“Doc Martin” will film Series 9 in 2019

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Last year, it was reported in The Sun that Series 9 of “Doc Martin” would be filmed in 2018. I’ve got it straight from the horse’s mouth (meaning from Buffalo Pictures) that that information was incorrect. Series 9 will be filmed in 2019, which is Martin Clunes’ normal practice of filming every other year. 

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21 thoughts on ““Doc Martin” will film Series 9 in 2019

  1. I love love the show, but I do feel that it started to go downhill from season 6 onwards. Louisa has become very selfish, it’s mostly about her. Martin is more open to changes in himself and adjusting his habits so as to suit Louisa, but nothing seems to be enough. She knew him well enough before they got married, yet as soon as they were married she started finding a fault with everything Martin does and the way he is. Even during their therapy sessions in season 7 she is not willing to compromise or follow therapist’s advice and by default help their relationship. I am very frustrated with how Louisa’s character has developed; she’s become very irritating. While Martin is willing to adjust (within his power) to salvage their marriage because he loves her, Louisa is not willing to deal with her issues. It’s all “Martin’s issues”, “Martin’s problems”, but when asked about her family, she says that she grew up in a perfectly normal household. Lies! She is as damaged as Martin, in her own way, but is not willing to work on her issues. I think Ruth sees that and is hurting for Martin. I want the show to go on for years, but if they continue in the direction of the last 2 seasons (in particular), then they better end it altogether with season 9 hopefully on a high note. I would like to see Martin to grow further in his career. He deserves it. It is sad to see how many chances he’d missed over the years because of Louisa and being stuck in this village (however beautiful it is). It is obvious that he didn’t plan to stay there for good but now he is stuck: stuck in life and in his career.

  2. Looks like you had a great time on your 2015 trip. I enjoyed browsing through your pictures. I did look quite cold. While looking at your pics, I did notice the awesome patch on your vest “Insanely Addicted fan of Doc Martin.” That totally describes me too. My husband got me hooked on the series and have watched some of the episodes more than once (I love finding the funny stuff you miss the first time, like silly patient names). I enjoyed it a lot and recommended it to folks I thought would enjoy the show, I talked about it so much I got my MIL and my folks hooked and one of my friends. I’ve also watched the movies that preceded the show. Saving Grace, Doc Martin, and Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie. Though Martin plays a very different personality, they were stiff fun to watch. I simply can’t get enough of it.

    I also checked out your fanfic too. I must say I did enjoy your writing.

    Downton Abbey was a favorite series of mine and when I recommended it to my MIL, she watched a few episodes and commented that it wasn’t like Downton (duh it isn’t supposed to be). I had to convince her to keep watching for a few episodes and she finally got hooked.

    • Thanks for the note. I’m so glad you, your family and friends enjoy the show. You can watch S8 and 9 (if you haven’t seen them) on Acorn, a streaming service like Netflix. It took me a few episodes to get hooked, so I understand where your MIL is coming from. Have fun when you go. Send pix and I’ll post them on the blog.

  3. I totally agree with Yuliya. Although I was never interested in romantic or doctors series, Doc Martin is one of my favourites because he is so unusual. The lovestory of Louisa and him is very touching and in the first five seasons I coped with the arc of suspense “will-they-or-won’t-they”, but than it became more and more annoying. At the following seasons their story changed too much into a gloomy one for my liking. Louisa behaved unbearable and unfair very often and there was hardly one moment that testified of their deep feelings. The bottom was reached with season 6, but at the end of season 7 I was finally sanguine that their relationship becomes more romantic again – and was really disappointed. I think Al and Bert (and maybe even Martin and Buddy) have more physical contact in season 8 than Martin and Louisa have. They live together like a community of purpose, there are nearly no tender glances or words between them anymore (and Martin is really good at declaration of love!). I really hope, the scriptwriters will find back to the magic between Martin and Louisa for the last season – they deserve it so much.

  4. Hey anyone got an update on the actual filming days for 2019 yet? And is there a tour agency that offers tours guaranteed to visit and watch the actual filming? Need to plan for a trip in advance . Thanks for any help!

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