Filming is now underway in Port Isaac for a brand new, eight-part series of ITV’s Doc Martin.
Martin Clunes returns as the nation’s favourite grumpy medic alongside regular co-stars Dame Eileen Atkins, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom, John Marquez, Jessica Ransom and Caroline Catz as Doc Martin’s wife, Louisa.
The couple married in the last series but their marital harmony was short lived. After a life-threatening incident, Louisa decided to take their son James Henry to live with her mother in Spain while they try to work out their problems.
Martin is heartbroken by their departure, and realises he has got to make changes if he wants to win them back, and be a family again.
Clunes says: “I’m thrilled to be back on the beautiful North Cornish coast to shoot series seven of Doc Martin. The Doc has some serious work to do if he is going to persuade Louisa to come back.”
“We’re delighted Doc Martin is returning to ITV,” said the broadcaster’s Steve November.
“Martin has created a unique and very watchable character who for all his faults is hugely appreciated by the audience. We look forward to working on the series with the Buffalo Pictures production team,” he added.