Martin Clunes is now filming the 9th series of Doc Martin in Port Isaac, Cornwall.
Clunes returns as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, in eight new episodes produced by Buffalo Pictures.
Caroline Catz returns as Doc Martin’s wife, Louisa Ellingham, who has resigned from her job as headmistress at the local school to pursue a new career in child counselling.
Also returning are Dame Eileen Atkins plays Doc Martin’s formidable Aunt Ruth. Ian McNeice as Bert Large, with Joe Absolom as his son Al. John Marquez is PC Joe Penhale, Jessica Ransom is the doctor’s receptionist Morwenna Newcross and Selina Cadell is pharmacist Mrs Tishell.
“We love going to Cornwall to make Doc Martin, and we miss it when we are not there. The county is so beautiful, and the people have been so warm and welcoming to us. It is the best job in television,” says Clunes.
In this new series the Doc’s career is hanging in the balance. His future as a GP is under scrutiny from the General Medical Council following complaints about his irascible approach to patients.
While it was initially reported that the series would end after Series 9, Martin Clunes clarified that it had only been commissioned as far as 2019, thereby not ruling out future plans.
Doc Martin screens in Australia on ABC.