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Acorn TV March 2021 Highlights

1 Mar: KEEPING FAITH SERIES 1 AND 2

The original Welsh Noir and ratings winner follows tenacious lawyer, wife and mother Faith Howells (Eve Myles, Broadchurch, Torchwood), who must deal with the sudden, mysterious disappearance of her husband Evan (Bradley Freegard, Under Milk Wood). Series Two returns 18 months after Faith's life was turned upside and she is drawn into a new mystery, a murder case that sees farmer (Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Peaky Blinders), accused of murdering her husband in cold blood. she must also contend with the fall out of previous events.

8 Mar: OLD SCHOOL

It's cops versus robbers as acting legends Bryan Brown (Gorillas in The Mist) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) team up to play retired criminal Lennie Cahill (Brown) and retired cop Ted McCabe (Neill). The unlikely pair join forces to try and crack a slew of mysteries, but could they be connected to a heist-gone-wrong that happened 12 years earlier, that left both men physically and emotionally scarred? This action-packed eight-part series has the perfect combination of dramatic tension and sidesplitting humour, as this odd couple pay homage to the good old days.

15 Mar: SAFE HARBOUR

When five Australians on a sailing holiday come across a fishing boat full of desperate asylum seekers, they stop to help. They tow the boat and its passengers through the night, but later discover it's mysteriously disappeared. Years later, one of the Australians, Ryan (Ewen Leslie, The Luminaries), gets into a taxi driven by Ismail, one the refugees. Overjoyed to learn they reached Australia, he invites Ismail and his family to a barbeque. It's there Ryan and the others learn the real truth - someone cut the rope leaving the boat to sink and seven people to lose their lives, including Ismail's nine-year-old daughter. As suspicions are raised and fingers pointed, will they find out what happened that night and was it really a coincidence that Ryan saw Ismail again?

15 Mar: THE KETTERING INCIDENT

Hollywood star Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager, Guardians of the Galaxy) takes the lead as a woman with a mysterious past. Set on the isolated island of Tasmania, this tense, gripping thriller follows one woman's journey to find the truth about her past. In 2000, a young Anna and her friend Gillian saw strange lights in the forest, but after going to investigate, only one of them returned. Years later an unwelcome Anna, now a successful doctor Anna (Debicki) returns to Kettering and is drawn back into the past. 15 years later the lights return and another disappearance sees the community ask is history repeating itself and what really was The Kettering Incident?

29 Mar: THE SLAP

Featuring an A-list line-up, this American adaptation of the hit Australian series based on Christos Tsiolkas's 2008 novel The Slap stars Brian Cox (Succession) Melissa George (Mulholland Drive), Thandie Newton (Line of Duty), Zachary Quinto (NOS4A2) Peter Sarsgaard (Boys Don't Cry) and Uma Thurman (Kill Bill). When Aisha and Hector host a birthday party in their garden to celebrate his 40th birthday, things go horribly wrong as Hector (Peter Sarsgaard) wrestles with his attraction to the teenage babysitter (Makenzie Leigh), and his cousin slaps a child who is not his own. The party ends abruptly with the child's parents threatening legal action, and a chain of events is ignited that will uncover secrets, challenge core values, and leave the party guests and hosts forever changed.



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