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26/04/2019 Rupert, Rupert & Rupert
06/05/2019 Line of Duty Series Five
06/05/2019 Sharkwater Extinction
13/05/2019 Chimerica Series One
13/05/2019 Flack Series One
13/05/2019 Warren Series One
13/05/2019 Deutschland 86 and 83 & 86 DVD Box set
05/06/2019 George A Romero's Dawn of the Dead and Martin

Based on the Olivier Award winning play, Channel 4 political thriller Chimerica, starring Alessandro Nivola and Sophie Okonedo comes to digital 18 April and DVD 13 May

Earning plaudits galore and described as an 'electrifying thriller' by The Guardian, Olivier award-winning playwright Lucy Kirkwood's stage play Chimerica is set for the small screen treatment, as a powerful and timely four-part series. Airing on Channel 4 this Spring, this unique drama is set to arrive on DVD and digital from Acorn Media International.

Adapted by Kirkwood for TV, this fictional story about true events has been brought up to date using the notorious 2016 US Presidential election as a back drop. It explores the murky borders between fact and fiction, truth and censorship, political manipulation and personal sacrifice.

Award-winning actor Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle, Disobedience) stars as Lee Berger, the photographer behind the seminal Tank Man of Tiananmen Square photo, captured during the deadly 1989 protests in China. Now working as a dedicated photojournalist in America, accusations of fake news are levelled against him, and he sets out to reclaim his credibility by searching for the subject of his most famous picture.

Joining Lee on his frantic search are seasoned reporter Mel Kincaid (Cherry Jones - Transparent, The Handmaid's Tale), corporate market researcher Tess Kendrick (Sophie Okonedo - Hotel Rwanda, The Hollow Crown) and cynical newspaper boss Frank Sams (F. Murray Abraham - Homeland, The Grand Budapest Hotel). Lee also enlists the help of an old friend, Chinese activist Zhang Lin (Terry Chen - Jessica Jones, Birth of the Dragon), who has troubles of his own. Can he uncover the elusive truth before it is too late?

Exploring not just the relationship between East and West, but also some of the most pressing and important issues affecting society today, the series delves deep into the new world of fake news, censorship and the power of political protest, with the rise of Trump and the suppression of Chinese human rights protests mirroring each other in unexpected and unsettling ways.

'Strikingly intelligent drama'

★★★★★

The Guardian

'At last, a bold geopolitical thriller with brains'

★★★★

The Daily Telegraph

'A meaty, engrossing tale'

The Times




Line of Duty returns for Series Five, alongside a Complete Series One to Five DVD Box Set out 6 May

Lauded as 'the king of the crime dramas' by The Telegraph, the highly acclaimed, hit series Line of Duty - from award-winning scribe Jed Mercurio (Bodyguard) - returns to our screens for its much anticipated fifth rollercoaster instalment.

And it's set to arrive on DVD as Line of Duty Series Five alongside the full thrilling Series One - Five Complete Box Set from Acorn Media International on 6 May 2019 following its Sunday night primetime run on BBCOne. They will also be available to buy digitally (download and keep).

Line of Duty Series Five sees the return of AC-12 investigators Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), Detective Inspector Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) to tackle another major case of police corruption. The team are joined by some familiar faces, alongside a stellar line up of new characters, but who can they trust?

One of Britain's great acting talents Stephen Graham gives an awe-inspiring turn as John Corbett, the ruthless leader of an Organised Crime Group (OCG) who hijack a seized drugs convoy. When three police officers are shot dead during the heist, AC-12 move in to investigate possible police collusion. As the body count rises, AC-12 realise they could be facing their most vicious adversary yet.

With its intricate plots, and shocking twists that keep everyone guessing, there's huge excitement building for the new series of the gripping Line of Duty, the show that everybody is talking about.

'It's got balaclavas, it's got the mystery of the letter H, it's got spine-tingling interrogations...Line of Duty has the next five Sunday nights under house arrest'

Metro

'As fiendishly addictive as ever'

The Telegraph




Bittersweet British indie Rupert, Rupert & Rupert gets its World Premiere this April

Rupert is a struggling actor, Rupert is struggling to find love, and Rupert is struggling to know who he is in bittersweet British drama Rupert, Rupert & Rupert, which is set for its world premiere this spring with a limited theatrical and digital release thanks to Substantial Films.

Respected Scottish actor Sandy Batchelor (Othello and The Captain of Kopenick - National Theatre) takes the lead in a jaw-dropping turn as a budding actor trying to navigate life with dissociative identity disorder (aka multiple personality disorder) that will have you laughing, crying, and hiding behind a cushion.

This rollercoaster ride follows budding actor Rupert Lindsay (Batchelor) who is desperate to get his big break in acting, but there's one slight problem: he keeps having angry and lascivious outbursts and he can never remember what he did, what he said or even who he hurt. A chance audition puts him in front of failed film director Geoffrey Morton (Ben Porter - Casualty, The Bill), whose last hope in the industry rests on finding a star who can effectively portray the lead in 'The Fatal Blasphemy of Jeremiah Ulysses's Boundless Rage.'

Rupert's angry outbursts have never looked so good, but his psychotherapist Angus (Adam Astill - Unforgotten, Eastenders) wouldn't agree. Trying to keep his disorder in check, Angus is concerned about how Rupert will cope with the pressure of having the success of the play resting on him losing control.

Romance is in the air when Rupert falls for make-up artist Stevie (Daisy Keeping - Holby City, Humans), but which Rupert is she in love with? Rupert is confronted with a choice between his career, his love life, and his mental health...luckily there's three of him to deal with it.

The film is written and directed by British father and son duo Mick and Tom Sands (Backtrack, The Holly Kane Experiment, False Witness). Lead actor Sandy Batchelor and director Tom Sands have just commenced another collaboration on an exciting new film, All Out based on Neil Drysdale's book Dad's Army - How Freuchie Took Cricket by Storm. It tells the unbelievable but true story of a cricket team from a small village in Scotland that triumphed at Lord's in the National Village Cup in 1985.

The Rupert team worked closely with a veteran psychotherapist, who consulted on the script and advised the cast to ensure an accurate portrayal of the disorder. This bold exploration of living with mental illness is perfect for indie lovers, theatre lovers and everyone in between.




Stylish More4 Cold War thriller sequel series 'Deutschland 86' comes to DVD and digital 13 May, alongside Deutschland 83 & 86 Box set

The hugely anticipated Deutschland '86 returns to More4 following the unparalleled success of the first series Deutschland '83, which critics hailed as the start of a golden age for German TV. Alongside programmes like the much lauded Babylon Berlin Series One and Two, which has a season three in the pipeline, the timing is perfect for the next instalment of this cool, super stylish thriller. It is set to arrive on digital and DVD on 13 May 2019 from Acorn Media International alongside a stunning box DVD set of both series.

Deutschland '83 saw viewing figures in excess of 2.5 million, exceeding that of the seminal Nordic noir hit The Killing and putting Germany at the forefront of must watch television. This epic coming-of-age story is set against real events, culture wars and the political realities of Germany in the early 1980s and sees Jonas Nay (Line of Separation) as a spy at the centre of this suspenseful Cold War thriller. The series also features an era defining 1980s pop soundtrack that hits all the right nostalgaic buttons (99 Red Balloons anyone?).

Deutschland '86 is an epic 10-part drama that catapaults audiences into the tumultuous political landscape of 80s East Germany. We join Martin Rauch (Nay) in 1986 and East Germany is broken, Perestroika is real, terrorism plagues Europe, the AIDS crisis intensifies and the struggle against apartheid rages on. Banished for his sins in 1983, Rauch wallows in limbo until his Aunt Lenora (Maria Schrader - Aimee & Jaguar, The City and the City) conscript him into her plan to drum up hard currency abroad. They set off on an adventure through Africa, Western Europe and finally home to East Germany. Can mafioso-style Capitalism save Communism just in the nick of time?

'Beautiful and brutal, humorous and provocative, satirical and sincere'

Collider

'Sometimes it's a sexy spy thriller, at others a weighty historical novel, and still others just straight-ahead action'

Rolling Stone