The Sunday Telegraph - - Television & Radio -

Doc Martin ITV, 9.00PM

Now bear­ing the im­pri­matur of last se­ries’ guest star Sigour­ney Weaver, Dominic Minghella’s ami­able com­e­dy­drama re­turns for the fur­ther ad­ven­tures of Martin Clunes’s com­i­cally brusque and busi­nesslike GP in the sea­side town of Portwenn. The wed­ding looms of bum­bling lo­cal bobby Joe Pen­hale (John Mar­quez) and im­petu­ous nanny Jan­ice Bone (Robyn Ad­di­son), yet an out­break of a highly con­ta­gious virus, a case of kid­ney stones, a dose of prenup­tial nerves and a cu­rate with a baf­fling med­i­cal con­di­tion all threaten to scup­per the happy oc­ca­sion. This is harm­less, mildly as­pi­ra­tional stuff, with enough self-aware­ness and gen­tle self-satire to keep it watch­able. GT

Bad Move ITV, 8.00PM

Sit­coms on ITV have a che­quered re­cent his­tory, but this new one – star­ring Jack Dee and Kerry Godli­man as a cou­ple es­cap­ing to the coun­try – is a de­cent ef­fort. The move goes pre­dictably sour, but Dee’s pok­er­faced cyn­i­cism and the ec­cen­tric lo­cals (Miles Jupp and Philip Jack­son among them) hold the in­ter­est. GT

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