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Airdate: Dalgliesh

Bertie Carvel stars as a 1970s British detective on Acorn TV.

New UK crime drama Dalgliesh, adapted from author P.D. James’ bestselling Adam Dalgliesh Mystery novels, will screen on Acorn TV.

Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Doctor Foster) stars as the enigmatic, eponymous detective and poet in three, two-part mysteries.

Guest stars include Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Natasha Little (War of the Worlds) and Mirren Mack (Sex Education).

Akin to other distinguished detectives like Holmes and Poirot, Dalgliesh’s investigations evoke time and place and here it’s England in the seventies as he solves unusual murder cases ranging from a nursing student poisoned during a training demonstration to a homeless man and recently resigned Tory MP whose throats were slashed in a London church, to suspicious deaths at a mysterious home for the disabled. The lead writer is award-winning screenwriter and playwright Helen Edmundson (Mary Magdalene, An Inspector Calls, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher).

Episode 1: DCI Adam Dalgliesh is sent to a nursing school to investigate the death of Heather Pearce, a student poisoned during a demonstration. But as he uncovers the secrets that infect the school, can Dalgliesh identify the killer before they strike again?

Ep. 1 & 2 on Monday November 1 with two new episodes weekly until Nov 15 on Acorn TV.

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