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Monday, February 25, 2013

Acorn TV Streams Helen Mirren’s Complete "Prime Suspect" and the Complete "Upstairs, Downstairs"

Acorn Media, chief curators of the best Brit TV" - TIME Magazine

With a free 30-day trial, anyone can watch the Prime Suspect Marathon with all seven series of the universally acclaimed police drama called, "Superlative" (EW), "A masterpiece" (USA Today), "Brilliant" (Los Angeles Times), and "Perhaps the greatest role and performance of a female police detective, ever" (San Francisco Chronicle) for free.
Tenacious, driven, and deeply flawed, Detective Jane Tennison rises through the ranks of Britain’s Metropolitan Police, solving horrific crimes while battling office sexism and her own demons. The series won more than 20 major international awards, including seven Emmys® ("Outstanding Miniseries" and "Outstanding Actress"), eight BAFTAs, and a Peabody.

Additionally, the Upstairs, Downstairs Marathon is still streaming and features the complete 67-episode series of the most popular British drama series in TV history.

Acorn TV also has the U.S. premiere of Dirk Gently, a fun detective series starring Stephen Mangan (co-starring alongside Matt LeBlanc in Episodes); the complete Chance in a Million series starring Simon Callow and Brenda Blethyn (Vera, Pride & Prejudice); A Bit of a Do Complete Collection with David Jason; and Vexed, Series 1 starring Lucy Punch (Ben and Kate) and Toby Stephens (Jane Eyre); among many others.

Acorn TV features a free 30-day trial for complete access to the 18 different series, plus multi-episode marathons, with an average of 202 hours of weekly content and more than 210 episodes in February. Thereafter, a subscription is just $2.99/mth or $29.99/yr. Each week three new seasons are added and three are removed.

Please consider trying out Acorn TV, available at and through Roku, iPhones, iPads, Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Tablet, Apple TV, Google TV, among others.

Coming up on Acorn TV

February 18: The Syndicate (Series 1, now being adapted for U.S. TV by ABC), The Commander (Set 2), and Slings & Arrows (Season 3)

February 25: The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Catherine Cookson Collection, and Edward Woodward in Callan


Acorn Media/Athena DVD Release Calendar:

Jan. 29: Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime: The Tommy & Tuppence Mysteries, Agatha Christie’s Poirot & Marple Fan Favorites Collection, and Wodehouse Playhouse Complete

Feb. 5: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers: 25th Anniversary Edition (Athena), Above Suspicion Set 2 (U.S. debut), Testimony of Two Men (DVD Debut), and She-Wolves: England’s Early Queens (DVD debut, Athena)

Feb. 19: Missions That Changed the War: The Doolittle Raid (DVD Debut, Athena)

Feb. 26: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (DVD Debut), Garrow’s Law: The Complete Collection, and Maigret Complete Collection

Mar. 5: Murdoch Mysteries Collection (Seasons 1-4), Murdoch Mysteries Season 5 (DVD/Blu-ray)

An RLJ Entertainment, Inc. brand (NASDAQ: RLJE), Acorn specializes in the best of British television on DVD and Blu-ray. 2013 releases include: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Dirk Gently, Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime: The Tommy & Tuppence Mysteries, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Maigret, Doc Martin Special Collection, Jack Taylor, and more episodes from Foyle’s War, Case Histories, New Tricks, Murdoch Mysteries, Midsomer Murders, Above Suspicion, George Gently, Vexed and Vera.

Acorn’s and Athena’s DVD sets are available from select retailers, catalog companies, and direct from Acorn Media at (888) 870-8047 or and  Select series are streaming at Acorn TV, the first British TV-focused streaming service, at

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