Martin Clunes explores WA islands on Friday
The WA episode of British television star Martin Clunes’ new series, Islands of Australia, will screen on Friday at 8.30pm on Channel 7.Earlier this year, the Doc Martin actor was filmed in 16 island groups – including four in WA – for the three-part series, which is also expected to be distributed internationally.
Through ScreenWest’s SuperDoc scheme, Perth-based Prospero Productions received State Government funding towards the project, while Tourism WA provided on-ground support.
WA will be centre-stage for episode two (on Friday, October 14), in which Clunes swims with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef, uncovers the Abrolhos Islands’ lobsters and shipwreck stories, encounters quokkas on Rottnest and dodges venomous snakes on Carnac Island.
“Australia’s islands have it all: exotic creatures, spectacular marine life, and of course the different people who inhabit them,” Clunes says.
“Whether they’re relative newcomers or they’ve lived there for generations, these are the resourceful, extraordinary people who call these islands home. This is my voyage around the adventure playgrounds, the best-kept secrets and the astonishing surprises of the islands of Australia.”
See Martin Clunes: Islands of Australia (WA and Tiwi Islands) at 8.30pm on Channel 7 on Friday, October 14. Episodes will also be available online on 7 Plus.