It’s Friday, and you know what that means. #flashbackfriday. For a different spin on it, let’s revisit the early days of Brit hit Doc Martin with Doc Martin: Behind the Scenes.
Ten years after its debut on ITV, the award-winning dramedy, Doc Martin, is still going strong. Over its six series to date, it has topped the 10 million viewer mark in the UK, while US audience numbers have continued to grow as more public television stations have picked up the program.
What has made the show so popular? The answer to that, plus more from those in the know, is revealed in Doc Martin: Behind the Scenes.
Produced by ITV after Series 1 of Doc Martin drew an average of 9.3 million viewers and won the British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Drama, this behind-the-scenes special gives fans the inside scoop on the show’s beginnings, cast of characters, elements of mystery, and second series storylines.
It’s chock full of interviews, including with actors Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Joe Absalom, Ian McNeice, Katherine Parkinson, Stephanie Cole, Stewart Wright, and Tristan Sturrock; writers Dominic and Edana Minghella; director Ben Bolt; producer Philippa Braithwaite (wife of star Martin Clunes); and Doc Martin‘s medical adviser, location manager and production designer.
Also included are clips from the first series, as-they-were-filming-it scenes from the second (the special was recorded as production was in progress), outtakes, interviews with Port Isaac locals, and “some specialist advice on screen snogging.”
Doc Martin: Behind the Scenes is as entertaining as the series itself, and it’s obvious that cast and crew have had as much fun making Doc Martin as fans have had watching it.
The public television stations listed below are confirmed for airing Doc Martin: Behind the Scenes beginning 1 August 2014. Check your local listings or contact the station serving your area for air dates and times.
UPDATE: Stations in Florida (Ft Myers), Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Vermont have picked up the program.