‘Farewell Doc Martin’ bids a tearful goodbye to Portwenn

Doc Martin S10, Ep 2 – Photo Credit: Neil Genower/Acorn TV

It seems like only yesterday that Dr. Martin Ellingham, the surly and self-centered medic with a rude bedside manner and a phobia of blood, graced the good folks and coastline of Portwenn with his vast medical knowledge by becoming the general practicioner in Portwenn, the sleepy Cornish village where he had spent childhood holidays with his Aunt Joan (Stephanie Cole) and Uncle Phil.

Beginning later this month, uncover the incredibly successful journey that the comedy-drama Doc Martin has been on for the past 18 years as public television stations across the U.S. premiere Farewell Doc Martin. Follow the cast and crew as they film its 10th and final series, and discover the process of making a successful television show.

Go behind-the-scenes to share the secrets of the beloved British dramedy Doc Martin as Caroline Catz (Louisa) narrates this celebration of 10 amazing seasons and 18 years of the picturesque coastline of Port Isaac (Portwenn) .

From the show’s inception in 2004 to its final days of filming in 2022, learn details about Doc (Martin Clunes) and Louisa’s (Caroline Catz) love story, the inspirations for the medical cases, and the real-life filming locations through on-set footage and in-depth interviews with the cast and crew. Uncover the fantastic journey for all involved in the production, and the lasting legacy of this series as the cast and crew prepare to say goodbye.

Tellyspotting had the great good fortune to catch up with Caroline Catz last year prior to the release of the 10th and final series. As she reflected back on a very blessed 18 years, Catz labeled her time in Port Isaac as ‘one of the greatest joys of her life’. One that was both unique and a priviledge.

Distributed by American Public Television, Farewell Doc Martin premieres later this month on public television stations across the U.S. followed by the broadcast premiere of the 10th and final series of Doc Martin. North Texas readers of Tellyspotting, note that Farewell Doc Martin will transmit on Saturday, December 9 at 7:00p with the broadcast premiere of series 10 will head your way in January 2024.

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  • John III

    Wow, can’t believe it, enjoyed this show so much. I can’t believe it.