Doc Martin returns on 2 September with Simplyhealth as lead sponsors

From 2 September, series six of hit ITV medical drama Doc Martin will be back on ITV and will once again be sponsored exclusively by healthcare provider, Simplyhealth.

Airing every Monday at 9pm for eight weeks, Doc Martin follows the daily life of a grumpy GP, played my Martin Clunes as he goes about his duties in the village of Port Wenn, Cornwall. Series six opens with the Doc preparing to wed school teacher Louisa Glasson but whether Port Wenn will be hearing wedding bells remains to be seen!

Having sponsored the last two series in 2009 and 2011 we are delighted that ITV are bringing back a new series this autumn. Simplyhealth creative will be shown before and after each episode and in the ad breaks and will focus on promoting our range of healthcare benefits and be set on the backdrop of our bright and colourful Simplyhealth world. We’re looking forward to seeing what series six has in store for the Doc and we will be watching at home along with viewers.
Clare Lee, Simplyhealth’s Head of Brand, PR and Digital Marketing
We are delighted to be continuing our long running partnership with Simplyhealth as the sponsors of Doc Martin. We believe the series is a great brand fit for Simplyhealth and look forward to working with them to activate the sponsorship.
Steve Jordan, Business Development Manager at ITV

Series 5 of Doc Martin achieved an average of 9.2 million viewers in 2011, and a 36% share of the audience. For further information on the Doc Martin visit www.itv.com

Simplyhealth helps nearly four million people with their healthcare needs. The Simply Cash Plan or Simply Dental Plan allows individuals to claim money back towards the cost of dental check-ups, treatment and emergencies. Simplyhealth’s plans entitle people to claim for as many treatments as they want up to an annual limit. Individuals simply pay a monthly premium and once the appointment has been attended the money can be claimed back by completing a claim form and sending off the receipt. 

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