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Acorn Media (Firm)

Overview
Works: 4,284 works in 7,628 publications in 1 language and 309,815 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Television series  Television adaptations  Medical television programs  Television comedies  History  Television programs  Television crime shows  Film adaptations 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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Most widely held works by Acorn Media (Firm)
Foyle's war( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foyle, a veteran detective is persuaded to remain on duty at home rather than join the troops at the front as World War II begins. But home is on the vulnerable southern English coast and the chaos, danger and venality of war seep into everyday events
Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brother Cadfael investigates the disappearance of Baron Huon de Domville who mysteriously rides off alone into the night on the eve of his wedding and is never seen alive again
Tinker tailor soldier spy by Tomas Alfredson( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No doubt remains, a mole has infiltrated the Circle, code name for the British Secret Intelligence Service. It can be one of four men operating at the very highest level. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole
The complete works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-man troupe perform all of Shakespeare's plays in 90 comedic minutes
Agatha Christie Marple( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These four lavish productions are all-new adaptations of Christie classics
Doc Martin( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sixth series, the doctor tackles fatherhood and his complicated relationship with local teacher Louisa
Doc Martin( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Clunes is back as the surly, self-centered Dr. Martin Ellingham. In the fifth series, the doctor plots his escape from the idyllic town of Portwenn and its idiosyncratic residents. Includes eight episodes
Doc Martin( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Martin Ellingham is brilliant, dedicated, and highly efficient. He's also brusque, abrasive, and terrified of blood. Once a successful London surgeon, he's now a GP in the idyllic Cornish fishing village of Portwenn, where he's every bit as eccentric as the villagers he serves
Doc Martin( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doc Martin continues his misanthropic adventures in the idyllic seaside village of Portwenn. The fourth season of the hit dramedy sees two unexpected arrivals that complicate the good doctor's already messy life. Contains eight episodes
Doc Martin( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 1. With Elaine away with her boyfriend, Martin finds himself with a new receptionist in the form of her cousin, Pauline who arrives unannounced. He assists his aunt Joan by examining her friend, Muriel Steele. Her son, Danny Steele thinks she is displaying early signs of dementia and wants to put her in a home. Martin's initial examination reveals her to be perfectly normal but he must re-evaluate his diagnosis when she behaves oddly. Martin is also concerned when learns that Danny Steele and Louisa were once quite close and that they are apparently seeing each other again. Finally, he deals with the case of Eddie Rix who has a long history of injuries. He diagnoses any number of possible causes but the truth proves to be something completely unexpected. Episode 2. When his mother has to go to hospital, Peter Cronk needs a place to stay. The doctor isn't too keen, but Louise is busy with her candidature for headmistress. Episode 3. Martin has to deal with PC Mark Mylow's sister Sandra, a naturopath who has returned to Portwenn selling her natural remedies. Martin's effort to have her consult before "prescribing" any of her concoctions falls on deaf ears. Martin also has to deal with a odd family where the father is a bit of a ruffian and his two adult sons are in fear of him. They obviously rely on their mother to calm the home situation, but Martin is concerned when he observes that she is kept locked in a room to which he is refused admission. Al Large and receptionist Pauline start dating and a chance remark on the colour of his eyes leads him to believe that Bert may not be his biological father. Aunt Joan helps Al deal with his doubts
Foyle's war by Anthony Horowitz( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the gripping third series that airs on PBS. Michael Kitchen plays a veteran detective whose job on the home front in southern England is complicated by WWII raging over Europe. DVD includes behind the scenes documentary and cast reflections
Miss Fisher's murder mysteries( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920's Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit
Agatha Christie And then there were none by Agatha Christie( Visual )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1939 and Europe teeters on the brink of war. Ten strangers are invited to Indian Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast in southern England. Cut off from the mainland, with their generous hosts Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime. As each member of the party starts to die one by one, the survivors realize that one of them is a killer and start to turn on each other
Doc Martin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these all-new episodes, the doctor continues his practice in the picturesque seaside town of Portwenn, while raising his son with wife Louisa
Foyle's war( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DCS Christopher Foyle investigates wartime crimes in the English coastal town of Hastings. With the end of World War II slowly but inevitably approaching, Foyle and his fellow citizens learn the price of victory and face a peace that will transform their lives in unexpected ways. Plan of attack: April 1944. DS Milner's investigation of a transportation fraud sets in motion a series of events that brings Foyle back to the force. As Hastings hosts an ecumenical conference on the morality of continued Allied bombing, Foyle probes the suspicious death of a young cartographer from the Air Ministry office. Broken souls: October 1944. At a psychiatric clinic treating troubled soldiers, the investigation of a doctor's murder turns up no shortage of suspects among the patients and staff. It also complicates Foyle's friendship with Dr. Josef Novak, the Polish refugee who heads the clinic. All clear: May 1945. As all of Britain awaits the formal announcement of the war's end, Foyle reluctantly joins a committee preparing to keep public order during the celebration to come. But the end comes too soon for two men-- one a stabbing victim, the other an apparent suicide
Foyle's war by Anthony Horowitz( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invasion: As the first American GIs arrive to build an airbase near Hastings, the murder of a barmaid further strains already-tense relations between the locals and the Yanks
The Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quintessential English 1920s detective faces some of his toughest mysteries
Miss Fisher's murder mysteries by Kerry Greenwood( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armed with a razor-sharp wit, Miss. Fisher investigates crimes in opulent 1920s Australia. Sharply written and gorgeously costumed, these episodes are sure to charm fans of costume dramas and mysteries alike
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Zhivago is a poet and surgeon. His life unfolds amidst the Russian Revolution, his guilt over his unfaithfulness to his loyal wife and his obsession with Lara, his muse, who, in turn, is victim to the wants of a powerful official
Foyle's war by Michael Kitchen( Visual )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the enormously popular mystery series returns, World War II is over, but the Cold War simmers in 1946 London. DCS Christopher Foyle has retired from police work when Britain's secret intelligence service compels him to join its ranks. Reunited with his former colleague, newlywed Sam Wainwright, Foyle faces new-but no less deadly-threats in the world of spies and counterintelligence
 
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