KCET will continue to dedicate its Thursday line-up to all-things Martin Clunes leading into the premiere, including the debut of two specials "Doc Martin & The Legend of the Cloutie," and "Doc Martin Revealed."
Burbank, CA - Nov. 27, 2013 -Southern California audiences will get a new dose of their favorite British dramedy, DOC MARTIN, starring Martin Clunes, when the all-new Season 6 premieres on KCET on Feb. 6, 2014 at 8 p.m. KCET will also debut several special programs starring the versatile actor leading up to the big premiere.
One of the highest-rated regular series on public television in Los Angeles, and the most popular weekly show on KCET, DOC MARTIN stars Clunes as Doctor Martin Ellingham, a cranky blood-phobic surgeon-turned-village doctor. His tactless bedside manner leaves a trail of outraged patients, angry relatives and frightened dogs behind him in the sleepy village of Portwenn, England. His love interest, school headmistress Louisa Glasson, played by Caroline Catz, continues to grapple with Martin's abrasive personality as she tries to make sense of their new life together with baby James Henry.
Fortunately, viewers won't have to wait until February to get their Clunes fix. Beginning Dec. 5, 2013, every Thursday night KCET will feature programs starring the popular British actor starting with a DOC MARTIN Season 5 reboot:
- KCET will continue its popular "Bad Martin/Good Martin" programming block with the reboot of DOC MARTIN Season 5, which will be followed by the remaining four episodes of WILLIAM AND MARY Season 2, currently airing on KCET. WILLIAM AND MARY is a charming British romance series that stars Clunes as a bass-playing undertaker in love with a midwife. Dec. 5-26, 2013 at 8 p.m.
- KCET premieres "Doc Martin & The Legend of the Cloutie," a special movie that predates the series (2003). DOC MARTIN's character, then called Doctor Bamford, has had enough of village life and is desperate for distance from inquisitive Cornish neighbors, so he attempts to buy Tregunnt Farm some miles away. Jan. 2, 2014, at 8 p.m.
- KCET will pair the remaining four episodes of DOC MARTIN Season 5 with a series of Martin Clunes specials, including:
o "Martin Clunes: Man to Manta"--Clunes swims with the sea's most enormous and enigmatic creatures. Jan. 9 at 8:46 p.m.
o "Martin Clunes: Lemurs of Madagascar"--Clunes' urgent plight to save this rare and endearing species. Jan.16 at 8:46 p.m.
o "Martin Clunes: Heavy Horsepower"--Clunes trains two Clydesdales to work on his farm. He travels to various places where large work horses are still used, including New Orleans and the famous Budweiser Clydesdale team. Jan. 23 at 8:46 p.m.
o "Doc Martin Revealed" (premiere)--behind-the-scenes footage from the newest DOC MARTIN Season 6, shot on location in Port Isaac, Cornwall, England. Viewers get inside access to the actors and crew as they film sequences on the balcony at Large's Restaurant and in the nearby pub that doubles for the Crab & Lobster. Jan. 30 at 8:46
- The much-anticipated premiere of DOC MARTIN Season 6 on Feb. 6 at 8 p.m.:
Martin Mania Recap:
DEC. 5 @ 8 p.m. DOC MARTIN Season 5 Reboots
DEC. 26 @ 8:46 p.m.: Final episode Season 2 of WILLIAM AND MARY
JAN. 2 @ 8 p.m.: "Doc Martin & The Legend of the Cloutie"
JAN. 9 @ 8:46 p.m.: "Martin Clunes: Man to Manta"
JAN. 16 @ 8:46 p.m.: "Martin Clunes: Lemurs of Madagascar"
JAN. 23 @ 8:46 p.m.: "Martin Clunes: Heavy Horsepower"
JAN. 30 @ 8:46 p.m.: "Doc Martin Revealed"
FEB. 6 @ 8 p.m.: DOC MARTIN Season 6 Debut
DOC MARTIN airs exclusively on KCET in Southern and Central California.
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