More ‘Mysteries’ on Acorn TV

(Above: Yannick Bisson in ‘Murdoch Mysteries.’ Source YouTube video)

Acorn TV will debut episodes of two popular series – Murdoch Mysteries and The Brokenwood Mysteries – as well as other crime fare this Monday, January 27.

Murdoch Mysteries, Season 13, Episode 7

Set in turn-of-the-20th-century Toronto, Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) uses cutting-edge forensic techniques like fingerprinting and ultraviolet light to crack cases. He is assisted by Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris), Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy), and Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig). In the episode “Toronto the Bad,” Constable Henry Higgins (Lachlan Murdoch), who has a side hustle as a taxi driver, finds a dead passenger in the backseat of his cab. The episode first aired on the CBC in November 2019.

The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 6, Episode 4

The many-times-divorced Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea) and his much younger, by-the-book assistant, Detective Constable Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland) investigate crimes in the quiet New Zealand town of Brokenwood. In the episode “Dead and Buried,” Shepherd and colleagues look into a suspicious suicide at the Brokenwood Women’s Prison. The episode first aired on New Zealand’s Prime Network in December.

The Silence

(Above source: IMDb)

In this four-episode BBC One drama from 2010, an 18-year-old woman (Genevieve Barr), who can now hear thanks to a cochlear implant, witnesses a police officer’s murder. The investigation that follows reveals police corruption.

The Great Train Robbery

This miniseries, consisting of two 90-minute episodes from Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall, tells the true story of Britain’s “Great Train Robbery in 1963. The first episode, “A Robber’s Tale,” shows mastermind Bruce Reynolds (Luke Evans) planning and executing the heist. The second, “A Copper’s Tale,” follows Detective Chief Superintendent Tommy Butler’s (Jim Broadbent) pursuit of the criminals. The cast includes James Fox, James Wilby, Tim Pigott-Smith, Jack Roth, and Martin Compston.

Acorn TV costs $5.99 monthly, with a seven-day free trial. For more info, visit acorn.tv. Or Amazon Prime subscribers can get an Acorn TV add-on channel for $4.99 monthly, also with a seven-day free trial.

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