It’s taken a while, but loyal fans finally get the happy ending they’ve longed for as Portwenn’s grumpy medic makes an honest woman of fiancée Louisa in the new series of Doc Martin. The pair called off their original wedding plans at the last minute back in 2007 and baby James has subsequently arrived, so it’s a relief they’ve made it to the altar at last. But don’t expect the day to go smoothly…. TV Choice caught up with screen groom, Martin Clunes…
How was it filming the wedding?Absolutely freezing, there were night shoots as we’re supposed to be stuck in the forest.
That sounds fun…After the wedding party, Doc and Louisa get caught by Bert Large and a group of villagers who have taken it upon themselves to put the newlyweds in a lodge for one night, but they get lost…
You said that the last series of Doc Martin might be the last…Did I? I must have been let out on my own that day! It’s so hard to write because we don’t want to stand in the same place each series, it takes up most of Philippa’s [Martin's producer wife] year.
You’ve had great guest stars over the years and Claire Bloom returns this series…Yes, she plays my mother and she turns up at the wedding to tell the Doc that his father died two weeks earlier, and that she forgot to ask him to the funeral. It’s not a functional family.
How does he react to that?He has a nervous breakdown… slowly.
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