Created and written by Lynda La Plante-"the playwright laureate of women crime-stoppers" (NPR's Weekend Edition)-this long-running British series displays the same hard-bitten sensibility and emotional resonance that made Prime Suspect a television landmark.
Swedish with English subtitles. "In a television world now awash in female coppers, there aren't many as interesting and human as Rebecka" (Wall Street Journal). This gripping Swedish crime drama follows Rebecka Martinsson, a successful Stockholm lawyer whose life is turned upside down after a violent death in the hometown she tried to leave behind.
Go behind the scenes of the beloved series starring David Suchet as Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's most famous detective. In this delightful documentary, the cast, crew, and a variety of experts discuss adapting Christie's works and explore Poirot's widespread appeal.
Agatha Christie's iconic mystery is brought to vivid life in this sumptuous adaptation featuring Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Toby Jones (Detectorists), Barbara Hershey (Black Swan), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), and more. David Suchet delivers another pitch-perfect performance as the iconic Belgian detective who solves a shocking murder on the luxurious train.
One new episode added every Monday through December 25. Agatha Raisin's Ashley Jensen stars in this critically acclaimed Acorn TV Original drama about the personal and professional lives of employees at the Leeds Register Office. Working at the Register is no ordinary job--every day, the team is faced with life's greatest milestones: birth, marriage, and death.
Like other police units, AC-12 investigates criminals--but the lawbreakers it catches are police officers working in the line of duty. Martin Compston (Monarch of the Glen), Lennie James (The Walking Dead), and Keeley Hawes (The Casual Vacancy) star in this critically adored series called "unmissible" by The Times (UK).
Series 7, Series 8 and the Doc Martin prequel movies are exclusive to Acorn TV. Martin Clunes stars as surly and self-centered Dr. Martin Ellingham in this beloved British drama. After developing a fear of blood, Martin, formerly a hotshot surgeon, is forced to change careers and relocate to the charming town of Portwenn, where he clashes with the village's quirky inhabitants.
This quirky New Zealand mystery follows DI Mike Shepherd, who arrives to the seemingly peaceful town of Brokenwood with a classic car, a country music collection, and an indeterminate number of ex-wives. His assistant, DC Kristin Sims, is a by-the-book investigator 15 years younger than her boss's car. Shepherd soon discovers that Brokenwood is full of secrets and suspicions.
Michael Kitchen (Foyle's War), Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey), and Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) star in this intriguing miniseries. When neurotic Greg (Kitchen) is implicated in his business partner's death, witness Marcey (Okonedo) helps him dispose of the corpse--but quickly begins to wonder what she has gotten herself into.
Get into the Christmas spirit with holiday-themed mysteries, comedies, and more from these beloved British shows.
Two new episodes added every Monday until December 25. This "Down Under Downton" (Star-Telegram) is an "instantly irresistible saga" (Wall Street Journal) brimming with secrets, passion, romance, and intrigue. Over four addictive seasons, A Place to Call Home explores the ties that hold families together and the betrayals that can tear them apart. CC Available. Seasons 3 to 5 not available in Canada.
This uplifting and charming period drama from the BBC follows an Indian doctor (Sanjeev Bhaskar, Mumbai Calling) who moves to a small Welsh village in the early 1960s. As he and his upper class wife (Ayesha Dharker, Indian Summers) adjust to life in the mining town, they start to change the community--and the community changes them.
Can a computer crack the code of human creativity? This series explores that question with a bold and bonkers experiment to try to get computers to write a hit musical. Performed by a professional cast of actors and musicians, will the world's first computer-generated show be a hit or a flop when it opens on the West End stage? CC Available.
As a devout Muslim in post-9/11 Australia, detective Zane Malik (Don Hany, Serangoon Road) feels constant pressure to prove himself but frequently clashes with his old-school superior (William McInnes, Deep Water). This critically acclaimed, award-winning crime series tackles thorny themes in today's complex world.