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The leading ‘Best British TV’ streaming service Acorn TV is now streaming full seasons of several popular British mystery and drama series, along with two critically acclaimed Canadian series. This week Acorn TV also has a special Memorial Day Weekend Midsomer Marathon with the first 22 episodes of its best-selling series,Midsomer Murders, and the U.S. debut of John Nettles final episodes.
Acorn TV is currently streaming a full season of Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect; the final seasons of the universally acclaimed Canadian dramedy Slings & ARROWSand Derek Jacobi’s mystery series Cadfael; the U.S. debut of the newest season of Murdoch Mysteries; Lynda La Plante’s Trial & Retribution; John Mortimer’s Under The Hammer; the final episodes of WWII drama Wish Me Luck; Richard Griffiths (Harry Potter) in Pie In The Sky; and John Nettles final episodes with Midsomer Murders, »
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Derek Jacobi has signed up to play the lead role in BBC One romantic comedy Antony And Cleopatra. The Cadfael star will appear opposite Anne Reid in the series, written by Scott & Bailey's Sally Wainwright. The six-part drama will follow childhood sweethearts Alan (Jacobi) and Celia (Reid) as they are reunited after 60 years and begin to rekindle their romance. Sherlock's Euros Lyn will direct, while Five Daughters star Sarah Lancashire, Spooks actress Nicola Walker, Fresh Meat's Tony Gardner, Life On Mars star Dean Andrews and comedienne Ronni Ancona will play supporting roles. "I can't remember being this excited about writing (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
BBC puts emphasis on drama as it announces new series for year ahead
Having tackled the Tudors, the BBC is taking on the Yorks and the Lancasters in what promises to be an epic BBC1 drama about the War of the Roses.
In a twist on the male-dominated lens through which history is frequently viewed, the epic serial about one of the bloodiest periods in English history will be told from the point of view of powerful women who "shaped their men and who shaped history in the process".
They include queens, mothers, lovers and "witches" and the drama reminds viewers that at the time women could still be burned at the stake for sorcery.
The BBC said that it is »
- Tara Conlan
3 items from 2012
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