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An Evening with Martin Clunes — March 18, 2014

If you’re in London, you may want to check out this special event with Martin Clunes on Tuesday, March 18. You can read about it at

If you go, let us know how it was — and send some pictures our way!


Congratulations, Denver Broncos, on Winning AFC Championship

Along with being a “Doc Martin” addict, I am a Denver Broncos football fan. Congratulations to the team on defeating the New England Patriots to win the American Football Conference Championship. It was a picture-perfect day in Denver, with temperatures in the 60s (F). The Broncos played a picture-perfect game and will be headed to New Jersey on February 2 to play the Seattle Seahaws in the Superbowl!

You can watch highlights of the Bronco-Patriots game on this NFL video:

You may also watch a different selection of highlights, as well as see other videos that capture the excitement of the day, on the Denver Broncos Network

Be sure to watch this highlight of Peyton Manning’s passes.

Check the videos out soon, as they tend to be taken off in a few days.

Sam North’s “Doc Martin” Books Available


Sam North’s Doc Martin: Mistletoe and Whine and Practice Makes Perfect are available in the UK and in the United States.


Favorite Moments

My sister is visiting from California, and she had never watched “Doc Martin.” Obviously, she needed DM exposure. After several marathon sessions, she finished all the series and can be classified as a fan (perhaps not insanely addicted). Watching the early series  and hearing her laugh reminded me of some favorite DM lines and scenes. I am creating a new category – “Favorite Moments” – to post memorable lines and scenes as they come to mind. Please feel free to join in with your own favorites. Post a reply, providing your first name, city and state, and, if you remember, the series and episode. I will be happy to include your favorites.

My own all time favorite line:

S1E4: Ranger Stewart James (wonderfully played by Ben Miller), describing gray squirrels, shotgun in hand, screams at the “Doc”: “They are the squirrel equivalent of the Nazis!”

(At the moment, the “create new category” function isn’t working for me. I’ll keep trying. In the meantime, if you want to add a favorite moment of your own, please reply to this article.)


A lovely moment comes at the end of S1E5 when Martin consoles Aunty Joan as her long lost lover sails away in the harbor below. Joan learns (from Martin) that the man had only a few months to live and he wanted to spare her the pain of seeing him waste away. By leaving, he causes her much anguish. As they are standing in the field overlooking the harbor, Martin embraces Aunty Joan as she weeps and even kisses her hair. Great stuff. (Gloria from Hartford, CT)

PBS Airing Past Episodes of “Doc Martin”


Rocky Mountain PBS — Channel 6 in Denver — is airing Series 1 of “Doc Martin” on Thursdays at 8 p.m. MST.

S1E3, “Sh*t Happens,” will air on November 21.


Check your local PBS channel to determine if the show is running in your area. PBS is expected to broadcast Series 6 beginning in February 2014.

Digital Story of the Nativity

Although this clip is not DM-related, it is so clever, I am posting it as a holiday treat. Whether you are a techie or not, enjoy “The Digital Story of the Nativity.”



Sandro Botticelli

Martin Clunes on Short List for National Television Awards

Congratulations to Martin Clunes, who has made the short list for the National Television Awards in the “Drama Performance” category. The other remaining nominees in the category are Miranda Hart, Matt Smith and Maggie Smith. (Carolyn Catz and “Doc Martin” did not advance to the final round.)

Vote for Martin Clunes at this link:

You can skip categories that you do not wish to vote in by clicking the “Skip Category” button and then “OK.” You must go all the way to the end and provide your email address in order for your vote to count.

Voting closes at midday (London time) on January 22.

NTA tickets are still on sale for the show.

See related articles:–dec-broadchurch-up-for-national-tv-awards.html

3 thoughts on “Article Archives

  1. One of my favorite episodes is S5 E7 “Cats and Sharks”. I particularly like the scene between Al and Aunt Ruth where he confesses that he has “borrowed” the 800 pounds for the sheep fencing. I also like the scene near the end where Doc is examining Mrs. Dingley’s eyes and Joe tells off the loan shark. Doc shows such tenderness that we don’t often see but know is there and Joe is so logical and forceful and effective. We don’t see that often either. I like to see the different dementions of the characters. Multidementional characters are much more interesting.

  2. IS1E4 Portwenn Effect was my favorite episode: exceptional acting by Clunes and Miller and Wright
    Mark’s “there was one small thing…” was a gem

    E3E5 Holly Bears a Pickle
    Pauline has just lost her scooter:
    Martin: Pauline, do you have a gambling problem?
    Pauline (nodding and crying): I never win anymore.

    S3E2 Movement
    Martin arrives at Lousia’s for dinner and gives her a bag of yams (as a hostess gift?)
    Lousia (indicating the yams): I’ll, umm, I’ll just put these in water.

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