I Got This Email….

Today I received an email asking if I had video to be included in a surprise for Martin Clunes when he’s on the iTV daytime show “Lorraine”.

Here’s an excerpt from the email:

“Yes it is a surprise for Martin!  He loves the Clunatics – I spoke to him on the phone yesterday and he is so fond of you all. He said you are ‘a force to be reckoned with” and are very generous be reckoned with’ and are very generous and have raised thousands for charity too – as well as being massive fans of his show.”

Shame I don’t actually have any video – never met the man.  And granted, the email likely went out to everyone who subscribes to a fan blog.  But still – I feel slightly special

I do find myself wondering about increased inclusion of North American fans.  I’m thinking there is a carefully crafted clever marketing plan afoot.

Oh, now I will be dreaming about going to England and meeting Himself.  Wonder if Martin and Philippa would accept an invitation to visit stunning Colorado?



Source: Urgent Request for Videos to Surprise Martin Clunes | “Doc Martin” with Martin Clunes Fan

Happy Dancing!

100 Movies Dance Scenes Mashup (Mark Ronson-Uptown Funk ft.Bruno Mars) by WTM

Music/Movie Mashups are just plain entertaining.

Oh My Goodness!  This mashup just dropped a week or so ago,  don’t know why, but I’ve watched it over and over and it never fails to put a smile on my face.  Sure hope it does the same for you.

I ought to watch this each morning with my coffee and start the day out right.

If you want to know which movies all the dance scenes came from, just enable closed captioning.


Martin Clunes closeup smiling

Martin, John and Bert and S7 Spoilers

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 whatsontv.co.uk, 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.


Closeup photo of Martin Clunes as Doc Martin, 2015

The First Doc Martin Series 7 Trailer

I am not a very patient person.

Well, series 7  of Doc Martin is is in the can and due to be aired sometime soon in Great Britain on iTV.  Here in the states, it isn’t likely to be on my local PBS station until next year sometime.  Fingers crossed that AcornTV streaming has it sooner.

Its been TWO YEARS since Series 6 was released.  I know and understand and respect all the good reason why they only film every other year.  But, well, refer to that first sentence.  In any case, I’ve been following the fan groups, enjoying the photos and videos of those who flew across the pond and shared the experience of watching my favorite show being filmed.  There have been spoilers (Sigourney Weaver and Caroline Quentin, anyone?) and conjecture.  Lots and lots of conjecture and theories.

Well, here it is, the first trailer for the new season.  Notice they still don’t share an air date.  Recently I emailed iTV and was advised they won’t share that information until about ten days before the show is on.  And, not a shred of evidence of our surprise guests mentioned above.  I guess less obsessed fans will get to be surprised.

Here it is… the first Doc Martin Series 7 Trailer, released today, 13 August, 2015.  Let the fun begin!