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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Best British TV on Acorn DVD - "New Tricks", Must-See U.S. Debuts, Star-Studded New & Classic DVD Debuts

Acorn Media, chief curators of the best Brit TV” –TIME Magazine

In 2010, British TV on DVD specialist released some of the best series in all of television, including Helen Mirren’s Prime Suspect, Foyle’s War, Life on Mars UK, and The Power of Myth; and 2011 starts off strong with TWENTY new releases in the next two months, including two great, must-see new series available for the first time to U.S. audiences with their DVD releases - Garrow’s Law, a riveting new courtroom period drama seen on BBC; and Single-Handed, following a lone cop fighting crime and corruption in rural Ireland.

Additionally, DVD debuts of New Tricks, Season 3, the smash hit UK crime series; Murphy’s Law, BBC’s undercover cop series starring James Nesbitt (Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit); Murder Investigation Team, the realistic procedural crime drama in the vein of CSI; Napoleon & Love, starring Ian Holm (The Lord of the Rings); Fresh Fields starring Julia McKenzie (Marple) and Anton Rodgers; Man in a Suitcase, a stylish, action-packed 1960s spy series; Pie in the Sky starring Richard Griffiths (Harry Potter); Dirty Tricks starring Martin Clunes; The Guilty starring Michael Kitchen (Foyle’s War); and Discovering Hamlet (Athena) featuring Kenneth Branagh and Derek Jacobi in a behind-the-scenes look at Hamlet, narrated by Patrick Stewart.

Acorn is also releasing Midsomer Murders Set 17, four new episodes available to U.S. audiences for the first time of Acorn’s top-selling series; Blue Murder: The Complete Collection, called “The most fascinating British female cop since Jane Tennison” (San Francisco Chronicle); as well as more from Bill Moyers with In Search of the Constitution and World of Ideas-Writers.

Acorn’s and Athena’s DVD sets are available from select retailers, catalog companies, and direct from Acorn Media at (888) 870-8047 or

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