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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Poirot, Reggie Perrin returns, landmark docs The Making of the President, and more--coming from Acorn Media

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

British TV on DVD specialist Acorn Media (Upstairs, Downstairs: 40th Anniversary Edition, Prime Suspect: The Complete Collection) continues to bring some of the best series in all of television to home video, including two highly entertaining British series previously unavailable to U.S. audiences, including more of the outstanding detective series George Gently, called “Great, bordering on brilliant” (; and Wired, an edge-of-your-seat financial thriller starring Toby Stephens (NBC’s Prime Suspect remake, Jane Eyre). Documentary specialist Athena has the home video debut of The Making of the President: The 1960s, the “Superlative” (The New York Times), Emmy®-winning campaign documentaries broadcast on ABC, CBS, and A&E, and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Theodore H. White. DVD includes two rarely seen bonus programs with Kennedy and Johnson.

Additionally, Agatha Christie’s Poirot starring David Suchet and Marple starring Julia McKenzie return in new, star-studded adaptations; DVD and Blu-ray release coincides with their broadcast premiere on PBS.

DVD debuts include Martin Clunes in Reggie Perrin, a hilarious, must-see update of the beloved British comedy; Wish Me Luck, Series 3, the conclusion to the gripping WWII drama about British heroines; Weapons Races, a compelling documentary examining the history of modern weaponry; and Bill Moyers: God & Politics featuring thought-provoking discussions about an age-old controversy. Acorn Media is also releasing HBO’s epic romance The Far Pavilions, Masterpiece Theatre hit The Bretts: The Complete Collection; and John Mortimer’s Under the Hammer.

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