In the dog house!

Louisa is des­per­ate for a new ad­di­tion to the fam­ily as Doc Martin re­turns

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The last se­ries saw grumpy Doc Martin and his wife Louisa strug­gling to fix their trou­bled re­la­tion­ship, as they ex­pe­ri­enced the pain of a trial sep­a­ra­tion.

The good news is they’re now back to­gether, but it’s not all happy fam­i­lies. To Martin’s hor­ror, Louisa wants a four-legged friend for their young son James Henry.

‘We couldn’t carry on with the will-they-won’t-they, so we’re now ex­plor­ing Martin and Louisa co-habit­ing, with James Henry and their new ad­di­tion, Buddy,’ says Martin Clunes, who plays the doc­tor.

Top of the pups

‘Martin’s heart is full now that he’s re­united with Louisa, but noth­ing an­noys him more than shar­ing a house with a filthy, stink­ing dog. He can’t stand it! I al­ways laugh when I think of Doc Martin suf­fer­ing!’

Martin also re­veals that this year’s se­ries of the cosy Cor­nish com­edy fea­tures a rather dra­matic stunt.

‘We have one episode that’s quite Tarantino-es­que!’ he says with a laugh. ‘One char­ac­ter has a bleed from the femoral artery, the one in your leg that’s a bit of a gusher. In real life, you’d bleed out in about four min­utes!’

This year will also see the re­turn of Hollywood guest star Sigour­ney Weaver and Martin’s Men Be­hav­ing

Badly co-star Caro­line Quentin.

‘It was ter­rific hav­ing Caro­line back,’ he smiles. ‘We didn’t dare hope Sigour­ney would want to do it again, but it was her idea. She’s got some lovely scenes this time.’

Per­fect pooch… Martin, Louisa, Buddy and his friend Bob (left) Re­peat per­for­mance… Sigour­ney Weaver is back in Corn­wall

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