Original series UNDER THE VINES, part of the highlights this January on ACORN TV


Acorn TV highlights for the month of January include three original series – Under the Vines, Queens of Mystery and the Madame Blanc Mysteries.

Under the Vines

Acorn TV Original

Episode 6 (final episode) premieres January 3 with full season binge available

Under The Vines follows Daisy (Gold Logie winner Rebecca Gibney, Packed to the Rafters) and Louis (Charles Edwards, The Crown), two unlikely city slickers who inherit a failing vineyard in rural New Zealand. When Sydney socialite Daisy Munroe heads to New Zealand for a vacation at her recently deceased stepfather’s winery, which she intends to sell, little does she know that the vineyard has a co-owner: grumpy UK-born lawyer, Louis Oakley, who also travels to New Zealand to escape a spiraling series of unfortunate events in his life. Despite neither having done a hard day’s work in their lives and both despising each other, Daisy and Louis must somehow make the vineyard successful so they can sell up.

Also stars Sarah Peirse (Heavenly Creatures), Trae Te Wiki (Killer Sofa), Simon Mead (Nothing Trivial), Dean O’Gorman (The Hobbit trilogy) and Robbie Magasiva (Wentworth).

Queens of Mystery

(Series 2) – Acorn TV Original

Premieres January 10 with two episodes

New episodes premiere each Monday

“Top-quality crime drama.”

– Radio Times

In Series 2 of Emmy Award-nominated Queens of Mystery,Matilda (Florence Hall,The Princess Switch franchise)is happily settled back in her picturesque hometown of Wildemarsh, working in the Marsh Valley Police – alongside her by-the-book boss, Inspector Thorne (Martin Trenaman, The Inbetweeners) and her eager police colleague, PC Terry Foster (Michael Elcock) – and living above her Aunt Jane’s crime bookshop, ‘Murder Ink’.

The peace is quickly disrupted when another murder victim is discovered in their midst. And while Matilda embarks on solving the mystery and bringing the culprit to justice, her three crime-writing aunts – Beth (Sarah Woodward, Professor T), Cat (Julie Graham, Shetland)and Jane (Siobhan Redmond, Between the Lines) – inevitably find a way to involve themselves in her investigations, often to the chagrin of Inspector Thorne and the dismay of Matilda.

The Madame Blanc Mysteries

Acorn TV Original

Premieres January 24 with two episodes

New episodes premiere each Friday

“Witty, feelgood fare.”

– Daily Telegraph

The Madame Blanc Mysteries follows Jean (Sally Lindsay, Mount Pleasant), a renowned and respected antiques dealer running a successful business in leafy Cheshire with her husband, Rory (Peter Gaynor, Vikings). We meet Jean on a rainy morning in Manchester, overcome with grief as she learns that Rory has tragically died on his way home from their vintage treasure-trove stomping grounds in the South of France.

Things take a dark turn when Jean discovers that along with her husband, all of their money has disappeared, their shop has been re-mortgaged to the hilt and their assets pawned off. With the final thousands in their joint account ironically spent on Rory’s funeral, Jean’s life is set adrift… until her solicitor informs her of one thing her beloved did not sell: their cottage in French antiques hub, Sainte Victoire. And when Jean finds out that the lavish ring Rory was bringing back to her is nowhere to be found, she quickly realises something is amiss and does the first thing she can think of…Arriving in Sainte Victoire, will Jean get the answers she is searching for?


Dubbed as “Netflix for the Anglophile” by NPR, Acorn TV is the streaming service offering a carefully curated, quality slate of compelling UK and international TV series, all streaming ad-free on demand. Fan favourites include Cold Feet, Broadchurch, Doc Martin, Victoria, Black Books, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Line of Duty, George Gently, Foyle’s War and Midsomer Murders.

Subscribers can also enjoy popular Acorn TV Originals, including Agatha Raisin starring Ashley Jensen; the British detective drama, London Kills, called a “superb British crime series” by the Los Angeles Times; the wildly fun mystery series, Queens of Mystery, hailed as “a sure-fire crowd-pleaser” by Los Angeles Times; Finding Joy, a quirky, life-affirming comedy series created and written by, and starring beloved Irish actress Amy Huberman; the fascinatingly original series, Dead Still, starring Michael Smiley as a renowned post-mortem memorial photographer in 1880s Ireland; Whitstable Pearl starring Kerry Godliman (After Life, Derek); 1960s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries spinoff Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries; and much more.

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Aaron Ryan
Aaron Ryan is currently the Broadcast Guide Editor and a podcast contributor for TV Blackbox. An experienced media writer, his work has appeared on sites including TV Central and Mumbrella since 2009. For all media enquiries please call 0400-218-566



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