Doc Martin and The Bill come to Seven

27 April, 2011 by IF

Press release from Channel Seven

Australia’s number one digital channel 7TWO is set to continue its ratings dominance with new programs including hit UK dramas DOC MARTIN and THE BILL. Also joining the channel’s winning line up is fly-on-the-wall documentary series, THE SAVOY.


Premiering on May 5 at 7:30pm is the popular series DOC MARTIN starring Martin Clunes as Dr Martin Ellingham, a former top surgeon with limited social skills who re-establishes himself as a General Practitioner in a sleepy Cornish village.

Also premiering in May, 7TWO presents the award-winning British police drama series, THE BILL. 7TWO will pick up the action from series 15 with the two-part episode “A Question of Trust.”

7TWO’s two-part documentary special THE SAVOY examines the 200 million pound makeover of London’s famous Savoy Hotel. The program covers the two year restoration from start to finish, providing a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the people that helped make it happen from the building contactors through to the front-of-house staff.

Another upcoming addition to 7TWO’s lifestyle programming is THE WORLD IN 80 TRADES featuring Connor Woodman, who sets off from his London base with 25,000 pounds in his pocket on a mission to double his money with every trade he makes as he travels across four continents.

Also debuting soon on 7TWO are classic British murder mysteries including CATHERINE COOKSON, RUTH RENDELL and SHERLOCK HOLMES along with timeless British comedy hits ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE, OPEN ALL HOURS, DAD’S ARMY, RISING DAMP, PLEASE SIR, THE FENN STREET GANG and THE DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE.

7TWO is number 1 for Total Individuals (survey year to date, wks 7-16, 2011) securing 6 of the top 10 programs and number 1 for People 25+ with 8 of the top 10 programs on digital channels.

Growth for 7TWO (year on year, wks 7-16, 2011 v wks 7-16, 2010) is up by 38.9% for Total Individuals and up by 48.5% for People 25+.