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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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

ITV's Season Highlights...

ITV's Season Highlights for Summer includes the following information about Doc Martin (the original can be found HERE):

Martin Clunes is back for a brand new series of the hit ITV1 drama Doc Martin. After a two year break to pursue other drama and factual projects, Martin returns to reprise the role of the curmudgeonly GP in the picturesque fictional village of Portwenn.

In this new series, the doctor is up to his eyes in nappies as he struggles to balance his work with being a new dad, which does nothing to improve his unsympathetic bedside manner with patients.

Doc Martin is one of ITV’s most successful drama series, with ratings topping nine million viewers for the series screened in Autumn 2009. 8 x 60 minute episodes are being filmed this spring and summer around stunning locations on the North Cornwall

Caroline Catz (Murder in Suburbia, The Vice) stars as school headmistress Louisa Glasson, the doctor’s onoff partner and mother of his child. Ian McNeice (Dr Who, Frankenstein) and Joe Absolom (Vincent, EastEnders) are back as father and son Bert and Al Large, who run a restaurant in Portwenn. John Marquez (Hotel Babylon) returns to his role as the village policeman, and Selina Cadell (Life of Riley, Lab Rats) plays pharmacist Mrs Tishell, who has a crush on the doc. Dame Eileen Atkins (Upstairs Downstairs) joins the regular cast as the doctor’s Aunt Ruth, and Jessica
Ransom (The Armstrong and Miller Show) is new surgery receptionist Morwenna Newcross.
Martin is reunited with Julie Graham (Survivors, Bonekickers), his co-star in ITV1’s popular romantic drama William and Mary, for this new series. She is among the prestigious line-up of guest stars, which includes Peter Vaughan (Silk, Lark Rise to
Candleford), Joanna Scanlan (Getting On, The Thick of It), Robert Daws (Coronation Street, The Royal) and Louise Jameson (EastEnders, Doctor Who), who plays Louisa’s mother.

The producer is Philippa Braithwaite and the director is Ben Bolt. A Buffalo Pictures production.

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  1. I hope they haven't actually killed off Aunty Joan! Thanks for this.

  2. I look forward to Season 5 and to the blog. Is there a chance you would consider changing the black background. It's hard to read. But thank you either way.