Widely considered one of the most successful British series in the U.S., U.K. and worldwide, Doc Martin, Series 8 makes its DVD/Blu-ray debut on December 12th, 2017, from Acorn TV, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. brand. Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly) returns as Dr. Martin Ellingham in the eighth series of this smash-hit British comedy. In these all-new episodes, the doctor continues his practice in the picturesque seaside town of Portwenn, while raising his son with wife Louisa. The DVD and Blu-ray 3-Disc Sets feature 8 episodes, plus a bonus disc with behind-the-scenes featurettes and interviews ($39.99, Amazon.com).
After all their ups and downs as a couple, Dr. Martin Ellingham and his wife, Louisa (Caroline Catz, Murder in Suburbia), are finally living together with their son, James Henry, but their problems are far from over. With Louisa’s encouragement, James Henry has grown attached to Buddy the dog, but Martin is disgusted by the four-legged friend. In need of a new nanny, Louisa finds herself juggling too many responsibilities and considers switching careers, causing a rift with Martin.
Meanwhile, Portwenn is abuzz as the residents prepare for a wedding. The Larges hope to profit from the festivities, but when Martin’s aunt Ruth (Emmy winner Eileen Atkins, Cranford) considers selling the family farm, her decision causes trouble for their business endeavors. As some relationships bloom and others falter, can Martin cope with all the changes—or will he risk the fragile accord he’s forged with his family? Guest stars in Series 8 include the return of Caroline Quentin (Dickensian) and Sigourney Weaver (Avatar) as a forthright American tourist anxious for the Doc’s time.
BONUS DISC: Behind-the-scenes featurettes on the production process (70 min.) and interviews with the cast and guest stars (41 min.), including Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom, Eileen Atkins, Selina Cadell, and Caroline Quentin.
Street Date: December 12, 2017: SRP: $39.99 each; DVD 3-Disc Set: 8 episodes – Approx. 413 min., plus bonus – SDH Subtitles – UPC 054961259397; Blu-ray 3-Disc Set: 8 episodes – Approx. 413 min., plus bonus – SDH Subtitles – UPC 054961259496.