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Discover captivating characters from Britain and beyond with Acorn TV. Full of nonstop mystery and edge-of-your-seat crime dramas, there’s always something new to watch.
Hit shows include the colourful crime drama Queens of Mystery, where a young policewoman’s investigations are both aided – and interrupted – by her three crime-writing aunts, the world premier of Series 2 comes to Acorn on the 29th November. The Sounds, a compelling crime thriller that twists and turns its way to a shocking conclusion; and Agatha Raisin, a comedic murder mystery that follows a Cotswolds-based PR guru (Ashley Jenson, Extras) as she turns into an amateur sleuth.
Alongside critically acclaimed original dramas, you’ll also get to enjoy gripping international shows, from the French crime series Balthazar, featuring the charming pathologist of the same name, through to Backström, a detective whose murder investigations take him from Sweden to Thailand.
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Ready to be entertained? Here are some top more picks to get you started…
Based on the much-loved The Whitstable Pearl Mystery novels, this exclusive, original series for Acorn TV sees After Life’s Kerry Godliman star as the tenacious Pearl Nolan, a local seafood restaurant owner with a penchant for solving crime. It’s small fry stuff at first, until Pearl uncovers the body of her close friend Vinnie. Convinced he was murdered, she teams up with the handsome, but socially inept Mike McGuire (Howard Charles, The Musketeers), a Chief Inspector with a tragic past. Soon, the pair are pulled deep into the dark underbelly of the picturesque coastal town they call home.
This supernatural murder mystery follows young and ambitious Māori detective, Ariki Davis, who arrives in Queenstown with high hopes for his future. When a local hero is found dead at the bottom of the infamous One Lane Bridge, he joins forces with respected stalwart Detective Senior Sergeant Stephen Tremaine to solve the case – but when a spiritual gift Ariki hasn’t experienced since his youth reawakens, it threatens to endanger the case, his career and his life. One Lane Bridge returns with a second season in November.
Xena: Warrior Princess legend Lucy Lawless stars in this contemporary Australian detective drama as retired police officer Alexa Crowe. Despite hanging up her uniform, Alexa’s days of solving crime are far from over as her old boss regularly hounds her for insight on cold cases. Then there’s a young police data analyst who’s eager to be mentored by Alexa – whether she likes it or not.
This elegant spin-off series of the original Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries swaps the roaring twenties for the swinging sixties. Set in 1964, the reckless Peregrine Fisher is rocketed from a lonely, dissatisfying small-town life into a career as a fearless investigator in Melbourne. Supported by a coterie of remarkable women, Peregrine follows in the footsteps of her Aunt Phryne, a celebrated supersleuth.
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