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Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz), Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes).

Doc Martin (2004)

ITV comedy drama about village life. 62 episodes (8 series), 2004 - 2017. Stars Martin Clunes, Buffy Davis, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice and others.

Press Clippings - Page 17

ITV must be cock-a-hoop to see one of their sure-fire ratings bankers return for a new series of eight episodes. Martin Clunes is back as irascible and blood-fearing GP Martin Ellingham, tending to the ills of the populace of Cornish fishing village Portwenn. At the end of the last series, fans were aghast when the wedding of Ellingham and his on-off love Louisa (the fabulous Caroline Katz) didn't go ahead. Louisa is still around, but our favourite GP bumping into an old flame from medical school isn't going to make things any easier. Good, honest fun.

Mark Wright, The Stage, 18th September 2009

Video: Martin Clunes Interview

After a break of almost two years, comfy comedy drama Doc Martin makes a welcome return to the ITV schedules this weekend for its fourth series. We sat down with Martin Clunes for a wee chinwag to find out more.

Neil Wilkes, Digital Spy, 18th September 2009

What Buckham Fair means to Martin Clunes

A man as much in the public eye and with as big a heart as Martin Clunes is bound to get swamped with requests to help good causes, but he's a man who hates to say no.

What started in a humble way as a small horse and dog show last year on his 20-acre homestead in Beaminster has grown to a fully-fledged fair and a way of saying a big yes to local charities.

Rene Gerryts, Bridport News, 13th August 2009

Doc Martin - Series Two

Doc Martin is the kind of show that builds up steam very slowly; there's nothing flashy to grab viewers by the neck and make them want to orgy on it like many high-concept shows. But, gradually, it works its magic and its characters ingratiate themselves in these slight but sweet stories.

Stuart Galbraith, DVD Talk, 28th July 2009

Martin Clunes returns as Doc Martin for Series 4

Martin Clunes is back in Cornwall to film a new series of the ratings winning comedy drama Doc Martin for ITV1. He returns to play the curmudgeonly Dr Martin Ellingham whose truculent and tactless manner upsets the convivial community of the picture postcard village of Portwenn on the North Cornwall coast.

Lisa McGarry, Unreality TV, 1st May 2009

Doc plans screen break

Martin Clunes just loves playing the grumpy TV doctor who has proved such a hit with viewers. "I'm not a happy hero. I'm rather refreshed by the fact that he's just so wrong and bad," grins the star of Doc Martin. Better make the most of the new seven-part series, filmed and set in Cornwall, as there won't be another one for at least a year or two. Martin says he wants to take a break from acting, having also recently been on our screens in the New Zealand drama The Man Who Lost His Head.

Ian Wylie, Manchester Evening News, 20th September 2007

Doc Martin steps back into the limelight

Medicine man Martin Clunes loves not having to prescribe a smile. "That's fun for me. It's liberating," says the star of award-winning comedy drama Doc Martin. He's back in the role of curmudgeonly Dr Martin Ellingham, still failing to display any sort of bedside manner as a GP in a small Cornish community, having been forced to give up his high-flying city surgical practice.

Ian Wylie, Manchester Evening News, 4th November 2005

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