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Acorn TV January 2021 Highlights






4 Jan: CARE and MOVING ON from acclaimed writer JIMMY MCGOVERN

These powerful dramas tell stories from the heart of Britain, from the care system to the contemporary lives of ordinary people, and the life-changing decisions they must make. With all-star casts including Sheridan Smith, Anne Reid, John Simm, Claire Skinner, Andrew Tiernan, Paul Copley, Ewen Bremner, and Jenny Agutter

4 Jan: A PLACE TO CALL HOME SERIES 1

Set in rural Australia in the 1950s, this sweeping, romantic drama sees acclaimed actor Marta Dusseldorp (Jack Irish, Stateless) take the lead as Sarah Adams, a nurse with a mysterious past who returns to Australia after 20 years abroad. Making her passage home aboard an ocean liner, Sarah becomes involved in the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy Australian family with secrets of their own.

11 Jan: FINDING JOY SERIES 2

Irish superstar Amy Huberman returns with her hit comedy series, which she both penned and plays the lead as accidental social media influencer Joy. Following the hilarious first series, Joy is back with a bang in Series 2, that sees her really hitting her stride and leaning into the newfound fame. From getting in touch with her teenage self, babysitting for bestie Olivia, tracing her roots, and dealing with romantic interest both wanted and unwanted, old and new, she is committed to living life to the fullest and Finding Joy.

18 Jan: THE MISSING FILE

Adapted from two international best sellers by award-winning author Dror A Mishani, this tense Israeli drama begins with a terrorist attack which preoccupies and distracts the entire Israeli security service from a seemingly unrelated missing person...but could the two be connected? Heading up the investigation, will Detective Avi (Moris Cohen) open his eyes to the truth staring him in the face?

25 Jan: TOTAL CONTROL

Alex Irving (Deborah Mailman - Mystery Road, Jack Irish), a charismatic and contradictory indigenous woman, is thrust into the national limelight after a horrific event and Australia's embattled Prime Minister Rachel Anderson (Rachel Griffiths - Six Feet Under, Hacksaw Ridge), sees a publicity goldmine for her party. In a bold power play, she handpicks Alex for the Senate, but Alex wants to be more than just a political stunt: she wants to make a difference. When the Prime Minister's cynical calculations betray her, Alex is hellbent on revenge that will send the political establishment into meltdown.



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