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Emmys 2019 exclusive: Acorn TV categories for ‘Agatha Raisin,’ ‘London Kills,’ ‘Pitching In,’ ‘Queens of Mystery’

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Acorn TV. For this season, the streamer has TV movie “Agatha Raisin and the Curious Curate,” limited series “London Kills” and “Pitching In” and drama series “Queens of Mystery” as part of their 2019 campaign.

Below, the list of Acorn TV lead and supporting submissions for their drama, TV movie and limited series. More names might be added by the company on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

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“Agatha Raisin And The Curious Curate”

TV Movie

Movie/Limited Series Actress – Ashley Jensen

London Kills

Limited Series

Movie/Limited Series Actress – Sharon Small

Movie/Limited Series Actor – Hugo Speers

“Pitching In”

Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Hayley Mills

“Queens Of
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Zdf Enterprises Boards Acorn TV Drama ‘Queens of Mystery’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Zdf Enterprises will bring “Queens of Mystery” to a host of markets after striking a rights deal for the offbeat drama that streaming service Acorn TV ordered as one of it latest originals.

The deal with Acorn hands Zdfe the rights to the show in non-English-language territories. It is the second time Zdfe and Acorn have pacted on distribution after they worked together on “London Kills,” another original for the British-content-skewed streamer and which has been picked up by the BBC in the U.K.

Specifically, Zdfe has teamed with Acorn Media Enterprises, the AMC-owned firm’s content division. Its sales unit, Acorn Media International, will sell “Queens of Mystery” in English-language markets.

Olivia Vinall (“Apple Tree Yard”) plays Matilda. Her aunts are played by Julie Graham (“The Bletchley Circle”), Sarah Woodward (“New Blood”), and Siobhan Redmond (“Between the Lines”).

Andrew Leung (Doctor Who) also stars a dashing doctor in the series,
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‘Bourne’ Drama Series ‘Treadstone’ Rounds Out Cast: Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, More

  • Deadline
USA Network has rounded out the cast for its straight-to series drama Treadstone, an offshoot from Universal’s Bourne franchise. The Affair star Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor (Quantico), Hyo Joo Han (W: Two Worlds), Gabrielle Scharnitzky (The Game) and Emilia Schüle (Berlin Station) join previously announced Jeremy Irvine and Brian J. Smith as series regulars in the drama from Heroes creator Tim Kring and Universal Cable Productions.

Written by Kring, Treadstone explores the origin story and present-day actions of a CIA black ops program known as Operation Treadstone — a covert program that uses behavior-modification protocol to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins. The first season follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions.

Metwally will play Mr. Edwards, a CIA agent who was ostracized by his colleagues after making a decision that left a fellow operative dead. His willingness to make the
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‘The Woman In White’s Olivia Vinall To Front Acorn TV’s Female Detective Drama ‘Queens Of Mystery’

  • Deadline
‘The Woman In White’s Olivia Vinall To Front Acorn TV’s Female Detective Drama ‘Queens Of Mystery’
The Woman in White’s Olivia Vinall, The Bletchley Circle’s Julie Graham and The Politician’s Husband’s Sarah Woodward are set to star in Acorn TV original Queens of Mystery.

The trio are joined in the six-part female detective series by Siobhan Redmond (Alfresco), Andrew Leung (Doctor Who), Rebecca Grant (Holby City) and Martin Trenaman (The Inbetweeners).

Queens of Mystery follows Matilda Stone, played by Vinall, a perennially single female detective and her three aunts, played by Graham, Woodward and Redmond, who are well-known crime writers that help her solve whodunit style murders as well as set her up on blind dates

Leung plays the dashing Dr. Daniel Lynch, Grant as Daniel’s mean-spirited girlfriend Natasha; Michael Elcock as Police Constable Terry Foster, who has long been in love with Matilda and Trenaman plays dry Inspector Derek Throne.

The Amelie-esque contemporary murder mystery series will feature quirky characters,
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Peaky Blinders take Chicago! Which British shows deserve a Us spin-off?

ITV’s Bletchley Circle women are relocating to 1956 San Francisco. If that works out, which other stalwarts should book a one-way ticket west?

This is a big week for fans of soft reboots and relatively unheralded 2012 period dramas: the Bletchley Circle women – or at least half of them – are back. The series about a quartet of former second world war code-breakers resisting the starchy social strictures of 1950s Britain by teaming up to solve crimes has now crossed the Atlantic, with Rachael Stirling’s glam governess, Millie, and Julie Graham’s fastidious Scottish librarian, Jean, relocating to San Francisco in 1956.

Why the abrupt transatlantic move? The plot sees the pair on the trail of a nefarious GI who, having previously strangled one of their Bletchley workmates, has apparently resumed his lethal ways in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge. The rather more prosaic reason is that The Bletchley Circle:
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BritBox Buys John Cleese & Heather Graham Comedies, Dates ‘The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco’

BritBox, the U.S. Svod service operated by BBC Studios and ITV, has picked up comedies starring Monty Python’s John Cleese and Heather Graham as part of its summer slate. The digital platform has also dated its first original, The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco.

The company has bought Bliss, created by Arrested Development star David Cross, and BBC sitcom Hold The Sunset. Bliss, which was originally commissioned by Sky, follows the complicated double-life of a successful travel writer who, through extenuating circumstances, finds himself living between two families. It also stars EpisodesStephen Mangan.

Meanwhile, Hold The Sunset, which stars Cleese and Alison Steadman, follows a widow who gives into the advances of an old flame at the same time as her adult son moves back in with her.

BritBox will also launch its first original series The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco on July 26. The drama, which is the
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‘The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco’: BritBox Offers First Glimpse Of Its First Original, Set To Launch In July

BritBox, the U.S. Svod service run by ITV and BBC Studios, has offered the first glimpse of its debut original The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco.

The show moves to the Bay Area with two of the characters from the original British series — Mille, played by Rachel Stirling, and Jean, played by Julie Graham — traveling to the U.S. in 1956 to join forces with two U.S. code-breakers to tackle a string of new murder cases.

The Good Doctor’s Crystal Balint and The X-Files’ Ben Cotton have joined the cast of the two-episode drama, which has just finished production and will launch next month. Zapped’s Chanelle Peloso and You, Me, Her’s Jennifer Spence also join the team of code-breakers.

The series is produced by Omnifilm Entertainment in association with Line of Duty producer World Productions for BritBox and ITV in the UK.

“With this new continuation, we
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First Look at ‘The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco’

  • Variety
The code-breaking investigators of Britain’s Bletchley Circle are headed to San Francisco for streaming service Britbox’s first original, the first trailer of which was released Monday.

The series is set in the mid-1950s and picks up three years after the end of “The Bletchley Circle,” which went out on PBS in the U.S. The new show follows cryptographers-turned-detectives Jean (Julie Graham) and Millie (Rachel Stirling) as they head to San Francisco to investigate the murder of a friend.

Once in the U.S., the pair teams up with local female code-breakers and tackle an array of mysteries in the Bay Area. BritBox, Omni Films, and World Productions are making the show. The series has four stories, with two hour-long episodes dedicated to each. The trailer sees the team investigating a crime scene in a decrepit house, which they realize is linked to an earlier crime that took place in the U.
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‘The Bletchley Circle’ Sequel Casts; Rts Programme Awards’ Winners; Awesome Options ‘Last Wave’ – Global Briefs

The Good Doctor's Crystal Balint and The X-FilesBen Cotton have joined the cast of The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco as it moves into production. Balint, who also appeared in Prison Break, Zapped's Chanelle Peloso and You, Me, Her's Jennifer Spence join the team of code-breakers in BritBox's first original series, alongside returning stars Julie Graham and Rachael Stirling. Meanwhile, Cotton, who also starred in The Arrangement, plays roguish homicide detective Bill…
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Us streamer BritBox sets first original series

Omnifilm Entertainment producing in association with BritBox and World Productions.

Source: BritBox

BritBox, the fledgling Us streaming service from BBC Worldwide and ITV, has unveiled its first original drama series, The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco.

A follow-up to The Bletchley Circle mystery drama that aired in the UK on ITV and in the Us on PBS from 2012-2014, The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco will be produced by Omnifilm Entertainment in association with BritBox and World Productions, producer of the original show

Set in 1956, the new series will follow two of the original’s lead characters (played by Rachel Stirling and Julie Graham) as they travel to America and join forces with two code-breakers to tackle a string of murder cases.

The series, whose premiere date has not been announced, will be formatted as four stories spanning two episodes each.

Also on BritBox’s 2018 slate are: Maigret, ITV’s adaptation of the books by Georges Simenon with [link=nm
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The Bletchley Circle

Network: PBS

Episodes: Seven (hour)

Seasons: Two

TV show dates: April 21, 2013 -- May 4, 2014

Series status: Ended

Performers include: Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling, Sophie Rundle, Julie Graham, and Hattie Morahan.

TV show description:      

It's London 1952, seven years after the end of the Second World War, and four women reunite to track down a serial killer. Using the same skills they used to break Nazi codes at the top secret Bletchley Park (which made them a crucial part of the allied war effort), the four women are also coming to terms with what is expected of them in their mundane lives.

Now a housewife and mother of two, Susan (Anna Maxwell Martin) sees a pattern emerging when a number of women are brutally murdered. She quickly enlists the help of her
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Watch These 5 Murder Mysteries While You Wait for True Detective

Watch These 5 Murder Mysteries While You Wait for True Detective
With T-minus three days until season 2 of HBO's crime anthology True Detective premieres, the hype has never been higher.

True Detective was a runaway success with its dark storyline, stunning cinematography and contribution to the McConaissance.

But there are plenty more spellbinding murder mysteries out there. Here are five TV shows, all available on Netflix, prime for binging while you wait for True Detective. Plus, they all feature a new addition the HBO series: a strong female lead.

Top of the Lake

This seven-episode miniseries tells the story of Police Inspector Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss), who returns to her small
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Competition: Win a copy of Brit horror ‘The Sleeping Room’ on DVD

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The Sleeping Room is a new independent British horror set in Brighton. The film follows British call girl Blue (Leila Mimmack) to an old Victorian house where she meets up with her client Bill (Joseph Beattie), who is currently renovating the building. Apparently not interested in sex, Bill shows Blue around the house and reveals that it was once the location of a brothel with a dark past. Stumbling upon an old Mutoscope showing homemade snuff films depicting violent murders, Bill and Blue attempt to uncover the mystery of the hooded figure committing the crimes…

To win a copy of The Sleeping Room on DVD, just answer the following question:

The Sleeping Room also stars British actress Julie Graham. But what TV series is Graham most famous for? Is it:

a) Men Behaving Badly

b) Doc Martin

c) William and Mary

Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail.com, making sure
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DVD Review – The Sleeping Room (2014)

The Sleeping Room, 2014.

Directed by John Shackleton.

Starring Julie Graham, Leila Mimmack, David Sibley, Christopher Adamson, Joseph Beattie, Chris Waller and Billy Chainsaw.

Synopsis:

A Brighton call-girl and her client awaken a ghostly presence in an old Victorian brothel.

Set in the Sussex coastal town of Brighton, The Sleeping Room stars Leila Mimmack (Becoming Human) as Blue, a young prostitute who is sent on a job by her boss Cynthia (Julie GrahamTower Block) to meet with Bill. Bill (Joseph BeattieVelvet Goldmine) is renovating an old Victorian brothel for a client but the building has a dark history, one that Blue and Bill delve into once they discover a two-way mirror that backs onto a secret ‘sleeping room’, a place where the in-house prostitutes of the day would sleep between jobs. However, what they discover about the brothel and its previous owner Fiskin (Christopher AdamsonRazor Blade Smile) reveals
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Benidorm: ITV confirms Sheila Reid's return following recent exit

Sheila Reid is coming back to Benidorm.

The actress has been spotted filming scenes for the ITV comedy's eighth series in Spain.

Her character, Madge, left the Solana Resort in the most recent series, after discovering that she had inherited millions in America.

However, as her family prepared to fly off to Las Vegas, Madge told them to "never say never" about holidaying in Benidorm in the future.

The cast of the show are currently filming seven new episodes to air in 2016.

Julie Graham recently joined the cast as the head of a new family.

The Doc Martin star will be joined by Phoenix Nights' Steve Edge and former Emmerdale actor Bobby Knutt.

Dame Joan Collins reprised her role as Solana Group boss Crystal Hennessy-Vass in series seven of Benidorm.
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Julie Graham joins Benidorm as head of new Dawson family

Julie Graham has joined the cast of ITV's Benidorm as the head of a new family.

The Doc Martin actress will play Sheron, who along with husband Eddie (Phoenix Nights' Steve Edge) leads the Dawsons clan.

Former Emmerdale actor Bobby Knutt will also star as Grandad, while Josh Bolt and Honor Kneafsey will star as children Rob and Jodie.

The family will arrive at the Solana Resort in the forthcoming eighth series of the show.

The comedy will film seven new episodes in Spain for the new run later this year.

Dame Joan Collins reprised her role as Solana Group boss Crystal Hennessy-Vass in the seventh series.

Benidorm will return in 2016.
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Game of Thrones' Ciaran Hinds to join Douglas Henshall in BBC's Shetland

Actor who plays Mance Ryder in the fantasy epic to appear in third series of crime drama

Game of Thrones star Ciaran Hinds will be “locking swords” with Douglas Henshall in the new series of crime drama Shetland.

The actor, who plays Mance Ryder in the fantasy epic, is joined by Anna Chancellor and Julie Graham in the six-part BBC series which stars Henshall as detective Jimmy Perez.

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The Good Wife's Archie Panjabi to appear on BBC One's Shetland

The Good Wife star Archie Panjabi is to appear in the third series of Shetland.

The Emmy Award-winning actress will star in the six-part series produced by ITV Studios for BBC One, which will air later this year.

Game of Thrones actor Ciaran Hinds and Anna Chancellor will also have roles in the series, alongside James Cosmo, Saskia Reeves, Sara Vickers, Jack Greenlees, Jamie Michie, Mark Cox, Kate Donnelly and Andrew Rothney.

Douglas Henshall will return as Di Jimmy Perez, alongside series regulars Alison O'Donnell, Steven Robertson, Julie Graham and Mark Bonnar.

The third series will centre around the disappearance of a young man on a ferry crossing from Aberdeen to Lerwick.

Hinds said of his role: "I'm looking forward to locking swords with Douglas Henshall and working against the stunning backdrop of Shetland.

"I came to Scotland a lot in the '70s and '80s in various theatre productions - and,
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Release date announced for Frightfest flick ‘The Sleeping Room’

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Following its UK premiere at FrightFest, Second Sight have announced the UK rights acquisition of acclaimed supernatural tale of Victorian revenge, The Sleeping Room.

The directorial debut of John Shackleton (Writer/Producer Panic Button) the film will make its UK debut On-Demand and Download on 27th April 2015 and DVD on 11th May 2015. Produced by Gareth I. Davies, The Sleeping Room marks Movie Mogul’s second feature.

Orphaned 19 year-old Brighton call girl Blue (Leila MimmackBecoming Human) is sent by her violent pimp Freddie (David SibleyDownton Abbey) and his blowsy partner Cynthia (Julie GrahamTower Block) to meet a new punter in Brighton, unaware of the horrifying impact it will have on her life. As Blue begins to fall for the quirky charms of her client Bill Hepworth (Joseph BeattieHex), she’s even more intrigued by the grand Regency terraced house that he is renovating; a once infamous Victorian brothel.
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7 & 7 books horror Sleeping Room

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7 & 7 books horror Sleeping Room
Exclusive: UK sales outfit to shop horror at Afm.

7 & 7 Producers’ Sales Service has picked up Movie Mogul’s The Sleeping Room for foreign sales at the American Film Market next month.

Set in an off-season, present day Brighton, revenge horror The Sleeping Room world premiered during London’s Film4 Frightfest in August.

Leila Mimmack, Joseph Beattie, Julie Graham star in the feature from writer-director-producer John Shackleton (Panic Button).

7&7’s Maura Ford commented: “John has created a real chiller in the classic British style: horror with intelligence and mystery - a combination that is sure to appeal to a broad international audience.”

Shackleton said: “Whilst very much a horror film, I never set out to make a cookie-cut genre piece. 7&7 are our ideal partners, not least for their vast experience but for their collaborative approach in international sales, perfect for the next stage of the film’s journey.”
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