After 20 years with London's Metropolitan Police, Clare Blake (Amanda Burton, Silent Witness) has reached a pinnacle of her profession. She's New Scotland Yard's highest-ranking woman officer, the Serious Crime Group Commander, and head of the Murder Review Team. The pressure is intense and so is the scrutiny. From award-winning writer Lynda La Plante (Prime Suspect), this compelling thriller delivers gritty stories, intricate plot twists, and a strong, complex female lead. CC Available.
Series 7 and the Doc Martin prequel movies are exclusive to Acorn TV. Martin Clunes stars as the surly, self-centered, and rude Dr. Martin Ellingham in this long-running and beloved British drama. After developing a crippling fear of blood, Doc Martin, formerly a hotshot surgeon, is forced to change careers and relocate to the charming seaside town of Portwenn, where he often clashes with the village's quirky inhabitants. CC Available.
An Edwardian country house in Scotland is brought back to life in this real-life Upstairs, Downstairs. For three months, one family will live in the manor while another 12 individuals serve them, an immersive experience in the world of social inequality and class distinctions that defined the period between 1905 and 1914.
This seductive medical drama is set in a coastal town in tropical South India and tells the story of junior doctor Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia, Game of Thrones), who arrives in India looking for a job and a distraction from her heartbreak. She anticipates the sunshine, the palm trees and picture-perfect beaches. She's even prepared for the sacred cows, the tuk-tuks and the Delhi-belly that everyone warned her about. What she doesn't expect are the realities of work, life and even love at an under-resourced and over-worked cottage hospital. The series co-stars Amanda Redman (New Tricks) and Neil Morrissey (Striking Out, The Night Manager). Not Available in Canada.
Italian with English subtitles. Set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Trentino region, this Italian-language drama follows the winemaking Masci family.
From the creator of Prime Suspect, the U.S. debut of the 1995-1996 British drama starring Janet McTeer as Helen Hewitt, the first woman put in charge of Barfield, a maximum security prison that had been nearly destroyed by a disastrous riot. Despite being greeted with open hostility by inmates and little enthusiasm by prison staff, she is determined to clean up the place. The series guest stars Oscar-nominee Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), Eamonn Walker (Chicago Fire, Oz), and Idris Elba (Luther) in one of his first roles.
This remarkable film charts the story behind the shocking political murder of Alexander Litvinenko. With unprecedented access to the Metropolitan Police team, the film recreates each step of a police inquiry and reveals for the first time the extraordinary details of the investigation into the death of the former Russian spy through the experiences of the key Scotland Yard detectives, who have never before spoken to the media. CC Available. Not available in Canada.
Italian with English subtitles. Based on the same Emile Zola novel that inspired the hit series The Paradise, this Italian-language import follows Teresa Iorio, a young woman who leaves her rural Sicilian hometown for Milan. Teresa finds work--and much more--at a newly opened department store: The Ladies' Paradise.
Newton's Law follows Josephine Newton (Claudia Karvan) as she juggles the high-powered and lucrative barrister's caseload upstairs and the haphazard legal tangles of her former solicitor's office ten stories below.
Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge!, Van Helsing) is Cleaver Greene, a brilliant barrister battling self-destructive tendencies in this hit Australian comedy-drama. As a lawyer, Cleaver prefers to defend those who are utterly hopeless and probably guilty; his clients include murderers, bigamists, and even cannibals. Despite his roguish ways, Cleaver's wit and charm have won him many cases and loyal friends over the years. Guest stars in this "smart, cheeky, and funny legal series" (Newcastle Herald, Australia) include Oscar(R) nominee Rachel Griffiths (Brothers & Sisters), Hugo Weaving (The Lord of the Rings films), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), and Noah Taylor (Game of Thrones). CC Available.
Brush up on your knowledge with these five fascinating documentaries, including The Magic of Houdini, hosted by Alan Davies, and The Hero's Journey, based on the influential work by Joseph Campbell.
Like Law Order, this long-running British detective series follows cases from crime to courts. CC Available.
Set in the high-pressure kitchen of a beautiful country house hotel, Whites follows the trials and tribulations of head chef Roland White (Alan Davies, QI, Jonathan Creek) and his sous chef Bib (Darren Boyd, Delivery Man, Fortitude). Roland is a fantastic chef who was on the brink of success 15 years ago. Since then, he's lost the sparkle and drive needed to win that long coveted Michelin star.