Series 7, Series 8 and the Doc Martin prequel movies are exclusive to Acorn TV. Martin Clunes stars as the surly, self-centered, and rude Dr. Martin Ellingham in this long-running and beloved British drama. After developing a crippling fear of blood, Doc Martin, formerly a hotshot surgeon, is forced to change careers and relocate to the charming seaside town of Portwenn, where he often clashes with the village's quirky inhabitants. CC Available.