Lyme man to write scripts for Doc Martin TV series

PUBLISHED: 06:59 14 June 2016 | UPDATED: 09:40 17 June 2016

Andy Rattenbury

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Former Woodroffe School head boy says writing for Martin Clunes and the cast is a 'dream project'

Martin Clunes who stars in Doc MartinMartin Clunes who stars in Doc Martin

Highly acclaimed Lyme-born playwright and script writer Andy Rattenbury has been commissioned to work on the next Doc Martin TV series.

“It is a dream project,” he told the Herald.

“Being born in the West Country, it is an absolute delight for me to write for such a brilliant programme set in this area. I am really looking forward to working with the highly talented team which does such a superb job.”

Andy, former head boy at Woodroffe School, who went on to study at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, has written scripts for all of the top soaps and is currently working on a fourth episode for EastEnders.

His many other successes include stage adaptations of The Postman Only Rings Twice and Thomas Hardy’s Return of the Native.

One of his plays entitled The Slanting Rain was produced on Broadway.

Doc Martin stars Martin Clunes, who has a home near Beaminster and is a regular visitor to Lyme Regis.

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