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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Acorn TV Streams Foyle’s War Marathon plus Colin Firth, Iain Glen, and Patrick Stewart Series

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

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Starting this week, Acorn TV, the first British TV focused streaming service in North America, has the complete Foyle’s War Marathon featuring all previous episodes of the universally acclaimed WWII detective drama. With a Free 30-Day Trial, new subscribers can catch up on all 22 feature-length mysteries (Series 1-7). These episodes were also released last week on DVD in a value-priced collection, Foyle’s War: The Home Front Files. Foyle’s War has been called "Like a gift from the gods" (The New York Times) and "A triumph from start to finish" (The Wall Street Journal) and returns this September on Masterpiece Mystery! with three new episodes as Foyle joins the intelligence community.

Also starting March 18th are the complete miniseries of Lost Empires starring Colin Firth in one of his early roles; the most recent season of popular 1960s detective series George Gently; and the classic Father Brown series. Still streaming are the U.S. debut of The Syndicate, which ABC is currently adapting for U.S. television; the 1980s classic The Scarlet Pimpernel starring Anthony Andrews (Brideshead Revisited), Jane Seymour, and Ian McKellen; the classic spy series Callan starring Edward Woodward (The Equalizer); as well as a Midsomer Murders Marathon (19 feature-length episodes) and seasons from Blue Murder starring Caroline Quentin, Cracker starring Robbie Coltrane, Cadfael starring Derek Jacobi, A Fine Romance starring Judi Dench, among many others.

Coming up on Acorn TV

March 25: Vexed, Series 2 (U.S. Premiere), Eleventh Hour starring Patrick Stewart, and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

April 1: The U.S. Premiere of Jack Taylor starring Iain Glen (Downton Abbey, Games of Thrones),

Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal, and Single-Handed

Specializing in the best British mysteries and dramas, Acorn TV features a free 30-day trial for complete access to the 18 different series, plus multi-episode marathons, with an average of 177 hours of weekly content and more than 170 episodes in March. Thereafter, a subscription is just $2.99/mth or $29.99/yr. Each week three new seasons are added and three are removed.

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


Acorn Media/Athena DVD Release Calendar:

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

Mar. 12: Foyle’s War: The Home Front Files (Sets 1-6)

Mar. 19: No Job for a Lady: The Complete Collection, Chance in a Million Complete Collection, and A Mind to Kill Complete Collection

Mar. 26: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Series 1 and Midsomer Murders: Tom Barnaby’s Last Cases

Apr. 2: Dirk Gently

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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