Meet the cast of Doc Martin series 8

Martin Clunes and Caroline Catz return with a host of guest stars, including Sigourney Weaver, Caroline Quentin and new series star Art Malik

John Marquez as PC Joe Penhale

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The Portwenn PC popped the question to the Doc’s nanny Janice Bone in the last series and is looking forward to marital bliss. Will the course of true love run smoothly for Joe at last?

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Where do I recognise him from?

You might have seen Marquez playing Ray Winstone in BBC1’s In the Club. He’s also made brief appearances in Death in Paradise and EastEnders.

Jessica Ransom as Morwenna Newcross

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There’s romance in the air for the Doc’s receptionist Morwenna, too: she and Al have become an item. But there’s awful news for Morwenna when her parents Jack and Tara return to Portwenn out of the blue.

Where do I recognise her from?

Ransom’s most recent works include the comedy Zapped and the children’s show Horrible Histories – for which she won a Bafta for her part as Mary, Queen of Scots.

Selina Cadell as Mrs Tishell

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Pharmacist Mrs Tishell is perturbed by the arrival of an American tourist seeking the Doc’s attention.

Where do I recognise her from?

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Cadell has appeared in Love, Nina, Lab Rats and The Amazing Mrs Pritchard. She also played a teacher in the 2008 movie Wild Child.