UPDATE March 25, 2014: See article, titled “Martin Clunes Hints about ‘Doc Martin’ Season 7 Story Line,” on the front page of this blog (karengilleland.wordpress.com)
Check out this interesting interview with Ian McNeice and Joe Absolom in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Don’t let the “5th Season” in the title throw you. The article was posted December 13, 2013. I was most interested in this part:
“‘When we read the script, it tied everything up,’ Mr. Absolom said. ‘But they took out chunks of what we filmed and rearranged it and left it extremely open and extremely unended'”. . . .
“‘I think it’s more than likely they’ll continue because it’s been very popular and they like things that are popular because we’ve got to sell soap in the middle of it,’ he said. ‘If it can sell soap and washing powder and soft drinks, they’ll make more of them. It’s a numbers game essentially. The upshot is people are starting to watch all around the world.'”