‘Doc Martin’ confirms release date for final season

Yes, it’s not a period drama, but we know you guys love this show!

ITV has officially announced when the tenth season of Doc Martin will start.

Set in the fictional seaside village of Portwenn, the medical comedy-drama launched in 2004 and has aired 70 episodes to date.

All nine seasons of Doc Martin are currently available to watch for free on Amazon Prime with a 7-day trial of the Acorn TV channel!

Doc Martin last aired nearly three years ago, before ITV revealed in 2020 the show would be coming to an end with its tenth season.

Actor Martin Clunes and producer Philippa Braithwaite commented at the time: “We have loved making nine series of Doc Martin. 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.”

They said: “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.”

Martin Clunes (Vanity Fair) returns as grumpy Cornish GP Dr Martin Ellingham in eight new episodes this autumn.

Caroline Catz is also reprising her role as Doc Martin’s wife, Louisa Ellingham, who resigned from her job as headmistress at the local school to pursue a new career in child counselling.

They’ll be joined by Dame Eileen Atkins as Aunt Ruth, Ian McNeice as Bert Large, and Joe Absolom as his son Al.

Season 10 premieres in the UK at 9pm on Wednesday 7th September on ITV, with subsequent episodes airing weekly.

Guest stars will include Ben Miller (Professor T), Fay Ripley (Cold Feet), David Hayman (Landscapers), Hermione Norris (Cold Feet), Kenneth Cranham (Finding Alice), and Rupert Graves (Sherlock).

Also appearing is Lesley Nicol, best known as Mrs Patmore in Downton Abbey.

Season 10 will be released to stream in the US “this fall” on Acorn TV.

The official synopsis reads: “At the end of the last series the Doc decided, after having his medical career scrutinised by the General Medical Council because of his blood phobia, that he would resign from being Portwenn’s GP.

“This final series sees the Doc making efforts to overcome his phobia and beginning to question whether he made the right decision about resigning – he and Louisa have also welcomed a baby daughter, Mary Elizabeth, who is a sister for four-year-old James Henry.”

The complete Doc Martin collection is available on DVD on Amazon.