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Doc Martin: ITV Series Ending with Season Nine in 2018

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Doc Martin is hanging up the stethoscope. In a recent interview with Radio Times, star Martin Clunes revealed the ITV series will end with season nine.Created by Dominic Minghella, the long-running UK medical dramedy stars Clunes as the only doctor in a small Cornish village. The cast also includes Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom, John Marquez, and Selina Cadell.Read More…
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Dci Banks: ITV Series Cancelled; No Season Six

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ITV has cancelled its Dci Banks TV show after five seasons (series). Radio Times reports the fifth series will be the final outing. The program ended with the two-part finale, "Undertow, which will serve as the Dci Banks TV series finale.Stephen Tompkins starred in the title role of ITV's adaption Peter Robinson's Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks book series. Andrea Lowe, Caroline Catz, Jack Deam, and Samuel Anderson also starred.Read More…
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‘Doc Martin’s’ Martin Clunes on His Character’s Season 7 Arc: ‘We Never Want to Cure Him’

‘Doc Martin’s’ Martin Clunes on His Character’s Season 7 Arc: ‘We Never Want to Cure Him’
The doctor is in, once again. Season seven of fan-beloved British dramedy “Doc Martin” makes its U.S. debut on Thursday, and star Martin Clunes is excited for his American fans to see what’s in store for the dwellers of Portwenn in the episodes to come.

Clunes stars as the grouchy Dr. Martin Ellingham on the ITV series, bringing his medical services to a sleepy Cornish town after he must leave his post as a top London surgeon when he develops a fear of blood. Season six ended on a question mark as Ellingham’s beloved Louisa (played by Caroline Catz) and their baby were headed for Spain without him.

Calling in from his home in Dorset, Clunes spoke to Variety about the future of the series, the (vast) difference between the show’s British fans and its American ones, and whether Doc’s rudeness ever goes too far.
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Filming begins for Doc Martin series 7

Filming has begun for the seventh series of 'Doc Martin'. Martin Clunes is returning as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the grumpy Gp with a fear of blood, and is currently filming on location in the picturesque Port Isaac in north Cornwall. He said: ''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.'' At the end of the last series, viewers were left in shock when Martin's wife Louisa (Caroline Catz) decided to take their son James Henry with
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Martin Clunes to return for 7th series of Doc Martin in September

Doc Martin has been recommissioned for a seventh series by ITV.

Martin Clunes will return as the grumpy Dr Martin Ellingham in eight more episodes of the comedy drama set in Cornwall.

Filming has begun in Port Isaac, with Caroline Catz, Dame Eileen Atkins, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom, Jessica Ransom and John Marquez all making a return.

The series is expected to debut in the autumn on ITV.

Series six saw Martin and Louisa (Catz) finally get married, but a life-threatening incident saw Louisa taking their son James Henry to live with her mother in Spain while they worked out their issues.

Martin Clunes said: "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 ITV's Steve November.
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Michaela Strachan named implants Pina and Colada

Filming has begun for the seventh series of 'Doc Martin'. Martin Clunes is returning as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the grumpy Gp with a fear of blood, and is currently filming on location in the picturesque Port Isaac in north Cornwall. He said: ''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.'' At the end of the last series, viewers were left in shock when Martin's wife Louisa (Caroline Catz) decided to take their son James Henry with
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Dci Banks renewed for fourth series by ITV

Dci Banks has been recommissioned for a new six-part series by ITV.

The contemporary crime drama, which stars Stephen Tompkinson as Dci Alan Banks, Andrea Lowe as DS Annie Cabbot and Caroline Catz as Di Helen Morton, will begin filming for its fourth series in Yorkshire later this month.

The new series will feature a deeper exploration of Banks's relationship with his parents (Keith Barron and Polly Hemmingway), further complications in Annie and Banks's on/off romance and a career-threatening personal crisis for Helen.

Featured stories include 'Home', about the tragedy of a well-loved maths teacher run down by a car, with his girlfriend suspecting her own father and cousin, due to her having walked away from an arranged marriage.

Elsewhere, 'Ghost' will see Helen's past return to haunt her when an old flame from another police force implies he is being framed, before he is mysteriously killed.

The fourth series,
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Upcoming British film cinema release calendar

Den Of Geek Jul 20, 2016

Want to know what British films are coming out this month? Then look no further than our UK movie release calendar...

Welcome to our regularly updated calendar of all the British movies due for release in UK cinemas over the coming months. So if you're keen to keep up-to-date on the latest in home grown cinema - from documentaries to dramas, and comedy horror to science fiction - this is the ideal post for you. 

So here's what's coming up in the future.

22 July 2016

The Bfg

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Rebecca Hall, Mark Rylance, Bill Hader

Details: An adaptation of the Roald Dahl book, this is a Us/UK/Canada co-production, but we're having it anyway.

K-Shop

Director: Dan Pringle

Cast: Ziad Abaza, Scot Williams, Darren Morfitt, Reece Noi

Details: The son of a kebab shop owner seeks revenge.

29 July 2016

The Intent

Director: Femi Oyeniran, Kalvadour Peterson

Cast: Dylan Duffus,
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TV highlights 03/02/14

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Dci Banks | Horizon: Swallowed By A Sink Hole | The Big Benefits Row: Live | Mad Dog: Gaddafi's Secret World – Storyville | Girls | Growing Up Down's | Football: Manchester City v Chelsea

Dci Banks

9pm, ITV

Dci Banks (Stephen Tompkinson) is having a barbecue with his colleagues in his countryside idyll with lovely views over West Yorkshire. Meanwhile, in the mean city (Leeds), a young boy called Kyle is abducted from a depressing block of flats by a couple posing as social services. Banks is flanked by two women now: Annie (Andrea Lowe), back from maternity leave, and the uncompromising Helen (Caroline Catz). Not many laughs but for fans of unremittingly gloomy searches for lost children, this does the job. Concludes next week. Julia Raeside

Horizon: Swallowed by a Sink Hole

9pm, BBC2

Florida is dotted with sink holes, the composition of the earth being such that it can open up
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Brit TV alert: 'Doc Martin' season 6 on Acorn Dec 10

One of the biggest success stories on public television, a huge international hit, and Acorn’s newest best-selling series returns for its newest season with Doc Martin, Series 6 on Dec. 10th. One of our favorite TV series, Doc Martin is the #1 show for many public TV stations, and the previous season was Acorn’s top-selling DVD of 2012. In the U.K., Doc Martin is ITV’s highest-rated drama series and has been licensed in more than 70 countries. From Acorn: Fan favorite Martin Clunes is back as the surly, self-centered Dr. Martin Ellingham. In the sixth series, the doctor tackles fatherhood, his complicated relationship with local teacher Louisa (Caroline Catz, Murder in Suburbia), and the return of his mother (Claire
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National Television Awards 2014 voting opens: The full longlist

The National Television Awards 2014 longlist nominations have been announced and voting is now (September 17) open.

Hosted by Dermot O'Leary, the NTAs celebrate the best and most popular TV and are exclusively voted for by viewers. The 2014 awards take place at London's O2 on January 22.

Full list of 2014 nominations:

Drama

Broadchurch

Call The Midwife

Casualty

Dci Banks

Death In Paradise

Doc Martin

Doctor Who

Downton Abbey

Endeavour

Foyle's War

Holby City

Homeland

Jonathan Creek

Last Tango in Halifax

Law & Order: UK

Lewis

Love and Marriage

Luther

Midsomer Murders

Mr Selfridge

New Tricks

Poirot

Revolution

Ripper Street

Scott & Bailey

Shetland

Silent Witness

The Fall

The Paradise

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

The Syndicate

The Village

The White Queen

Under The Dome

Vera

What Remains

TV Detective

Olivia Colman - Broadchurch

David Tennant - Broadchurch

Stephen Tompkinson - Dci Banks

Shaun Evans - Endeavour

Michael Kitchen - Foyle's War

Alan Davies - Jonathan Creek
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'Doc Martin' series six: ITV unveils first trailer

ITV has released a first-look trailer for the new series of Doc Martin.

The grumpy medic - played by Martin Clunes - will return in a new eight-part series, the show's sixth since it began in 2004.

Doc Martin's latest run will see the Gp preparing to wed long-time love interest Louisa (Caroline Catz).

"I'm thrilled to be going back to the beautiful North Cornish coast," said Clunes. "Our challenge this season will be to force Louisa and the doctor to live together with Baby James which as far as I can see has disaster written all over it."

Doc Martin posted viewing figures of almost 9 million for its fifth series in 2010.

The series will return to ITV later this year.

> Martin Clunes on 'real-life Doc Martin' claim: I absorb some knowledge
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'Dci Banks' to return for third series on ITV

Dci Banks has been commissioned for a third series on ITV.

Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe and Caroline Catz will return for the six hour-long episodes, which will be produced by Left Bank Pictures.

"Dci Banks has become a firm favourite amongst the ITV Drama audience and I'm very pleased we have commissioned a third series," said Tompkinson.

"The new stories will pose searching questions for Banks as ultimately he's forced to take extreme action to keep his team together."

Executive producer Andy Harries added: "I'm delighted by the continued success of Dci Banks.

"Stephen Tompkinson and the whole team have turned a hit series of novels into an international success story that began, like so many of the great TV detectives, on ITV."

Based on the novels by Peter Robinson, the stories Wednesday's Child, Piece of My Heart and Bad Boy will each be told over two episodes.

Filming will
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'Doc Martin' renewed for sixth series by ITV

'Doc Martin' renewed for sixth series by ITV
Doc Martin has been handed a sixth series by ITV, it has been announced. Martin Clunes will return for another batch of eight episodes as Dr Martin Ellingham, with the comedy drama expected to anchor ITV's autumn schedule of 2013. Filming will begin next spring on location in Port Isaac with all regular members of the cast returning to the programme. At the end of the last run, Clunes's alter ego reconciled with long-time love interest Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz) after rescuing their son James from a narcotized pharmacist Sally Tishell. Clunes said in a statement: "I'm (more)
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'Doc Martin' recommissioned for sixth series by ITV

'Doc Martin' recommissioned for sixth series by ITV
Doc Martin has been handed a sixth series by ITV, it has been announced. Martin Clunes will return for another batch of eight episodes as Dr Martin Ellingham, with the comedy drama expected to anchor ITV's autumn schedule of 2013. Filming will begin next spring on location in Port Isaac with all regular members of the cast returning to the programme. At the end of the last run, Clunes's alter ego reconciled with long-time love interest Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz) after rescuing their son James from a narcotized pharmacist Sally Tishell. Clunes said in a statement: "I'm (more)
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TV review: Dci Banks; Great British Food Revival

Dci Banks is having a really bad day – even before he becomes a murder suspect

Dci Banks(ITV1) is back for a second series, and things aren't going so well for Allan Banks (Stephen Tompkinson). His trusted colleague Annie is pregnant, about to go on maternity leave (as is the actor who plays her, Andrea Lowe); they're at the pub, having a fairly miserable evening, at the end of which she shouts at him for being so understanding. He doesn't understand why – I don't quite either, to be honest, and I'm not as drunk as he is. Then a taxi runs over his phone. Back at home his sleazy younger brother has left a cryptic voicemail begging for help. It appears to be the end of a long and terrible night.

He has no idea how terrible. Not yet. While he's taking a personal day to deal with his brother,
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TV listings and previews: plan your week's viewing - 8-12 October

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The magnificent Hunderby signs off in style, Nurse Jackie is back with a bang and Clare Balding kicks of the new series of Have I Got News …

Monday

Wonderland: I Was Once a Beauty Queen

9pm, BBC2

The Miss Great Britain beauty pageants of the 1970s and 80s may look unspeakable nowadays (or at least "a bit naff"), but in their heyday they pulled in millions. This fine, reflective documentary finds out what happened to the winners, now older and wiser; former beauty queens such as Madeleine Stringer (Miss UK 1977) who in reply to the question "And what are you going to be when you grow up?" told a leering, diminutive host: "I don't know … what are you going to be when you grow up?" Ali Catterall

8 Out Of 10 Cats

10pm, Channel 4

Season 14 of the shouty 8 Out Of 10 Cats, which in the panel show stakes sits somewhere between the
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'Dci Banks' lands second series, 'Doc Martin' star cast as new partner

'Dci Banks' lands second series, 'Doc Martin' star cast as new partner
A second series of Stephen Tompkinson's crime drama Dci Banks has been commissioned by ITV. The Wild At Heart actor will once again portray the titular character for a six-part series based on Peter Robinson's novels. "Dci Banks is now established as a firm favourite within ITV's crime drama slate," said Sally Haynes of the channel's drama commissioning team. "We're delighted so many viewers are appreciating Robert Murphy's adaptations and how the team at Left Bank Pictures are producing Dci Banks." Doc Martin actress Caroline Catz (more)
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Doc Martin Ratings Rise with Second Episode of Fifth Series

Doc Martin is doing great.

The British series, which stars Martin Clunes and Caroline Catz and airs on ITV, is sort of a British version of House, albeit with more lovable characters and more realistic scenarios. The show's a kind-hearted piece of escapism. Even tragic deaths are handled with darkly humorous, yet amiable, moments of levity.

Audiences continue to respond to the show. The season 4 finale, which posted a series best of 10.37 million viewers (which would be fantastic even on American TV), hasn't been topped yet, but series 5 is already working on it. The second episode of series 5 posted viewership that was an improvement on the first episode, with a jump from 8.73 million to 9.08 million, according to Atv Today. As you can probably guess, this is unusual; seasons usually hit their high points with premiere episodes; only very rarely do ratings rise throughout the season (a recent and memorable American
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TV highlights 19/09/2011: Buddha In Suburbia | Gypsy Eviction – The Fight For Dale Farm: Dispatches | Doc Martin | Sandhurst | Made In Chelsea | This Is Jinsy

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Buddha In Suburbia | Gypsy Eviction – The Fight For Dale Farm: Dispatches | Doc Martin | Sandhurst | Made In Chelsea | This Is Jinsy

Buddha In Suburbia

7pm, BBC2

Lelung Rinpoche is one of Tibetan Buddhism's three principal reincarnations, a 40-year-old lama on a mission to recover the scattered teachings of his predecessors. In Dharamsala, he's honoured as a holy man, yet in recent years Lelung has spent more time in Ruislip, as a garden shed-dwelling guest of the Dušek family. Cameras follow Lelung on a trip to India, Mongolia and China, and it's a life that seems less contradictory than you might imagine, perhaps because its principal has a kind of steely modesty that makes him at home everywhere he travels. Jonathan Wright

Gypsy Eviction – The Fight For Dale Farm: Dispatches

8pm, Channel 4

The brouhaha of Dale Farm sounds specifically concocted to nudge the Daily Mail towards apoplexy. The Essex settlement is
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