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December on Acorn TV

Acorn TV highlights for the month of December include The Madame Blanc Mysteries and Whitstable Pearl.

The Madame Blanc Mysteries – Season 2 Christmas Special

– Acorn TV Original

Premieres Monday 26 December

Witty, feelgood fare.” The Daily Telegraph

In this Christmas-themed special to open the upcoming second season, renowned and respected antiques dealer, Jean White (series creator Sally Lindsay, Cold Call, Mount Pleasant), returns fresh from surviving an attempt on her life by the duplicitous Barbara. Jean’s expertise in the world of antiquities once again proves the key to solving a series of murders and mysteries against the backdrop of the beautiful French village of Saint Victoire.  In the seasonal season opener, Jean comes to the aid of Chief of Police Caron (Alex Gaumond, The Syndicate), who finds himself on the other side of the interview table accused of a crime he didn’t commit.

Whitstable Pearl (Series 2)

– Acorn TV Original

Episodes three and four premiere Monday 5 December; final two episodes follow on December 12 with full season available to binge

“British comedian Kerry Godliman finally has the lead role her talents deserve.” – Stuff NZ

Based on the popular book series by Julie Wassmer, the second season of Whitstable Pearl finds Pearl (Kerry Godliman, After Life) prioritising her detective work and transitioning from being a chef who solves crimes, to a full-time investigator who just happens to own a restaurant – the eponymous Whitstable Pearl. Pearl’s cases overlap with DCI Mike McGuire’s (Howard Charles, Shadow and Bone, Top Boy) police investigations. Their relationship is charged by a determination to outdo each other and a fiery mutual attraction. When they compete, sparks fly and tempers flare. When they work together, they make a hell of a team.


Hailed as “Netflix for the Anglophile” by NPR, AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is the streaming service offering a carefully curated, quality slate of compelling UK and international TV series, all streaming ad-free on demand. Subscribers can enjoy a wide range of popular Acorn TV Originals, including My Life is Murder starring Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) as a private investigator tackling bizarre, hard-to-solve crimes; The Chelsea Detective starring Adrian Scarborough (Killing Eve) which delves into a range of thrilling cases in the dark underside of London’s beautiful, affluent borough; Harry Wild starring Emmy winning actress Jane Seymour (The Kominsky Method) as a retiring literature academic turned sleuth; the detective drama London Kills, described as a “superb British crime series” by the Los Angeles Times; effervescent comedy drama Under the Vines starring Rebecca Gibney(Wanted) and Charles Edwards (The Crown) as the unlikely inheritors of a failing vineyard; the intriguing murder investigations of Dalgliesh, based on P.D. James’ bestselling novels and starring Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster); The Madame Blanc Mysteries which follows antiques expert Jean White (Sally LindsayMount Pleasant) to the South of France as she tries to solve the mysterious death of her husband; Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and its 1960s set spinoff Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries; and much, much more. Fan favourites also include Agatha Christie’s Marple and Poirot, Agatha Raisin, Brokenwood Mysteries, Taggart, Murdoch Mysteries, Suspects, Rosemary and Thyme, The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Line of Duty, George Gently, Foyle’s War and Midsomer Murders.

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