Tuesday, April 5, 2016

April on Acorn TV

If you're a subscriber to Acorn TV, there are a lot of new programs of interest to mystery people coming up this month.

Friday, Apr. 15
Complicit (Friday Feature)
From acclaimed writer Guy Hibbert (Blood and Oil, Five Minutes of Heaven, Omagh) and starring David Oyelowo (Selma, Lincoln), Complicit is a stunning, fast-paced thriller that delivers a penetrating insight into the dangerous world of counterterrorism. The TV movie originally debuted in February 2013.

Friday, Apr. 22
Frenchman’s Creek
(Friday Feature)
Swashbuckling action and romance combine in Daphne du Maurier’s famous and enduring historical novel. Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones, The Woman in White, Brassed Off) stars as the wealthy Dona, who leaves the corrupt sophistication of London to seek peace and solitude in the family home in Cornwall but gets more than she bargains for when she discovers that her home is in the hands of a handsome French pirate. The film originally premiered in December 1998.

Monday, Apr. 25
It’s business as usual when Mack Carter (Danny Webb, The Bill)—felonious breadwinner for a dysfunctional family of lowlifes—gets charged with robbery. But when Mack is sentenced to four years in jail, his wife Lindsay (Amanda Redman, New Tricks), resolves to clean up her life. She’s determined to drag her conniving children back to the straight and narrow as well. The ITV British comedy-drama first aired in January 2008.

Monday, Apr. 25
Murdoch Mysteries, Season 9 (Full Series U.S. Premiere)
Exuding plenty of period charm, this critically acclaimed mystery series centers on the brilliant detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a pioneer of crime-solving technologies in Victorian Toronto. Inspired by Maureen Jennings novels, Murdoch Mysteries airs on the CBC in Canada and Season 9 is currently airing in the U.S. as The Artful Detective on Ovation. Season 9 includes a guest spot from William Shatner (Star Trek) as Mark Twain. (18 episodes)

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