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Acorn Media brings the best of British and Canadian television through a line of DVDs and a direct-to-consumer catalog. Acorn titles can be purchased at large-chain book stores,, wholesalers such as Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and catalog companies such as Critics' Choice and PBS Direct.
This Emmy®-winning miniseries about early America's most influential family—John (signer of the Declaration, 2nd President of the United States), Abigail, John Quincy (6th President), and other heralded members—aired in the 1970s in honor of the Bicentennial. Today it is considered a television masterpiece. George Grizzard, Kathryn Walker, Nancy Marchand, and William Daniels star in a captivating family saga new to DVD. 13 episodes. CC; approx. 12 hours 34 min. on 4 DVDs.
24 Sep 2008
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A tasty blend of cookery and hilarity, Two Fat Ladies was a hit on British and American television in the 1990s. Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright traveled around Britain on a motorbike with sidecar, preparing sumptuous feasts for all kinds of folks from lumberjacks to monks. Their recipes were never pretentious and always full of big old-fashioned flavor. Set includes all 24 episodes; approx. 12 hours 11 min. on 4 DVDs. As Jennifer would say, “Quelle treat!” Seen on public television.
4 Nov 2008
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Based on the acclaimed novel by Evelyn Waugh, this epic drama tells a tale of love and loss amid the fading glory of the British aristocracy. In this scene, Charles (Jeremy Irons) visits Morocco to bring his friend Sebastian back to England. Along the way, he runs into an interesting character. From the DVD Mini-Series,"Brideshead Revisited." Availabe at acornonline****
13 Jan 2009
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After losing her parents to small pox, the poor country girl travels to London, where she falls intro prostitution under the guidance of an infamous madam. Forced to take a series of lovers to survive, Fanny learns to relish sensual delights-but reserves her heart for her one true love. In this scene, Fanny Hill meets her new madam, Mrs. Cole. Available now at acornonline****!
17 Oct 2008
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Homicide, blackmail, greed, and betrayal: just a taste of what goes on behind the well-trimmed hedges of Midsomer County. Inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham ("the best detective writer since Agatha Christie"—London Sunday Times), this British series is deliciously sinister and darkly humorous.
26 Jan 2009
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Kick back, crack open a cool one, and spend some quality time with genial Red, his doofus nephew Harold, and the whole goofy gang at Possum Lodge. Red Green’s We Can’t Help It—We’re Men Let Red lead you to a better understanding between the sexes.
20 Mar 2009
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Al Green, legendary soul singer, woke up one day realizing his need to praise God. He became a Gospel singer and Pentecostal Preacher. Filmmaker Robert Mugge examines Green's life and music in intimate interviews and passion performances. From the DVD, "Gospel According to Al Green" available online at acaciaonline****!
7 Feb 2009
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John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" comes to life in this 1981 mini-series starring Jane Seymour. From Connecticut to California, from Civil War to Work War I, follow the Trask family explore good and evil, origin of sin, and the hope of reconciliation. From the DVD, "East of Eden" available at acornonline****!
18 May 2009
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Recently, ACORN, the leftist advocacy organization, took a very hard and public fall. The group, for which President Obama conducted leadership-training seminars in the early 1990s in Chicago, was already under indictment in at least 12 states for alleged voter fraud and mishandling taxpayer dollars. Learn more on Learn2Discern! Go to *******www***ralridge****/equip and find out how you can be equipped to learn2discern media lies and deceptions. Support this ministry and help impact lives: give online or call 1-800-229-9673. Distributed by Tubemogul.
5 Oct 2009
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Combining hilarious satire with heartfelt human drama, Slings and Arrows follows the fortunes of a dysfunctional theatre troupe and its passionate but unstable artistic director, Geoffrey (Paul Gross). In this scene, Geoffrey is having a mental block with what to do with "Macbeth." From Season 2 of "Slings and Arrows," on DVD through Acorn Media. DVDs available for purchase here: www.acornonline****!
11 Mar 2009
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A trailer for Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. Available online from Acorn Media at acornonline****! Don't miss PBS's broadcast of Miss Marple this summer - Sunday nights July 5 - 26th!
26 Mar 2009
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