Renewed: Doc Martin

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Grumpy medico Doc Martin is returning for a seventh season.

ITV has ordered 8 new episodes with Martin Clunes reprises his role as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood. Filming has just begun in Cornwall with all regular cast returning.

Next season The Doc is heartbroken by Louisa’s departure, and realises he has got to make changes if he wants to win them back, and be a family again.

“I’m thrilled to be back on the beautiful North Cornish coast to shoot series seven of Doc Martin. The Doc has some serious work to do if he is going to persuade Louisa to come back,” Clunes said.

More than 800 local people turned up for auditions in Port Isaac for extras roles in the new series earlier this month. As the doors of the church hall opened for the auditions there was a queue of 150 babies in prams and pushchairs hoping to be selected for the role of 11-month-old James Henry, the son of Doc Martin and Louisa.

“We’re delighted Doc Martin is returning to ITV,” said Steve November. “Martin has created a unique and very watchable character who for all his faults is hugely appreciated by the audience. We look forward to working on the series with the Buffalo Pictures production team.”

It airs in Australia on ABC.

4 Comments:

  1. ITV ordered it after S6 aired in 2013. Over year ago Clunes was discussing ideas for where the story was going to go in S7 in interviews. Films was just delayed for 12 months due to availability.

  2. Yep some of us lovers of Pommy humour are well aware of the upcoming series with the curmudgeon Dr Ellingham (which an anagram of the screenwriter Dominic Minghella surname). Sadly we will probably have to look to friends in the UK for the DVD…. or maybe Netflix……

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