Acorn DVD


Acorn DVD is a trading name of RLJE International Ltd, a British company that publishes and distributes DVDs, as well as selling home-video products and streaming videos with a particular focus on British television. [1] [2] [3] [4]

History

Launched in 1997, Acorn Media UK Limited distributes collectable home video products in the UK market. By design, Acorn UK’s product line often overlaps with the Acorn Media US line. This division of the company also serves as a permanent presence in the UK’s Acorn media acquisitions.

Important programming franchises for this Acorn division include New Tricks, Criminal Justice, Midsomer Murders, Foyle’s War, Trial and Retribution, Wild At Heart, Wainwright Walks, and George Gently.

In April 2007, Acorn Media UK launched Acacia UK, a healthy living and encompassing licensed and original programming on DVD. [5]

In 2014 The RLJ Companies bought Acorn Media, including a majority share in Agatha Christie Ltd., and Image to form RLJ Entertainment. [6]

Titles

The company publishes television titles (in either individual or box-set formats) including: [7]

Situation comedies

  • Barking
  • Chelmsford 123
  • First of the Summer Wine
  • The Good Life
  • The Liver Birds
  • Oh, Doctor Beeching!
  • Rude Tube

Dramas

  • Above Suspicion
  • Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime
  • Ashes to Ashes
  • Bad Girls
  • Criminal Justice
  • Down to Earth
  • Father Dowling Mysteries
  • Footballers’ Wives
  • Foyle’s War
  • Garrow’s Law
  • Inspector George Gently
  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
  • Kingdom
  • Life on Mars
  • Midsomer Murders
  • Murderland
  • New Tricks
  • Queer as Folk
  • Taggart
  • Trial & Retribution
  • Waterloo Road
  • When the Boat Comes In
  • Wild at Heart
  • Broadchurch
  • Line of Duty
  • The Fall
  • The Smoke
  • The Tunnel
  • Doc Martin

Classic dramas

  • Sutherland’s Law
  • Tenko

Period dramas

  • The Edwardians
  • A Family at War
  • The House of Eliott
  • Ivanhoe
  • Lilies
  • Lord Peter Wimsey
  • Penmerric
  • Rhodes
  • The Strauss Family
  • Dixon of Dock Green
  • Clochemerle
  • Z-Cars
  • The Crimson Field
  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
  • The Bletchley Circle

Special interest

  • Antiques Roadshow (UK edition)
  • Apollo 11 anniversary DVD
  • Britain’s Best Drives
  • Coal House
  • Countryfile
  • Extreme Fishing with Robson Green
  • Edwardian Farm
  • Fred Dibnah’s Steam Collection, Railway collection
  • Julia Bradbury Wainwright ‘Walks, Coast to Coast, Railway Walks
  • Oz and Huw Raise the Bar
  • Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure
  • Victorian Farm
  • Who Do You Think You Are? (UK edition)

See also

  • Acorn TV
  • List of DVD manufacturers

References

  1. Jump up^ “Acorn Media DVDs & Blu-rays” . Moviemail.com . Retrieved 2 March 2014 .
  2. Jump up^ Jensen, Elizabeth. “Home Video Company Cashing In on British Revivals” . Nytimes.com . Retrieved 2 March 2014 .
  3. Jump up^ “Acorn DVD Information Page” . Acorn DVD .
  4. Jump up^ “RLJ Entertainment Information Page” . RLJ Entertainment .
  5. Jump up^ “Acorn Media News Announcement” . Acorn Media Group .
  6. Jump up^ “RLJ Acquisition News Story” . PR Newswire .
  7. Jump up^ “Acorn Media (Blu-ray) | DVD Empire” . Dvdempire.com . Retrieved 2 March 2014 .

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