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UK Charity screening for Martin Clunes "Man to Manta"

Star of Doc Martin, Men Behaving Badly and Reggie Perrin, Martin Clunes, has announced he will be hosting a private screening of his recent documentary Man to Manta on Thursday 24 March at the May Fair Hotel in central London.  Tickets for the event have gone on sale at and cost £24 each, with all funds shared between three marine conservation charities.

Last month millions of people tuned into ITV to watch Martin Clunes fulfil a lifetime’s ambition to swim with manta rays.  Now, just 200 people have the opportunity to watch the documentary, along with Martin, in the May Fair Hotel’s exclusive ‘secret’ cinema.

The evening will be introduced by the associate producer of the show and author of Neutral Buoyancy, Tim Ecott, before Martin Clunes talks about his experience filming the documentary.  Martin will also answer questions from the audience.

On hand will be Dr Andrea Marshall (Queen of the Mantas) and Mark Harding, who both appear in the show, before the evening concludes with an auction.  Among the lots already donated is a ‘walk on part’ in the new series of Doc Martin based in Cornwall.

The evening is expected to raise £3,000 to be split between the UK based shark and marine conservation charity, Bite-Back, The Pacific Elasmobranch Foundation and The Marine Megafauna Foundation.

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.