Martin Clunes talks about Series 9 of “Doc Martin.” (Sign up for Acorn TV to watch the episodes beginning Sept. 26.)

James Williams, of NewsTalk Florida, spoke to Martin Clunes, who was at home in England, and the article is posted at

I like what Martin says in response to this question by Williams. 

“Williams: You know if Louisa had a Facebook Page under the relationship tab it would likely read “Married but it’s complicated. How has the relationship between Martin and Louisa changed in series nine?

“Clunes: (Laughs) Yes, Martin would not have a Facebook Page but Louisa would no doubt. Well, I think that things are better between them, it is far less confrontational and much more centered on the family.”

Martin seems to be saying that the series is returning somewhat to the tone of the early series, where Louisa’s character wasn’t so harsh. 

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“Doc Martin” welcomes a new, 3-year-old James Henry, who steals the show

Martin Clunes and Caroline Catz are enjoying working with the newest addition to the cast, Elliott Blake, who plays the three-year-old James Henry. Martin claims he is a “joy to work with.” Read the story in The Sunday Post at:

Cornish youngster thanks Martin Clunes for his support when he was a baby on the show and needed medical help

Pirate FM posted this very heartwarming story about nine-year-old Alfie Cane, who played Baby James several years ago.

Doc Martin Alfie

While on set, Alfie was diagnosed with a rare condition that meant he had a misshapen skull and was not able to support his own head. Martin Clunes donated a load of memorabilia to help the tot get the treatment he needed.

Thanks to Martin’s kindness, read what Alfie is doing now.


“Doc Martin” Series 9 to begin streaming Thursday, Sept. 26

DM 2019

15 years and going strong!

Get your remote control ready. “Doc Martin” is back with Series 9!

You can read all about the new series in this release from Acorn TV.

Silver Spring, MD; September 12, 2019 – Since its premiere on UK’s ITV in September 2004, DOC MARTIN has enjoyed a highly-rated run in its home country and has become one of the most successful British series worldwide — especially in the U.S. with new fans discovering the series on Acorn TV, public television and on Acorn’s DVD and Blu-ray sets. Called an“eccentric comedy full of lovable oddball characters” (Los Angeles Times) and “absolutely bloody hilarious” (London Evening Standard), the series marks its 15th anniversary with its first new episodes in two years — starting Thursday, September 26, each of the eight new episodes of DOC MARTIN Series 9 will premiere weekly exclusively in the U.S., Canada and Mexico on Acorn TV – only a day after they air in the UK for the very first time. Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter), Acorn TV is North America’s most popular streamer focused on British and international television from AMC Networks.

BAFTA winner Martin Clunes (Arthur & George, Men Behaving Badly) returns to DOC MARTIN in his rollicking lead performance as Dr. Martin Ellingham, a tactless, self-centered, and uptight doctor – with a phobia of blood — in the quirky yet charming fictional seaside town of Portwenn in picturesque Cornwall. Clunes had recently enjoyed an acclaimed turn as a London detective in the three-part highly-rated ITV crime drama series Manhunt.

In Series 9, Doc Martin’s career is hanging in the balance as the General Medical Council follows up on complaints about his brusque approach to patients. Meanwhile, his wife, Louisa (Caroline Catz, Murder in Suburbia) pursues a new career as a child counselor and is concerned that their son, James Henry (Elliott Blake), is becoming too much like his dad. Returning favorites of series 8 include Dame Eileen Atkins (The Crown, Upstairs, Downstairs, Cranford) as the Doc’s formidable Aunt Ruth, Ian McNeice (Doctor Who, Rome) as Bert Large, and Joe Absolom (Hatfields & McCoys) as his son Al.

Series 9 guest stars include Danny Huston (Yellowstone, American Horror Story, Succession), Conleth Hill (Lord Varys in Game of Thrones), Tom Conti (Reuben, Reuben) and the return of Martin Clunes’ Men Behaving Badly co-star Caroline Quentin. DOC MARTIN is produced by Philippa Braithwaite of Buffalo Pictures.

U.S. Premiere Weekly: Thursdays, September 26 – November 14, 2019