Acorn TV — a streaming service devoted entirely to British dramas, comedies, mysteries and documentaries — announces the news all of us in the United States have been waiting to hear:
“Acorn TV is thrilled to announce the acquisition and U.S. premiere of the newest season of “Doc Martin,” one of the most popular U.K. series in the world, beginning Monday, October 5.”
Called the “chief curators of the best Brit TV” by Time magazine, Acorn TV has also been listed as #1 by Tech Times of the “14 lesser-known movie and TV streaming services you need in your life right now.”
You can subscribe to Acorn TV for a small monthly or annual fee. See the details at: https://acorn.tv/featured. Click on the picture of Martin Clunes and the words “Membership Options.”
Here is the announcement from RLJ Entertainment, which owns Acorn TV, about the upcoming series:
Silver Spring, MD; August 31, 2015 – Following the U.S. Premieres of the BAFTA Award-winning comedy Detectorists and the highly anticipated new Agatha Christie series Partners in Crime, Acorn TV presents the U.S. Premiere of DOC MARTIN, SERIES 7, the newest season of the smash hit ITV and Acorn TV series. Doc Martin stars BAFTA winner Martin Clunes (Arthur & George, Men Behaving Badly, Shakespeare in Love) in an uproarious lead performance as a tactless, self-centered, and uptight doctor in a quirky seaside town in Cornwall. Acorn TV debuts the first two episodes of the eight episode season on Monday, October 5, 2015, followed by a new episode every Monday through its season finale on Monday, November 16. Available at Acorn.TV and on a variety of devices, Acorn TV is the premier streaming service for world class television from Britain and beyond from RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE). Currently, Acorn TV features all previous seasons (Series 1-6) readily available to watch anytime for catch-up viewing.
Called “completely addictive” (Slate) and “absolutely bloody hilarious” (London Evening Standard), Doc Martin has become one of the most successful British series in the U.S. with new fans continuing to discover the series on Acorn TV, public television, and on DVD. In the U.K., Doc Martin is one of ITV’s highest-rated drama series, while in the U.S. the last season was the #1 show on many public television stations and Acorn’s fastest-selling DVD of all-time. The series is also a global phenomenon, having sold to more than 70 countries, with licensed local versions in France, Germany, Spain, Russia, and many more
Series 7 is shaping up to be another entertaining and eventful visit to Portwenn. The new season begins with Doc Martin alone in Cornwall while Louisa (Caroline Catz, Murder in Suburbia) and their son visit her mother in Spain. Realizing that he needs to make changes for the sake of his marriage, Martin promises Louisa that he will see a therapist and work to win her back. In addition to Martin and Louisa’s troubles, the eccentric residents of Portwenn—including fan favorite supporting characters like Bert Large and Mrs. Tishell—face their own trials and tribulations.
Also returning this season are Dame Eileen Atkins (Upstairs, Downstairs, Cranford, Gosford Park) as the Doc’s formidable Aunt Ruth, Ian McNeice (Doctor Who, Rome) as Bert Large, Joe Absolom (Hatfields & McCoys) as his son Al, Jessica Ransom as receptionist Morwenna Newcross, and Selina Cadell as pharmacist Mrs Tishell. Picturesque Port Isaac on the North Cornwall coast is the setting for the fictional town of Portwenn. Doc Martin is created by Dominic Minghella, produced by Buffalo Pictures, and distributed by DRG.
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