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31/07/2021 Acorn TV August 2021 Highlights
16/08/2021 Scare Me
16/08/2021 My Life Is Murder
23/08/2021 Flatland
23/08/2021 Baptiste Series 2 and Baptiste Series 1 & 2 Boxset
23/08/2021 Tigers Are Not Afraid
23/08/2021 Random Acts Of Violence
23/08/2021 Eye Without A Face
23/08/2021 A New World Order
30/08/2021 The Last Job
30/08/2021 Paranormal Activity
20/09/2021 Between Waves
18/10/2021 Whitetail

Our favourite French detective returns this Summer courtesy of Acorn Media International on 23 August with Baptiste Series 2 out on DVD

ONE OF TV's best loved French detectives Julien Baptiste, played by the inimitable Tcheky Karyo, returns for the highly anticipated second and final series of Baptiste and is joined by the fantastic Fiona Shaw. Following its run on BBC One, Baptiste Series Two gets its DVD release this Summer courtesy of Acorn Media International.

Making waves with the hugely successful drama The Missing Series 1 & 2 Julien Baptiste went solo in his own show Baptiste from the same creators/writers Harry and Jack Williams. The gripping six-part crime drama garnered critical acclaim and now both series will be available as Baptiste Series 1 and 2 Box Set alongside Baptiste Series Two on DVD from 23 August 2021.

The second series joins Julien Baptiste as a changed man, following a devastating personal tragedy, his life will never be the same again. Having pushed his wife Celia (Anastasia Hille - Keeping Faith) away, he is looking for anything to distract him from his pain, whether it's alcohol or an all consuming new investigation... when news reaches him that Ambassador Emma Chambers' (Fiona Shaw - Killing Eve) whole family has disappeared without trace, he wastes no time in offering his help, knowing that this could be the case he needs.

Travelling to the scene of the crime, he embroils himself in this huge undertaking, and Emma quickly realises that she needs Julien as much as he needs the case. Even though he's no longer on the force he is the only person that can really help with his experience and capacity for understanding human nature.

It becomes apparent that this isn't a clear-cut missing persons investigation and soon Julien and Emma are sucked into a dangerous world of terrorism, politics and extremism. As Julien tries to escape his own struggles, will he pay the ultimate price to help find Emma's family? Also starring Ace Bhatti (Line of Duty) and BAFTA rising star winner Conrad Khan (County Lines).

'A triumphant return... Indeed it doesn't take a detective to work out that series two is definitely worth a watch'

Radio Times




Issa Lopez's harrowing and acclaimed horror Tigers Are Not Afraid comes to Blu-ray, DVD and digital 23 August 2021

Lauded by horror royalty Guillermo del Toro and Stephen King, Issa Lopez's critically acclaimed Tigers Are Not Afraid is a harrowing and enthralling film that is set amid life in Mexico where the cartel wars are part of everyday life and is shown through the eyes of innocent children. Premiering at FrightFest and originally released on Shudder, this astounding feature is now set for its UK Blu-ray, DVD and digital release on 16 August 2021 courtesy of Acorn Media International.

Drawing comparisons to Pans Labyrinth with its dark fairytale nature, and combining real life horror with fantasy, Tigers Are Not Afraid captivates and shocks its audience with its young cast bringing the tale to life. Critically acclaimed at international film festivals, and with beguiling performances from Juan Ramon Lopez in his feature debut and Paola Lara in the lead role makes the movie all the more terrifying and poignant.

Estella (Paolo Lara) lives in Mexico where a sprawling drug war is raging. When a harrowing shooting takes place near her school, her teacher passes her three pieces of chalk capable of granting three wishes. When she returns home, she finds her Mum missing, taken by the drug lords. Using one of the wishes, she's plunged into a supernatural misadventure. Forced to join a street gang to get answers, and take down the cartel, will Estella be able to find out what happened to her mum and defeat the villainous crime boss Chino?

Tigers Are Not Afraid is a not-to-be missed stunningly original piece of filmmaking that shines a light on the shocking lives of children embroiled in the cartel wars, set against a thrilling supernatural fantasy.

'An unsparing blend of fantasy and brutality, innocence and evil... innovative, compassionate and mesmerising'

Guillermo Del Toro>


George Gently series 8, Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse and the Jack Irish movies arrive on Acorn TV this month

2 August: GEORGE GENTLY SERIES 8

Based on the classic detective novels by Alan Hunter, the hit long-running series follows the set-in-his ways, stubborn Detective Inspector George Gently (Martin Shaw - Judge John Deed), who, after the death of his wife, moves up North to solve one more case, but ends up staying. The final series sees DI George Gently at the start of a new decade, 1970 and there's an air of change and unrest in the air as he and his team take on cold cases that see them embroiled in political corruption, putting their lives in danger. Stars Lee Ingleby (Line of Duty, The A Word) and Lisa McGrillis (Mum, Deadwater Fell).

9 August: JACK IRISH MOVIES

Emmy Award-winning Guy Pearce (Memento, Mildred Pierce) takes the lead as ex-lawyer turned PI Jack Irish in this acclaimed Australian noir that makes its highly anticipated UK premiere with its first three feature length outings - Bad Debts, Black Tide and Dead Point. In Bad Debts, Jack receives a call from ex-client Danny McKillop. Jack goes to help, only to discover Danny is dead. In Black Tide, Des Conners - an old friend of the Irish family - comes to consult Jack over the disappearance of his son Gary. In Dead Point, Jack is consulted by Justice Loder to recover a mysterious red book.

16 August: AGATHA CHRISTIE'S THE PALE HORSE

Sarah Phelps adapts another of queen of mystery Agatha Christie's stories for the BBC in a critically acclaimed two-part mini-series. When a mysterious list of names is found in the shoe of a dead woman, Mark Easterbrook (Rufus Sewell), a man who is mentioned on the list, decides to investigate. He is drawn to The Pale Horse, the home of three women who are rumoured to be witches, who can wreak revenge on troublesome relatives. He is soon embroiled in the mysterious and dangerous world of dark arts and, as the bodies mount up, his search for a rational explanation appears to be out of his reach.

16 August: WE GOT THIS

Schiaffino Musarra writes, directs and plays the lead in this hilarious six-episode comedy drama about a down-on-his luck American living in Sweden with his put-upon family, who embarks on a quest to solve the 1986 murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme, inspired by the real-life case. With the promise of $5 million government reward for the person who finds the killer, unemployed George English (Musarra) sees it as his only way to pay off a large tax debt. Teaming up with his closest friend, a wacky conspiracy theorist and former police officer, they venture into a web of intrigue, with side-splittingly funny results.

30 August: MS FISHER'S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES SERIES 2

The stylish and intrepid investigator Peregrine Fisher (Geraldine Hakewill, Wanted) returns for a second thrilling series of intriguing mysteries. As murders continue to plague the streets of 1960s Melbourne, our daring detective must tackle her trickiest assignment yet; juggling her career, the busy life of an Adventuress, and her romance with Detective James Steed (Joel Jackson, Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door, Deadline Gallipolli). This series includes canine chaos with murder at a Dog Show, heads rolling at a bowling alley as mods take on rockers and Peregrine attempting to reel in the perpetrator of a fishy crime, and the case of the pigeon enthusiast killer.




Tyrese Gibson, John Malkovich and Michael Jai White star in in high-stakes all-action thriller out on digital 26 July

Fast and the Furious favourite Tyrese Gibson takes the lead in Rogue Hostage an all-action, high-octane shoot-em-up thriller, that features a star-studded cast, including John Malkovich, Michael Jai White and Luna Lauren Velez. This adrenaline-fueled film is set for its UK premiere on DVD and digital on 26 July 2021 from 101 Films.

The thrill-a-minute actioner sees Gibson as a kick-ass ex-marine who must tackle an evil group of armed militants who storm his stepfather's store and wreak violence and havoc in their wake, taking and breaking hostages galore.

Kyle Snowden is a single father taking care of his young daughter while struggling to cope with PTSD, following his harrowing service in the marines. When a gun-toting gang take over one of his stepfather's (John Malkovich) grocery stores, he's forced to take matters into his own hands, using his well-honed skills to save innocent hostages and topple the militia leader.

With non-stop action and a high-body count Rogue Hostage will take hold and keep you entertained until its explosive finale.