Tuesday, 9 March 2010


[6.00 - French Time] Daniel Garrett reports for ATV Network that actor Martin Clunes has confirmed that his ITV hit comedy/drama Doc Martin will return for a fifth series in 2011.

Clunes is of course Dr. Martin Ellingham, a London surgeon whose career collapses when he develops a blood phobia. He decides to become a GP in the small Cornish village of Portwenn.

But if "Doc Martin" (as he's nicknamed) is a gifted doctor, he's totally grumpy and he resents the company of practically everything from human beings - except his aunt - to dogs. Series 4 aired last Autumn on ITV1 with strong ratings against Waking the Dead or an adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma starring Romola Garai.

After Germany (Doktor Martin) and Spain (Doctor Mateo), France will have its own version of the show's format, adapted by Ego Productions for TF1. The French Doc Martin will star Thierry Lhermitte and will be shot in April and this summer in Brittany.

TF1 already airs Paris Enquêtes criminelles, the French Law & Order: CI.


1 comment:

Marmidotte said...

Honestly, I like Doc Martin, I like Thierry Lhermitte a lot, but ... no. Seriously, no.