Doc Martin should change his computer password habits–and so should you

This post is a bit offbeat for my blog, but I think it’s important enough to share with as many people as possible. In my real life, I write articles for business publications.  This one is about password management. Who knew we were doing it wrong (upper/lower case, number and special character) for years?  Here’s a formula for creating passwords that can keep hackers away for 550 years.

Use your own random phrases, of course.



More details about Martin Clunes’ new series, “Warren”

The Anglotopia Magazine published more details of Martin Clunes’ upcoming series, “Warren.”


“Martin Clunes will star as titular character Warren, who is forced to move from the south up to Preston when his partner Anne’s father falls ill. Warren suddenly finds himself living in an area he doesn’t like, doing a job he’s not emotionally cut out for and looking after two teenage stepsons he never wanted.”

Much more information about the show’s story line is available at:

“Warren” will air in the UK on BBC One later this year. With Martin’s popularity in “Doc Martin in the States,” it’s expected that streaming services, such as Acorn TV or BritBox, will also make the series available to U.S. audiences.

Martin Clunes will star in BBC sitcom, “Warren”

According to the Mirror, Martin Clunes couldn’t resist an offer to do a six-part comedy, called “Warren,” for the BBC.  

Martin claims that, “The script is so funny, I didn’t want anyone else to do it.”

No details were given as to when the show would begin production or when it is expected to air.

Read details at

Public TV “Doc Martin” air date delayed

“Doc Martin” Series 8 will air on Public TV stations later than usual this year. Acorn TV, which owns the streaming rights, explains the reasons for the delay. 


“Acorn spokesperson Chad Campbell said longer exclusive streaming periods are becoming the norm for over-the-top platforms. Acorn is a subscription service specializing in British TV, offering on-demand access to many series broadcast on public TV. Its lineup of dramas and mysteries includes Poldark, Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders and Agatha Christie’s Poirot.

“Everyone in the industry is looking for ways to differentiate themselves, and it’s become common practice to have larger exclusive windows,” Campbell said. “We’re increasing that exclusivity window for some of our signature shows and didn’t plan to make a final decision on a public television window for a few months still.”

Read the entire Current article at:


“Doc Martin” Season 8 is ready to order on DVD and Blue-ray from Acorn TV!

Doc Martin S8 key art LRU.S. audiences will be thrilled to learn that Acorn TV has announced it is offering Season 8 of the smash hit, “Doc Martin,” plus over 1.5 hours of bonus content on DVD and Blue-ray, beginning December 12, 2017. 

See more information at:

Acorn TV’s url is


UK TV Ratings Remain High for “Doc Martin” — Martin Clunes May Film Series 10!

According to Wikipedia, all eight episodes of “Doc Martin” garnered high TV ratings. Go to the link and scroll down to Series 8.

Also, according to Digital Spy, Martin Clunes said that he has “no immediate plans to retire Portwenn’s grumpiest GP Doc Martin, despite claims that the much-loved show would be coming to an end after series nine.”