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Preview – Doc Martin Series 5

August 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Series four of Doc Martin ended with the promise of promotion for our favourite Dr Ellingham, who was to move away from the Cornish fishing village of Portwenn to become a London surgeon. Read more…

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Photos – Doc Martin Series 5 Episode 1

August 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Here are some photos from the opening episode of the upcoming fifth series of ITV1’s Doc Martin…

DOC MARTIN returns with a brand new series. It begins with Dr Martin Ellingham struggling to cope with new fatherhood, as he embarks on a new chapter of his career, which is set to take him away from the small Cornish village.A new GP, Dr Di Dibbs (Joanna Scanlan), and her husband Gavin (Robert Daws), have already moved into his old surgery. But Dr Ellingham begins to have serious doubts about the competence of Dr Dibbs, and, in his familiar tactless way, is not afraid to tell her.

(c) Buffalo Pictures / ITV

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Doc Martin Series 5 Promotional Photos

August 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Here are some promotional photos for the upcoming fifth series of ITV1’s Doc Martin…

DOC MARTIN returns with a brand new series. It begins with Dr Martin Ellingham struggling to cope with new fatherhood, as he embarks on a new chapter of his career, which is set to take him away from the small Cornish village.

(c) Buffalo Pictures / ITV

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ITV Begin Filming A New Series Of Doc Martin

March 29, 2011 Leave a comment

ITV have announced that filming has begun on the lastest series of Doc Martin. Here is the press release…

Martin Clunes returns to Cornwall this week to begin filming a brand new series of the ratings winning ITV1 drama Doc Martin.

With ratings topping nine million viewers for the series screened in Autumn 2009, Doc Martin is considered one of ITV’s most successful drama series.

After a two year break to allow Martin to pursue other drama and factual projects, he is back to reprise the role of the curmudgeonly GP in the picturesque fictional village of Portwenn.

Eight 60 minute episodes will be filmed around the stunning settings of the North Cornwall coast.

Caroline Catz (Murder in Suburbia, In Denial of Murder, The Vice) returns to play the mother of Doc Martin’s child, primary school headmistress, Louisa Glasson.

Ian McNeice (Frankenstein, White Noise, Paradise Heights) and Joe Absolom (P.O.W, Vincent, Eastenders) are back as father and son, Bert and Al Large, and John Marquez returns to his role as the village policeman, with Selina Cadell as pharmacist Mrs Tishell. Dame Eileen Atkins (Upstairs Downstairs) joins the regular cast as the doctor’s Aunt Ruth, and Jessica Ransom (Armstrong and Miller Show) is the new surgery receptionist, Morwenna Newcross.

They are joined by a prestigious line up of guest stars including Julie Graham (Survivors, Bonekickers, William and Mary), Peter Vaughan (Silk, Lark Rise to Candleford, Christmas at the Riviera), Joanna Scanlan (Getting On, The Thick of It), Robert Daws (Coronation Street, The Royal) and Louise Jameson (Doctors, The Bill).

Martin says: “I have missed our annual visits to Cornwall, and I look forward to spending the next few months in this beautiful part of the country. I am thrilled to be able to work with such a fabulous cast, and exciting new story lines.

The series is produced for ITV1 by Buffalo Pictures, the independent production company owned by Martin and his wife Philippa Braithwaite (Staggered, Sliding Doors, Hunting Venus), who also produces the series.

“We’re delighted so many viewers enjoy the series, as much as we enjoy filming and producing Doc Martin with the beautiful backdrop of Cornwall. Our vision is to ensure this series continues to be as fresh, different and bold as when we first went into production,” said Philippa.

The new series begins with Dr Martin Ellingham struggling to cope with new fatherhood, as he embarks on a new chapter of his career, which is set to take him away from the small Cornish village.

A new GP, Dr Di Dibbs (Joanna Scanlan), and her husband Gavin (Robert Daws), have already moved into his old surgery. But Dr Ellingham begins to have serious doubts about the competence of Dr Dibbs, and, in his familiar tactless way, is not afraid to tell her.

The doctor also faces the loss of his Aunt Joan, and has to deal with an equally cantankerous relative who comes to live in Portwenn.

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Doc Martin

September 22, 2009 Leave a comment

One of my favourite programs has just returned – Doc Martin.

There’s a lot to be said for easy watching sunday night programs like this. It may not be high drama and it may not be fast paced, but it is nice to have something harmless and funny.
The first episode in the series was pretty much the same as all the others – Doc Martin being rude to everyone but getting all the diagnosis correct. The will-they-won’t-they storyline with Louisa wasn’t missed by me. The same sub characters are still there. I do love the pharmacist who is secretly in love with the Doc.
Martin Clunes is as ever the star of the show. Great acting.
They’ve also got another doggy to follow him around. Same old same old but for some unknown reason still funny!
Overall, nice fluffy stuff as ever. Love the scenery too. Cornwall is gorgeous, though of course I love Devon more ;0)
Jenna
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