Norwegian with English subtitles. Sundance exclusive – When a notorious serial killer and his mysterious accomplice escape the police, Detective William Wisting (Sven Nordin) races to stop the killers before more lives are lost. FBI agent Maggie Griffin (Carrie-Anne Moss) returns to assist Wisting with the investigation of the brutal murder of an asylum seeker.
English – Van der Valk (Marc Warren) and the team return for a second compelling season of murder investigations set against the stunning backdrop of Amsterdam and its contrasting worlds – from alternative artistic communities to the underbelly of the legal profession and a serial killer obsessed with philosophy: from the dazzling displays of the city’s diamond trade to the dysfunction of the family that rules it: and from the delights of the classical music world to the dark heart of sex trafficking and a secret that only Van der Valk can unlock. Episodes–Plague on Amsterdam; Blood in Amsterdam; Payback in Amsterdam.
Victorian London would have deemed it unacceptable that willful Eliza Scarlet (Kate Phillips) continue to operate her father’s detective agency after his passing. With no other options for her maintenance, though, she had to make a business partner out of her dad’s one-time protégé-coarse, womanizing Scotland Yard DI William “the Duke” Wellington (Stuart Martin). Engaging period procedural co-stars Danny Midwinter, Ansu Kabia, Andrew Gower, Cathy Belton, Matthew Malone
More murder mysteries with a light touch and a warm heart. DI Neville Parker has more crimes to solve on the blissful island of Saint Marie, while also dealing with the emotional complications of working at close quarters with DS Florence Cassell. With the help of new recruits Naomi and Darlene, the team face some of their toughest cases ever: a kidnapping gone awry, to a skydiver stabbed in mid-air. Florence is tasked to go undercover with a ruthless criminal organization, and Selwyn’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a face from his past. Officer Dwayne Myers returns in the first ever Christmas Special, that unique blend of mystery, murder and sunshine.
It was 1966, and it was a testing time for the nuns and midwives. With Trixie’s help, Sister Julienne is determined to steer Nonnatus House out of its financial quandary. Dr. Turner deals with various difficult cases, including a former soldier involved in nuclear test explosions. Meanwhile, Sister Monica Joan experiences a crisis of faith, and Sister Frances realizes she needs to be a little less spiritual if she’s to really connect with the local women. There are some interesting challenges ahead, as well as great celebrations when England wins the football World Cup.
A small town in New Zealand is upended when a local man’s body is found at the bottom of a one-lane bridge that’s long been a locus of unexplained events. Newly arrived in the Queenstown area, Cook-Island Maori detective Ariki Davis (Dominic Ona-Ariki) investigates the death. Still, he inflames tensions by asking questions that ruffle the feathers of the tight-knit community, especially his old-school superior (Joel Tobeck). When Ariki starts having strange visions near the bridge, he is disturbed to realize he has awakened his second sight, a gift that endangers his life but may help solve the mystery of the sinister landmark.
Sundance exclusive – Everyone is guilty of something! Meet Detective Kate Jameson (Jessica Lucas), the daughter of a city councilor and a much-decorated officer who was killed in the line of duty two years ago. With the fight for justice deeply rooted in her, Kate’s only desire is to be a good cop like her father. She’s determined to make her mark on the prestigious homicide team. But things go horribly awry when she breaks the number one rule of policing: never leave your gun unattended. When Kate finds her police vehicle broken into and her firearm stolen, she, at the urging of a senior officer, makes the agonizing choice not to report it–and it gets someone killed. Kate is haunted by her fatal mistake.
This school is getting a lesson in culture clash. After years of racial segregation in a small Yorkshire town, two high schools integrate white and Pakistani students by combining them into Ackley Bridge College. But the transition is far from easy for teachers and students alike. Headmistress Mandy (Jo Joyner) clashes with her husband, PE teacher Steve (Paul Nicholls), and free-spirited English teacher Emma (Liz White) deals with her daughter showing up drunk to class. Troublemaker Jordan (Samuel Bottomley) creates enemies by disparaging the school, while best friends Missy (Poppy Lee Friar) and Nasreen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) quarrel when vivacious Missy doesn’t fit in with Nasreen’s conservative Muslim friends. Will Ackley Bridge untie the community–or tear it apart?
Comedy, Drama, Crime. Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton) and Luella Shakespeare (Jo Joyner) investigate a mole at a tech company, the world of competitive Ballroom Dancing, drownings, murder, and even an American PI, but what are they going to do when Frank himself is a murder suspect? Ten more episodes of this British crime series.
In this 6thseason, Fraser strives to maintain peace and flourish within a colonial society which–as Claire knows all too well–is unwittingly marching toward Revolution. Against this backdrop which heralds the birth of the new American nation, Claire (Catriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) have built a home together at Fraser’s Ridge. They must now defend this home–established on land granted to them by the Crown–not only from external forces but also from the increasing strife and conflict within their care.
Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah) is reeling from the fallout of Delilah’s (Laya DeLeon Hayes) discovery that her mother is The Equalizer. While McCall struggles to reconnect with Delilah, she is dismayed to learn that her vigilante profile is growing exponentially online. Just as McCall considers ending her work due to social chatter and the DA’s commitment to bring her to justice, she takes on an unexpected client: Detective Marcus Dante (Tory Kittles). He needs her help to find a highly tactical and untraceable group of bank robbers who killed and injured multiple police officers in a recent bank heist. They are shocked when their investigation leads them to the highest levels of U.S. intelligence and American politics.
The year 1971 has barely just begun and CID is still reeling from the events of the past year. Any hope of remaining on light duties has vanished and the team finds themselves right back in the thick of it. The team looks set to face the greatest challenges of their careers as they each take on dramatic personal events as well as suspected IRA retaliation, cabbie assaults, and the most peculiar of crimes involving a college don. But, as Endeavour shows signs of struggle with his inner demons, the team wonders if he has gone beyond the point of no return.
Light-hearted murder mystery series starring a Vespa-driving, crime-solving nun, Sister Boniface (Lorna Watson). Set in the 1960s, deep in the British countryside, nestles the town of Great Slaughter. It’s a time when police forensics are rudimentary. But Sister Boniface is one hell of an amateur detective and works together with maverick DI Sam Gillespie (Max Brown) and Bermudian DS Felix Livingstone (Jerry Iwu), who is horrified to be stuck in this eccentric town. A corpse is found stuffed inside a dummy at a local fair, to begin with…what will be next?
– Book to Movie – In the aftermath of WWI, Bella Ainsworth (Natascha McElhone Ronin), a wealthy industrialist’s daughter, attempts to coax her wounded son, Lucian, and widowed daughter, Alice, towards health and happiness. Her plan: move to Italy to set up a quintessentially British hotel in the beautiful Italian Riviera town of Portofino. But the problems at Hotel Portofino mount quickly for Bella: she’s short of staff and money; imperious guests, and targeted by a scheming and corrupt local politician, Signor Danioni (Pasquale Esposito), who threatens to drag her into the red-hot political cauldron of Mussolini’s Italy. Embracing larger themes Hotel Portofino is a family drama full of emotional highs and lows that weaves its classic ‘whodunit’ the mystery is woven throughout the intoxicating influence of Italy’s enchanting culture, climate, and cuisine. Those who check in will never be the same again.
Weighed down by grief and guilt, DCI Tom Mathias (Richard Harrington) comes to coastal Aberystwyth after a decade on the London police force. Escaping recent hurts, he’s on a journey of recovery. But the beautiful seaside vistas and close-knit mountain villages hide a multitude of sins. Partnered with hardworking local DI Marek Rys (Mali Harries), Mathias confronts mystifying murders that push him to the edge in a place with secrets as dark and destructive as his own.
A recently retired English professor, Harry Wild (Jane Seymore), discovers she has a real knack for investigating and can’t help but interfere with the cases assigned to her police detective son, Charlie (Kevin Ryan). Due to their new notoriety, Harry and Fergus (Rohan Nedd) are approached by a woman desperate to find out how her husband died; although reluctant to get involved, Harry’s interest is soon piqued.
Crime, Drama – A British spy turns detective in Italy. Sylvia Fox (Emilia Fox) is a top British spy, but she’s disillusioned with MI6 after one betrayal too many. In need of a respite, she heads to Italy for her niece’s wedding. But when the groom goes missing, leaving a dead body behind, Sylvia has a mystery to solve–covertly, of course. Enchanted by the town of Panicale and longing to reconnect with her sister (Tara Fitzgerald), Sylvia buys a crumbling old house on a hillside and decides to start anew in Umbria. But not cut out for a quiet life she’s soon tackling a variety of cases, from a skeleton unearthed in an archaeological dig to a kidnapped truffle pig and a blackmail scheme with diplomatic tensions. All the while, she grows closer to a handsome local cop, Capitano Giovanni Riva (Giovanni Cirfiera), even as her ex, Adam (Jamie Bamber), tries to lure her back.
Comedy–The funny, heartfelt story of The Kims, a Korean Canadian family running a convenience store in downtown Toronto. Based on the hit play by Ins Choi, this acclaimed comedy explores the multicultural community and the generational tension between immigrant parents and their Canadian-born children with smart comedy and authentic depth. The series is set in urban Regent Park, a rundown neighborhood bustling with immigrants and rich in cultural diversity, at the heart of which is the Kim family and their store, and the series finds laughter in the trials of running a literal “Mom and Pop” shop while raising kids in a culture that is not quite your own.
It’s the long hot summer of 1959 and wedding season is in full swing in Granchester village. As the Reverend Davenport (Tom Brittney) unites happy couples in holy matrimony, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green) finds himself trying to repair his own marriage to his estranged wife (Kacey Ainsworth) Former curate Leonard Finch 9Al Weaver) embarks on a new venture, while housekeeper Mrs. Chapman (Tessa Peake-Jones) receives news that tests her faith and usual sense of certainty, Will faces some difficult decisions about the man he wants to be and what he wants from his life. When one of Geordie’s investigations brings danger to the vicarage door, will it change life in Grantchester forever?
Vanessa Scalera stars as deputy prosecutor Immacolata “Imma” Tataranni, a workaholic with a prodigious memory who solves the cases entrusted to her with unorthodox methods of detection and attitude to spare. Filmed in the Basilicata region of southern Italy, based in the ancient city of Matera famous for its ancient caves. Accompanying Imma is Ippazio Calogiuri (Alessio Lapice), a shy young corporal in the Carabinieri. Imma, married and devoted to her husband, Pietro (Massimiliano Gallo), and their teenage daughter, Valentina (Alice Azzariti), struggle with her mother’s dementia and her in-laws. Guest star Cesare Bocci (from Det. Montalbano)
When his latest outburst goes viral, volatile celebrity chef Easton West (Erik Thomson), having burned all his other bridges, flees back to his hometown in the Adelaide Hills of Australia. Arriving to a dysfunctional family he abandoned 30 years before, Easton is a pariah to his sister (Susan Prior), who resents him for leaving her to deal with their alcoholic father (Peter Carroll) on her own. Only his outspoken 19-year-old niece, pastry wunderkind Diana (Natalie Abbott), shows any interest. Easton realizes that Diana represents everything he is not–young, female, and fresh! And he tries to reinvent himself.
SERIES (NR) Inspired by the unfinished novel by Jane Austen. High-spirited heroine Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams) returns to the picturesque coastal resort of Sanditon and the companionship of her friend Georgiana Lambe (Crystal Clarke). What adventures, scandals
The Great: Season One is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning). From writer Tony McNamara, comes a fictionalized, fun, and anachronistic story of an idealistic, romantic young girl who honors an arranged marriage to the mercurial Russian Emperor Peter (Nicholas Hoult). Instead of love and sunshine, she finds a dangerous, deprived, and backward world. Catherine becomes driven to change Russia and fulfill her destiny as the longest-reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court on her side.
British police procedural television drama series set on the Spanish island of Majorca, starring Welsh Miranda Blake (Elen Rhys) and German Max Winter (Julian Looman). Total opposites, they are teamed up by Inés Villegas (Maria Fernandez Ache), the Chief of Palma Police, to solve crimes, generally ones committed against the international community, on the island of Mallorca. Blake is a Detective Constable with London’s Metropolitan Police and Winter is a Detective. Usually, Inés gives them cases with less importance as the detectives are not Spanish.
THE HANDMAID’S TALE, SEASON 4 – (PG-13) In a futuristic, theocratic, and dystopian United States, Offred (Natasha Richardson) is forced to become a handmaid–a sexual slave that serves as a surrogate for couples who desire children but who are unable to have them themselves.
French with English subtitles = In this drama, mother and daughter Astrid (Catherine Charchal), and Audrey (Ophelia Kolb) are lawyers specializing in family law who make the perilous decision to work together. Along with partner Sofie (Chalotte des Georges) and assistant Roxanne (Clementine Justine), they deal with clients from a divorcing couple fighting over their bulldog to an unusual case of online adultery. And their own personal lives are as messy as their clients’ cases, with secret affairs and gambling addiction!
Based on the global bestsellers by P.D. James, this new series stars Bertie Carvel as enigmatic Inspector Adam Dalgliesh in what is being called an “immensely deductive performance”(WSJ). A recent widower and acclaimed poet, Dalgliesh is a cerebral, reserved man but possessed of exceptional empathy and insight. As he investigates complex crimes in 1970s England, he plumbs the darker depths of the human psyche in his pursuit of justice. These adaptations of James’s award-winning novels include Shroud for a Nightingale; The Black Tower; A Taste for Death.
SERIES (NR) As we approach the end of our epic saga, the tumultuous conflict between the Rus and Vikings comes to a conclusion, with grave consequences. While in Iceland, Ubbe is determined to fulfill his father Ragnar’s dream and sail farther west than any Viking has traveled before. And there is unfinished business in England. The Vikings have established settlements there and overrun most of the country–except for Wessex. The King of Wessex, Alfred the Great, is the only Saxon ruler to seriously challenge their complete domination. Ivar the Boneless must again face in battle, the king he only knew as a boy for a final reckoning.
A thrilling adaptation of Ian McGuire’s award-winning novel, by writer and director Andrew Haigh. In 1859, disgraced ex-army surgeon, Patrick Sumner (Jack O’Donnell), signs as ship’s doctor on The Volunteer. He’s hoping to lose himself in the tough physicality of an Arctic whaling expedition. Instead, he finds the ferocity of the elements is matched by the violence of his crewmates, with a harpooner, Henry Drax (Colin Farrell) a distinctly brutal force of nature. As the true purpose of the expedition becomes clear, the confrontation between the two men erupts taking them on a journey far from solid ground and way beyond the safe moorings of civilization.
SERIES (PG-13) It’s 1958 and trouble is brewing in the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester. Reverend Will Davenport (Tom Brittney) relishes his role as a firebrand vicar, willing to rock the boat and challenge conventions to help people. But the very role he loves puts him at odds with his own ideas when his kind-hearted curate, Leonard Finch (Al Weaver) is caught up in a scandal. Will’s best friend, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green), finds his principles shaken, housekeeper Mrs. Chapman (Tessa Peake-Jones) is distraught, and Geordies wife Cathy (Kacey Ainsworth) is defiant. With new crimes around every corner, and morality and legality at loggerheads, it’s going to take all of Will’s skill and empathy to navigate these choppy waters and help the ones he loves. And don’t forget the murders to solve.
SERIES (PG-13) The charming Father Brown returns to solve more mysteries in the sleepy Cotswold village of Kembleford. Inspired by the stories of G.K. Chesterton, the charismatic Brown investigates the murder of an eccentric beekeeper, uncovers the hidden motivations behind a deadly art exhibition, and steps in when Mrs. McCarthy’s (Sorcha Cusack) family reunion is threatened by the predictions of a fortune-teller. And when Bunty is tried for the murder of a young aristocrat, it’s a race against time for Father Brown to prove her innocence and save her from the hangman’s noose. 10 Episodes
NEW SERIES (NR) Shortly after moving into their newly finished dream house, Alice’s (Keeley Hawes) partner, Harry (Jason Merrells) dies from falling down the stairs. Harry designed the house himself, so it’s weird, wonderful, and impractical–and one more disorientation for Alice to endure along with her sense of loss and abandonment. Her beloved partner of 20 years is gone and now she can’t even find the fridge. To add to her problems, Alice discovers that Harry had a habit of hiding stuff he didn’t want to deal with, and his sudden death kicks up a storm of secrets, debt, and suspicion that Alice must confront to move forward with her life. Darkly Comic Drama, also stars Joanna Lumley, Gemma Jones, Nigel Havers, Ayesha Dharker, and Rhashan Stone.
NEW SERIES (NR) Long-TIME, No Spree! Michael C. Hall returns to his role as Dexter Morgan. The world at large believes Dexter died in a tragic boating accident, and in a way, the world at large isn’t wrong. Far from the life he knew, living under a false name in the small town of Iron Lake, NY, he’s successfully tamped down his Dark Passenger for nearly 10 years. With a normal job and a Chief of Police girlfriend, it seems he’s got life under control – until his son shows up and his world is turned upside down. Jennifer Carpenter and John Lithgow also return to reprise their iconic roles. Enjoy…
SERIES (PG-13) 1900s Vienna is a hotbed of philosophy, science, and art, where a clash of cultures and ideas collide in the city’s grand cafes and opera houses. Brilliant Dr. Max Liebermann is a student of Sigmund Freud, and together with Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt, they investigate a series of unusual and disturbing murders. Producer: Andreas Kamm, Oliver Auspitz, Jez Swimer, Hilary Bevan Jones. Author: Steve Thompson, Frank Tallis
THE SOMMERDAHL MURDERS, SEASON 2 FOREIGN SERIES (NR) DANISH with English subtitles The personal and professional converge for A love triangle between Dan Sommerdahl (Peter Mygind), his wife Marianne (Laura Drasbæk), and their best friend and Dan’s partner Flemming Torp (André Babikian), occurs as they try to solve killings in Helsingør. DCI Dan Sommerdahl will do anything to win back his wife, pathologist Marianne, but he must find the offender behind the murder of world-famous musician Razor.
NEW SERIES (R) Welcome to Whitstable, where murder is on the menu. With her son grown, single mum Pearl (Kerry Godiman) pursues her lifelong dream and starts a private detective agency, which she runs from her family’s seafood restaurant in the coastal town of Whitstable. Drawn by her caring but no-nonsense nature, residents flock to her with all kinds of cases. But when she discovers her friend and oyster supplier dead, DCI Mike McGuire (Howard Charles) arrives from London to lead the investigation. Gruff and aloof, Mike initially clashes with Pearl, but they soon find themselves working together to solve everything from murders to boat sabotage to mysterious packages left by anonymous benefactors. Based on the mystery series written by Julie Wassmer
NEW SERIES (NR) Grace and Jonathan Fraser (Nicole Kidman & Hugh Grant) have the life they’ve always wanted: she’s a successful therapist, he’s an acclaimed pediatric oncologist, and their son attends an elite private school in Manhattan. But for Grace, everything unravels overnight with violent death and a missing husband. But for Grace, everything unravels overnight when she learns that her husband might be responsible for a widespread disaster. Including a violent death and now a missing husband.
NEW SERIES (NR) After just a year of marriage, the immaculate life Georgina (Julia Stiles) has quickly become intoxicated by is blown apart when her art collector husband Constantine () is killed in an explosion aboard the yacht of a Russian oligarch. Believing there to be more to the tragedy, she sets out to uncover what happened. Dark truths emerge, Georgina enters a spiral of moral descent as she becomes immersed in a world of lies, double-dealing, and criminality. To maintain the Clios’ legendary Cote d’Azur mansion and protect the family and its fortune, she has to adapt, survive and thrive in her dangerous new reality.
NEW SERIES (PG-13) me dram Julien Baptiste travels to Hungary to help the British ambassador, Emma Chambers (Fiona Shaw), find her missing family; when a body is found, the pressure is on to save Emma’s two sons.
One of “The Missing’s” best-loved characters returns in, a spinoff series reviving his role as French detective Julien Baptiste (Tcheky Karyo). Never-quite-retired detective Julien Baptiste delves into the criminal underworld and uncovers a complex web of deceit and lies. With jolting twists and a deliciously jittery performance by Tom Hollander provides ample enticement for mystery fans in this six-part crime drama is set in Amsterdam.
Swedish with English Subtitles Dogged detective Evert Backstrom (Kjell Bergqvist) takes on an impossible investigation in the Swedish mystery series based on the novels by famed criminologist Leif G. W. Persson.
SERIES (NR) Lucy Lawless is ex-cop Alexa Crowe who has returned to her New Zealand town after years in Australia. As a fearless private investigator, she is called upon to investigate puzzling murders by charismatic Harry Henare (Rawiri Jobe). She is soon joined by data-analyst and partner-in-crime-solving, (Madison Vagulans), who is now sharing Alexa’s apartment in Aukland with her. In Season 2, she is joined by costars, Renee O’Connor, William Shatner, and others
SERIES (NR) Based on the fourth book by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling), finds Cormoran Strike (Tom Burke) and his trusted partner, Robin Ellacott (Holliday Grainger) racing against the clock to uncover the connection between two highly perplexing cases. A war veteran turned private detective operating out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street, Strike, though he’s wounded both physically and psychologically, has unique insight, and his background as a SIB Investigator proves crucial in unraveling three complex cases with Robin’s assistance. Now on their personal lives slip into disarray as their investigation begins to turn deadly.
Opening with the funeral of Winston Churchill in January 1965, series nine continues with Nonnatus House entering a bold and innovative era. As the tower blocks multiply, and a new East End rises from the ashes of the old, society becomes more prosperous, but more complex. Our familiar team of medics and midwives face unexpected challenges as the population shifts, rules change, and old diseases come back to haunt them. Meanwhile, their own experiences are fueled by love, loss, and doubt, and the very fabric of their lives is jeopardized when Nonnatus itself comes under threat of demolition.
Kate Winslet stars in this limited series as a small-town Pennsylvania detective Mare Sheehan, who investigates a local murder of a teen as her own life crumbles around her. Riveting and suspenseful with Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, Evan Peters, Cailee Spaeny, David Denman, John Douglas Thompson, Patrick Murney, Ben Miles, James McArdle, Sosie Bacon, Joe Tippett, and Neal Huff.
QUEEN LATIFAH! Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah), an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background, uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. McCall comes across as an average single mom who is quietly raising her teenage daughter, but to a trusted few, she is “The Equalizer”–an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who’s also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption.
Diana (Teresa Palmer) and Matthew (Matthew Goode) are hiding in time in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London. Here, they must find a powerful witch teacher to help Diana control her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life. Enemies are everywhere. The threat to witches is growing and Diana and Matthew’s romance faces a barrage of new threats–from within as much as without. They must overcome deep personal fears and jealousies, bearing their darkest secrets to one another if they are to stay alive, stay together, and find a way back to the present day.
TRACES, Season 1 NEW (NR) A body buried in Dundee 18 years ago, a daughter left behind, a murder unsolved. Emma Hedges (Molly Windsor) needs to find out what happened to her mum. With help from colleagues at the Scottish Institute of Forensic Science and Anatomy, she follows the trail of evidence. It leads her to a new love, old friends, and plunges her into a police investigation, a world of danger and deceit. Will Emma have the nerve to follow the evidence no matter where it takes her?
The Petersen family (Hollander, Reeves, Taylor), are about to embark on their long-planned grand three-week summer vacation traveling through the continent. Connie has just told Douglas that she believes their marriage is over after twenty-four years as a couple as their son goes off to college. Douglas and Connie had always been a classic case of opposites attracting–with Connie wanting the trip to be one last bonding exercise for Douglas and Albie, Albie sees the trip as trying to do what he wants despite his father had planned it to the nth degree, Douglas sees it like three weeks to win Connie back, which he may or may not be aware also means finding that bond with Albie.
DEFENDING JACOB, Season 1 NEW (NR) A gripping, character-driven thriller based on the 2012 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, and starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Betty Gabriel, and Sakina Jaffrey. The limited drama series unfolds around a shocking crime that rocks a small Massachusetts town and one family in particular, forcing an assistant district attorney to choose between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son.
Sundance Series–Set in Norway this acclaimed mystery series about William Wisting (Sven Nordin) wrestles with the most challenging and shocking case of his career: a wanted American serial killer living among them. Wisting teams up with FBI agent Maggie Griffin (Carrie-Anne Moss) to track him down, but her brash methods clash with the local officers. Meanwhile, Wisting’s intrepid journalist daughter chases headlines, leading her down a dangerous path that could compromise her father’s investigation. When an old case comes back to haunt Wisting. How will he save other lives when he finds himself fighting for his own reputation, career, and life?
In the 1950s, the hottest spot in the Cold War wasn’t Washington or Moscow. In the wake of World War II, the tiny Nordic nation of Finland found itself on the front lines of the world’s latest conflict. This dazzling international thriller is about a secret intelligence team called The Fist whose mission is to defend Finland’s independence, no matter the cost. This multilingual series follows Finnish student Helena (Emmi Parviainen), as she is plunged headfirst into the dangerous world of espionage by her enigmatic godfather, leader of The Fist (Olavi Uusivirta). A Sundance production.
In the final season of this “irresistibly wild” (Telegraph) Welsh drama starring Eve Myles, Faith and Evan’s divorce descends into a custody battle, while her new love, Steve, tries to stay out of trouble but is drawn back to crime. And as Faith contends with one of the most complicated legal cases of her career, her mother (Celia Imrie) suddenly arrives, threatening to expose long\-buried secrets. BONUS: Behind the Scenes Part 1, Behind the Scenes Part 2, Welsh Words and Phrases
The small New Zealand town of Brokenwood has charming landscapes, quirky inhabitants – and an alarming murder rate. Eccentric Detective Senior Sargeant Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea) is on the case, along with smart, straitlaced Detective Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland) and young, ambitious DC Sam Breen (Nic Sampson). They are joined by newcomer DC Daniel Chalmers (Jarod Rawin), who gets a crash course in the town’s lethal idiosyncrasies. 6 new episodes: the murder of a superstar TV host, a death in the sauna at a health retreat, a fatal bank robbery, a stabbing with a pitchfork at a farmers market, a deadly fire at the cinema, and a ‘70’s-themed party gone wrong, all filled with droll humor and intriguing whodunits.
You can bury a secret, but the truth will always surface. Set in New Zealand against the backdrop of the stunning Marlborough Sounds, this twisty thriller follows a married couple yearning to escape their oppressive family and start a new life in the perfect place. Maggie Cabbott (Rachelle Lefevre) flies halfway around the world to join her husband, Tom (Matt Whelan), in the idyllic small town where he has been setting up a business venture. Their reunion is short-lived, however, when Tom goes kayaking and doesn’t return. Local cop Jack (Matt Nable) warns that Tom could not survive long at sea, but Maggie refuses to give up hope, but the deeper she goes, the more she suspects and must plumb the depths of paradise.
Professor Jasper Tempest (Ben Miller) precisely calibrates and structures every aspect of his life. Impeccably dressed and meticulously punctual, he lectures daily at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology, teaching students imaginatively, if pedantically, about the science of crime. And each evening, he returns home to his apartment, which is as sterile and systematically ordered as a science lab. With this strictly regimented approach, his OCD and germophobia are under control. But, his buttoned-down world is slowly undone when he is persuaded by one of his former students to assist in investigating a serial rapist. While his encyclopedic knowledge of criminal psychology and his brilliant mind prove invaluable to the team, the cracks in his carefully constructed emotionless exterior begin to show.
In the FINAL season, Laure and Gilou are brought back together by a double homicide in a Chinese restaurant and the tragic loss of one of their own. Meanwhile, Josephine struggles with life in prison as she awaits trial and Judge Roban faces forced retirement. All of them will have to deal with unexpected hurdles and the ultimate dilemma: give up the truth, or betray the institution they have each faithfully served. In the 8thhour, Gilou finds himself on his own, infiltrated into a ruthless criminal gang as Laure’s team is sidelined. Josephine, back on her feet, defends a murder suspect and develops a close bond with him. Complications ensue when Laure and Gilou’s cases turn out to have a connection with Josephine’s client. They join forces again to see their investigations through all kinds of danger in a tense and shocking climax.
Acclaimed Parisian cop thriller about the lawyers, judges, prosecutors, and detectives at the heart of the French judicial system. When the mutilated body of a young woman is found on a disused railway track near La Villette, Captain Laure Berthaud believes the murderer could be a serial killer. Confirmed a few days later, when another woman’s body is found. Time is running out, and Berthaud and her men make mistakes. Losing the confidence of the prestigious Brigade criminelle, led by Commissioner Vincent Brémont, now wants to get back the case. Meanwhile at the Palais de Justice Judge Roban discovers that the mayor may be involved in a bribery scandal. Prosecutor Machard immediately asks Pierre Clément to spy on the judge discreetly, to divert a political scandal: the mayor is a personal friend of the President of France. But Clément refuses, and Machard is determined to get rid of this subordinate. Meanwhile, Joséphine Karlsson and Szabo are shot at in the street by two gangsters.
Devastated by his friend’s death, Raphael Balthazar (Tomer Sisley) has vowed never to touch a corpse again. But his resolve wavers when he discovers a dead body while sailing, and soon he’s working once more with no-nonsense Chief Inspector Helene Bach (Helene de Fougerolles). Together they face a murder linked to a secret martial arts club, a double homicide committed by a killer clown, and a high-speed chase through a restricted military zone. As Balthazar tries to put his personal life back together after tragedy, Bach is closing in on their most elusive suspect: his wife’s killer!
Little lies lead to bigger truths in this charming Irish dramedy. Environmental consultant Kate Ryan goes undercover in a small town to quell objections to a Norwegian corporation wind farm. But Kate has a complicated history with Carrigeen. Soon after arriving with her son, she runs into an ex-friend and an old flame and realizes her task won’t be a breeze.
Helen, Jake, and Natalie are thrown into disarray when their recently widowed mother announces her love for a new man. Their suspicion of the newcomer triggers events in the siblings’ own love lives, which begin to spiral out of control. Can the family pull together, or will old rifts and new conflicts push them apart even to the point of violence? Producer: Letitia Knight. Author: Sarah Williams.
MARTHA VINEYARD MYSTERIES, Season 1 NEW (NR) Hallmark Mystery Series A beautiful place to die: After being forced into early retirement, former detective Jeff Jackson returns to a quiet life on Martha’s Vineyard. Quiet, at least, until a body washes up and he’s drawn back into crime-solving. Episodes: A beautiful place to die — Riddled with deceit — Ships in the night.
Magnus Krepper stars as Inspector Erik Winter in this Scandi Noir based on author Åke Edwardson´s bestselling novels about the dedicated, yet tormented Swedish investigator. Winter and his wife, Angela, both juggle demanding careers as they face the challenge of raising two young daughters. Family provides a refuge for him, away from work where he is constantly faced with the darkest secrets of the human psyche. Never satisfied with just solving crimes, Erik Winters’s motivation goes much deeper he wants to understand. But sometimes solving a mystery leads to more unanswered questions.
Set within the fascinating historical period of postmortem photography, this darkly comic series blends murder with delightfully macabre humor. Memorial Photographer Brock Blennerhasset (Michael Smiley) makes a living photographing the dead in Victorian Ireland. With the help of his sharp-witted niece, Nancy (Eileen O’Higgins), and eager new assistant, Conall Molloy (Kerr Logan), Blennerhasset commemorates the recently deceased for grieving families. But when a series of murders threatens to sully his reputation, tenacious detective Frederick Regan (Aidan O’Hare) drags him into an investigation of Dublin’s criminal underbelly. With a killer on the loose and a black-market trade of illicit pictures growing ever more dangerous, will Blennerhasset save his job or end up as dead as one of his subjects?
In times of national emergency, a team of Britain’s crisis contingency planners and the most senior politicians assemble under the name COBRA to form the committee entrusted to protect and steer the nation through the storm. Set in the heart of government during a major crisis, we are hurled both into the corridors of power in Westminster and the center of disaster in the crisis zone. We follow PM Robert Sutherland (Robert Carlyle); his Chief of Staff, and his team amongst other key advisers and apparatchiks. Forced to quickly contend with impossible political decisions and their ferociously pressured personal lives…while being mindful of political opponents who will use any sign of weakness and any failure within the handling of the crisis as an opportunity to strike.
AUROROA TEAGARDEN MYSTERIES Season 4 (NR) Twenty-eight-year-old Aurora (Roe) Teagarden (Candace Cameron Bure) is a professional librarian at the Lawrenceton Public Library who also belongs to the Real Murders Club, a group of “True Crime“ enthusiasts who gather monthly to study famous crimes from the history of their Georgia town. Three episodes: Heist and Seek; Reunited and It Feels so Deadly; How to Con a Con.
Twenty-eight-year-old Aurora (Roe) Teagarden (Candace Cameron Bure) is a professional librarian and belongs to the Real Murders club a group of 12 enthusiasts who gather monthly to study famous baffling or unsolved crimes….. This six DVD collection features six movies based on the bestselling mystery novel series from author Charlaine Harris, and 2 of the episodes our Rowayton collection was missing: Dead Over Heels and A Bundle of Trouble. Enjoy this family-friendly murder mystery series.
SHAKESPEARE & HATHAWAY: Private Investigators, Season 3 (NR) Combining corpses, comedy, and cracking mysteries, this quirky crime drama has won the hearts of over 200 countries. Now that Lu has passed her private investigator exams and Frank’s tidied himself up a bit, there’s no stopping them. But murder, kidnap, blackmail and infidelity still abound in the pretty tourist town of Stratford-upon-Avon. An aging heavy metal star with a pact with the devil. A Shakespeare museum is full of deadly secrets. A King Lear story set in a carpet warehouse. Welcome to the birthplace of the Bard, where low-life criminals get caught up in the deliciously high drama.
Whatever historical liberties THE CROWN takes in its fourth season are easily forgiven thanks to the sheer power of its performances–particularly Gillian Anderson’s imposing take on The Iron Lady and newcomer Emma Corrin’s embodiment of a young Princess Diana
Inspired by true events in 1940 Nazi Germany occupied Norway, with the Crown Princess, Martha (Sofia Helin) becoming an influential figure in world politics during World War II, and depicting the tragic events of the war from a unique and unseen perspective. Kyle MacLachlan as FDR. Author: Alexander Eik, Linda May Kallestein. Producer: Moa Westeson, Silje Hopland Eik.
THE UNDOING LIMITED SERIES – NEW SERIES (NR) This limited HBO drama series is based on the book “You Should Have Known” by Jean Hanff Korelitz, follows Grace (Nicole Kidman) and Jonathan Fraser (Hugh Grant) who are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family.
Set in Sweden’s Arctic region, this mystery series based on the award-winning crime novels by Asa Larsson follows prosecutor Rebecka Martinsson (Sascha Zacharias) as she investigates crimes in her remote hometown. Working with the local police, Rebecka tenaciously employs unconventional but effective methods that often put her at odds with the tight-knit community. Along with Detective Anna Maria Melia (Eva Melander), Rebecka deals with a deadly feud between reindeer herders, a skeleton found at a construction site, teenagers overdosing on a new drug and a woman found frozen to death after a snowstorm.
Ron Pedersen reprises his signature role as Detective Jay Swan in this mystery set in the Australian outback. When a decapitated body is found in the mangroves of a coastal town, Jay teams up with local constable Fran Davis (Jada Alberts) to investigate the crime. Soon a nearby archaeologist (Sofia Helin) makes a find that could help with the case, but she conceals it for fear of shutting down her dig site. Facing obstruction at every turn and a rising body count, Jay must expose the web of corruption plaguing the town.
KEEPING FAITH, SEASON 2 – NEW SERIES (NR) Actress Eve Myles reprises her iconic role as small-town lawyer Faith Howells in this Welsh mystery series. Eighteen months ago, mother-of-three Faith’s life was thrown into chaos after the disappearance of her husband, Evan (Bradley Freegard). Still striving to keep her family together, Faith must fulfill Evan’s debt to a vicious crime family even as she fights her attraction to a former client (Mark Lewis Jones). Then a local farmer is found dead, and his wife, Madlen (Aimee-Ffion Edwards), is arrested for his murder. Convinced of Madlen’s innocence, Faith decides to defend her, despite never having worked a homicide case before. But as Faith begins investigating the crime, she clashes with her own legal
Actress Eve Myles stars as Faith Howells, a fun-loving lawyer with a happy marriage and three children, enjoying an extended maternity leave from the law firm she founded with her husband, Evan (Bradley Freegard). Then one day, Evan leaves for work but never arrives. Faith scrambles to handle the clients Evan left behind, all while trying to find out what happened to her husband. As the days go by with no sign of him, Faith becomes the police’s prime suspect, and her search for the truth leads her to the criminal underbelly of her quiet Welsh town. When long-buried family secrets come to light, Faith wonders if she ever really knew her husband at all. Filmed on location along the stunning Welsh coast. Also stars Mark Lewis Jones, Matthew Gravelle, Eiry Thomas, and Aneirin Hughes.
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, this movie centers on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a perpetually moving train with 1001 cars that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival play out in the riveting television adaptation based on the graphic0novel series and film. Starring Jennifer Connolly and Daveed Diggs.
Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph) follows his dream to become a vet in the magnificent Yorkshire Dales. He soon discovers that treating the animals is as much about treating their owners, and the Dales farmers are a tough crowd to please. Producer: Richard Burrell. Authors: Ben Vanstone, Lisa Holdsworth, Freddy Syborn, Debbie O’Malley, Julian Jones.
Season Six returns following the battle between brothers which left Bjorn Ironsides a hero to the people who have been under the tyrannical rule of Ivar for so long. As the new leader of Kattegat, Bjorn struggles to fill his late father’s shoes as king, while facing critical dilemmas and wrestling with the idea that power overshadows morals. Meanwhile, Ivar travels to Russia and meets his match in Prince Oleg, a ruthless and unpredictable ruler.
Renowned actress Brenda Blethyn returns as the unorthodox but brilliant DCI Vera Stanhope. The indomitable Vera and her trusted team unravel more complex cases: An entrepreneur’s murder delivers no shortage of suspects, and the discovery of a teenager’s body floating near a salmon farm reveals a tangled web of deceit between two families. The murder of a cleaner whose death occurred several hours after the killer blow landed sends Vera on an intriguing trail, and it soon becomes clear that not all is as it seems when a wealthy betting shop tycoon is killed during a home invasion. Set against the breathtaking landscapes of Northumberland, this top-rating drama is inspired by the bestselling novels and characters created by acclaimed author Ann Cleeve
In the most explosive season of Yellowstone yet, John Dutton (Academy Award Winner Kevin Costner), and his family must protect their land from new and old enemies, led by Wall Street maverick Roarke (Josh Holloway). Threatened by betrayals, bad blood, and lucrative business deals, the Duttons form unexpected alliances and confront dangerous measures to safeguard their legacy. Go all-in on this season with extended content and bonus features, including making-of featurettes, behind the scene clips, never-before-seen interviews with cast and crew, and much more.
DCI Dan Sommerdahl (Peter Mygind) investigates murders in a lovely Danish coastal town with his wife, Marianne (Mariane Drasbaek), a criminal technician, and his best friend, Detective Flemming Torp (Andre Babikian). But Dan’s years of devotion to the job have hurt his marriage, and with Marianne wanting a divorce, Dan discovers his rival for her affections is none other than his best friend. And they all must still work together to solve crimes, despite the love triangle.
THE NEST – NEW MINISERIES (NR) Martin Compston and Sophie Rundle star in this suspenseful Scottish drama about a wealthy couple who would do anything to have a baby. After a chance encounter, they recruit a down-on-her-luck 18-year-old (Mirren Mack to be a surrogate, but secrets emerge about the girl’s past that could make them regret their deal.
The sun is hotter and the crimes more baffling than ever as the smash-hit whodunit returns. From an apparent serial killer on the loose on New Year’s Eve to a man stabbed during a survival weekend on a deserted tropical island, Detective Inspector Jack Mooney and the team face some of the most confounding crimes they’ve ever seen. But when an unexpected romantic encounter turns Jack’s life upside down, the team faces a fresh challenge in the shape of new arrival DI Neville Parker. He may be a brilliant detective but is he really suited to live in the Caribbean?
Summer of 1939. Harry, a translator at the British Embassy in Warsaw, is falling in love with Polish waitress Kasia. When German tanks roll into Poland, and Britain declares war on Germany, Harry and Kasia face terrible choices. With her life in grave danger, can Harry help her, and if he can, how will he ever explain himself to Lois Bennett, the girl he left behind in Manchester? World on Fire is an adrenalized, emotionally gripping, and resonant World War II drama that follows the intertwining fates of ordinary people in Britain, Poland, France, Germany, and the United States, as they grapple with the effects of the war on their everyday lives. Producers: Chris Clough, Nickie Sault, Callum Devrell-Cameron.
As the explosive second half of Season 5 begins, Ivar the Boneless’ tyrannical reign as king of Kattegat ushers in a new Dark Age for Scandinavia. And while Bjorn and Lagertha flee Ivar’s murderous forces with Bishop Heahmund, Duke Rollo’s return brings even more upheaval. Meanwhile, Floki battles the elements – as well as his settlers’ lust for revenge – in beautiful, desolate Iceland. Ultimately, the sons of Ragnar and old sworn enemies must become allies to challenge the despot Ivar, who has declared himself a god. The gut-wrenching action and dramatic plot twists reach a fever pitch as the season unfolds.
With a theme song that topped the UK charts, crime stories that weren’t shy about sex and drugs and gangsters, a precinct made up largely of Amsterdam canals, and a sulky blond hero at its heart, the British detective series ran for 32 episodes over five series between 1972 and 1992 as British audiences were captivated by their first truly international detective. Reimagined in the Amsterdam of 2018 and beyond, aiming to captivate audiences all over again with new, compelling crime mysteries.
London’s best detectives take on its worst crimes in this sleek British mystery series. Veteran DI David Bradford (Hugo Speer) heads an elite murder squad, but he’s been on leave following the unexplained disappearance of his wife. In his absence, ambitious ds Vivienne Cole (Sharon Small) has been leading the investigations, and when Bradford returns to work, the two clash over their methods and lines of inquiry. Despite the tension, Bradford and Cole strive to solve complex crimes, along with DC Rob Brady and Trainee DC Billie Fitzgerald.
Detectives Cadi John (Sian Reese-Williams) and Owen Vaughan (Sion Alun Davies) investigate the brutal murder of a former school teacher, but a group of local teenagers knows more about what happened than they are letting on. “Nail-biting…[and] confidently stylish” (The Guardian), this compelling Welsh crime drama has been hailed “best in class” by the New York Times.
Endeavour and his colleagues are entering a new decade and era of change. Opening on New Year’s Eve 1969, normal order has been resumed and the team reunited at Castle Gate CID, with Chief Superintendent Bright back in charge. However, the events of the past year have left their mark. Old friendships will be challenged, and new relationships will blossom.
The Crown traces the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 through to the early part of the twenty-first century. Season Three covers the time period between 1964 and 1977 and introduces an outstanding new ensemble cast led by Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies. Beginning with Harold Wilson’s election as the Queen’s first Labour prime minister and ending with the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II, it follows pivotal moments such as the death and state funeral of Winston Churchill, the Aberfan disaster, the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the Investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales.
An eccentric but endearing forensic pathologist in Paris, Raphael Balthazar (Tomer Sisley) can make the dead speak like no one else. He solves the city’s most disturbing crimes with no-nonsense chief inspector Helene Bach (Helene de Fougerolles), who helps him reopen the one case that still haunts him: his wife’s 12-year-old murder.
A continuation of Claire and Jamie’s fight to protect those they love, as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life in colonial America. The Frasers strive to flourish within a society that is unwittingly marching toward Revolution. Jamie must now defend the home they have built together at Fraser’s Ridge while Claire seeks to put her skills and medical expertise to use in keeping her family together and safe from harm for the rest of their lives.
ITALIAN with English Subtitles Based on the first of four novels, this drama begins with an elderly woman discovering that her “brilliant friend” seems to have disappeared without a trace. Beginning an epic tale that spans over 60 years, she writes about their tempestuous relationship that started in 1950 and tries to describe the mystery of her friend, who is – in a way – her worst enemy. Set in a dangerous and fascination post-WWII Naples, Italy, and directed by Saverio Costanzo.
Golden Globe Award-winner Idris Elba (The Wire), returns to his monumental role as London’s haunted DCI John Luther. In Season Five of the thrilling police drama, Luther and his recruit, DS Catherine Halliday (Wunmi Mosaku), confront a new nightmare—a series of monstrous killings that grow increasingly audacious. As the police and notorious gangster George Cornelius (Patrick Malahide) converge on Luther’s home, the detective must choose between saving a friend in peril, or the serial killer’s next target. Brace yourself for consequences that change John Luther forever.
In the second season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, after tracking a potentially suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA Officer Jack Ryan (John Krasinski), heads down to South America to investigate. As Jack’s investigation threatens to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy, the President of Venezuela launches a counter-attack that hits home for Jack, leading him and his fellow operatives on a global mission spanning the United States, UK, Russia, and Venezuela to unravel the President’s nefarious plot and bring stability to a country on the brink of chaos.
David Tennant and Cush Jumbo lead “terrific performances across the board” in this “complex and fascinating mystery” (Radio Times, UK). Tom and his wife, Kate, have a seemingly perfect life in their small Scottish community. Until one night, when a fire ravages Tom and Kate’s home, and the police make a disturbing discovery that rocks the town.
Julian Fellowes’ novel. On the eve of the Battle of Waterloo two young lovers forge a legacy that will create a scandal for generations to come. Years later, when the humble Trenchards (Tamsin Greig & Philip Glenister) move to Belgravia, they find themselves mixing with the venerated Brockenhursts (Harriet Walter & Tom Wilkinson). The families share a history that threatens inheritances and reputations; and there are those who would do anything to ensure secrets remain buried. Pride and loyalty will be tested, as forbidden love blossoms amongst the rivalry and lives hang in the balance.
FRENCH with English Subtitles – Suave, smart, and somewhat strange, Raphaël Balthazar (Tomer Sisley) can make the dead speak like no one else. As a forensic pathologist in Paris, he works with chief inspector Hélène Bach (Hélène de Fougerolles) to solve the city’s most disturbing crimes. But there’s one case that continues to haunt him–the murder of his wife over a decade ago
VIENNA BLOOD – NEW SERIES (PG-13) This thrilling crime drama from acclaimed screenwriter Steve Thompson, is set in 1900s Vienna a hotbed of philosophy, science, and art, where a clash of cultures and ideas collide in the city’s grand cafes and opera houses. Producers: Stefan Vogel–Rosenberg, Andreas Kamm, Oliver Auspi.
MYSTERY ROAD, Season 1 – NEW SERIES (NR) This Australian outback noir crime thriller stars Judy Davis and Aaron Pedersen. When 2 boys disappear from a remote cattle station, local police sergeant Emma James (Davis) calls in Indigenous detective Jay Swan (Pedersen) to help find out what happened. As Emma and Jay butt heads over their conflicting methods, the unexpected arrival of Jays’s troubled daughter (Madeleine Madden) only inflames the tension. But when their investigation uncovers other crimes haunting the backwater town, the detectives must look to the past to get justice in the present. Starring also: Deborah Mailman, Tasia Zalar, John Waters, and Aaron McGrath.