Filming is underway for a new eight part series of Doc Martin, the first new run of the popular ITV drama series to be made for 2 years.
The fifth run of the show, originally confirmed by ITV in last April, sees Martin Clunes reprise the role of Portwenn’s curmudgeonly GP alongside regulars Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom and John Marquez.
They are joined by a familiar line up of guest stars including Julie Graham (Survivors, Bonekickers, William and Mary), Peter Vaughan (Silk, Lark Rise to Candleford, Christmas at the Riviera), Joanna Scanlan (Getting On, The Thick of It), Robert Daws (Coronation Street, The Royal) and Louise Jameson (Doctors, The Bill).
The new run finds the GP struggling to cope with new fatherhood and embarking on a new chapter of his career which is set to take him away from the village.
As filming got underway Clunes said “I have missed our annual visits to Cornwall, and I look forward to spending the next few months in this beautiful part of the country. I am thrilled to be able to work with such a fabulous cast, and exciting new story lines.”