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Acorn TV Slates U.S. Premiere of BBC One Drama Love, Lies & Records


Acorn TV’s November lineup features the U.S. premiere of the drama series Love, Lies & Records, as well as the season-eight finale of Doc Martin featuring guest star Sigourney Weaver, among other highlights.

Love, Lies & Records is a six-part BBC One and Acorn TV original series that will make its exclusive U.S. debut in November. The series, from BAFTA Award-winning writer Kay Mellor (The Syndicate), stars Ashley Jensen (Agatha Raisin, Extras, Catastrophe) and tells the story of a woman who must juggle her personal life with the daily traumas of marriages, births and deaths. It will debut within 36 hours of its BBC One broadcast.

On November 9, Acorn TV will air the final episode of the eighth season of Doc Martin. The finale will feature guest star Sigourney Weaver (Aliens, Avatar), who had a memorable role as a U.S. tourist in season seven. November 6 will see the exclusive U.S. premiere of the eight-part foreign-language drama series Rebecka Martinsson, based on Åsa Larsson’s celebrated crime novels. On November 23, Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., the popular Aussie period drama A Place to Call Home will return to Acorn TV for season five. The show is Acorn TV’s number one streamed series of all time.

Throughout November, Acorn TV will add season three of the thriller Line of Duty, the British miniseries Alibi, the documentary Poirot: Super Sleuth, more episodes of Trial & Retribution, and seasons one through three of the Aussie crime drama East West 101.

Mark Stevens, the chief content officer of Acorn Brands at RLJ Entertainment, noted, “November is one of Acorn TV’s most impressive months yet. We’re thrilled to exclusively offer our subscribers another Acorn TV Original Series with must-see new drama Love, Lies & Records, created by acclaimed U.K. writer Kay Mellor and starring Ashley Jensen in an award-worthy lead role. Its U.S. premiere will be within 36 hours of its BBC One debut. Additionally, A Place to Call Home remains our number one streamed series of all time and creator Bevan Lee has put together another can’t-miss season of the 1950s drama led by mesmerizing star Marta Dusseldorp. We’ll also feature the exclusive U.S. premiere of critically acclaimed Swedish drama Rebecka Martinsson; and the star-studded season finale to another excellent season of Doc Martin.”

About Sara Alessi

Sara Alessi is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at salessi@worldscreen.com.


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