THE DOCTOR IS IN ON KCET!
DOC MARTIN MANIA KICKS OFF WITH THE MOVIE THAT STARTED IT ALL LEADING UP TO SEASON FIVE PREMIERE APRIL 5 ON KCET
Los Angeles, CA - March 21, 2012 -KCET, public media for Central and Southern California, invites viewers to join in the infectious craze of Doc Martin, the highest-rated regular series on public television in Los Angeles, with a series of specials, leading up to the Season Five premiere.
On April 1 at 9 p.m., KCET is proud to present Doc Martin: The Movie, the predecessor to the beloved series, which reveals the history of the clever "Doc Martin" character. After learning that his wife, Petronella, has been unfaithful - with three of his friends no less - Dr. Martin Bamford (Dr. Martin Ellingham's character in the movie) leaves London and relocates to the sleepy coastal town of Port Isaac. There, he works through an identity crisis, while coming across many interesting people along the way.
At 10:30 p.m. following the movie debut, viewers can further explore the world of the
famous doctor and the cast of colorful characters with a behind-the-scenes special shot exclusively by KCET in Port Isaac, where the series takes place. Featuring everything from provocative interviews with the actors to hints of what is in store for the next season, the 30-minute special recaps every episode of Doc Martin leading up to the finale of Season Four.
On April 5 at 7 p.m., KCET will air the final episode of Season Four in which Martin is surprised by the number of patients coming to see him on the last day before his Surgery closes. Nonetheless, he moves to London while his estranged partner, Louisa, goes into premature labor.
Then, the much-anticipated Doc Martin Season Five debuts at 8 p.m.! Martin is struggling to come to terms with fatherhood. At the same time, he is ready to continue his high-flying career as a consultant in London. His plans change, however, when he begins have serious doubts about the competency of the new GP after she misdiagnoses a patient and issues prescriptions for inappropriate drugs, leaving him to resume duties at the surgery until a replacement GP can be found.
Doc Martin Mania Recap:
APRIL 1 @ 9 p.m.: Doc Martin The Movie
APRIL 1 @ 10:30 p.m.: Doc Martin Behind the Scenes
APRIL 5 @ 7 p.m.: Doc Martin Final Episode Season Four
APRIL 5 @ 8 p.m.: Doc Martin Season Five Debut
Doc Martin airs on KCET every Thursday at 8 p.m.
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