Doc Martin to end with season 10

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Martin Clunes will be back as Dr. Martin Ellingham for a tenth and final season on ITV…

It’s been confirmed that ITV’s longrunning drama series Doc Martin is to be wrapped up with a tenth season, which will start filming next year. The show, which first got underway back in 2004, stars Martin Clunes as the Cornwall-based Dr. Martin Ellingham, alongisde Caroline Catz as his wife Louisa, and Dame Eileen Atkins as his Aunt Ruth.

“We have loved making nine series of Doc Martin,” said Clunes and his wife, producer Philippa Braithwaite, in a statement. “When we launched the series in 2004, we could never have imagined how much our loyal viewers would take to the grumpy Doc like they have. The series has avid fans both in the UK and throughout the world and we are thrilled that Doc Martin has topped the ratings every time. However, after sixteen years we now feel that the time has come to say goodbye to Portwenn. We will be making the tenth and final series in 2021 and we are very much looking forward to returning to Cornwall to film it.”

ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill added, “I just want to thank Martin and Philippa and everyone involved in Doc Martin because it’s a brilliant, beautifully made series that has delighted audiences for many years. I am pleased that we are making Series 10, and sad this will be the last, but respect their decision to bring it to a close.”

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