APT pledge special goes behind the scenes with Doc Martin

American Public Television is presenting an exclusive look at the taping of Season 6 of Doc Martin in a pledge special set to be released Thanksgiving Day. Doc Martin: Revealed goes behind the scenes with actors and producers from the series to discuss the characters, the location of Port Isaac, the unique Cornish accent and the challenges of shooting a television series in all sorts of weather. More than 60 licensees have signed on to air the special, which is available as a 90-minute pledge event with pitches by cast members or as a one-hour pledge program suitable for stations to localize or run as-is. Rights run through December 2016.

Viewers get early peek at new Doc Martin from subscription streamer Acorn TV

Acorn TV, the subscription-based British TV streaming service for U.S. viewers, begins offering new episodes of Doc Martin exclusively on Oct. 7 — months before their February 2014 premiere on public TV stations. Episodes from the sixth season of the quirky ITV series starring Martin Clunes will be added each Monday through the season finale on Nov. 25. For those fans of British TV who just can’t get enough of Doc Martin, all episodes of previous seasons will also be available for streaming.