Desert Island Discs adds ‘Lord Grantham’ to the castaway list

Perhaps the coolest show on the planet is BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, which premiered on BBC radio in 1942. Created by Roy Plomley, the format is about as simple as you can get. A guest ‘castaway’ is invited by host Kirsty Young to choose the eight records they would take with them to […]

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The Great(est) British Television Map! Ever!

A huge TOH to the folks over at Radio Times who dug deep and found what appears to be the most brilliant British Telly map ever. This is better than sliced bread! For TV fans residing in the UK, the fact that the setting for both Doc Martin and Poldark take full advantage of the gorgeous Cornwall coastline or that Happy […]

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Around the world with ‘Doc Martin’

Depending on where your travels may take you in the coming year, chances are fairly good that you will be able to keep up with the exploits of the local version of Dr. Martin Ellingham in some form or fashion. Doc Martin has been sold to more than 70 ­countries, with seven of the biggest besides America […]

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‘Doc Martin’ producer hints Portwenn surgery isn’t ready to close just yet…

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. According to Current, the newspaper and website about public and nonprofit media in the U.S., Dr. Martin Ellingham, the cantankerous village physician with an ill-timed phobia for blood that possesses a bedside manner which makes Dr. Gregory House look like Mother Teresa, isn’t done insulting his patients just yet. Season 7 of Doc Martin, which premieres in January […]

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Pre-series 5, ‘Call the Midwife’ confirmed for series 6

In an era where America is days away from being confronted with the stark reality that this truly is the final series of Downton Abbey, both Doc Martin and Sherlock roll around about every 2+ years and there are rumors that this could very well be the final series of Mr. Selfridge, the one constant in the world of quality telly drama […]

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DCI Banks set for 2016 return

Christmas is coming early, once again, as ITV has announced that Stephen Tompkinson will return in his role as DCI Alan Banks along with Andrea Lowe as DS Annie Cabbot and Caroline Catz, of Doc Martin fame, as DI Helen Morton when DCI Banks returns for a fifth series in 2016. Once again inspired by the books from acclaimed novelist […]

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The story behind Sigourney Weaver’s ‘Doc Martin’ cameo

When the new series of Doc Martin returns to public television stations in the States this January, viewers will be treated to a very familiar face in episode 7 as none other than Sigourney Weaver turns up in Portwenn. The actress, known for her brilliant roles in Alien and Ghostbusters, left Hollywood for a small part in Doc Martin – […]

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On the set of ‘Doc Martin 7’, pt 2

When we last left Eric and David’s Excellent Adventure, our public television colleagues had arrived in Port Isaac and begun filming on the forthcoming behind-the-scenes documentary, Doc Martin – Seven Grumpy Seasons, which is set to premiere on public television stations in America this December. If you missed part 1 yesterday, you can catch up […]

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Dateline: Port Isaac – On the set of ‘Doc Martin 7’, pt 1

As I mentioned earlier this week, for those ‘Clunatics’ in the States who have been waiting (im)patiently for the return of Doc Martin, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Not only is the light shining brightly with series 7 set to air on public television stations beginning in January 2016, there is a brand new […]

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‘Doc Martin – Seven Grumpy Seasons’ headed to public television

In just a few short months, January 2016 to be exact, the long-awaited return of one of your favorite British bits of telly will be headed stateside. No, not Downton Abbey. Well, actually, that is headed our way in January but we’re talking about the return of everyone’s favorite British GP with a dismal bedside […]

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