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Clunes: Warren was axed because audience was too old

Martin Clunes believes that the BBC axed his latest sitcom because the audience was "too old" and "too blue-collar".

David Stephenson, The Daily Express, 23rd June 2019

BBC decommissions Martin Clunes's Warren

Sitcom Warren, starring Martin Clunes, will not return for a second series, the BBC has confirmed.

British Comedy Guide, 20th May 2019

Filming starts on Doc Martin Series 9

Martin Clunes and the rest of the Doc Martin cast are back in Cornwall, to film Series 9 of hit ITV comedy drama.

British Comedy Guide, 25th March 2019

TV review, Warren, BBC One

If you watch the right programmes - Derry Girls, Catastrophe - you could easily argue that we are going through a golden age of sitcom at the moment. On the other hand if you watch Warren, starring Martin Clunes as the perma-grumpy titular driving instructor, you might feel that the sitcom is fatally wounded.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 10th March 2019

What were they thinking of with Warren? Poor Martin Clunes: after so much redemptively good work - Vanity Fair, Manhunt, even Doc Martin's a lovely rounded well-acted part - he has apparently chosen to star in a "comedy" that could have been written in 1974. About a grumpy driving instructor. And that's it, folks. No jokes, no clever lines, no acknowledgments that there's nothing inherently laugh-out-loud in just saying "garden centre" or "driving instructor", or indeed that time and tastes move on and all that's left is a talented actor staring at the camera with what's meant to be sardonic pith but might actually be howling existential angst.

Euan Ferguson, The Guardian, 3rd March 2019

Warren review

Curmudgeons have forever been a cornerstone of comedy, but the problem with Martin Clunes's Warren - well, one of many problems - is that he's not just grumpy, he's just an unpleasant shit.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 26th February 2019

Warren review

A star as miserable as Victor Meldrew? I don't believe it! Christopher Stevens enjoys Martin Clunes' performance as a tight-fisted, bullying driving instructor on BBC1's Warren.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 26th February 2019

Warren, review: laughs are in short supply

This new comedy about a beleaguered driving instructor who moves up north lacked wit, empathy, and heart.

Sarah Hughes, i Newspaper, 25th February 2019