Downton Abbey’s “historical oracle”, Alastair Bruce, America-bound to talk ‘all-things Downton’

When one thinks of Downton Abbey, the names of Julian Fellowes, Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery immediately come to mind. Right up there are the now household names of Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle, Lesley Nichol and Jim Carter. Probably the one with the least visibility who should get […]

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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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End of an era as ‘New Tricks’ teaches its last ‘old dog’

New Tricks, the British police procedural crime drama that followed the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS) of the Metropolitan Police Service has solved its last case. Made up of a collection of retired police officers specifically recruited to reinvestigate unsolved crimes, New Tricks started as a simple one-off drama back in 2003 and quickly […]

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‘The C Word’ headed to U.S. public television this October

Update as of Oct 16, 2015: KERA-TV will air The C Word on Monday, October 19 at 10:00p. As the program contains strong language and nudity which may be upsetting to some, viewer discretion is advised. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in America. Over the next several weeks, U.S. public television stations will air, […]

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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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Portwenn surgery to re-open Monday, 7 September on ITV

When we last left Portwenn and the daily ups and downs of Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes) and Louisa (Caroline Catz), the couple had married but, as we are all so painfully aware, their marital harmony was short lived. After a life-threatening incident, Louisa decided to take their son James Henry to stay with her mother in […]

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