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. 

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“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:  http://current.org/2018/01/acorn-media-delays-release-of-new-doc-martin-episodes-on-public-tv/

 

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“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:  http://www.cinemaretro.com/index.php?/archives/9881-BRITISH-TV-CLASSICS-DOC-MARTIN-AND-GEORGE-GENTLY-NEW-RELEASES-THROUGH-ACORN-VIDEO-AND-ACORN-TV.html

Acorn TV’s url is https://acorn.tv

 

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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Doc_Martin_episodes

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.”

“Doc Martin” Series 9 to Film in 2018!

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UPDATE: This story was in error. Series 9 will be filmed in 2019. See https://karengilleland.wordpress.com/2018/03/06/doc-martin-will-film-series-9-in-2019/

According to the Sun, Martin Clunes announced that Series 9 of “Doc Martin” will film and air in 2018, rather than taking the traditional two-year break. Read the entire story at:https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/4926298/doc-martin-season-9/

 

Round-up of Articles on Martin Clunes and “Doc Martin”

With Series 8 under way, Martin Clunes has been interviewed and talked about in numerous publications. For your convenience, I’m posting a round-up of the links.

RadioTimes–“Martin Clunes to play detective who pursued serial killer Levi Bellfield”

The Sun–DOCTOR WHO? How old is Martin Clunes, who is the Doc Martin star’s wife Philippa Braithwaite, where is his farm and what’s his net worth?”

Mirror–“Martin Clunes leaves Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield stunned after joking he would ‘shoot his dog’ if viewers don’t watch Doc Martin”

RadioTimes–Meet the cast of Doc Martin series 8″

TV Tonight–“Manhunt, new UK drama for Martin Clunes”

The ARTery–“The Doctor Will Dis You Now — But with ‘Doc Martin,’ You’ll Love Every Minute”

The Telegraph–“Doc Martin is like receiving a warm hug from an old friend – series eight episode two review”

The List–“Martin Clunes is tempted to give up acting”

ED!–“Jonathan Ross viewers brand Martin Clunes a ‘tramp’ after appearance”

BT–“Caroline Catz” Getting to know the Doc Martin star”