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Acorn TV December 2022 Schedule Announced

Acorn TV has announced the titles that are coming to the AMC-owned streaming service in December. The Acorn TV December 2022 lineup adds to the service’s wide variety of acclaimed English and foreign-language dramas, engaging comedies, documentaries and more.

The Acorn TV December 2022 schedule includes Acorn TV Originals Farewell Doc Martin and the Doc Martin series finale, Midsomer Murders: 25 Years of Mayhem and the Season 23 premiere, and The Madame Blanc Mysteries Christmas Special.

The Acorn TV December 2022 titles are available at Acorn.TV and on Prime Video Channels, Apple TV, Roku, YouTube TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Xfinity, iOS, Android, Cox, and more.

Acorn TV December 2022 Schedule Announced

ACORN TV DECEMBER 2022 HIGHLIGHTS

Farewell Doc Martin and Doc Martin Series Finale (Acorn TV Exclusive) – Premieres Monday, December 26 and Thursday, December 29 (respectively)

Acorn TV bids farewell to the wildly popular UK dramedy with two programming events. Firstly, the Farewell Doc Martin one-hour documentary explores the longevity of the series over the years, as well as offering behind the scenes of the final season with the cast and crew.

Then, in the Christmas-themed series finale, Portwenn is full of festive cheer until Doc cancels the Santa, prompting his portrayer to show “Doc the Grinch” the magic of Christmas, with unintended consequences.

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Midsomer Murders: 25 Years of Mayhem and Season 23 Premiere (Acorn TV Exclusive (in U.S.) – also available in Canada) – Mondays, December 5 & December 12 (respectively)

Celebrating over two decades of one of Britain’s best loved and most enduring crime dramas, this special shines a light on the fictional English county of Midsomer, the numerous mysterious crimes and murders to befall it, and pays tribute to the on and off screen talent who have played pivotal roles in keeping millions of viewers glued to their screens since 1997, including key cast members like Neil Dudgeon, John Nettles, Jane Wymark and Jason Hughes.

The documentary takes viewers behind the scenes of the filming of the upcoming Season 23, recounts how the series came to life off the page of Caroline Graham’s Chief Inspector Barnaby books, and takes a look at early appearances from future A-list actors such as Orlando Bloom, Olivia Colman and Henry Cavill.

It also offers behind the scenes of the filming of season 23, which will premiere weekly on Mondays from December 12 through January 2.

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The Madame Blanc Mysteries – Christmas Special and Season Premiere – Monday, December 26 (Season 2 Continues in Early 2023)

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 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.

ACORN TV SCHEDULE

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 5

Midsomer Murders: 25 Years of Mayhem – Acorn TV Exclusive (in U.S.); also available in Canada
Famed for its unpredictable plots, inimitable characters and darkly humorous moments, Midsomer Murders has remained a quintessentially British mainstay that transcends British television, loved by legions of loyal viewers across the globe and broadcast internationally in over 200 countries and territories.

Midsomer Murders – 25 Years of Mayhem pays tribute to the talent who have played pivotal roles in keeping millions of viewers glued to their screens since 1997. The documentary takes viewers behind the scenes of the filming of the upcoming Season 23, recounts how the series came to life off the page of Caroline Graham’s Chief Inspector Barnaby books, and takes a look at early appearances from future A-list actors such as Orlando Bloom, Olivia Colman and Henry Cavill. (Documentary, 2022)

Whitstable Pearl, Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) | Episodes 3 and 4 of 6

Episode 3: The Offer
After inheriting a beloved local pub from her mother, Molly Stratton (Kerry Godliman, After Life) puts it up for sale to the highest bidder, rather than selling it back to the community. She turns to Pearl for help to deal with the anonymous threats she’s been receiving—including a dead seagull on her doorstep. When the pub is sold, the situation takes an even darker turn.

Episode 4: The Gumshoe and the Femme Fatale
When 1970s movie icon Zelda St John changes her will, leaving her fortune to her housekeeper, Natalia, the young woman seeks out Pearl, fearing that Zelda’s family might hurt her. Not long afterward, Zelda is found unconscious at her home, attacked with a croquet mallet, and Natalia disappears. Clashing over who they believe is responsible, Mike (Howard Charles, Shadow and Bone) and Pearl lead separate investigations. (2 EPS, 2022)

Grand Tours of Scotland Season 2 | All episodes
With a Victorian guidebook in his hands, historian Paul Murton (Casualty) travels the country and traces the changes that have taken place since the birth of Scottish tourism 200 years ago. For centuries, “north of the border” had been regarded as a place to avoid and early travelers complained about the savage terrain and uncouth habits of the natives.

To find out what changed to make Scotland an internationally celebrated tourist destination, Paul recreates six journeys suggested by a well-worn copy of “Black’s Picturesque Guide to Scotland” and follows in the footsteps of the first tourists to come here. (6 EPS, 2011)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 12

Midsomer Murders, Season 23 (Acorn TV Exclusive in U.S.; also available in Canada) | Episode 1 of 4 – SEASON PREMIERE
See description above (1 EP, 2022)

Whitstable Pearl, Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) Episodes 5 and 6 of 6 – SEASON FINALE

Episode 3: The Offer
After inheriting a beloved local pub from her mother, Molly Stratton (Kerry Godliman, After Life) puts it up for sale to the highest bidder, rather than selling it back to the community. She turns to Pearl for help to deal with the anonymous threats she’s been receiving—including a dead seagull on her doorstep. When the pub is sold, the situation takes an even darker turn.

Episode 5: Hidden Treasures
Dolly (Frances Barber, Mr. Holmes) notices unexplained things happening in her house: the shower being left on when she hasn’t used it, money going missing and then reappearing, the radio tuned to the wrong station. Pearl fears her mother is showing early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, but she hooks up security cameras to placate her. What they see on the footage leads to a surprising solution to the problem.

Episode 6: To Those We Love
Pearl caters a wedding at a theme park, but the reception is marred by heated arguments and tensions among the guests—and that’s before Pearl and Ruby discover the bride stabbed to death in the hall of mirrors. Mike suspects the groom, but Pearl has doubts. Worried for her welfare, Mike urges Pearl to stay out of it, but she can’t resist investigating, even when it leads her straight into danger. (2 EPS, 2022)

One Lane Bridge Season 2 | All episodes
When Detective Ariki Davis (Dominic Ona-Ariki, The Commons) uses his matakite to save his boss Stephen Tremaine (Joel Tobeck, Lord of the Rings) from attempting suicide on infamous One Lane Bridge, he inadvertently triggers a cataclysmic chain of events that unleashes fierce rivalries, uncovers long-buried secrets and the claims the life of one of Ariki’s nearest and dearest.

Burdened by his second sight, Ariki’s loyalties are tested as he navigates a murder investigation rife with ulterior motives and conflicts of interest, including his own. (5 EPS, 2021)

Poison Pen
When Booker Prize-winning author PC Molloy (Lochlainn O’Mearain) is blackmailed into writing for tabloid gossip magazine Poison Pen, he is not only caught up in a world of stars and their secrets, but he is also in danger of turning into a celebrity himself. Cultures clash and sparks fly as the cerebral Molloy reluctantly becomes the celebrity interviewer for vain celebrities.

But as his own star rises he soon struggles to keep his own secrets off the front pages. Things get further complicated when he finds himself falling for his new boss, April Devereaux (Aoibhinn McGinnity) but can there be any room for romance in the world of celebrity publishing? (Movie, 2014)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 19

Midsomer Murders, Season 23 (Acorn TV Exclusive in U.S.; also available in Canada) | Episode 2 of 4
See description above (1 EP, 2022)

Aftertaste Season 2 (Acorn TV Exclusive) | All episodes
Easton’s new life out of the public eye is shattered by the return of his niece Diana, flaunting her successful career and love life in London – but both must put their troubles aside when a secret from the past throws the West family into more chaos than ever. Starring Erik Thomson (800 Words), Natalie Abbott (A Perfect Pairing), Susan Prior (The Rover), Wayne Blair (Total Control) and Rachel Griffiths (Total Control). (6 EPS, 2022)

The Man Who Shot the Great War
Described as “a photographic discovery of the century,” this film uncovers the remarkable story of Lance Corporal George Hackney, the British soldier who took his camera to fight in the battlefields of the Western Front during World War I. See how his wartime experiences fueled an unlikely moral quest that was to change his life forever. (Documentary, 2014)

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AVAILABLE DECEMBER 26

Farewell Doc Martin (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Doc Martin, one of UK’s iconic TV characters played by Martin Clunes (Manhunt), hangs up his stethoscope as the long-running titular series comes to an end after 10 seasons and 18 years on-air. This one-hour documentary directed by Stuart Orme and produced by Evie-Bergson-Korn spotlights the longevity and impact locally and around the world of Doc Martin over the years, as well as offering behind the scenes of the final season with the cast and crew.

From scripting and pre-production to shooting and delivery, meet the regular characters that live and work in the picturesque Cornish town of Portwenn, the key crew behind the camera, the residents of Port Isaac, the show’s real-life setting, and the visitors who come solely because Doc Martin films there. The main cast includes: Caroline Catz, Dame Eileen Atkins, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom and Jessica Ransom. (Documentary, 2022)

The Madame Blanc Mysteries (Acorn TV Original) – Christmas Special and Season 2 Premiere
See description above (1 EP, 2022)

Midsomer Murders, Season 23 (Acorn TV Exclusive in U.S.; also available in Canada) | Episode 3 of 4
See description above (1 EP, 2022)

Where Do We Go From Here?
In this award-winning film, 25-year-old James (Tyler Collins) lives and works at the Easy Love Care Home with his best friends: a collection of dysfunctional, geriatric residents. Despite the incessant interference of the insensitive care home manager, the controlling Miss Thompson (Maryam Hamidi), James and three of these residents hatch a plan to go on one last adventure: an illicit road trip in a bus “borrowed” from the care home to visit the Deep Sea World Aquarium. (Movie, 2015)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 29

Doc Martin, Season 10 (Acorn TV Exclusive) | SERIES FINALE
Acorn TV bids farewell to the wildly popular UK dramedy with a Christmas-themed series finale. Portwenn is full of festive cheer—until Doc Martin (Martin Clunes, Manhunt) cancels the Santa, prompting his portrayer to show “Doc the Grinch” the magic of Christmas, with unintended consequences. (1 EP, 2022)


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