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Jan 022017
 

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Murdoch Mysteries, Season 10 (Exclusive U.S. Premiere, Beginning Mon., Jan. 2nd)

“If you haven’t seen it, you must.” Globe & Mail

Garnering two dozen Canadian Screen Award nominations and the sole 2016 ‘Fan’s Choice Award’ for Yannick Bisson, Murdoch Mysteries has found a huge audience in North America for its period charm, entertaining mysteries, and likeable characters. The period mystery series centers on the brilliant detective William Murdoch, a pioneer of crime-solving technologies in Toronto at the turn of the 20th Century. Also known as The Artful Detective.

 

The Level (Exclusive U.S. Premiere, Season Finale, Mon., Jan. 9th)

An Acorn TV Original

“Superior thriller, boasting a standout performance from Karla Crome” Sunday Telegraph

“It’s got car chases, fights and nail-biting tension – what more could you want?” The Sun

January features the final two episodes of the thrilling new six-part British thriller THE LEVEL starring Karla Crome (You, Me & the Apocalypse, Under the Dome) as a detective with a secret double life that is about to unravel. The series co-stars Robert James-Collier (Thomas on Downton Abbey), Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy), Noel Clarke (Star Trek Into Darkness, Doctor Who), and Joe Absolom (Doc Martin).

 

800 Words, Season 2, Part 1 (Exclusive U.S. Premiere, Beginning Monday, Jan. 16th)

“The Best Show You’re Not Watching.”Inquisitr

“The whole family will find this appealing, funny and even inspiring” Tribune NS

Australia’s #1 drama series returns with widowed father (Erik Thomson, Packed to the Rafters) and his two teenage kids still adjusting to life in a remote New Zealand seaside town. (8 episodes)

 

Agatha Christie’s The Witness for the Prosecution (Exclusive U.S. Premiere, Monday, Jan. 30th)

New BBC and Acorn TV adaptation of Agatha Christie’s acclaimed story

A brutal and bloodthirsty murder has stained the plush carpets of a handsome London townhouse. The victim is the glamorous and rich Emily French (Kim Cattrall, Sex and the City). All the evidence points to Leonard Vole (Billy Howle, New Worlds), a young chancer to whom the heiress left her vast fortune and who ruthlessly took her life. At least, this is the story that Emily’s dedicated housekeeper Janet McIntyre (Monica Dolan, Eye In the Sky, The Casual Vacancy) stands by in court. Leonard however, is adamant that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine (Andrea Riseborough, Bloodline, Birdman), can prove his innocence. Tasked with representing Leonard is his solicitor John Mayhew (Toby Jones, Detectorists, The Secret Agent, Captain America) and King’s Counsel, Sir Charles Carter KC (David Haig, The Thick Of It, Mo). (TV Movie)

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