Australia, here’s your complete MAY 2021 release schedule for ACORN TV, the streaming service specialising in British and international television.
- THE SOUNDS – SERIES 1, EPISODE 5 (ACORN TV ORIGINAL | AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE)
Maggie (Rachelle Lefevre, Twilight, White House Down) and Tom Cabbott (Matt Whelan, American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, Narcos) move to the town of Pelorus to escape the oppressive influence of Tom’s family. But when he disappears, unsettling facts about Tom soon come to light and the search brings long-buried wounds to the surface.
- MIDSOMER MURDERS – SERIES 20
Homicide, blackmail, greed and betrayal: just a taste of what goes on behind the well-trimmed hedges of Midsomer County in this deliciously sinister series.
- MARTHA’S VINEYARD MYSTERIES – SERIES 1
After being forced into early retirement, former detective Jeff Jackson (Jesse Metcalfe, Desperate Housewives, Dallas) returns to a quiet life on Martha’s Vineyard. Quiet, at least, until a body washes up and he’s drawn back into crime solving.
- WPC 56 – SEASON 3
As the first woman police constable to serve in her West Midlands hometown, Gina Dawson (Jennie Jacques, London Kills, Vikings) is determined to prove she belongs as a 1950s policewoman working in a man’s world. She’s excited to be the lead on cases, but her independent, outspoken style clashes with the expectations others have for her new assignment: to make the tea for the men and do their typing.
- THE SOUNDS – SERIES 1, EPISODE 6
Samantha (Melissa George, The Slap) is an espionage operative for private intelligence agency Byzantium. She survives an attempt on her life, which she strongly suspects was orchestrated by members of the company for which she works. After recovering and returning to active duty, she goes back to work undercover as a nanny, not knowing who tried to kill her or whom to trust. It becomes evident that the attempt on her life is tied into a horrific event from her childhood.
The disappearance of 14-year-old Amber Bailey sets off a two-year search during which her family go through unimaginable pressures.
- THE SOUNDS – SERIES 1, EPISODE 7
- CANDICE RENOIR – SERIES 1 (French with English subtitles) – NEW TO STREAMING | EXCLUSIVE
A mother of four children resumes her job as a policewoman after having stopped for ten years following a layoff in this beloved, long-running French crime drama.
- THE HOUR – SERIES 2
Set in the 1950s, this Emmy®-winning and Golden Globe®-nominated BBC drama delves into the high-stakes world of TV news. Ben Whishaw (Spectre, Paddington), Romola Garai (Emma) and Dominic West (The Affair) headline an all-star cast, including Anna Chancellor (Ordeal by Innocence) and Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who), in this series labelled “among the best of [its] genre… with a style and intelligence all its own” (The New York Times).
- MURPHY’S LAW – SERIES 4 & 5
Detective Tommy Murphy (James Nesbitt, Cold Feet, Bloodlands) has nothing left to lose. Guilt-ridden over the death of his young daughter, who was slain by the IRA, he flees to London to work undercover assignments for the Metropolitan Police in this gritty and “eminently watchable” (San Francisco Chronicle) mystery series.
- WHITSTABLE PEARL – SERIES 1, EPISODES 1 & 2 (ACORN TV ORIGINAL | AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE)
Based on Julie Wassmer’s much loved series of novels, this series follows big-hearted local restaurant owner Pearl Nolan (Kerry Godliman, After Life, Derek) who sets up a local detective agency after undergoing police training in an earlier career. She is soon embroiled in her first case when she discovers the body of close friend and forms an unlikely partnership with a new local police chief who has transferred from London to escape his past.
- THE SOUNDS – SERIES 1, EPISODE 8 (SERIES FINALE)
- CLEAN BREAK
Car dealer Frank Mallon (Adam Fergus, Being Erica) is watching his life fall apart around him. His wife has left, his cars aren’t selling and his teenage daughter is out of control. Desperate for a solution, Frank devises a plan to fix his money problems while also getting revenge on the people who make his life miserable.
- WHITSTABLE PEARL – SERIES 1, EPISODE 3
- DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY
Based on the PD James novel that continues the events of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, this series takes place six years after Austen’s story. On the eve of the annual Lady Anne ball at the Darcys’ Pemberley home, post-supper festivities are brought to an abrupt halt with the arrival of an unexpected visitor and news of a murder in nearby Pemberley Woods. Sensing something is wrong, Fitzwilliam Darcy (Matthew Rhys, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood), the family’s patriarch, begins to retreat from wife Elizabeth (Anna Maxwell Martin, The Bletchley Circle) as he tries to protect the household from a scandal. Matthew Goode (The Crown) and Jenna Coleman (Victoria) also star.
- EMMA FIELDING MYSTERIES – SERIES 1
Based on the best-selling mystery novels by famed historian-archaeologist turned fiction writer Dana Cameron, this series follows archaeologist Emma Fielding (Courtney Thorne Smith, Ally McBeal, Melrose Place) who is hired to consult on the acquisition of a castle-like estate that local legend states is cursed. But Emma soon finds herself in the middle of a murder case…