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Doc Martin: Series Nine - Preview

Doc Martin Series 9

Preview by Jack Foley

MARTIN Clunes returns as Britain’s favourite curmudgeonly medic in a brand new, hugely anticipated series of the immensely popular, long running hit drama Doc Martin.

Following its run on ITV, Doc Martin: Series Nine is set for its UK DVD release alongside a bumper binge-worthy box set of Doc Martin: Series One – Nine on November 25, 2019, from Acorn Media International.

Dr Martin Ellingham (Clunes, Men Behaving Badly, Warren) is back for eight new episodes of the ratings winning drama as the sole GP of a sleepy town. With a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, he continues to treat and challenge the community of the idyllic hamlet of Portwenn in Cornwall.

Caroline Catz (DCI Banks, In Fabric) once again stars as Doc Martin’s wife Louisa Ellingham, who has resigned from her job as headmistress at the local school to pursue a new career in child counselling. Concerned that their son James Henry is becoming too much like his father, she considers whether they should try for a little brother or sister.

But with her career change and Martin under review from the General Medical Council following complaints from his patients, is now the right time?

Returning cast include Dame Eileen Atkins (The Crown, Robin Hood) as Doc Martin’s formidable Aunt Ruth, Ian McNeice (Rome, Dune) as Bert Large, with Joe Absolom (Eastenders, Vincent) as his son Al, Jessica Ransom (Horrible Histories, The Armstrong and Miller Show) plays receptionist Morwenna Newcross, Caroline Quentin (Jonathan Creek, Dickensian) as vet Angela Sim and Selina Cadell (The Lady in the Van, Wild Child) as pharmacist Mrs Tishell.

They are joined by a roster of special guest stars: Danny Huston (Wonder Woman, Stan & Ollie) plays Robert Brooke, a man who is shot by a farmer who thinks he is stealing eggs, Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones, Dublin Murders) plays a GP who is sent to assess Martin and Tom Conti (Paddington 2, Four Seasons) plays an eminent surgeon.

Settle in for your dose of Doc Martin – on the doctor’s orders.