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Friday, January 20, 2012

Acorn's Biggest Contest Ever is Chance of a Lifetime for Mystery Lovers and Agatha Christie Fans


Grand Prize includes trip to London, visit to television production, tour of Agatha Christie’s holiday home, trip on Orient Express, and more

Leading Distributor of British TV in the U.S. Acorn Media Launches Its Biggest Contest Ever on January 15, 2012

Silver Spring, MD — Offering Agatha Christie and mystery fans the chance of a lifetime, Acorn Media announces the launch of the “Queen of Crime Sweepstakes” beginning January 15, 2012. This celebration of all things Agatha Christie marks the largest contest ever from Acorn Media, the leading distributor of British TV in the U.S. The Grand Prize package features a trip for two to London, England (5 days/4 nights) and Paris (1 day/1 night); a visit to the set of a Poirot or Marple production; a tour of Greenway, Christie’s holiday home; tickets to see The Mousetrap, the world’s longest-running play; one-day rail trip to Paris on the Orient Express; and a DVD library of Agatha Christie programs.

Between Sunday, January 15 and Monday, April 30, fans can enter via Acorn’s popular catalog,, with one entry per day. At the end of the sweepstakes, one lucky fan will be chosen to win the Grand Prize (Value: $12,000). One runner up will receive a DVD library of Agatha Christie programs with more than 50 DVDs (Value $1,100).

The “Queen of Crime Sweepstakes” is open to legal residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Winner drawn at random. Please visit for official rules and prize information.

Headquartered in suburban Washington, D.C., Acorn Media Group is the leading distributor of British television in the U.S. Acorn Media has released several DVD sets of television productions based on Agatha Christie’s works, including Agatha Christie’s Poirot with David Suchet, Agatha Christie’s Marple with Geraldine McEwan (Series 1-3) and Julia McKenzie (Series 4 and 5), The Agatha Christie Hour, Agatha Christie Mystery Lovers Collection, among others. In 2012, Acorn Media is releasing Agatha Christie’s Poirot in its original U.K. broadcast order and on Blu-ray for the first time; starting with Series 1 and 2 on January 31st with additional seasons to follow throughout 2012.

Having just celebrated its ten year anniversary, the Acorn catalog and its companion website offer Acorn Media U.S. DVDs along with third-party home video products and other high-quality gifts. The catalog’s 2011 circulation was 15 million.

In July 2011, Acorn Media launched Acorn TV, the first British TV focused streaming service, which offers a full season of 10 critically acclaimed, classic and contemporary British series to watch online. The content is refreshed weekly and has included several Agatha Christie programs.  


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