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Facta Non Verba 

New art teacher Erica perturbs Louisa with her unorthodox methods and Martin - when she moves in next door to him - though Martin establishes that her fainting fits may play a part in her ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Clunes ... Dr. Martin Ellingham
Caroline Catz ... Louisa Ellingham
Sigourney Weaver ... American Tourist
Ian McNeice ... Bert Large
Eileen Atkins ... Ruth Ellingham
Joe Absolom ... Al Large
Jessica Ransom Jessica Ransom ... Morwenna Newcross
John Marquez ... PC Joe Penhale
Robyn Addison ... Janice
Emily Bevan ... Dr. Rachel Timoney
Selina Cadell ... Sally Tishell
Ella Ainsworth Ella Ainsworth ... Becky Trevean
Kelly Adams ... Erica Holbrooke
Beatrice Playfoot-Orme Beatrice Playfoot-Orme ... Bernie Holbrooke
Gemma Jones ... Annie Winton


New art teacher Erica perturbs Louisa with her unorthodox methods and Martin - when she moves in next door to him - though Martin establishes that her fainting fits may play a part in her odd behaviour. Dr Timoney also becomes a patient when she collapses at the wheel of her car and begins to act strangely whilst an American tourist and devoted elderly wife also give Martin problems. Bert returns to being a handyman after his failed whiskey-making venture and Penhale's offer of a career move to Exeter is much affected by his growing relationship with Janice. Written by don @ minifie-1

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26 October 2015 (UK) See more »

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In Facta Non Verba, S7E7, the American Tourist who annoys Doc Martin (Martin Clunes) is ably played by Sigourney Weaver. See more »


Morwenna Newcross: [on being given a book called 'The Assertive Woman'] Yeah, I'm not really into self-help books.
American Tourist: Oh yeah, girl. Cause you're doin' so well without them. Give this a chance... And, hey, if it doesn't work, you can always hit him across the face with it.
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Doc Martin Theme
Written by Colin Towns
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Which woman is sicker and more screwy?
17 February 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This episode seems to feature women--two of which seem a bit daffy. A new art teacher comes to town and she's ultra-bizarre and her strange craft collage scares the children. She also seems to annoy Martin after she moves in next door as she seems odd....with strange hearing problems, an inclination to fall down and more.

The other odd lady is the previously normal Dr. Timony (the therapist for Martin and Louisa). She has an accident and afterwords, she seems odd. Her self-judgment is now poor and when she interacts with folks she shows little common sense or discretion.

The third, and least important and least weird, is an American tourist (Sigourney Weaver in a bit role). She is appalled by the Doc's lousy bedside manner but she's also helped by him when she starts having some minor symptoms.

Additionally, Constable Penhale is amazingly offered a new job outside of Portwenn. Why anyone would think he was competent to do anything other than being an organ donor, I have no idea. And Penhale keeps asking his indifferent neighbors if he should leave. Only one seems to think he should stay.

Overall, this episode is an improvement over the last few--mostly because instead of focusing on Martin and Louisa and their VERY stagnant relationship, it's back on the townspeople and their interesting and quirky problems. Not one of the best episodes but clearly an improvement.

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