Doc Martin plays cards with Mr Selfridge in Downton Abbey as ITV characters star in drama trailer

John Thaw, Helen Mirren, David Suchet, Martin Clunes, Hugh Bonneville, Rupert Penry-Jones, Anna Maxwell Martin and Brenda Blethyn also star in the channel's new season trailer

It’s the stuff dreams are made of, drama fans.


Doc Martin sitting down to play cards with Mr Selfridge. Lord Grantham hanging out with Poirot. Whitechapel’s detectives teaming up with a young Morse.

But all this happens, and more – even the late John Thaw makes an appearance – as ITV’s most recognisable characters come together in the channel’s new drama trailer.

Steve November, ITV’s director of drama, says: “The new Where Drama Lives trail celebrates not only our brilliant forthcoming series, but our rich heritage throughout the decades. We’re pleased to work, and to have worked, with some of the best on and off screen talent in the industry, all of whom have helped to define ITV as a destination for fantastic, high quality drama.”

See it all with your very own eyes in this new trailer for ITV’s autumn winter season: