Doc Martin's new 2019 series continues tonight on ITV - who's on the cast and what else do we know?
A new run of eight episodes is back this evening on Wednesday, November 13 at 9PM on ITV with the final instalment.
Martin Clunes returns to Cornwall to play the nation’s favourite grumpy medic for the latest series.
Filming took place earlier this year on location in picturesque Port Isaac with all regular members of the cast returning to the popular series.
Doc Martin cast
Martin Clunes stars as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, in eight run of new episodes.
All regular members of the cast also reprise their roles: Caroline Catz plays 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.
Returning to this ninth series, 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 and Selina Cadell is pharmacist Mrs Tishell.
Martin said: “We love going to Cornwall to make Doc Martin, and we miss it when we are not there. The county is so beautiful, and the people have been so warm and welcoming to us. It is the best job in television.”
Doc Martin spoilers
Tonight's eighth and final episode (November 13) is called Licence to Practice.
Tom Conti guest stars in this last episode as Bernard Newton, an eminent surgeon who is assessing Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes) in the final part of the General Medical Council scrutiny, monitoring his skills in assisted surgery.
Bernard Newton is leading the surgery, which puts Martin at ease given he was his tutor, colleague and old friend.
Wedding bells are ringing in Portwenn with the preparations for Morwenna (Jessica Ransom) and Al’s( Joe Absolom) wedding. But some last minute hitches threaten to jeopardise their big day.
There’s an awkward meeting for PC Penhale (John Marquez) when his ex fiancé Janice Bone, (Robyn Addison) returns for the wedding. She left him standing at the altar, and he now wonders if she’s back because she still has feelings for him.
Doc Martin airs Wednesday nights at 9PM on ITV.