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US streaming service Acorn TV to air Australian miniseries ‘ANZAC Girls’

MUMBAI: Following the US premieres of Australian mysteries ‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’ and Guy Pearce’s ‘Jack Irish’, Acorn TV will be adding the US premiere of ‘ANZAC Girls’, the new Australian drama from All3Media International.

It is a six-part miniseries based on the true and largely unknown stories of five brave Australian and New Zealand nurses at Gallipoli and the Western Front during World War I.

Beginning 6 October, Acorn TV will debut a new episode every Monday through 10 November. Acorn TV is the first proprietary digital channel from RLJ Entertainment. Besides British content, Acorn TV continues to acquire Australian dramas like ‘ANZAC Girls’.

‘ANZAC Girls’ tells the harrowing but ultimately life-affirming true stories of five unsung heroines of the Great War. Based on the book The Other ANZACs by Peter Rees, and drawing on the original diaries, letters and photographs that passed between the nurses and their lovers, families and friends, as well as on countless historical records, the miniseries is one of the first to be told from the points of view of the courageous nurses from the Australia New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC).

The nurses tend to the wounded and maimed soldiers of World War I with their own unique warmth, compassion and humour – bringing a ‘touch of home’ to distraught and damaged men. Despite the shocking hardship of war, they also form lasting bonds of love with the soldiers they care for and lasting friendships with the nurses they work alongside. As these young women put their lives on the line for King and Country, they undergo extraordinary personal journeys, overcoming prejudice, heartbreak and adversity as they play their parts in the theatre of war.

ANZAC Girls stars many up-and-coming Australian actors, including Georgia Flood, Antonia Prebble, Laura Brent, Anna McGahan and Caroline Craig (Underbelly) as the five nurses.

Acorn Brands at RLJ Entertainment president Mark Stevens said, “Acorn TV’s subscribers love Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, so we’re thrilled to be working with All3Media International to bring another highly anticipated new Australian production to North American audiences.”

In early 2015, RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn brand will also release the series on DVD and syndicate it to public television stations nationwide.

Available at www.Acorn.TV, via the iTunes App store, and its popular Roku channel, Acorn TV is the first British TV focused streaming service in North America. Given the limited broadcast options for U.S. viewers to watch first rate international programmes, Acorn TV offers U.S. fans the opportunity to not only stream many of their favourite series but, more importantly, discover new and classic programmes previously unavailable to U.S. and Canadian audiences. In 2014, U.S. premieres included Miss Fisher’s ‘Murder Mysteries Series 2’, Agatha Christie’s ‘Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case’, BBC drama ‘The Field of Blood’, ‘Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery’, and new episodes from Jack Irish, Midsomer Murders, Murdoch Mysteries, and George Gently, among many others.

Acorn TV offers a free 30-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Acorn TV subscribers also receive free shipping on all orders from Acorn’s catalogue and website, AcornOnline.com.