- Format: DVD Region 2 for the UK
- Number of Disc: 3
- Genre: Medical Drama
- Starring: Martin Clunes
- Studio: ACORN MEDIA
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Where can I buy Doc Martin season 9 on DVD?
All is not well for brilliant but boorish Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes, Manhunt) as the hit British dramedy returns. To Martin’s utter disgust, his medical practice remains under official scrutiny because of his pre-existing blood phobia, and he is forced to attend refresher courses starting with phlebotomy. His wife, Louisa (Caroline Catz, DCI Banks) and aunt Ruth (Emmy winner Eileen Atkins, Cranford) urge him to take this risk to his career seriously, but events conspire against him. While Louisa focuses on her own job change and studies child psychology, she worries that their son, James, is becoming too much like his father, and decides James needs a sibling. As the other residents of picturesque Portwenn contend with love and life changes, Martin remains stuck in his ways. Can he appease the medical board or will his days as the village GP soon be at an end?
Is Doc Martin season 9 on DVD yet?
The Martin Bamford character is friendly and laid-back, seeming to enjoy his retreat from the career pressures and conflicts he left behind in London. He drinks and smokes carelessly, including a mild illegal drug, and has no problem getting his hands and clothes dirty by temporarily working as a lobster and crab fisherman aboard a local boat. The original deal had been to produce two television films per year for three years, but Sky Pictures folded after the first two episodes were made, so Clunes’ company tried to sell the franchise to ITV. The new network felt that the doctor character should be portrayed as a “townie”, a fish out of water who is uncomfortable in the countryside.
Is there a season 9 of Doc Martin?
They also wanted something darker, so Clunes suggested that the doctor be curmudgeonly, socially inept, and formal. The new doctor’s surname was changed to Ellingham, an anagram of the last name of the new writer, Dominic Minghella, who was brought in to rework the doctor’s background and create a new cast of supporting characters. In the UK, Doc Martin has been a ratings success for ITV, with the third series achieving ITV’s best midweek drama performance in the 9pm Monday slot since December 2004. The final episode of the third series was watched by 10.37 million viewers, which is the programme’s highest-ever viewing figure for a single episode.