Filming for the ninth season of the drama, which airs on ITV in the UK and Acorn TV in the U.S., has begun with Clunes returning as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the Gp with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood.
Set in the idyllic hamlet of Portwenn in Cornwall, the show has been commissioned for an eight-episode run.
The regular cast returns with Caroline Catz playing Doc Martin’s wife, Louisa Ellingham, who has resigned from her job as headmistress at the local school to pursue a new career in child counselling. Dame Eileen Atkins plays Doc Martin’s formidable Aunt Ruth, Ian McNeice is back to play Bert Large, with Joe Absolom as his son Al. John Marquez is PC Joe Penhale, Jessica Ransom is the doctor’s receptionist Morwenna Newcross