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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Friday, July 15, 2011

Penny's in Port Isaac...

I received an email from Penny, who is in Port Isaac, watching filming unfold. This is what she wrote (including possible spoilers):

"I'm in Port Isaac for a two weeks holiday and I saw the film crew yesterday. Something spectacular is going to happen; Doc Martin was screaming his lungs out on a ladder ;-). The fudge shop keeper told me this morning that next Tuesday and Wednesdag they will be using his shop again for filming some Mrs Tishell scenes. I'll try to make some pictures again!"

Thank you Penny! We look forward to any more information you may find!


  1. Great to see that filming for series 5 has started! Any chance they will still be filming around August 10, when we intend to visit the Port Isaac area (coming from the Netherlands)?


  2. Filming in Port Isaac was set to finish at the end of July Mark. But I guess you never know, perhaps you'll be in luck and they'll run over!

  3. fingers crossed then! ;-)