Caroline Bosman is a minor character of Doc Martin, and appears in seven episodes.
Another in a long line of “Doc Martin” comedic yet tragic characters, “Caroline Bosman” appeared in Seasons 1, 2, and 6 of the “Doc Martin” TV series. She was played by English actress Felicity Montagu.
Introduced to the Doc just before the harbor-side “Portwenn Life Day” costume awards event (in Episode 1 of Season 1, “Going Bodmin”). Caroline is likely the primary (possibly only) local radio disk jockey and talk show host on Radio Portwenn. Martin later uses her live on-air talk show, to disastrous effect, in Episode 3 (“Sh*t Happens”) when he prematurely speculates on the likely source of a mysterious outbreak of diarrhea, striking the local inhabitants.
Subsequently, in Episode 4 of Season 2, "Aromatherapy" she becomes one of the frequent innocent victims of the many disturbingly-serious medical conditions that constantly strike down Portwenn inhabitants. Thought widely (but unfairly, as it turns out) to be just a drunk by the gossipy townsfolk, Martin eventually reveals that Caroline is, in fact, dangerously diabetic. Her husband, Tom (Mark Buffery), leaves her during that episode.
Arguably the funniest lines related to Caroline are delivered not by actress Montagu, but by her replacement Rosie Cavaliero (playing overly-enthusiastic radio personality “Melanie”) in Episode 3 of Season 7 ("It's Good to Talk"). In response to the Doc’s inquiry about the missing Caroline, Melanie offers in a whisper, “Yeah;…sectioned.” Doc: “What!?” Melanie, “Hm, hmm. Whole family testified, apparently.”
Season 1 Edit
- Going Bodmin
- Sh*t Happens
Season 2 Edit
Season 6 Edit
- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
- The Tameness of a Wolf