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Season 9 of the hit comedy-drama series Doc Martin will begin airing on select public TV stations across the US next month. (Yay!)

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Doc Martin: Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Elliott Blake — Photo courtesy of APT

Hey there, Clunatics, Doc Martin is returning to public TV next month! So let’s head to Cornwall and stop by the seaside town of Portwenn for a bit (i.e. eight episodes).

Starring BAFTA winner Martin Clunes (Manhunt, Warren, Men Behaving Badly) as the eponymous tactless, brusque, and blood-phobic GP, aka Dr. Martin Ellingham, the penultimate season of the hit comedy-drama series opens soon after Doc Martin’s tribunal hearing (in the Season 8 finale). The outcome of that is this: Rebecca Hedden (Hermione Gulliford, Monarch of the Glen), a representative of the General Medical Council, must observe Martin’s interactions and work with patients to determine if he should be allowed to keep practicing or be struck off.

Meanwhile, Martin’s wife, Louisa (Caroline Catz, DCI Banks, Murder in Suburbia), is continuing to pursue her studies to become a child counselor as she and Martin consider the possibility of having another child. Elsewhere in Portwenn, Al (Joe Absolom, A Confession) is trying to make his pub a success, with underappreciated help from his girlfriend, Morwenna (Jessica Ransom, Our Zoo), and unwanted meddling from his dad, Bert (Ian McNeice, Doctor Who).

There’s more besides, as the quirky residents of Portwenn, including local copper PC Penhale (John Marquez, Britannia), pharmacist Mrs. Tishell (Selena Cadell, The Lady Vanishes), and Martin’s Aunt Ruth (Dame Eileen Atkins, The Crown), get up to some interesting things and come together for a wedding!

Season 9 features the return of Robyn Addison (Father Brown) as former Ellingham nanny Janice Bone and a special appearance by Doc Martin alum Stewart Wright (I Want My Wife Back) as PC Mark Mylow. Guest stars include Tom Conti (Shirley Valentine), Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones), Danny Huston (Succession), James Lance (Ted Lasso), and Caroline Quentin (Dickensian).

Doc Martin: Season 9 is confirmed for airing on the public TV stations and regional networks listed below starting on or after July 1, 2023. Check you local listings or contact the station that serves your area for air dates and times. To request the show, contact your public TV station or American Public Television.

  • Alabama Public Television
  • Arkansas PBS
  • Connecticut Public Television (CPTV)
  • Georgia Public Broadcasting
  • Idaho Public Television
  • Iowa PBS
  • KACV
  • KAET
  • KAKM
  • KAWE
  • KCET
  • KCPT
  • KCTS
  • KEET
  • Kentucky Educational Television (KET)
  • KERA
  • KETC
  • KLRU
  • KLVX
  • KMOS
  • KNME
  • KNPB
  • KOZK
  • KPBS
  • KPTS
  • KQEH
  • KRMA
  • KSPS
  • KSYS
  • KTCA
  • KTWU
  • KUAC
  • KUAT
  • KUED
  • KVIE
  • KWCM
  • KWSU
  • Louisiana Public Broadcasting
  • Maine Public Television
  • Maryland Public Television
  • Mississippi Public Broadcasting
  • Montana PBS
  • Nebraska Public Media
  • New Hampshire PBS
  • NJ PBS (New Jersey)
  • OETA (Oklahoma)
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • PBS North Carolina
  • PBS Wisconsin
  • Prairie Public (North Dakota)
  • South Carolina ETV
  • South Dakota Public Broadcasting
  • Vermont Public
  • WCVE
  • WDCQ
  • WDSE
  • WEDU
  • WETA
  • WETP
  • WFWA
  • WFYI
  • WGBH
  • WGCU
  • WGTE
  • WGVU
  • WHRO
  • WHYY
  • WILL
  • WITF
  • WKAR
  • WLIW
  • WLRN
  • WLVT
  • WMHT
  • WMVS
  • WNED
  • WNEO
  • WNPT
  • WOSU
  • WPBS
  • WPSU
  • WPTO
  • WQED
  • WSBE
  • WSKG
  • WTIU
  • WTTW
  • WTVP
  • WTVS
  • WUCF
  • WUFT
  • WVIR
  • WVIZ
  • WVPT
  • WXEL
  • WXXI
  • WyomingPBS

The eight-episode ninth season will also be available to stream via the licensing stations with Passport on pbs.org and the PBS App starting July 1.


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