Martin Clunes says earning a living on TV is “a constant worry”

Martin Clunes has enjoyed a long and illustrious career on TV, starring in hit sitcoms Men Behaving Badly, Reggie Perrin and more recently, Doc Martin.

However, while speaking to TV Choice magazine about his trip to Madagascar for forthcoming ITV documentary Martin Clunes: The Lemurs Of Madagascar, he revealed that he never rests on his laurels and just expects work to come to him.

He said, “I always worry that it’ll all dry up and I won’t be able to pay for anything.

“But I think anybody who’s self-employed never loses that. It’s a constant worry.”

However, in addition to the shows above, Martin has also starred in Saving Grace, Jeeves and Wooster and Shakespeare in Love. He also played the lead role in ITV’s production of Goodbye Mr Chips and he played the part of William in another hit sitcom, William and Mary…

But of his documentary about the lemurs of Madagascar, which also saw him flying to Nairobi to rehabilitate a lion cub, Martin said, “It is really a magical place. As I say in the film, I had no idea how little I knew about it until I got there…

“I’d really love to go back – but maybe without a TV crew.”

You can see Martin Clunes: The Lemurs Of Madagascar on tonight at 9pm on ITV1, and of it, ITV state…

Martin Clunes realises a childhood dream of visiting the Indian ocean island of Madagascar to see the threatened species of lemurs for a documentary for ITV1.

Moved by the plight of the planet’s last surviving lemurs, Martin sets out to explore what is being done to save them and their environment.

These iconic and endearing primates live only on Madagascar, and one by one, they are dying there. The forests where they thrived have been destroyed, and the lemurs are hunted and eaten by man.

Seventeen species are already extinct. This paradise island has turned into their hell. Only a miracle will save them all now.

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.