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LONDON KILLS, part of the highlights this June on ACORN TV

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Acorn TV highlights for the month of June include London Kills, Crossroads and One Lane Bridge.

London Kills (Series 3)

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Premieres June 6 – Full Series Binge

“Superb British crime series”

LA Times

“Edgy…gritty…compelling mystery”

The Daily Mail

Returning with its cutting-edge documentary style, London Kills dramatises the experiences of an elite murder investigation squad in central London, led by Detective Inspector David Bradford (Hugo Speer, Shadow and Bone, Marcella) and the core cast including Sharon Small (Flesh and Blood, The Bay) as Detective Sergeant Vivienne Cole, Bailey Patrick (Bridgerton, Bodyguard) as Detective Constable Rob Brady and Tori Allen-Martin (Unforgotten, Pure) as Trainee Detective Constable Billie Fitzgerald.

As the third series opens, the detectives investigate the fatal stabbing of a young man. It soon becomes clear that his killer has access to confidential police intelligence; are they looking for one of their own? Cole is forced to appeal to her ex-husband – a Detective Superintendent for help. He agrees to turn “supergrass” but is murdered before he can pass on any information. When the team track down the killer, Vivienne is forced to face demons she buried long ago and, as a result, she and Detective Inspector David Bradford end up crossing a line.

The Shell Seekers

Acorn TV Exclusive

Premieres May 9 – Full Series Binge

Based on the novel by Rosamunde Pilcher and starring Academy Award-winners, Vanessa Redgrave and Maximilian Schell, The Shell Seekers is set in 1980s England and follows Penelope (Redgrave) as she recovers from a heart attack.

The daughter of acclaimed painter Lawrence Sterne, Penelope has to deal with her children Noel and Nancy, as they try to convince her to sell her father’s painting ‘The Shell Seekers’, which he gifted as a wedding present, to ease their financial burdens. Penelope may not have had a happy marriage, but the painting holds special value for her, depicting the beach in Cornwall where she was once so happy.

As Penelope continues to recover, she reflects on her life, as a disillusioned wife and briefly enthralled lover. Embarking on a trip to the Mediterranean to visit her third child Olivia, she encounters the young and beautiful Antonia, who is in the grip of a passionate romance, something Penelope realises she briefly enjoyed. The secrets, passions and heartbreaks of Penelope’s past threaten to be repeated by the young couple unless they can learn from her misfortune and be honest with each other.

The Shell Seekers
The Shell Seekers (image – Acorn TV)

Crossroads

Acorn TV Exclusive

Premieres June 20 – Full Series Binge

Sophie Cross (Alexia Balier), a brilliant attorney, is enjoying a summer day in the North Sea dunes with her 5-year-old son, Arthur, when he vanishes into thin air. She only leaves the boy alone for a few seconds, but that’s all it takes.

It’s the start of a terrible nightmare for Sophie and her husband, Thomas Leclercq (Thomas Jouannet), a razor-sharp police commissioner who’s crushed by his son’s disappearance and finds himself powerless to solve it. As the days then weeks roll by, the investigation goes nowhere, and doubts and suspicions start to creep in: was Arthur really abducted?

Three years later, the devastated couple is determined to push forward with their lives. Thomas is convinced they’ll never see their son again, but Sophie refuses to give up hope and joins the police force to help hunt down Arthur. She’ll have to work hard to carve out a niche for herself in the crime squad led by her husband Thomas, whose members aren’t exactly delighted about the new recruit.

Crossroads
Crossroads (image – Acorn TV)

One Lane Bridge (Series 1)

Acorn TV Exclusive

Premieres June 27 – Full Series Binge

“Terrific performances from a well-assembled ensemble”

Stuff

In this dark crime drama with a supernatural edge, a small town in New Zealand is upended when a local man’s body is found at the bottom of a one-lane bridge that’s long been a locus of unexplained events. While investigating the murder, an ambitious Māori detective inadvertently reawakens his second sight, a gift that endangers his life but may help solve the mystery of the sinister landmark.

Dominic Ona-Ariki, Joel Tobeck, Alison Bruce and Michelle Langstone star in this engrossing series that

“brings Broadchurch to Queenstown.”

New Zealand Herald.

ABOUT ACORN TV

Hailed as “Netflix for the Anglophile” by NPR, AMC Networks’ 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. Subscribers can enjoy a wide range of popular Acorn TV Originals, including My Life is Murder starring Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) as a private investigator tackling bizarre, hard-to-solve crimes; The Chelsea Detective starring Adrian Scarborough (Killing Eve) which delves into a range of thrilling cases in the dark underside of London’s beautiful, affluent borough; crime capers with Agatha Raisin starring Ashley Jensen (Extras); the detective drama London Kills, described as a “superb British crime series” by the Los Angeles Times; effervescent comedy drama Under the Vines starring Rebecca Gibney (Wanted) and Charles Edwards (The Crown) as the unlikely inheritors of a failing vineyard; the quirky and wildly fun murder investigation series, Emmy-nominated Queens of Mystery, dubbed “a sure-fire crowd-pleaser” by Los Angeles Times; the intriguing murder investigations of Dalgliesh, based on P.D. James’ bestselling novels and starring Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster); The Madame Blanc Mysteries which follows antiques expert Jean White(Sally Lindsay, Mount Pleasant) to the South of France as she tries to solve the mysterious death of her husband; Whitstable Pearl starring Kerry Godliman (After Life) cracking cases in the dark underside of a beautiful British coastal town; Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and its 1960s set spinoff Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries; and much, much more. Fan favourites also include Agatha Christie’s Marple and Poirot, Brokenwood Mysteries, Taggart, Murdoch Mysteries, Suspects, Rosemary and Thyme, The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Line of Duty, George Gently, Foyle’s War and Midsomer Murders.

Acorn TV offers a free trial and thereafter is just $6.99 per month or $69.99 for an annual subscription. Sign up at https://au.acorn.tv

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Aaron Ryan
Aaron Ryan
Aaron Ryan is a former TV Guide editor and contributor for TV Blackbox.

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