No secret I’m a fan. Devoted to the show, engaged by the characters, smitten with one particular cast member. Doc Martin Series 7 started airing in Great Britain a couple of Mondays ago. In a few more weeks, I’ll be able to start watching episodes through AcornTV, a great streaming service that I use to watch British television. Otherwise, it’ll be next year before the newest season will air here – when and where depends on individual contracts between your local PBS station and American Public Television, the distributor. And then… just in time for Christmas, the DVDs come out in USA, Great Britain, and Canada on December 8th. Two years between each filming, then even more waiting? Excruciating! Unfair! Seriously, iTV should look into some way round this problem.

Ian John & Martin 2015

Ian John & Martin 2015

Regardless, the Buffalo Pictures and iTV publicity machine is at work. These interviews, exclusive to, give us a little taste of what is to come, as told the a few cast members.

Ian McNeice is Bert Large the plumber/restauranteur/schemer.  Bert is one of the first of Portwenn’s quirky residents the Doc met when he arrived – to a soggy end. . So, here he is in a publicity video a couple of days ago….. and he shares some spoilers that hadn’t been leaked elsewhere.  Bert’s Latest Schemes   I love that Ian shared a bit more that we’ve seen in other publicity gigs.

John Marquez’ PC Joseph  Penhale is comic genius. How can you not love his bumbling self?  He’s so self-unaware, but still manages to come through in a clinch.  The taser, however – maybe not the best idea.  John shares that Joe’s got a love interest this series.  PC Penhale Wants a Wife

And, of course, Martin Clunes…as the Doc himself. Therapy, a really cool surgery, and idiots all over Portwenn await this time around.  More humor, less darkness, and a few more forehead bruises, we hear.  Will there be reconciliation?  Some Changes for Doc   Martin discusses fun times with old friends, great guest stars, Cornwall every other year, and his grumpy Doc character, who he’s now been playing for 15 years.

Well, despite having to wait, I still got a little fix of some of my favorite actors discussing what I’ll be seeing.  I guess all is still reasonably right with the world.