes Me

Martin is coerced into taking James to playgroup, while Ruth is having problems with her new neighbor.

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The Practice Around the Corner

Season 6, Episode 5

Mrs. Tishell returns to the village. Martin has to work out what is wrong with beachcomber Lorna. Al and Morwenna each have an internet dating disaster, and romance is blossoming for Bert.



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Hazardous Exposure

Season 6, Episode 6

Martin's mother returns to Portwenn with some interesting news. Penhale spreads pandemonium throughout the village at the drop of the word "asbestos" and Bert has a question for Jennifer.



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Listen with Mother

Martin reluctantly agrees to help Louisa hand out awards at her school's sports day. Ruth and Margaret have a showdown. Mike has a shady revelation from his past.

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