Martin Clunes Returns for New Season of DOC MARTIN on ITV Choice

Martin Clunes returns to play the nation's favorite grumpy medic in a brand new series of DOC MARTIN for ITV Choice. The series premieres on October 10th. Clunes stars as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, in eight new episodes of the hugely successful drama produced by Buffalo Pictures and set in the idyllic hamlet of Portwenn in Cornwall.

Picturesque Port Isaac provides the beautiful backdrop for the popular series, with all regular members of the cast reprising their roles alongside guest stars Art Malik, Caroline Quentin and Sigourney Weaver.

Caroline Catz plays Doc Martin's wife and local school headmistress, Louisa Ellingham. Dame Eileen Atkins plays Doc Martin's formidable Aunt Ruth, with Ian McNeice as Bert Large and Joe Absolom as his son Al. John Marquez is back as Portwenn PC Joe Penhale, with Jessica RANSOM as the Doc's receptionist, Morwenna Newcross, and Selina Cadell as pharmacist Mrs Tishell.

Episode One - Mysterious Ways After having therapy to save their marriage in the last series, Martin and Louisa face the challenge of living happily together with their baby James Henry. Meanwhile wedding bells are ringing for Portwenn's police constable, Joe Penhale (John Marquez) and the Doc's nanny Janice Bone (Robyn Addison).

Al Large (Joe Absolom) is struggling with the demands of being best man: trying to keep everyone happy, especially with his dad Bert's (Ian McNeice) new 'Large Whisky' marketing antics of offering only whisky at the pre-wedding party.

The party doesn't get off to a great start when some of the guests start collapsing with mystery health problems. Martin quickly works out what the problem is.

Penhale has his own medical issue to deal with too, which could prevent him from making it down the aisle. The Doc diagnoses him with kidney stones and recommends pain killers, which Penhale refuses to take, worrying that he doesn't want to be 'drugged up' on his wedding day.

When the curate, Rosie Edwards (Lucy Briggs-Owen), also raises her own concerns about the couple, Penhale and Janice start to wonder if this wedding is meant to be.

Doc Martin starts Tuesday October 10th

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