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Line of Duty is Back!

Friday, 1 April 2016 11:08:40 Europe/London

The veritable tidal wave of publicity for Line of Duty continues as the shocking return of Keeley Hawes blasts a hole in the living room walls of millions who didn’t sleep a wink last night and sacrificed entire sex lives to discuss at length the return of Lindsay Denton. And they don’t even know what’s yet to come!

LoD S3

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Midsomer Cocktails

Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:50:41 Europe/London

As promised I created a Midsomer cocktail at the weekend to celebrate the Summer Solstice and I have to admit that it is every pleasant indeed, although more than two of these and things may become very deadly indeed!

 Midsomer Cocktail

 

Don't forget that we have some great savings on Midsomer Murders DVD at the moment - click here to see them.

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Midsomer Nights

Friday, 19 June 2015 16:39:14 Europe/London

This weekend is the Summer Solitice, it officially occurs on the 21st June at 16.38 and there will be all sorts of celebrations going on, especially if you are anywhere near Stonehenge!

 

I will be celebrating the occasion but in a different way thanks to our friends at all3media who kindly sent us a superb Midsomer Murders Tea Tray along with with the recipe for a deadly Midsomer Midsummer Martini cocktail.

Midsomer Murders Tray

Cocktail

I will be test the recipe this weekend and I’ll let you all know next week how things turn out!

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Agatha Christie 125

Thursday, 7 May 2015 13:30:53 Europe/London

#125STORIES

Share your story of how Agatha Christie changed your life.

Introducing #125Stories – your chance to join in with the Agatha Christie 125th Anniversary celebrations by sharing your story of how Agatha Christie has been a part of your life. Inspired by a collection of old fan letters sent to Agatha Christie, we want to give her current fans a chance to share their story. You can film a video, share a photo, write a piece and share it by uploading it to 125Stories.com website or post it into us at;

Acorn DVD – Agatha Christie 125 Stories

55 Drury Lane

London

WC2B 5SQ

 

Don’t forget to tell us your name and address.

In September, 125 stories will feature at the Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay, England. Will yours be among them?

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Great TV Coming Soon

Thursday, 14 August 2014 14:45:10 Europe/London

Great new TV coming soon…. 2014 has been a great year for sporting events, not all the results have gone our way but it’s been great to watch all the same! The only downside to this is our great British TV Drama and Crime programmes have been put on hold but the wait is nearly over.Read More
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Great TV this Autumn

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 10:08:21 Europe/London

I do love this time of year for the beautiful colours of the leaves on the trees, the fresh crisp mornings, conkers, chestnuts and the chance to snug up in the evenings watching some great TV. During the summer months I feel a bit guilty about watch TV whilst the nice weather is with us but come autumn I don’t and I can catch up on all the TV that I’ve been saving up on my TV Box.

 

I recently watched the New Tricks series when it was on TV and although I wasn’t sure about the cast shuffle in this series I actually found that the line up worked brilliantly well and at the end of the series thought it was the strongest one so far. Nicholas Lyndhurst is a perfect replacement for Alun Armstrong and his character is even more particular about details and fact than Brian! Tazmin Outhwaite joined as DCI Sasha Miller after Sandra Pullman decides it’s time for a new challenge, Sasha’s character has a lot going on with her personal life and questions why she was chosen to take over the role, but after 2 episodes it’s clear that she’s the right woman for the job.

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When's Summer coming?

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:29:29 Europe/London

Despite the weather we have a cracking Summer catalogue going out in the post over the next few weeks full of hot new DVD releases and Exclusive titles that you can only from us at Acorn, to highlight just a few we have Collection 2 of hugely popular Dixon of Dock Green, in stock now ready to be dispatched, the ITV1 new series Murder on the Home Front, plus Z Cars, the first time ever on DVD, this DVD contains colour episodes from 1972 and make up the first collection from Acorn, we are very excited about being able to release this DVD and hope you all enjoy it. 

 

Dixon of Dock Green

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Loving the cold winter nights!

Monday, 11 March 2013 16:59:19 Europe/London

Tonight we have the second episode in the simply fantastic Broadchurch starring David Tennant, Olivia Coleman, Andrew Buchan, Jodie Whittaker, Pauline Quirke and many others. The first episode was harrowing with the murder of 11yr Danny Latimer who’s body was carefully left on the beach – was it positioned in a symbolical way? The character’s were perfectly portrayed, from DI Alec Hardy (David Tennant) taking DS Ellie Miller’s (Olivia Coleman) promotion whilst she was on holiday to the family’s grief of losing their son and the secrets that are hidden amongst the town and the community. I can’t wait for tonight’s episode!

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On your marks, get set….

Monday, 23 July 2012 11:05:10 Europe/London

The Olympic torch went through my local town yesterday and we went along to see the event and it was amazing, I was surprised to see so many generations all coming out to support the event, it was really uplifting to see so many people getting behind the event to show their support to our local torchbearers and also the build-up to the start of the Olympics.

 

After the torch relay went through Havering we went down to Greenwich to go on the new Thames Cable Car that goes across from the O2 dome to the Royal Greenwich dock. This is an amazing setup and only £3.20 to make the crossing although on of my group isn’t too good with heights but the crossing is really smooth and the views are brilliant across the Thames, highly recommend giving it a go!

 

Travelling past the Olympic site as I do everyday you really get a buzz about the whole event and although I didn’t get any tickets that I applied for but now I really want to see if I can get even a park ticket just to view the finished park and I think they have big TV screens up around the park so can see what’s going on inside the various stadiums. The commute to work is going to be horrible but this will be a minor inconvenience compared to amazing time everyone else will experience during the games.

 

Come on Team GB….. 

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More Accusations.......

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 16:23:32 Europe/London

Sean Bean to star in Jimmy McGovern’s award-winning series Accused on BBC One

 Sean Bean

Sean Bean, Anna Maxwell Martin and Stephen Graham are to star in Jimmy McGovern’s award-winning series Accused on BBC One in 2012.

 

Stellar British actors Sean Bean (Game Of Thrones, Lord Of The Rings, Sharpe), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire, Occupation, This Is England) and twice BAFTA-winning actress Anna Maxwell Martin (South Riding, The Night Watch, Bleak House) are to star in the two episodes of Accused, made by RSJ Films for BBC One, which film this year.

Sean Bean plays English teacher Simon, whose alter ego Tracie's unconventional quest for love entangles him in an affair that leads inexorably to a terrible crime of passion. Stephen Graham stars as Tony, a satellite and aerial engineer, and Rachel Leskovac (Coronation Street, Holby City) plays his wife of 12 years, beautician Karen. Little do the trio know that once their paths have crossed their lives will change irrevocably. This episode is written by Shaun Duggan (EastEnders, Moving On) and Jimmy McGovern. The director is Ashley Pearce (Downton Abbey).

Commenting on his new role Sean Bean says: “I’ve wanted to work on a Jimmy McGovern drama for a while and I think this cracking script really delivers a powerful, emotional drama for the audience."

 

Acclaimed actress Anna Maxwell Martin stars as Tina Dakin, a married mother of three, who is overstretched at home and at the juvenile detention centre where she works as a prison officer. But something doesn’t seem right when new inmate Stephen Cartwright (Robert Sheehan) arrives and before long she is to meet his father Peter (John Bishop) in the worst circumstances imaginable. This episode is written by Isabelle Grey (Genghis Khan, Midsomer Murders) and Jimmy McGovern. It is directed by Ashley Pearce.

 

Two episodes of Accused were filmed last autumn. Anne Marie Duff and Olivia Colman star as mothers trying to do the right thing by their sons and their community; Robert Sheehan plays Stephen, who suspects his mother’s palliative care nurse (Sheridan Smith) of serious wrongdoing. John Bishop plays Stephen’s father Peter and Josh Bolt plays Stephen’s younger brother, Dom.

 

Accused was re-commissioned by BBC One Controller Danny Cohen and Controller of Drama Commissioning Ben Stephenson. It is executive produced for the BBC by Polly Hill, Head of Independent Drama. Sita Williams is the producer and she executive produces with Jimmy McGovern and Roxy Spencer for RSJ Films.

 

The series directors are David Blair (The Street, Accused) and Ashley Pearce (Downton Abbey). The first series shown on BBC One in 2010 scooped two international Emmy Awards last year: Christopher Eccleston won best performance by an actor and Accused won in the best series category. 

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