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Martin Mania: The Many Sides of Martin Clunes

Martin Clunes is not only one of Britain’s favorite TV and film stars, but he’s one of Britain’s most versatile and prolific actors, as well. From his beloved Doc Martin series to his role in this summer’s hit The Town—and now his brand-new role in the upcoming Arthur and George—Clunes is showing us that there are many sides to his talent. We can’t seem to get enough of him!

Doc Martin returns to KCTS 9’s prime time lineup with Season 6 on Thursdays nights at 8:00 pm, and encores during Tea Time on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm.

Fans will be glad to know that filming for Season 7 is well underway. In the meantime, don’t miss our new behind-the-scenes special, Doc Martin’s Portwenn, airing Thursday, September 3rd at 7:00 pm, followed by three back-to-back-to-back episodes at 8, 9, and 10:00 pm.

Martin Clunes as Doc Martin

But are you one of our Doc Martin superfans? Just for fun, test your knowledge all-things-Portwenn with the Doc Martin Ultimate Fan Quiz, courtesy of our friends at WGBH in Boston. And to really establish your Doc Martin cred... join, renew, or donate to KCTS 9 and choose from our fabulous Doc Martin donor gifts, including mugs (perfect for Tea Time) and DVD collections from every season.

More Martin: On Sunday, September 6th at 10:00 pm, KCTS 9 will re-air the premiere episode of one this year’s most interesting new shows, The Town. In this show, Clunes departs from his curmudgeon persona to play Len Robson, the mayor the fictional town of Renton. Parts 2 and 3 will air the following Sunday nights.

Martin Clunes as himself, Martin Clunes!

“There are many layers to Len, and that’s intriguing,” says Clunes, describing the ways that he prepared for the role. “There’s a strength of personality with a mayor. They are elected, so I don’t think a mouse would get the job. I think being a mayor is a power for good. They do make things happen.”

Finally, we are very excited to announce the September 6th premiere of a new Masterpiece series called Arthur & George, starring Clunes as world-famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes’ acclaimed novel follows the separate but intersecting lives of two very different men: a half-Indian son of a vicar who is framed for a crime he may or may not have committed, and Doyle, who investigates the case.

“How perfect that Arthur & George will air on PBS, as public television has been such a wonderful home to Doc Martin,” says Clunes. “I’m sure that our new series will be a treat for Doc Martin fans, and for everyone who enjoys a terrific drama.”

For the most up-to-date details on these and other exciting programs, see our online TV Schedule.


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