Free Acorn TV to Celebrate Today’s 21st Broadcast Anniversary of Smash Hit British Mystery MIDSOMER MURDERS

Free Acorn TV to Celebrate Today’s 21st Broadcast Anniversary of Smash Hit British Mystery MIDSOMER MURDERS


North America’s most popular streaming service for world-Class TV from Britain and beyond

Increases free trial to 30-Days to celebrate one of Britain’s most popular series;

Featured in early roles are Lord of the Rings’ Orlando Bloom, Superman’s Henry CavillColin Farrell, and Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville

Silver Spring, MD; March 23, 2018 – To celebrate today’s twenty-first broadcast anniversary of one of the longest running and most popular television series in British history, Acorn TV increases its free trial to 30 days to any new subscribers that sign up today through May 21, 2018 at with Promo Code: MIDSOMER. Called “Simply the most entertaining mystery series in TV history… Absolutely addictive” (ICv2) and “Phenomenally enjoyable… this show has only gotten better and better through the years” (Paper Magazine), Midsomer Murders has thrilled since its first broadcast on ITV on March 23, 1997. Inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham, modern master of the English village mystery, the ongoing series starred John Nettles (Bergerac) as Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby in the first 13 seasons and now stars his cousin Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby, Neil Dudgeon (Series 14-20). Homicide, blackmail, greed, and betrayal are just a taste of what goes on behind the well-trimmed hedges of Midsomer County. New subscribers can binge all 19 seasons and 116 feature-length episodes of Midsomer Murders and discover “the most robust, reliable selection of European, British, Canadian and Australian shows” (The New York Times) featuring hugely popular international series like Doc Martin, A Place to Call Home, Foyle’s War, George Gently, Loch Ness, Jack Irish, Murdoch Mysteries, and much more. Acorn TV licenses Midsomer Murders through international distributor all3media international.

Matthew Graham, General Manager of Acorn TV, said “Midsomer Murders remains one of our most popular series and one of the best mystery series of all-time, so in honor of an incredible twenty-one years of delighting mystery fans as well as a record 2017 for Acorn TV, we’re offering new customers a free 30-day trial to binge the first 19 seasons. Midsomer Murders will return later this year with Series 20, which we know our subscribers are anxiously awaiting.”

Over the years, the Barnabys have solved more than 330 murders and featured an incredible mix of up-and-coming guest stars in early roles, including Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings), Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who), Henry Cavill (Justice League), Colin Farrell (True Detective), Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey), Emily Mortimer (The Newsroom), Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), Honeysuckle Weeks (Foyle’s War), and Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey). Barnabys’ partners over the years include: Jason Hughes, Daniel Casey, Gwilym Lee, John Hopkins, and currently Nick Hendrix.

As notes, victims have met their bizarre ends via a candlestick, an arrow, a slide projector, a doped horse, poisonous frog, a Celtic spear, liquid nicotine, toxic fungi, hemlock, vintage claret, decapitation, drownings, and King Neptune’s trident. Midsomer Murders is shown in over 200 territories worldwide. Foyle’s War creator Anthony Horowitz is an early scriptwriter for the series and suggested its title.

Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR), Acorn TV exclusively premieres several new international series and/or seasons every month from Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, and other European countries with no commercials. A division of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE), Acorn TV is the greatest value in streaming at only $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year.

Acorn TV currently features the exclusive North American premieres of universally adored BBC comedy Detectorists, Series 3; Kay Mellor’s ITV drama Girlfriends starring Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey), Miranda Richardson (Stronger, And Then There Were None), and Zoe Wanamaker (Agatha Christie’s Poirot); British school dramedy Ackley Bridge, Series 1; British drama Delicious, Series 2; and Irish legal drama Striking Out, Series 2 starring IFTA winner for Best Drama Actress Amy Huberman . Coming soon, Acorn TV premieres and ITV’s heart-warming medical drama The Good Karma Hospital, Series 2 (Apr. 2) and the highly-anticipated US debut of Paul Abbott’s outrageous British police procedural No Offence, Series 1 (Apr. 16). Upcoming Acorn TV Originals include fast-paced Wales thriller Keeping Faith starring Eve Myles (Torchwood, Broadchurch, Victoria), international crime drama Straight Forward, and the return of Ashley Jensen in Agatha Raisin, Series 2, among others.

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