Acorn TV’s October 2021 Lineup Includes New Episodes of ‘Midsomer Murders’ and More





Acorn TV has released it’s October lineup, which we now know includes season 2 of UK’s highly-rated true crime drama Manhunt starring Martin Clunes (Doc Martin), as well as new episodes of top UK mystery series Midsomer Murders and the final episodes of My Life Is Murder Season 2.


Monday, October 4

Midsomer Murders, Season 22, Part 2 – US Exclusive! |Episode 4 of 6

Midsomer Murders is one of the most popular and longest-running mystery series of all-time and remains one of Acorn TV’s top performing franchises and a fan favorite. In this drama, Detective Chief Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon, Life of Riley) and Detective Sergeant Winter (Nick Hendrix, Marcella) investigate homicides, blackmail, greed, and betrayal in England’s most murderous county. In “The Scarecrow Murders,” the annual Midsomer Scarecrow Festival takes a grisly turn as bodies begin appearing on poles displayed alongside their straw creations. The investigation reveals rivalries that run deep and shows people will do just about anything to win. Guest stars: Emily Bevan, David Yi (1 EP, 2021)

My Life Is Murder, Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) |Episode 7 of 10

Building on the warmth, intrigue, and humor of its acclaimed first season based in Melbourne, My Life Is Murder moves to Auckland, New Zealand for this new 10-episode season. Award-winning Kiwi actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus) returns as fearless and unapologetic retired detective Alexa Crowe, whose unique skills and insights allow her to unravel the truth behind the most baffling of crimes. In “All the Better to See You,” all the world’s a stage when Alexa investigates the murder of an actor in the middle of a live performance. Guest star: Sara Wiseman (A Place to Call Home) (1 EP, 2021)

Republic of Doyle, Season 4 – Binge

Crime-solving adventures and tumultuous relationships abound in this fresh, contemporary comedic drama revolving around the deliciously dysfunctional Doyle family as they try to make it all work running a father and son private investigative agency. Set against the spectacularly rugged backdrop of Newfoundland, this stand-out Canadian series is created by and stars Allan Hawco (ZOS:Zone of Separation) as the roguish and irreverent P.I. Jake Doyle, alongside award-winning actor Sean McGinley (Richard Attenborough’s Closing The Ring, Bleak House) as father and business partner Malachy. (13 EPS, 2014)

Monday, October 11

Family Business, Season 2 – French w/ English subtitles | Binge 

A charming and contemporary look at family strife, this female-led French dramedy about a legal powerhouse mother-daughter duo takes a fascinating approach at modern social issues from custody battles to involuntary commitment to interracial marriage. While they juggle the ins and outs at their practice, the lawyers must also balance and navigate their own issues away from the office.  Set at the bustling Lartigues & Lorenzi law firm in Lyon, Family Business follows Astrid (Catherine Marchal, 36th Precinct) and Audrey Lartigues (Ophélia Kolb, Call My Agent!), and their colleagues as every case they tackle presents a new challenge – from two kids asking to sue their parents for neglect to a woman filing a paternity suit six years later after a one-night only tryst. (8 EPS, 2019)

Midsomer Murders, Season 22, Part 2 – US Exclusive! |Episode 5 of 6 | NEIL DUDGEON’S 50TH EPISODE

In “For Death Prepare,” The Midsomer Mummers, an amateur operatic society, are busy rehearsing for their charity concert when the body of an unknown man is found in their theater. The investigation quickly becomes a race to discover who is desperate to take center stage. (1 EP, 2021)

My Life Is Murder, Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) – Episode 8 of 10

In “Hidden Gems,” Alexa must sort fact from fiction when a compulsive liar confesses to a murder at a high-end jeweler. Guest stars: Bill Bailey (In The Long Run), Martin Henderson (Virgin River) (1 EP, 2021)

Mr. Palfrey of Westminster – Binge

Palfrey describes himself as “just a civil servant,” but he’s secretly a master of counterespionage. Alec McCowen (Travels with My Aunt) plays the mild-mannered, middle-aged British spy who hunts down moles with cunning and charm, in this stylish, acclaimed series that has been favorably compared to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. (10 EPS, 1984/1985)

Monday, October 18

Manhunt: The Night Stalker (Acorn TV Original) – Weekly episodes every Monday Episode 1 of 4

The highest-rated new drama of 2019 on all UK television is back, with BAFTA and SAG Award-winning actor Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) reprising his critically acclaimed role as former London Metropolitan Police detective DCI Colin Sutton. Based on Sutton’s diaries, Manhunt: The Night Stalker is the true story of the police pursuit of a notorious burglar and serial rapist whose 17-year reign of terror left thousands of elderly people in South East London living in fear. The drama explores how Colin came late to the inquiry and helped solve it in a matter of weeks, taking an incredibly dangerous criminal off the streets.

Episode 1: Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton is tasked with reviewing Operation Minstead, an eleven-year, multi-million-pound enquiry to catch the ‘Night Stalker’. (1 EP, 2021)

Midsomer Murders, Season 22, Part 2 – US Exclusive! – Episode 6 of 6 SEASON FINALE

Description TK.  Guest star: Holly Willoughby (ITV’s This Morning) (1 EP, 2021)

My Life Is Murder, Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) – Episode 9 of 10

In “Wild Life,” Harry asks Alexa to look into the case of his friend, who is accused of murdering a survival expert. Guest star: Matt Whelan (The Sounds) (1 EP, 2021)

Monday, October 25

Manhunt: The Night Stalker (Acorn TV Original) – Weekly episodes every Monday |Episode 2 of 4

Colin presents his review findings to DCS Hamish Campbell (Guy WilliamsThe Crown) and suggests a strategy called “Minstead Lite.” But Hamish wants Colin to stay on to see this new approach through. Will Colin be able to deliver on his promises? (1 EP, 2021)

My Life Is Murder, Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) – Episode 10 of 10 | SEASON FINALE

In “Pleasure and Pain,” Alexa investigates the death of a self-help guru and finds herself in a cat-and-mouse game with the victim’s mysterious wife. Guest star: Renee O’Connor (Xena: The Warrior Princess) (1 EP, 2021)

Highwaymen, Pirates & Rogues – Binge

Few figures in history captured the popular imagination as much as the rogues of yesteryear. In this BBC documentary series hosted by Dr. Sam Willis, the audacious highwayman, the swashbuckling pirate and the elusive city-thief have all in their own way rocked the status quo. Their brazen escapades and flamboyance have made them the anti-heroes of their time: feared by the rich, admired by the poor and celebrated by the writers the world over. (3 EPS, 2015)

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