If you're keen to get back to Portwenn, the wait is almost over.
Who's ready for more Doc Martin?
Of course, we're speaking rhetorically - that's why you're here! The British medical drama with a winning sense of humour has been on screens since 2004 and has earned quite the significant fanbase; incredibly, it's managed to maintain its quality across all those years.
It boasts a terrific cast, but it all revolves around the magnificent Martin Clunes in the titular role. Dominic Minghella's series set in the fictional village of Portwenn has aired for eight series now, with the last arriving back in 2017. Since then, admirers have waited patiently for yet another crop of episodes, and luckily there's some luck on the horizon.
Series 9 commenced filming in Port Isaac earlier this year. So, when can we expect it to land?
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Doc Martin series 9: Do we have an air date?
Yes, we do!
Doc Martin series 9 episode one will air on ITV on Wednesday, September 25th 2019.
Episodes are set to air weekly, so we can rest easy knowing it's on the way, so don't make plans, a Wednesday night in with a cuppa is on the cards.
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Fans on Twitter are ready!
With fans aware that September's the month of the show's return, anticipation has already begun to build.
Doc Martin Online wrote on Twitter: "Show that Soothes the Soul #DocMartin - the only Doctor in town - who fixes everything in his own way Let's go to rewind mode and binge watch all the episodes before the Doc comes back ."
Another wrote: "just seen the first advert for the new series of #DocMartin looks like it is going to be ." Similarly, one added: "Yeah new series of #docmartin cant wait just need news on #delicious now my 2 fav programmes."
We're all excited and everything, but how many episodes are we excited for exactly?
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Doc Martin series 9: How many episodes?
There are eight episodes in Doc Martin series 9.
This is aligned with the majority of the seasons, other than 1 and 3, which both contained six and seven episodes, respectively. Although we're yet to dive into the latest with Martin Ellingham, it's worth looking ahead to the future, as there was a lot of talk about the series concluding with season 9.
There's no news yet, but if season 9 is a hit, let's hope more is on the way!
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