“Motherland” shows promise amidst BBC’s ‘year of the reboot’

Buried smack dab in the middle of the current sitcom reboot/remake/prequel overload comes a really promising new comedy pilot offering airing tonight at 10p on BBC2. Motherland, starring Anna Maxwell-Martin (Bletchley Circle, Death Comes to Pemberley, And Then There Were None), Lucy Punch (Doc Martin, Hot Fuzz), Diane Morgan (Mock the Week, Mount Pleasant) and Paul Ready […]

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‘DCI Banks’ returns “grittier than ever” with new series

DCI Banks starring Stephen Tompkinson (Trollied, Ballykissangel, Wild At Heart), Andrea Lowe (Love Life, Monroe) and Caroline Catz (Doc Martin, Murder in Suburbia) returns Wednesday, 31 August at 9pm on ITV1 with six new episodes, promising to be ‘grittier than ever’. Also returning will be Jack Deam (New Tricks, Casualty) as DC Ken Blackstone and Keith […]

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Finally off the island, Ben Miller now wants his ‘TV wife’ back

Several years removed from his two+ year stint on Death in Paradise, the greatness of Ben Miller returns to the small screen known as BBC One in a new romantic comedy series, I Want My Wife Back. Caroline Catz (Murder in Suburbia, Doc Martin, DCI Banks) plays Bex, his TV wife who walks out on their marriage on her […]

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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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