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The Madame Blanc Mysteries

Escape to fabulous France this winter with TV favourite Sally Lindsay (Coronation Street, Still Open All Hours, Scott & Bailey), who not only stars as the eponymous lead, but also created and co-wrote The Madame Blanc Mysteries, a charming and entertaining new series that's been described as 'Antiques Roadshow meets Midsomer Murders' (TV Times).

The show is set to delight on DVD and digital on 13 December 2021, courtesy of Acorn Media International, following its TV debut on Channel 5.

When Mancunian Antiques dealer, Jean White's (Lindsay)) husband, Rory, is killed in a car crash on the way back from a business trip in France, life as she knows it, is changed forever. Not only has she lost her husband, but she soon discovers that he was living a double life and has blown all their money - leaving her destitute and penniless.

With everything snatched from her, Jean reluctantly relocates to their one remaining asset - a cottage in French antiques hotspot, Sainte Victoire, where she begins to investigate Rory's mysterious death. There she is joined by an eclectic bunch of on-screen legends, including Judith (Sue Holderness - Only Fools and Horses), Dom (Steve Edge - Phoenix Nights), Jeremy (Robin Askwith - Confessions) and Charlotte (Sanchia McCormack - Broadchurch). But Jean quickly learns that the circumstances surrounding the accident are more suspicious than they first appeared. When a series of antiques-related mysteries erupt around the village Jean gets caught up in Sherlockian shenanigans - but can she solve the case close to her heart? Historical artefacts, happy-go-lucky characters, and a loveable lead: The Madame Blanc Mysteries is the modern murder-mystery with heart and humour we've all been waiting for.



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Dalgliesh

Bertie Carvel takes the titular lead in Dalgliesh, a brand-new, must-watch period crime drama which is set to delight on its DVD and digital release this December courtesy of Acorn Media International, following its UK premiere on Channel 5.

Based on renowned author P.D. James's bestselling novels Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries, this gripping new drama follows the enigmatic detective and poet (Carvel - Doctor Foster, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, The Tragedy of Macbeth), as he takes on extraordinary murder cases, and reveals long-buried secrets. The six-part series arrives on DVD and digital on 6 December 2021.

Following in the footsteps of distinguished detectives such as Sherlock Holmes and Poirot, Adam Dalgliesh takes us to 1970's England solving strange mysteries including: a student nurse poisoned during training, a homeless man and a retired Tory politician found dead with their throats slashed in a London church and a very suspicious death at a mysterious disability care home. Dedicating his career to cracking crime and bringing killers to justice, Dalgliesh is forced to uncover some dark and dangerous truths along the way...

Written by Helen Edmundson (Mary Magdalene) alongside a host of talented scribes, the show features a brilliant line-up of guests including Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Natasha Little (War of the Worlds) and Mirren Mack (Sex Education). The series draws upon three books, tracing the detective's expansive crime-fighting career, with each case offering its own unique setting and an exciting guest cast.

Get sleuthing with your new favourite detective drama Dalgliesh.



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QUEENS OF MYSTERY SERIES 1

Roll out the red carpet for the Emmy Award-nominated TV hit QUEENS OF MYSTERY, which makes its royal premiere on UK DVD this November, courtesy of Acorn Media International.

The bold and thrilling Julie Graham (The Bletchley Circle, Shetland, Penance), Siobhan Redmond (Unforgotten, The Replacement, Taggart) and Sarah Woodward (The Pale Horse, Quiz, The Politician's Husband) as the eponymous queens, alongside Olivia Vinall (The Woman in White, Apple Tree Yard, Maigret) as their niece, Matilda Stone an ambitious Detective Sergeant who must solve crimes in the seemingly genteel region of Wildemarsh.

Created by Julian Unthank (Doc Martin, New Tricks), this wickedly offbeat contemporary murder mystery series, combines bold visuals, quirky characters and fast-paced dialogue with darkly comic murders that will keep audiences guessing.

We follow the entertaining adventures of Beth, Cat and Jane Stone, three crime-writing sisters, who give their 28-year-old detective niece a helping hand whether she wants it or not, as she tackles curious crimes for the Marsh Valley Police.

They use their extensive knowledge of crime - both real and fictional - solving a slew of whodunit murders in their picturesque postcode. But no matter how many cases they crack, the unsolved mystery that haunts them most, is the disappearance of Matilda's mother. Between investigating murders from the curious to the bizarre and writing their own renowned novels, the three aunts also attempt to help their perennially single niece find love.

The series features a stellar British cast including Andrew Leung (Doctor Who) as the dashing Dr. Daniel Lynch and Rebecca Grant (Doctors, Holby City) as his girlfriend Natasha; Michael Elcock is Police Constable Terry Foster and Martin Trenaman (The Inbetweeners) is the dry and put-upon Inspector Derek Thorne.

A fantastic line-up of guest stars include Selina Cadell (Doc Martin), Omid Djalili (Dickensian, The Mummy), Chu Omambala (Liar), and Michelle Collins (Eastenders, Coronation Street) alongside: Frances Barber (Silk, Father Brown), Josette Simon (Broadchurch, Casualty) and Con O'Neill (Happy Valley, The Tunnel).

Make way for the Queens of Mystery as the fabulous first series arrives on 29 November 2021 and coincides with the series two premiere on streaming service Acorn TV.



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All Creatures Great & Small Series 2 DVD & Complete 1 and 2 Box Set

The Charming much-loved All Creatures Great & Small, based on the hugely popular novels of James Herriot (aka James Alfred Wight OBE), returns for a second series of veterinary adventures, budding romances, and life in the sleepy town of Darrowby, Yorkshire with its rolling fields, and colourful community.

The first series captivated the nation, ranking as Channel 5's number one British drama of all time and now the much-anticipated series two arrives. Following its run on Channel 5, it comes to DVD alongside the Complete Series 1 and 2 Box set on 29 November 2021, courtesy of Acorn Media International.

We return three months later to follow the trials and tribulations and lives and loves of the locals, surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire dales, where farmers and vets alike savour a foaming pint at the end of a hard day's work.

After Helen Anderson (Rachael Shenton - Hollyoaks) jilted her intended, Hugh Helton (Matthew Lewis - Harry Potter), at the altar, she, and James (Nicholas Ralph - The Most Reluctant Convert C.S. Lewis) can finally address their feelings for each other. But it can be tricky in such a close-knit community where not everyone takes too kindly to Helen's decision. Prompted by James' and Helen's affections, Siegfried (Samuel West - Darkest Hour), Tristan (Callum Woodhouse - The Durrells) and Mrs Hall (Anna Madeley - Deadwater Fell) also reflect on their places in the world, meanwhile a trip back home to Glasgow forces James to choose between duty and love...

Series One begins in 1937, Britain where we meet James Herriot, a newly qualified animal surgeon who moves to a small-town in Yorkshire to begin his first job with the irritable but kind veterinarian Siegfried Farnon. Once there, he quickly discovers that treating the animals is as much about looking out for their owners: there are plenty of people and animals to care for, challenges to meet, and life-affirming lessons to learn along the way.

All Creatures Great & Small will love this soul-soothing and heart-warming family favourite.



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QUEENS OF MYSTERY SERIES 2 - ACORN TV ORIGINAL WORLD PREMIERE

Roll out the red-carpet. The Emmy Award-nominated Queens of Mystery is back for a second series of the brilliant, bold and thrilling homegrown hit mystery drama. Making its World Premiere exclusively on Acorn TV, this Acorn Original series created by writer Julian Unthank (Doc Martin, New Tricks) is wickedly offbeat, with bold visuals, quirky characters, and darkly comic murders.

Series two sees the return of British acting favourites Julie Graham (The Bletchley Circle, Shetland, Penance), Siobhan Redmond (Unforgotten, The Replacement, Taggart), and Sarah Woodward (The Pale Horse, Quiz, The Politician's Husband) as the eponymous queens. Florence Hall (Jonathan Creek) joins the cast as detective niece Matilda, who is 'helped' by her mystery-writing aunts who believe their knowledge of crime fiction makes them perfectly qualified to help her solve whodunit-style murders. Now in the swing of things in her hometown of Wildemarsh, Matilda lives happily above her Aunt Jane's 'Murder Ink' bookshop, but it's not long before the town has a killer in its midst, and as always, Aunts Beth, Cat and Jane are on hand to assist in the investigations.



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Fixed

Described as 'Uncut Gems meets Buried' Fixed - starring Line of Duty's Gregory Piper(Frankie) - is a gritty, nail-biting new British thriller from Jez Alsop. This anxiety inducing, gangster feature is set for its UK premiere on digital on 22 November from Trinity Creative.

Nicholas Clarke (Are We Dead Yet, Leopard) takes the lead in a stand-out performance, alongside Phillip Ray Tommy (Blackbird, King Arthur), Dean Kilbey (EastEnders, All the Money in the World) in this extreme-tension evoking, edge-of-seat feature, permeated with motifs of broken dreams and claustrophobia.

On the night that low-level gambler, Daz Clemance (Clarke) is leaving Birmingham to start a crime-free life with his girlfriend in Spain, he is accused of fixing an illicit bareknuckle fight. Beaten, stabbed, and locked in a cupboard, Daz is left armed only with his phone and his wits. Will he escape from the locked and guarded room before his boss wreaks revenge?

Adrenaline filled, nerve-jangling and captivating, follow Daz's intense journey as he tackles survival and redemption in this slick thriller.



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Swallow Limited Edition Blu-ray

Second Sight is delighted to announce Carlo Mirabella-Davis' visually stunning, critically acclaimed feature debut Swallow is set to receive a fantastic Limited Edition Blu-ray Box set release, complete with a slew of fascinating new bonus content this November.

Haley Bennett (Hillbilly Elegy) gives an outstanding performance as Hunter, a young woman who on the surface appears to have it all, the handsome, successful husband, the idyllic house, and a baby on the way. But is her life as perfect as it seems?

As domineering husband Richie (Austin Stowell - Whiplash), and his overbearing family put pressure on Hunter to play the dutiful wife, she becomes overwhelmed and powerless. Desperate to reclaim control of her life and her identity, Hunter starts to swallow things... and as the compulsion increases the more dangerous the objects she ingests become...When a shocking revelation is exposed, it sets off an unstoppable chain of events that will shock to the very core. Also stars Denis O'Hare (Dallas Buyers Club), Elizabeth Marvel (Unbelievable), David Rasche (Succession) and Luna Lauren Velez (Dexter).

Gaining a lot of buzz on its early lockdown premiere, Swallow now gets an awe-inspiring Limited Edition Blu-ray on 22 November 2021 featuring an amazing array of bonus material including brand new interviews, audio commentaries and a short film from director Carlo Mirabella-Davis. The set is presented in a stunning, rigid slipcase featuring new artwork by Haley Turnbull, alongside a soft cover book with an exclusive introduction by the director and new essays. Please see full list of features on press release.



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Angela Black

Delve into the depths of deceit and control in a brand-new gripping psychological thriller, Angela Black that sees lauded star Joanne Froggatt play the eponymous lead. Pegged by The Guardian and Grazia as one of the season's finest upcoming TV series, the six-part series arrives on ITV this Autumn and is set to receive its UK DVD debut from Acorn Media International on 15 November 2021.

From the outside, Angela Black's (Froggatt - three times Emmy-nominated actor and star of Downtown Abbey, Liar) life seems perfect. She lives in a beautiful London home, spends her days volunteering at a dogs' shelter, has a handsome, hard-working - and seemingly charming - husband, Olivier, (Michiel Huisman - Game of Thrones, The Flight Attendant) and a beautiful family. But behind the closed doors of blissful domesticity, lies a very different, much darker story: Angela has been a victim of domestic abuse for years and is trapped in a marriage that she can't escape.

That is, until a private investigator, Ed, (BIFA-award winner Samuel Adewunmi - The Hatton Garden Job, The Last Tree) approaches her unannounced to reveal some shocking and sinister information about her husband, and her life is about to change forever. Angela must decide whether it's time to fight for her freedom or take flight: but who can she trust?

Described as Hitchcockian, this darkly twisted tale penned by award-winning writers Jack and Harry Williams (The Missing, Liar, The Widow) will have you on the edge of your seat, with its captivating and at times heart-wrenching exploration of deceit, devastation and defence.

Angela Black is an enthralling drama that demands your attention.



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