Sunday 30 August 2015

Wednesday 26 August 2015

ITV Press Pack

The ITV Press Pack is now available on the ITV site HERE.
It is chock full of spoilers if that's your thing. If not, avoid it at all costs!

It has been requested that the information in the Press Pack isn't used until September 1st, so I won't publish any bits here until then! Stay tuned!

From the site:
The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 1 September.
Martin Clunes returns as Britain’s favourite grumpy medic in a new series of Doc Martin for ITV.
Martin Clunes reprises his role as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, in eight new episodes of the ratings winning drama produced by Buffalo Pictures, and set in the idyllic, sleepy hamlet of Portwenn in Cornwall.
Picturesque Port Isaac on the North Cornwall coast is the setting for this popular series.
Caroline Catz plays Doc Martin’s wife Louisa. The couple married in the last series, but their marital harmony was short lived. After a life-threatening incident, Louisa decided to take their son James Henry to stay with her mother in Spain while they try to work out their problems.

Sunday 23 August 2015

Fans in Port Isaac

Found HERE on YouTube.

Doc Martin Series Seven First Look

ITV have today released promotional pictures for the seventh series of Doc Martin. Played by Martin Clunes since 2004, the character and series have received critical praise and the series now has a large fan following. The seventh series of Doc Martin is set to air on ITV 1 in early September. The eight part series will see the return of the curmudgeonly Doc Martin  along with his wife Louisa Glasson (portrayed by Caroline Catz) along with the regular cast of supporting characters such as Bert and Al Large and Sally Tishell. More promotional pictures below:

Found HERE on The Consulting Detective Blog.

Friday 14 August 2015

Series 7 Promo

Very big thank you to the peeps who made a viewable version available!

Doc Martin - Series 7 Trailer

A video preview of Series 7 can be found HERE! It's not available in all countries, so when home from work I'll try to track down a more universally friendly version!

Don't click on the picture, it doesn't do anything!

Monday 10 August 2015

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Martin Clunes on receiving an OBE, this year’s Buckham Fair and Doc Martin

As filming for the seventh series of Doc Martin comes to an end, Martin Clunes OBE is busy preparing for his next starring role at Buckham Fair. Carol Burns caught up with Martin and his furry co-star on set in Port Isaac.

For those unfamiliar with the show, Martin plays the role of the notoriously grumpy Dr Martin Ellingham, a GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood that ended his promising surgical career and brought him to Port Wenn. Without giving too much away, in the latest series Doc Martin is trying to mend his relationship with his wife Louisa (Caroline Catz). The couple married in the last series, but their marital harmony was short lived - and Louisa took their son James Henry to Spain.

“The last series was funny but had quite an emotional agenda, this series we are keeping with this - but going back to the comedy,” says Martin. “So I’ll be trying to walking into more door frames!”

Doc Martin is an unlikely romantic hero but his on-again-off-again relationship with Louisa, rather like the one Martin had as Gary Strang with his long suffering girlfriend Dorothy in the hit comedy Men Behaving Badly, proved to be a major attraction of the show. “Right from the start it wasn’t something we could have predicted,” he says. “That’s why people were tuning in. People started saying to me ‘just marry her’ and they would say to Caroline, ‘why do you put up with him?’”

This series will also see the blossoming (or should that be withering) of a relationship, with Doc Martin’s unwanted four-legged companion, the inappropriately-named Buddy, played by eight-year-old Dodger.

Read the full article HERE at Dorset Magazine.

Tuesday 4 August 2015

A final flicker of fliming on Flickr

Found HERE on Flickr.

A tale of two TV series: Favorite shows chart the itinerary for a U.K. journey

Our readers share tales of their rambles around the world.
Who: Friends Angela Hughes (the author) and Ginger Harden of Arlington.

Where, when, why: In June, we ventured to England and Wales for two weeks to visit the scenic sites of two television series: Port Isaac, Cornwall (the fictional Portwenn of “Doc Martin”), and Portmeirion, Wales, the setting for the 1960s cult classic “The Prisoner.”

“Doc Martin” is a favorite of both of ours, and Port Isaac plays a major role in the series about a London surgeon who takes over a Cornish village practice after developing a phobia about the sight of blood. The combination of eccentric villagers and Doc Martin’s curmudgeonly personality result in awkward moments. We timed the trip so it would fall during the filming of its reportedly final season.

Keep reading HERE at The Washington Post.

An appointment with Doc Martin in Cornwall

Steve McKenna joins a tour in the quaint Cornish coastal town of Port Issac, the setting for a popular TV show.

Call me old-fashioned — or worse — but I’m not a big fan of sat nav. I prefer to drive without an automated voice telling me to turn this way and that. And for the past week, I’ve enjoyed a delightful, sat nav- less road trip around Cornwall — England’s most scenic region, I’d say. I’ve found that a bit of map scouring prior to the day’s journey — and keeping a lookout for signposts en route — usually gets me from A to B, no worries.

It’s a bit different today, though. After taking a wrong turn somewhere, I’m lost in a tangle of serpentine country lanes — the kind where you dread turning a corner and coming face-to-face with a clunking tractor. The landscape is all undulating fields: some planted with vegetable crops, others layered in lush grass and munching cattle. Every mile or so, I come to a tiny village — say, St Teath or Pendoggett — and look out of my window, hoping for a sign. Preferably a sign that says “Port Isaac”. Eventually, I find one and I arrive in this snug seaside village only 30 minutes late for my walking tour.

Keep reading HERE at The West Australian.

Sunday 2 August 2015

Poor ol' Al!

DOC Martin Star Joe Absolom's car has caught fire in Tintagel and been tackled by local fire crews.
The actor is famous for playing Al Large in the Cornish based Doc Martin and previously played Matthew Rose on Eastenders. His Volkswagen people carrier caught fire earlier this morning, and emergency services were called.

Fire crews from Delabole dealt with the fire using two breathing apparatus and two hosereels. The fire service have said the incident was a private car fire and no more information is available at this time.

Found HERE at the Cornish Guardian.