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British TV Classics "Doc Martin" And "George Gently" New Releases Through Acorn Video And Acorn TV

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Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Acorn Media.

The new season of the smash hit U.K. dramedy, plus over 1.5 hours of bonus content;

Starring Martin Clunes (Arthur & George) and Caroline Quentin (Men Behaving Badly)

with guest stars Sigourney Weaver (Aliens, Avatar), Art Malik (True Lies, Homeland),

Doc Martin, Series 8

DVD and Blu-ray Debut from Acorn on December 12, 2017

“A smart, gentle comedy with loads of wit and zest” —The Globe and Mail

“Sweet, stirring, and completely addictive” —Slate

“Delightfully quirky” —Los Angeles Times

“Absolutely bloody hilarious” —London Evening Standard

Widely considered one of the most successful British series in the U.S., U.K. and worldwide, Doc Martin, Series 8 makes its DVD/Blu-ray debut on December 12, 2017 from Acorn TV, an Rlj Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: Rlje) brand. Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly) returns as Dr. Martin Ellingham in the eighth series of this smash-hit British comedy. In these all-new episodes,
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Red Dwarf – The Top 5 Special Guest Stars from the Show’s Smegging History

With Red Dwarf Xii starting tonight on Dave at 9pm, Villordsutch takes a look back through the near 30 years of Red Dwarf history, to bring you the Top 5 special guest stars that have appeared in this smegging brilliant show.

5. Jenny Agutter, OBE (Psirens – Series 6, Episode 1)

So many people are smiling back right now.

Star of The Railway Children, Walkabout, Logan’s Run and An American Werewolf in London. Jenny Agutter appeared as Kryten’s creator Professor Mamet, though in truth she was a shape-shifting Gelf (Genetically Engineered Life-Form) with a hankering for brains.

Jenny Agutter is to this day, even with her numerous acting achievements under her belt, still seen as a figure of lust. Though it is completely wrong to view any actor in this way, it doesn’t remove the memory of watching this episode – on its original airing – with my dad sat on the settee, suddenly barking,
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The Heart Guy TV Review (aka ‘Doctor Doctor’)

A little bit Northern Exposure and a little bit Doc Martin, The Heart Guy (Doctor Doctor in its native Australia) is another entrant in the “talented Doctor forced to tend to small town rubes” genre. Much as it may seem that we wouldn’t need another run at such a pinpoint premise, it turns out that we may need a few more, because it apparently can’t miss.

The uniqueness to the spin here is that our Australian heart surgeon, Hugh Knight (Rodger Corser), is put on the Impaired Registrants List after his party lifestyle takes an ugly turn, and he has to serve a year as a Gp in a rural area as his punishment. The kicker is that he is assigned to his own hometown, which means he gets to see a lot of his parents and his ex-girlfriend, Charlie (Nicole de Silva), who is now married to his brother,
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A+E Networks Clinches Major Deals on ‘Knightfall’

A+E Networks Clinches Major Deals on ‘Knightfall’
A+E Networks has clinched major deals on “Knightfall,” History’s new epic drama series penned by Dominic Minghella (“Doc Martin,””Robin Hood”) ahead of its global launch at Miptv.

Knightfall,” which is exec produced by Jeremy Renner (“Arrival”), was produced by A+E Studios in association with The Combine and Midnight Radio. Don Handfield (“Kill the Messenger”) and Richard Rayner (“L.A. Without A Map”) created and exec produced the 10-episode show.

Deals, which were announced today by Patrick Vien, international managing director of A+E Networks, were signed with SBSTwo (Australia), HBO and Cinemax (Central Europe, Poland, Spain and Andorra), iQiyi and BesTV (China), Sirkus (Iceland), Yes (Israel), FilmBox Premium (Central and Eastern Europe), and IFlix (Southeast Asia).

The series will also air on History in the Us, Canada, Latin America and Southeast Asia.

Renner, who exec produced the show, will be on hand at the world premiere screening at Mip, along
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Revisiting Wolf: a werewolf movie with a secret identity

Guy Buckland Apr 12, 2017

We took at look back at 1994's Wolf starring Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer, and found it to be a highly entertaining watch...

The animal is out. Nicholson. Pfeiffer. Wolf.

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Frankly, that sparse poster copy would have been enough to tempt most punters into the cinema in 1994, but a werewolf movie starring a man who already appeared to be mid-transformation in real life would have been a deal-sealer for many a horror aficionado. Which is perhaps why, when appraising Smiling Jack’s extensive filmography, Wolf is often drudged up from the file marked ‘oh yeah, I forgot about that one’.

Because Wolf is many things; but it ain’t a horror film.

In fact, trying to pin Wolf
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Doc Martin: ITV Series Ending with Season Nine in 2018

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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Short Film Review – Neon (2016)

Tom Jolliffe reviews the short film Neon, which premiered at FrightFest 2016…

It’s a difficult task to create a short film which captivates and challenges an audience. This I know first hand. One might assume that you can pick up a camera and shoot something for nothing. In theory you could, but you leave yourself at the mercy of people working out of kindness or as a first dip of their toe into shooting something. The truth is even with short films you still need to spend money. You are fighting against a lack of demand for them. You’re trying to pull in financing for something that people will generally be loathe to finance due to a lack of perceived return. In some regards it’s hard to capture your audience too. A singular short is very truncated. If it’s not episodic, to some there is no reason
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Screen Australia allocates over $1.4 million to four documentary projects

Media Stockade's 2015 documentary The Surgery Ship.

Screen Australia has allocated more than $1.4 million to four projects under its Documentary Broadcast Program..

.We.re really pleased to support this strong slate of projects from high quality Australian story tellers,. said Screen Australia's Senior Manager for Documentary Liz Stevens.

.Most of these documentaries come with solid international finance attached which gives both Australian and international audiences a chance to broaden their understanding of the world through this diverse group of programs..

Funded projects include Media Stockade.s The Surgery Ship Series, an eight-parter for National Geographic and Sbs, based on Media Stockade founder Madeleine Hetherton's 2015 doc The Surgery Ship.

Also for National Geographic is Jade.s Quest from Jade Productions and executive producer Daryl Talbot, a journey to the top of the world with a 14-year-old who sets out to inspire young girls to chase their dreams.

Northern Pictures. Outback is
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Marco Polo Season 2, Queen Elizabeth II Drama Get Netflix Premiere Dates

Marco Polo Season 2, Queen Elizabeth II Drama Get Netflix Premiere Dates
It has been a long journey, but at long last we have a return date for Marco Polo.

Netflix has announced that Season 2 of the adventure drama will release globally on July 1. The cast for the 10-episode sophomore run includes Lorenzo Richelmy (as Marco Polo), Michelle Yeoh (the Handmaiden), Benedict Wong (Kublai Khan), Joan Chen (Empress Chabi), Zhu Zhu (Kokachin), Tom Wu (Hundred Eyes), Olivia Cheng (Mei Lin), Claudia Kim (Khutulun), Rick Yune (Kaidu), Remy Hii (Prince Jingim), Mahesh Jadu (Ahmad) and Uli Latukefu (Byamba), among others.

Netflix also has released a teaser that touts a November 4 global release date for The Crown,
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Doc Martin's Martin Clunes visits Australia's islands in new documentary series

Martin Clunes in Doc Martin.

In news sure to warm the cockles of ABC-watching Doc Martin fans across the country, English actor Martin Clunes will voyage around Australia.s islands for a new documentary series produced by Prospero Productions and Buffalo Pictures for Seven..

Martin Clunes: Islands of Oz "turns the spotlight on the world.s biggest island, Australia, which is surrounded by its own vast ring of islands - more than 8,000 of them", according to a statement..

The series promises to be "a voyage around the adventure playgrounds, the best-kept secrets and the astonishing surprises of the islands of Australia"..

.I.ve always been fascinated by islands, each one a microcosm that tells us something different about our world, and Australia.s islands have it all,. said Clunes..

.Exotic creatures, spectacular marine life and of course the different people who inhabit them — their sheer diversity is truly amazing.
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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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Doc Martin set for one final series

'Doc Martin' is set to return for one final series. The medical comedy drama - which sees Martin Clunes starring in the title role - has been given the go-ahead for series eight following the success of last year's ratings. Ian McNeice, who plays larger-than-life Bert Large in the show, has confirmed fans will be able to see the adventures of the highly-strung doctor early next year. Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, he said: ''We were invited by ITV to a dinner to thank us for the ratings we had in October and November. They were the best we have had
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UK TV ratings: Doc Martin finale attracts 5.8m on Monday night

UK TV ratings round-up - data supplied by Barb

Doc Martin was once again top of the Monday night ratings, as its finale episode brought in over 5 and a half million viewers.

The ITV Martin Clunes drama was seen by an average overnight audience of 5.88m (26.6%) at 9pm (346,000/2.3%), down around 100k from last week.

On BBC One, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's War on Waste intrigued 3.36m (15.2%) at 9pm.

BBC Two's busy night started with Only Connect with 1.65m (7.8%) in an earlier timeslot of 7.30pm, followed by University Challenge with 2.73m (12.4%) at 8pm. Simply Nigella appealed to 2.34m (10.6%) at 8.30pm, while Autumnwatch was seen by 1.74m (7.8%) at 9pm. Mock the Week amused 1.25m (7.3%) at 10pm.

On Channel 4, Sas: Who Dares Wins interested 1.31m (5.9%) at 9pm (238k/1.6%), followed by Fargo with 489k (3.4%) at 10pm.

Channel 5's Police Interceptors attracted 1.01m (4.6%) at 8pm, and On Benefits amazed 971k (4.4%) at 9pm (124k/0.8%).

On
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Noah Wyle’s favourite TV: 'Mr Robot is sucking me in'

The Librarians, Falling Skies and ER star on how he never misses an episode of Doc Martin and how he’d bring back Deadwood

Who watches anything live any more? I’m looking forward to Better Call Saul’s return. I really enjoyed last season. I’m watching Mr Robot. I thought it was a little style-conscious for my tastes but now it’s really sucking me in. I find it really disturbing. Also Doc Martin, that show with Martin Clunes playing a country doctor. My grandfather got me hooked!

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'What is Sigourney Weaver doing on Doc Martin?' Twitter loses it over Alien star's unexpected appearance

'What is Sigourney Weaver doing on Doc Martin?' Twitter loses it over Alien star's unexpected appearance
'What is Sigourney Weaver doing on Doc Martin?' It's a good question, and one Twitter didn't seem to be able to answer last night as the Alien star appeared in the Cornwall-set comedy drama.

The man to thank for the almost unbelievable cameo is - wait for it - Jonathan Ross. No, really. Here's star Martin Clunes himself explaining all in a recent appearance on Wossy's chat show:

"I came on here to plug [ITV drama mini-series] Arthur and George and Sigourney Weaver was here, who I'd never met.

"She said, 'Oh I've watched every episode of Doc Martin...'

"It turns out, she is best friends with [Clunes' Doc Martin co-star] Selina Cadell - they were students together - who plays Mrs Tishell, our chemist and so that's why she'd been watching."

Playing an American tourist visiting Martin's Cornish town, Weaver jumped at the chance of a small role.

Twitter users, however, just jumped of their skins.
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UK TV ratings: Doc Martin continues to dominate Monday nights with 5.9m

UK TV ratings round-up - data supplied by Barb

Martin Clunes continues to dominate Monday nights, with Doc Martin topping the ratings outside the soaps on Monday (October 5).

The ITV drama was seen by an average overnight audience of 5.87m (29%) at 9pm (+1: 289k), but still didn't quite manage to pull in as many viewers as last week. Earlier, Britain As Seen On ITV brought in 2.85m (13.5%) at 8pm, which again was slightly down on last week.

Over on BBC One, Edward Snowden: Spies and the Law had 2.2m (9.5%) viewers at 8.30pm and at 9pm Rooney: The Man Behind the Goals drew in 3.26m (16.1%).

BBC Two's University Challenge puzzled 2.82m (13.4) at 8pm, Only Connect quizzed 2.13m (10%) at 8.30pm and The Celts: Blood, Iron, and Sacrifice with Alice Roberts and Neil Oliver thrilled 1.87m (9.4%) at 9pm.

Over on Channel 4, Jamie's Super Food was seen by 1.04 (5%) at 8pm, Food Unwrapped managed 1.38m (6.5%) at 8.30pm,
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UK TV ratings: Doc Martin leaps up to 6.1m to top Monday night

UK TV ratings roundup - data supplied by Barb

Martin Clunes continued to be the king of Monday nights by topping the ratings outside soaps with Doc Martin.

The ITV drama was seen by an average overnight audience of 6.12 million (28.7%) at 9pm (268,000/1.9% on +1), rising by around 300,000 from last week. Earlier, Britain As Seen On ITV brought in 2.49m (31.2%) at 8pm.

On BBC One, Room 101 amused 2.20m (9.9%) at 8.30pm, followed by All Change at Longleat with 2.65m (12.4%) at 9pm.

BBC Two's University Challenge puzzled 2.67m (12.2%) at 8pm, while Only Connect quizzed 2.05m (9.2%) at 8.30pm. Countdown to Life educated 1.14m (5.3%) at 9pm.

On Channel 4, Jamie's Super Food appealed to 1.24m (5.7%) at 8pm (174k/0.8%), followed by Food Unwrapped with 1.66m (7.4%) at 8.30pm (120k/0.6%). The Catch caught 878k (4.1%) at 9pm (142k/1.0%), and Sex Diaries: Webcam Couples titillated 840k (6.0%) at 10pm.

Channel 5's Police Interceptors thrilled 864k (3.9%) at 8pm, followed by the
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UK TV ratings: Doc Martin keeps hold of Monday ratings with 5.8m

UK TV ratings roundup - data supplied by Barb

Doc Martin remained the top attraction on Monday nights outside soaps, rising by around 400,000 viewers from last week.

The ITV drama starring Martin Clunes averaged 5.86 million (28.9%) at 9pm in the overnight ratings, with a further 356k (2.5%) watching on +1. Earlier, Britain As Seen on ITV appealed to 2.52m (11.8%) at 8pm.

On BBC One, Rugby and the Brain intrigued 1.74m (8.1%) at 8.30pm, followed by All Change at Longleat with 2.83m (14.0%) at 9pm.

BBC Two's University Challenge quizzed 2.91m (13.7%) at 8pm, while Only Connect confused 2.19m (10.3%) at 8.30pm. Michael Mosley's Countdown to Life fascinated 1.56m (7.7%) at 9pm.

On Channel 4, Jamie's Super Food brought in 1.24m (5.9%) at 8pm (182k/0.9% on +1), followed by Food Unwrapped with 1.49m (7.0%) at 8.30pm (138k/0.7%) and The Catch with 824k (4.1%) at 9pm (171k/1.2%).

Channel 5's Police Interceptors thrilled 897k (4.2%) at 8pm, followed by the latest Celebrity Big Brother
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UK TV ratings: Doc Martin stays on top of the pack with 5.4 million

UK TV ratings roundup - data supplied by Barb

Martin Clunes continued to rule Monday nights outside soaps despite a small drop, according to overnight figures.

Doc Martin dipped by just under 200,000 viewers from last week to an average 5.42 million (24.7%) at 9pm (284,000/1.9% on +1). Earlier, Britain As Seen on ITV brought in 2.44m (11.2%) at 8pm.

On BBC One, new documentary series All Change at Longleat interested 3.34m (15.2%) at 9pm.

BBC Two's University Challenge quizzed 2.63m (12.1%) at 8pm, followed by Only Connect with 2.14m (9.6%) at 8.30pm and Michael Mosley's new science series Countdown to Life with 1.63m (7.4%) at 9pm. Professor Brian Cox's new panel show Six Degrees of Separation attracted 1.13m (6.7%) at 10pm.

On Channel 4, Jamie's Super Food was seen by 1.25m (5.8%) at 8pm (273k/1.2%), followed by Food Unwrapped with 1.33m (6.0%) at 8.30pm (271k/1.2%) and The Catch with 878k (4.0%) at 9pm (176k/1.2%).

Channel 5's new series of
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Casting 'Clown Car '16, the Movie'

Casting 'Clown Car '16, the Movie'
Start with the title: Clown Car! may sound like the movie someone will inevitably make about the 2016 presidential campaign, but how about evoking those great Seventies wacky-journey films like Death Race 2000, Vanishing Point or Smokey and the Bandit?

When I raised the question on Twitter, suggestions included All the President's Wanna-Bes, Every Which Way But Left, Cannonball Rug, A Kochwork Orange and the subtly appropriate Hair.

All excellent ideas, and we may have to put the movie name to a separate vote. Right now, though, the more pressing question is
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