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Don't Let Go 

Maggie gets the all-clear from the doctor and decides she will return to Bude, forcing PC Penhale to take desperate measures to persuade her to stay in Portwenn.


Ben Bolt




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Clunes ... Dr. Martin Ellingham
Caroline Catz ... Louisa Glasson
Eileen Atkins ... Ruth Ellingham
John Marquez ... PC Joe Penhale
Jessica Ransom ... Morwenna Newcross
Ian McNeice ... Bert Large
Louise Jameson ... Eleanor Glasson
Julie Graham ... Maggie Reid
Brian Pettifer ... Mr. Coley
Samuel Timson Samuel Timson ... Adam Dawson
Joseph Timson Joseph Timson ... Garth Dawson
Buffy Davis Buffy Davis ... Pippa Woodley
Lucy Hutchinson ... Ella
Sarah Buckland Sarah Buckland ... Shopkeeper
Alfie Cane Alfie Cane ... James Henry Ellingham


As Maggie regains her memory and aims to leave Portwenn, a desperate Joe tries to impress her into staying by being assertive. Louisa returns to school where the children fall prey to a mystery illness which Martin links to dementing caretaker Mr. Coley, who has inhaled carbon monoxide fumes and cleaned the school floors with fertilizer. When the confused old man climbs onto the school roof Joe sees it as his chance to impress Maggie by rescuing him but humiliates himself by getting stuck and it is Martin who saves the day. However Louisa is annoyed to find that Martin has arranged a date for James's christening without telling her. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Drama | Romance




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17 October 2011 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


Martin Clunes (Dr. Martin Ellingham) & Julie Graham (Maggie Reid) also worked together in William and Mary (2003) as William Shawcross & Mary Gilcrest respectively. See more »


During the roof rescue scene, Martin calls Mr. Coley "Mr. Creley", "Mr. Maynard", and "Mr. Munsen". See more »


[first lines]
Ruth Ellingham: [eating a chicken dinner in Ruth's kitchen] So, who's going to look after the baby while you're at work?
Louisa Glasson: My mother.
Dr. Martin Ellingham: If she remembers to turn up.
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Written by Colin Towns
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Startling Episode
6 March 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

There are a trio of things going on here. The first, and most tiresome for me, is the case of Joe Penhale and his ex-wife. He is wearing thin as a character. Maggie has been cleared to leave, her amnesia being eliminated (probably). Her memory is coming back, including thinks about her marriage to Joe. The whole thing between them is rather frightening and very sad. He is so weak and pathetic. Secondly, we have the whole thing that is going on at the elementary school. A janitor, who comes back from a holiday, begins to act in the most bizarre way. Soon children are becoming ill and, indeed, acting in a rather undisciplined way. The third is the relationship between Martin and Louisa. As awful as he is, Martin is what he is. Louisa thinks she can change him. He is one of those people that has always been on his own, with his own ideas being the "only" ideas. The baby is a heavy weight on Louisa's day to day existence. The two characters and their occupations seem to be non-negotiable. I know this is a television show, but my advice is for them split completely.

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