Martin Hunter made is first appearance 13 October 1987. He is portrayed by Peter Purves.
Martin was a TV presenter who went to Walford to make a documentary about East End life.
He promised to feature Den Watts in the documentary, but James Willmott-Brown diverted his attention, and introduced Hunter to his chief barmaid Angie Watts, and tried to get the documentary focused on his wine bar, The Dagmar.
Wilmott-Brown introduced Hunter to Colin Russell (as one of the new breed of people in Albert Square) and Pauline Fowler (as one of the older type of people in the square). When the documentary was aired, the residents of Walford were horrified at how Hunter had misrepresented them.