Come what May… you’ll have plenty to choose from next month on Acorn TV. Check out our highlights below.
Acorn TV Original World Premiere – May 2
Disillusioned British spy Sylvia Fox travels to Italy for the wedding of her niece. When the groom goes missing, leaving a dead woman behind, Sylvia begins an investigation that begins with an empty pizza box and a stolen children’s book and ends in a dramatic showdown with a killer.
New Episodes Mondays May 2-16.
The Ipcress File
Acorn TV Exclusive NZ Premiere – April 18
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 making progress 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.
Episodes 3 through 6 premiere on Mondays May 3-23.
In order to solve the brutal murder of a young, German surfer, two police officers are secretly deployed to the tourist paradise of Hvide Sande on the Jutlandic west coast.
8 Episodes available Monday May 9.
Garage Sale Mysteries
Antique guru and amateur sleuth Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin, Full House, Spin City) is back with six more intriguing mysteries. Highlights of the new capers see Jennifer fighting to clear an old friend’s name, chasing a murderer who has left clues based on a mystery novel and uncovering the mysteries of a body discovered in an attic.
6 TV Movies premiere Monday May 16.
My Life Is Murder
New Zealand’s very own Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Battlestar Galactica, Ash vs Evil Dead, Parks and Recreation), is back as the fearless and unflinching Detective Alexa Crowe. Finding herself back home in Aotearoa for the first time in years, Alexa can’t help herself when she is asked to look into a bizarre unsolved murder.
Premieres Monday May 23.
Based on Rosamunde Pilcher’s drama, this special two-part miniseries focuses on the Combes family and its magnificent country estate, Endellion. After years of tranquillity, life is about to change with the return of Patriarch Stephen’s ex-wife.
4 Episodes available Monday May 30.
Despite her 160 IQ, Morgane works as a cleaning lady in a police station. One night she tidies up an investigation board and the officers realise she has brought them a huge step closer to solving the case. Morgane agrees to use her impressive intellect to support the police – on the condition that they reopen the investigation into the disappearance of her first love.
8 Episodes premiere Monday May 30.