You can find the best of British comedy and drama every Wednesday night on WLRN Channel 17.
Doc Martin features the misadventures of a curmudgeonly London doctor who makes waves in a sleepy seaside village where he sets up shop. Scott & Bailey is a clever police procedural in which two female detectives tackle homicide cases along with their own troubled love lives. Midsomer Murders finds treachery and mayhem aplenty in a sleepy country village:
Doc Martin: Better The Devil (8:00 p.m.)
Martin's two favorite things in life: blood and dogs. Martin has a bag with a bloody something in it, and he hauls it back to his practice...followed by a pack of dogs. Life is even more infuriating since the heart-wrenching decision to call off his marriage to local headmistress Louisa. Louisa has left the village, and Martin has begun to question what keeps him in Cornwall. It's certainly not his relentlessly annoying patients. Mrs Tishell's husband Clive returns to his wife and concerns the doctor with his lack of hearing. Martin's ex-fiancee Dr. Edith Montgomery aids a patient of his, and the pair immediately come to a disagreement over the patient's need for an operation.
Scott & Bailey (9:00 p.m.)
With their friendship in tatters, the lack of communication between Rachel and Janet is making even the simplest of tasks difficult, and it takes a call about Gill's possible abduction to reunite them as a team. The duo soon have Gill's car in their sights and identify the kidnapper, but discover they are heading for a notorious suicide location. Can the detectives get to their boss in time?
Midsomer Murders: Tale of Two Hamlets, Part 1 (10:00 p.m.)
The death of a young film star at the opening of a "satanic experience" at his family's ancestral home brings Barnaby and Troy to the feuding villages of Upper and Lower Warden. Here the Smythe-Websters are exploiting the work of celebrated House of Satan author Ellis Bell - but is there more to his legacy?