Acorn TV has a range of exciting releases ready for fans throughout the month of April. Check out some of our highlights below.
The world premiere of this Acorn TV Originial murder-mystery sees iconic actress Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Wedding Crashers) starring as Harriet ‘Harry’ Wild, a recently retired university professor who has found herself at one of life’s crossroads. Jolted from a mugging, Harry reluctantly agrees to recover in the home of her son, Charlie (Kevin Ryan, Guilt, Copper), a senior police detective.
While there, Harry begins interfering in a particularly baffling murder case that Charlie is investigating, noticing that it shares striking similarities to an obscure Elizabethan play. When her path crosses that of her mugger, Fergus Reid (Rohan Nedd, Whitstable Pearl), she sees great potential in the troubled teen and, instead of turning him in, enlists him as her sidekick.
The IPCRESS File
It’s 1962, at the height of the Cold War, and ex-soldier and thief Harry Palmer (Joe Cole, Peaky Blinders, Gangs of London) is recruited to an unorthodox British spy unit whose boss, Dalby (Tom Hollander, Bird Box, The Night Manager), wants help retrieving a missing A-bomb scientist. Working alongside the cool, ambitious agent Jean (Lucy Boynton, Bohemian Rhapsody, Locked Down), Harry soon finds himself under fire in East Berlin. Harry knows he and Jean are getting close when a stranger attempts to blow them up, with the trail leading to an unconventional psychiatrist, a cocktail of drugs and the mysterious acronym IPCRESS. Harry’s fate then takes a dark turn when he is subject to a regimen of mental torture. Heading back to London, Jean scrambles to decipher the meaning of IPCRESS.
Picking up seven months after the tragic events that brought Series 3 to a close, everything has changed for Balthazar (Tomer Sisley, Don’t Look Up). His partner, friend, and soul mate, Hélène is gone; his wife Maya is in prison awaiting trial and Balthazar, partying harder than ever, is burning the midnight oil to keep his mind off the cursed child growing in its mother’s womb.
Things come to a head when Captain Camille Costes (Constance Labbé, Camping Paradise) steps in to replace Hélène and work with Balthazar. Outspoken, humorous, and boundlessly energetic, Camille has had a bone to pick with him ever since that wild night they spent together seven years earlier.
Following the death of Elizabeth, Ross Poldark resolves to put Westminster behind him and spend more time with his loved ones. However, when an old friend needs help, Ross is compelled to challenge the establishment and question his own loyalties to king and country.
Season 17 & 18
After Jardine is booted from the case, new DCI Matt Burke takes over the murder investigation of a politician’s activist son. Meanwhile, tensions are riding high among the team after suffering a shattering loss, with Reid especially having trouble adapting to the new leadership. A case involving an underage prostitute hits close to home for Ross and leads him to vengefully chase down an old enemy he suspects is the culprit.
The body of a dock worker is found mangled in machinery at a shipyard, begging the question of whether it was an innocent mistake or something more sinister. Meanwhile, the team discovers that a nurse may have been living a double life when found strangled in her home.
The TV adaption of Rosamunde Pilcher’s much-loved novel Coming Home, Judith Dunbar arrives at boarding school and makes friends with the carefree and fun-loving Loveday Carey-Lewis, who introduces her to a string of glamour friends and wealthy families. When Judith’s guardian dies, the Carey-Lewis clan become her surrogate family and she finds the next few years the most joyous of her life, blissfully unaware that the spectre of war hangs over everything she holds dear.