New in the stream: Acorn TV’s lineup for February 2021!
Acorn TV has announced its upcoming line-up for the month of February, including the third series of France’s top rated procedures Balthazar about the polite forensic pathologist who helps get the dead to speak to solve the most troubling crimes of Paris, The racetrack Series 1 and 2 and more. You can check out the full list below!
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Monday February 1st
Based on the classic comedy classics by Richmal Crompton, this BBC series follows the exploits of the mischievous 11-year-old William Brown (Daniel Roche, Outnumbered) and his gang of adventurous “outlaws” in England in the 1950s. He reminds us of a time when the country was really the country – a time when children were as free as birds that could only feed on their imaginations – when they left the house at breakfast and only after tea Could come home. This BAFTA-winning drama, dubbed “The Charming Romping” by The Guardian, is voiced by Martin Jarvis, who worked on the classic “Just William” recordings. Also with Rebecca Front (People), Daniel Ryan (House fires), Lily James (Cinderella), Caroline Quentin (Doc Martin) and Warren Clarke (Poldark). (4 EPS, 2010)
Monday February 8th
Balthazar, Series 3 (Acorn TV Exclusive, French, with English subtitles)
The polite, shrewd and somewhat strange forensic pathologist Raphaël Balthazar (Tomer Sisley, Messiah, The apparent heir: Largo Winch) returns in this highly regarded and critically acclaimed French mystery drama in which he helps the dead speak like no other to solve Paris’s most troubling crimes. Inexpensive compared to lock, The mentalist, and boneThis case takes up the action six months after the tragic consequences of his investigation into the murder of his wife Lise a dozen years ago. He and Chief Inspector Hélène Bach (Hélène de Fougerolles, Elise’s secret, who knows) team up to tackle darker cases this season, including victims treated as guinea pigs by a mad scientist, an evil psychopathic clown who accidentally kills, and a mysterious island that hides many secrets. (8 EPS, 2020)
Love my way, Series 1
This prime time Australian drama centers on a woman aged 30 (Claudia Karvan, Spirited) who negotiates the web of contemporary relationships while balancing family commitments priorities. Nominated by the producer of the Golden Globe At the beach and internationally known TV series Police rescueThis Logie Award-winning series is an exploration of the love that binds us, the relationships that define us, and the dreams of adults. Also with Asher Keddie (The Scream) and Brendan Cowell (The punch). (10 EPS, 2004-2005)
Muse of Fire: A Shakespeare Road Movie
As high school students, Giles Terera and Dan Poole felt that Shakespeare wasn’t for them – as actors they now feel very different. This documentary accompanies Dan and Giles on their extraordinary trip around the world for over four years to bring the greatest storyteller of them all to the point. Along the way, they meet reigning kings, including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellan, Ewan McGregor, Ralph Fiennes and Jude Law. (TV movie, 2014)
Monday February 15th
The racetrack, Series 1 and 2
This suspenseful drama series accompanies a judge and an entourage of court officials and attorneys on a regular five-day, 2,000-kilometer tour to bring justice to the remote communities of northwest Australia. It’s a tough show for anyone but for newly hired Aboriginal attorney, Drew Ellis (Aaron Pedersen, Mystery Road), who had a white upbringing and a white wife, is a rude awakening when he quickly realizes that a law is not always fair to black and white communities. More importantly, Drew begins to learn about himself as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that will allow him to finally recognize his legacy and family he never knew. But at what cost? (12 EPS, 2007-2010)
The real Prince Philip
This documentary celebrates the life and achievements of Prince Philip, emphasizes the role his military experiences played in his later achievements, and suggests that his admirable ethos of “service” and “duty” was forged during his formidable sea career. The film draws on a rare interview with the Duke of Edinburgh about his experiences in World War II, archive footage from around the world, and interviews with historians and royal experts on key moments in his life. (TV movie, 2020)
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Monday February 22nd
Love my way, Series 2
The abduction of a baby from a small coastal town in Australia sparks a journey into the dissolving psychology of a young woman, Joanna (Jenna Coleman, Victoria) when she and her partner Alistair (Ewen Leslie, Sleeping Beauty) deal with an unthinkable tragedy both under the white light of public scrutiny and in their private lives. The Scream, the 2019 AACTA Prize Winner for Best Miniseries, is a layered, tight psychological thriller that grabs you from the start and will keep you guessing along the way. (4 EPS, 2018)