That grumpy bugger - Doc Martin - is back for a fifth series in 2011. The story picks up after the birth of Martin and Louisa's son. Will Martin return to his post as Portwenn's GP? Will fatherhood help the Doc to mellow? Will he and Louisa play happy families? Of course not! The road to happiness will no doubt be fraught with an array of delightfully entertaining challenges.

The Doc Martin Series 5 Blog follows the progress of Series 5 from filming to post-episode dissection, and everything in between. It will endeavour to keep you up-to-date with all that's happening in and around Portwenn.

Your contributions to the site are welcomed, encouraged and essential. If you have information, tips, photos, a story to tell or a question to ask, don't hesitate to shoot me off an email, or post a comment. The Doc is in!

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Series 6 Blog is up and running

Some behind the scenes information and photos are beginning to emerge as the filming of Series 6 gets underway!

Follow the progress of Series 6 at the new blog -

Don't forget, if you have any inside information to share, I'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Series 6

Series 6 is coming!
Whatta ya know?!

Doc Martin Series 6


Sunday, October 28, 2012

ITV Press Release - Series 6

The nation’s favourite grumpy medic, Doc Martin, with his tactless and brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, is returning to ITV1 next year.

Martin Clunes will reprise his role as Dr. Martin Ellingham in eight new episodes of the enormously successful drama produced by Buffalo Pictures and set in the idyllic, sleepy hamlet of Port Wenn in Cornwall.

Filming will begin next spring on location in picturesque Port Isaac with all regular members of the cast returning to the popular series.

Continue reading HERE.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Martin on Daybreak

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Following a TV Series to its source...

I am sitting in a chair in the waiting room of Doc Martin's surgery, staring at the dreary floral wallpaper. It's in the room next to Mrs. Tishell's pharmacy with its light blue cupboards labeled for latex gloves and gauze pads. Next to it is the Doc's kitchen, although no one is brewing tea today.

There is no filming going on of the popular British television series, "Doc Martin", that's become a cult favorite in the States. But the sets remain at the ready, tucked under the corrugated tin roof of a farm building a mile up the road from Port Isaac, the fictional Port Wenn, where the show's exterior shots are filmed.

Continue reading HERE.

Tipster: Lynn

Friday, May 11, 2012

DVD Release in the US...

A little reminder that Acorn Media will be releasing Doc Martin Series 5 in the US on 5th June 2012. Along with all 8 episodes, the DVD will include a 62 minutes of behind the scenes segments, cast filmographies and a photo gallery. The RRP is $39.99.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Master Clunes on Daybreak...

With thanks to: conniej

Friday, April 13, 2012

LA Times Article...

"Doc Martin," the globally popular British series about an antisocial big-city surgeon working as a general practitioner among boundary-disrespecting neighbors in a Cornwall fishing village, has just begun its fifth season. Over the last couple of years it has become a staple feature of American public broadcasting -- the second episode of the new season premieres locally tonight on KCET -- and has been widely available online, offered free to subscribers of Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus. Acorn Media, which has released the previous four seasons on DVD, will add the fifth in June.

Martin Clunes (whose "William and Mary," an earlier series in which he plays a cuddly undertaker, has also become a PBS favorite) stars as Martin Ellingham, the eponymous doctor. Caroline Catz is Louisa, the teacher he inarticulately loves, nearly marries and, at the close of Season 4, has a child with. This year also sees the arrival of the great Eileen Atkins ("Cold Comfort Farm," "Cranford" and a co-creator of "Upstairs Downstairs") as Martin's Aunt Ruth, a psychiatrist who shares his dry, logical, suffer-no-fool-gladly temperament.

I spoke with Clunes recently, by phone to his home in England. He is clearly a different man from the one he currently plays on television. You should imagine hearty laughter coloring his responses below.

Continue reading HERE.

Tipster: conniej

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Martin on Janice Forsyth (Series 6 SPOILERS)...

Jump to about 20 minutes to hear Mr Clunes on Janice Forsyth's BBC Radio Program. Spoilers for Series 6!

Click HERE.

Only available until 14th April 2012.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Just What the Doc Ordered...

WANT to cast a comedy drama or a sitcom? Then go no further than Martin Clunes, our foremost character actor. Not that he is particularly looking for other projects, mind.

In his year off from Doc Martin he is doing a documentary on Madagascar and a film for the Born Free Foundation. After his series about dogs and horses, Clunes is never far from the animal kingdom but this week Cornwall is on his mind with the release of the latest DVD of the universally loved Doc Martin. We talk about “the baby”.

Keep reading HERE.

Tipster: conniej

A world away from Doc Martin...

IF it’s true that the hit TV series “Doc Martin” outscored the summer cricket on Canberra TV, British actor Martin Clunes is flattered, for as he says, “nothing moves Australia like cricket.”

And he knows what he’s talking about, for he’s been here many times. He’s even been to Canberra, just before the Olympics, with the documentary series, “Men Down Under”, and claims to have interviewed a female rower by the lake.

I’m talking to Clunes by phone at his Dorset farm in England, far from any theatres and TV stations and 177kms away from the village of Port Isaac, where “Doc Martin” is filmed.

Continue reading HERE.

Tipster: DCcurlygirl

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Series 6 in 2013....!

In this interview with Alan Titchmarsh, Mr Clunes confirms that Series 6 will be filming in 2013. Sweet.

A big thank you to Sendibo for uploading the interview.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

DVD Release Dates...

Crack open your skeg wallets people, Doc Martin Series 5 is about to be released on DVD!

UK Release Date - 5th March 2012
Australian Release Date - 21st March 2012
US Release Date - Try this link - Acorn Media (Thanks Biffpup)


Series 5 in the US...

Thanks to Conniej's tip, our American counterparts can now find out where and when Doc Martin Series 5 is likely to air in their pocket of the world (I hope!).

Follow the link and you can enter your postcode....

CLICK HERE - Series 5 in the US


Monday, January 2, 2012

Series Five Bloopers!

Don't forget to check out MClunesfan123's YouTube Channel for more interesting clips.

Tipster: DCcurlygirl

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Doc Martin - Changes in the Wind...

Time often seems to stand still in Portwenn, the sleepy Cornish village that serves as a backdrop for “Doc Martin,” but change is in the wind as the fifth season of the hit comedy unfolds.

The biggest change, of course, is that Dr. Martin Ellingham, the curmudgeonly title character played by Martin Clunes, is now fumbling his way through fatherhood following the birth of his son with his on-again, off-again partner, Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz), which opens up new storylines for the show, currently airing Wednesdays on Vision Television.

Keep reading HERE.

Tipster: dcdmfan

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gone, but not forgotten...

Well my good people, it would appear that Series 5 has all but disappeared from YouTube. It was good while it lasted.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Vanishing Act...

Oh dear! It seems Series 5 episodes have been removed from YouTube. Someone's not impressed. If you're after a repeat prescription of an episode, try HERE.

Thanks to all the Digital Spies keeping up our supplies with their hints and tips.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Campaign for Series 6...

Pop over to Doc Martin Online if you'd like to get involved in the campaign to encourage the powers that be to deliver to their faithful followers Series 6. Follow the link:
Sounds like fun!

Series 5 Filming Photos on YouTube...

Tipster: Conniej

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Episode Eight on YouTube...Yeeha!

A huge thank you goes to MClunesfan123 for making each Episode of Series 5 available for all of us to enjoy! Thank you! Here's Episode Eight - Ever After.

Episode Eight Take Two...

Some people appear to be having problems with the link posted below. You will need to hit pause and allow the episode to buffer (load) for a while before watching it, otherwise you will get some stopping and starting.

Alternatively, try this link:

Episode Eight

Or this one:

Episode Eight

Be on the look out for pop up ads on new windows or tabs (you may like to close them straight away).

Good luck!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Episode Eight on the Interwebs...

Episode Eight is yet to surface on our regular YouTube Channels (awesome peeps that they are). While waiting for the links, try out this link:

Doc Martin Series Five Episode Eight


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Series 5 DVD Cover Art...

Below is the DVD cover art for Series 5, as featured on Amazon UK.

Tipster: DocMartinLover


For a Doc Martin Halloween Mashup, courtesy of Mona (aka mmDerdekea), click on this link to JibJab. Cool!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hot of the Presses (SPOILERS)...

Here's a whole swag of articles from the TV rags about Episode Eight! A very big thank you to GriffinStar for the scans!

Doc Martin Stars: "We're like a big family now"...

An article from What's on TV, featuring...believe it if you will...a smile!

Ahead of the heart-stopping climax of Doc Martin (ITV1, Monday, Oct 31), Martin Clunes and Caroline Catz tell TV Times magazine about loyal fans and their dream job...

Have you enjoyed filming the ending to this series?
Martin: “I have loved it. There’s a real cliff-hanger at the end of the series, and it feels like a really strong ending.”
Caroline: “We were filming right by the sea, and we had three days in just the most exquisite spot in Cornwall. It was a lot of fun. We had no phone signal so nobody could get hold of us, and there weren’t too many passers-by. When you’re really cut off like that and you’re filming, you can really get on with it.”

Keep reading HERE.

Tipster: Bloo Sky

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Episode Seven on YouTube...

Episode Seven - Cats and Sharks.
Be sure to check out all the other Doc Martin videos on MClunesfan123's YouTube Channel.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

What's in a name...

Scan courtesy of GriffinStar.

Series Five, Episode Seven - Cats and Sharks...

What is it about Portwenn that attracts so many batty people? Nearly everyone in the place lives on the fringes of eccentricity. And that’s not another picturesque Cornish village. Tonight we meet Mrs Florence Dingly (played charmingly and lovingly by Anne Reid), who runs the local cat shelter and obviously takes more care of her moggies than she does of herself. Her run-ins with Doc Martin are a comic delight.

Meanwhile, Bert gets into trouble over an outstanding loan, Eleanor shirks her baby-minding duties — off-loading little James onto a local teenager in order to help Bert organise a sangria-laden Andalusian evening — and Martin, facing an emergency, has to perform an operation in his surgery.
About this programme

7/8. Bert struggles to come up with the money to repay loan sharks Alastair and Norman Tonken, who gave him £1,000 to clear his debts. Eleanor falls ill and Martin diagnoses a strangulated hernia, but when the ambulance goes to the wrong village, he has no alternative but to perform the emergency operation himself in his surgery. With Martin Clunes, Ian McNeice and Louise Jameson.

Source: Radio Times
Tipster: conniej

Doc Martin Five Gives ITV Ratings a Shot in the Arse...

Cornish medical drama Doc Martin delivered the goods for ITV1 last night as the first episode of series five attracted a very healthy average audience of 8.4 million to the channel between 9pm and 10pm, a 32.4 per cent share of all viewers watching TV at the time.

A further 300,000 viewers chose to enjoy the beautifully shot Martin Clunes vehicle on ITV1 HD.

In the same slot last week, Coronation Street could only manage 7.8 million (a 30 per cent share) from 9pm to 9:30pm, and the Red or Black? results show delivered 5.1 million (a 20.2 per cent share) between 9:30pm and 10pm on ITV1.

Keep reading at RADIO TIMES.

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Doc Martin, Comedy Superhero...

Doc Martin looks at first glance like dull, patronising pap. It’s got simple plots and an absurdly beautiful rural setting: Port Isaac in north Cornwall, renamed Portwenn for the show. The supporting cast talk in Somerset accents, like all TV actors asked to play people from Cornwall, or Norfolk for that matter. Everything always turns out more or less all right.

But despite its cosy medical-drama trappings, it’s too edgy and, frankly, too good to be left to the Heartbeat/Midsomer cocoa-and-moccasins crowd. Doc Martin isn’t just bucolic anaesthesia. It’s one of the most satisfying comedies on telly. It’s much more sharply scripted than it’s given credit for and has an endlessly funny central character.

Keep Reading at RADIO TIMES.

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Doc Martin's Family Business...

In March, the crowds came to Port Isaac. For four months the Cornish fishing village provided the location for a new series of Doc Martin, as it has done every other year since 2003. The show about a townie doc with blood phobia butting up against old-world village life has an international following. And they're followers that actually follow.

"You bet they come!" says Martin Clunes. "When we're out filming in Port Isaac and the crowds are there, it's just extraordinary. Since the second series [this is the fifth] we've had visitors from Australia and New Zealand.

Keep Reading at RADIO TIMES.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Episode Seven Photos...

A couple of little photos from Episode Seven, taken from the Simply Television Blog.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Episode Six on YouTube...

Episode Six - Don't let go.

Be sure to check out all the other great Doc Martin videos on MClunesfan123's YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Episode Six Pictures...

Here's some photos from Episode Six, taken from the Simply Television Blog.

Tipster: leannethemouse

Episode Six, In the Press...

Thanks to GriffinStar for the scans below, about Episode Six.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Episode Five on YouTube...

Episode Five - Remember me.
A tip of the hat to MClunefan123 on YouTube for feeding our addiction.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Episode Five Photos...

Some great promo photos for Episode Five can be found on the Simply Television blog. Here is a sample!

Tipster: leannethemouse