Ovation TV to Air Beloved U.K. Detective Series “Death in Paradise”





Ovation TV to Air Beloved U.K. Detective Series “Death in Paradise” on Thursday Nights
The first six seasons will air on Ovation TV in four-hour blocks starting Thursday, October 1 at 7:00/6:00c.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
OVATION TV TO AIR BELOVED U.K. DETECTIVE SERIES “DEATH IN PARADISE” ON THURSDAY NIGHTS

Episodes will Air in Four-Hour Blocks Starting October 1

Los Angeles, CA – September 11, 2020 – Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has announced that it will begin airing the much-loved British detective series Death in Paradise on Thursday nights this fall. The long-running fish-out-of-water drama series stars an international cast including Ben Miller, Sara Martins, Danny John-Jules, Gary Carr, Don Warrington, and Élizabeth Bourgine. The first six seasons of Death in Paradise will air on Ovation TV in four-hour blocks starting Thursday, October 1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.

At the start of the series, UK detective Richard Poole (Ben Miller) is assigned to investigate the murder of a British police officer on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie. After he successfully finds the murderer, he is ordered by his supervisors to replace the victim and stay on as the head detective inspector of the island, solving new cases as they appear and being the object of many fish-out-of-water jokes. Kris Marshall joins the series as detective Humphrey Goodman in seasons 3-6; Ardal O’Hanlon joins as Jack Mooney in season 6.

Season One, episodes 1-4, will air on Thursday, October 1 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

In his first cases on Saint Marie, detective inspector Richard Poole (Ben Miller) investigates the murders of a fellow British detective inspector, a bride, a voodoo priestess, and a missing husband.

Season One, episodes 5-8, will air on Thursday, October 8 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Richard Poole (Ben Miller) investigates the murders of a prisoner, an experienced diver found in ten feet of water, the lead singer of a rock band, and a police informant.

Season Two, episodes 1-4, will air on Thursday, October 15 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Richard Poole (Ben Miller) investigates the deaths of a sugar plantation owner, a teenage nun, a plastic surgery patient, and a treasure hunter.

Season Two, episodes 5-8, will air on Thursday, October 22 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Richard Poole (Ben Miller) investigates the murders of an aspiring singer, a British tourist, a researcher, and a philanthropist.

Season Three, episodes 1-4, will air on Thursday, October 29 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) arrives on Saint Marie to investigate the murder of DI Richard Poole (Ben Miller). After his wife back in the UK leaves him, he decides to stay on the island. He also investigates the deaths of a horror-film stand-in, a gigolo, and a flight attendant.

Season Three, episodes 5-8, will air on Thursday, November 5 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) investigates the deaths of Saint Marie’s commerce minister, a birdwatcher, a land developer, and a newly retired senior citizen.

Season Four, episodes 1-4, will air on Thursday, November 12 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) investigates the murders of a rum distillery owner, a surf school owner, the president of the Saint Marie Heritage Society, and a bachelorette.

Season Four, episodes 5-8, will air on Thursday, November 19 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) investigates the deaths of a lead singer of a pop group, a high-profile volleyball player, an overbearing boss, and a prisoner.

Season Five, episodes 1-4, will air on Thursday, November 26 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) investigates the murders of a millionaire philanthropist, Saint Marie’s outgoing governor, a fashion model, and the friend of an officer.

Season Five, episodes 5-8, will air on Thursday, December 3 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) investigates the deaths of a businessman, a restauranteur, a treasure hunter, and a tourist.

Season Six, episodes 1-4, will air on Thursday, December 10 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) investigates the deaths of a volcanologist, the former classmate of a Sergeant, a hotel manager, and a cricket club president.

Season Six, episodes 5-8, will air on Thursday, December 17 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

The murder of a partygoer in Saint Marie leads the team to London. There, detective inspector Jack Mooney (Ardal O’Hanlon) agrees to replace Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) in Saint Marie after Goodman decides to stay in the UK. Mooney’s first cases in Saint Marie involve the deaths of a tourist and a mayoral candidate.

Episodes will also be available on demand.

About OVATION TV America’s Only Arts Network

As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, The Wine Show, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Versailles, Grand Designs, Amazing Hotels, Chasing the Sun, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. In 2019, Ovation became the official home for the 18-time Emmy nominated series Inside the Actors Studio, a symbiotic partnership with The Actors Studio that explores the craft and art of acting and storytelling. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 60 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand. You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.



Idris Elba, Steven Mackintosh, and Warren Brown Return to Ovation TV





Idris Elba, Steven Mackintosh, and Warren Brown Return to Ovation TV with Four Seasons of “Luther” Airing on Monday Nights
Episodes will air back-to-back on Monday nights, starting Monday, October 12 at 7:00/6:00c.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
IDRIS ELBA, STEVEN MACKINTOSH, AND WARREN BROWN RETURN TO OVATION TV WITH FOUR SEASONS OF “LUTHER” AIRING ON MONDAY NIGHTS

Episodes will Air Back-to-Back Starting Monday, October 12

Los Angeles, CA – September 10, 2020 – Actor Idris Elba returns to Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, with the acclaimed detective series Luther. Elba stars as maverick detective John Luther in this gripping, smart and entertaining thriller. Episodes will air back-to-back on Monday nights, starting Monday, October 12 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. The series also stars Steven Mackintosh (The Halcyon), Warren Brown (X Company), and Ruth Wilson (The Affair).

Elba is no stranger to the arts network, as Ovation TV has previously aired the Daniel Vernon documentary Mandela, My Dad and Me, produced by and featuring Elba, about Elba’s time working on a music album inspired by his starring film role in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The arts network also recently aired the Elba-produced Richard Terry documentary Cut from a Different Cloth, which follows Elba as he teams up with Superdry founders Julian Dunkerton and James Holder to launch a new fashion line.

A detective working for London’s Serious Crime Unit, Luther is a dedicated policeman, an inspired maker of connections and a whirlwind genius. He is dazzling, obsessive and sometimes dangerous in the violence of his fixations. Throughout the series, Luther faces a succession of psychological duels between hunter and hunted, predator and prey. But as the stakes get ever higher and more personal, Luther’s lonely path pulls him towards the very edge of temptation.

Episode descriptions are below:

Season One:

Episode 1 airs Monday, October 12 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Luther (Idris Elba) returns to work after a traumatic arrest to investigate the murder of a former child genius’s parents, and quickly deduces that their daughter is responsible. However, he is unable to find evidence to convict.

Episode 2 airs Monday, October 12 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

A gunman is murdering uniformed police officers and warns that there will be further shootings unless his terms are met. Luther (Idris Elba) is determined to flush the killer out.

Episode 3 airs Monday, October 19 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

John Luther (Idris Elba) is on the trail of a satanic occult killer who kidnaps a woman but leaves her baby in the living room. Things get harder when a man accuses Luther of attacking him. Things take a grisly turn when the woman is found.

Episode 4 airs Monday, October 19 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

When a serial killer goes on the rampage, Luther (Idris Elba) must put his personal life aside and delve inside the murderer’s mind to discover what is driving him to kill so many girls, and why.

Episode 5 airs Monday, October 26 at 7pm ET / 5:30pm PT

Luther (Idris Elba) and the team are after the people involved in the violent kidnapping of Jessica Carrodus (Donatienne Dupont) and they are in search of diamonds.

Episode 6 airs Monday, October 26 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

Luther (Idris Elba), suspected of murder, goes on the run to try and prove his innocence. With Alice (Ruth Wilson)’s assistance, they set out together to exact revenge on the real killer.

Season Two:

Episode 1 airs Monday, November 2 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Still plagued by the death of his ex-wife, Luther (Idris Elba) returns to work to face a surreal and nightmarish case of a masked murderer determined to enter into folklore.

Episode 2 airs Monday, November 2 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

Luther (Idris Elba) must rescue Ripley (Warren Brown), abducted by Cameron (Lee Ingleby), in time to prevent Cameron’s final murderous set piece. But Jenny (Aimee-Ffion Edwards)’s ruthless and vengeful boss is demanding compensation for stealing her protege.

Episode 3 airs Monday, November 9 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

As Luther (Idris Elba)’s affection for Jenny (Aimee-Ffion Edwards) grows, so does his determination to protect her and help her back on her feet. Baba (Pam Ferris), however, is determined to keep Luther on a tight leash.

Episode 4 airs Monday, November 9 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

Luther (Idris Elba)’s personal and professional life spirals out of control as he tries to cover up Toby (David Dawson)’s death and appease a suspicious Baba (Pam Ferris). He must also protect Jenny (Aimee-Ffion Edwards) from any further harm.

Season Three:

Episode 1 airs Monday, November 16 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Luther (Idris Elba) investigates the case of a fetishist who is murdering women which is similar to an unsolved case from the 1980s. The team attempt to catch the copycat killer, whose murderous spree has only just started.

Episode 2 airs Monday, November 16 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

Luther (Idris Elba)’s date with Mary (Sienna Guillory), and the promise of romance, is interrupted by the news of another murder. The killer has struck again – the number of victims is escalating fast.

Episode 3 airs Monday, November 23 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

In what looks like a gangland crime – two hoodies are shot at close range. But an unconnected crime sees Luther (Idris Elba) make an un-connected connection that might provide the real answer to what happened.

Episode 4 airs Monday, November 23 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

Marwood (Elliot Cowan) makes his vendetta personal – targeting Luther (Idris Elba) and those closest to him, raining destruction on everything he touches.

Season Four:

Episode 1 airs Monday, November 30 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

While on a leave of absence, Luther (Idris Elba) is suddenly dragged back into his former life in London to battle the demons of his past and to stop a cannibal serial killer.

Episode 2 airs Monday, November 30 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

Will a cold case unlock the mystery from Luther (Idris Elba)’s past that is haunting him? The detective is forced to put himself and Emma (Rose Leslie) in danger to stop the serial killer’s end game.

Episodes will also be available on demand.

About OVATION TV America’s Only Arts Network

As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, The Wine Show, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Versailles, Grand Designs, Amazing Hotels, Chasing the Sun, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. In 2019, Ovation became the official home for the 18-time Emmy nominated series Inside the Actors Studio, a symbiotic partnership with The Actors Studio that explores the craft and art of acting and storytelling. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 60 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand. You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.



GILLIAN ANDERSON AND JAMIE DORNAN COME TO OVATION TV WITH “THE FALL”





Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan Come to Ovation TV with “The Fall” Starting Saturday, October 10
Season one will begin airing on Saturday, October 10 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
GILLIAN ANDERSON AND JAMIE DORNAN COME TO OVATION TV WITH “THE FALL” STARTING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

Arts Network to Air All Three Seasons During Mystery Alley

Los Angeles, CA – August 31, 2020 – Following Australian crime drama The Code and British political thriller Secret State, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will next air the critically acclaimed series The Fall, starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, in its new premier Mystery Alley destination on Saturday nights. Season one will begin airing on Saturday, October 10 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Season two will begin airing on Saturday, November 14 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Season three will air in Q1 2021.

In her first lead role in an investigative series since The X Files, Gillian Anderson brings the same intelligence and depth of character to her portrayal of Stella Gibson, a successful, highly driven homicide detective. Jamie Dornan (Once Upon A Time, Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette) stars as Paul Spector, the ruthless serial predator she seeks. While chillingly hiding behind the façade of loving husband and father, Spector – who is revealed from the outset – is preying on women in and around Belfast. While the police are stalled in their investigation of these yet unconnected murders, Gibson is drafted in to conduct a 28-day review on secondment from London’s Metropolitan Police. Almost immediately, Gibson determines these heinous crimes are all linked to the same person.

Episode descriptions are below:

Season One:

Episode 1 “Dark Descent” airs Saturday, October 10 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Gillian Anderson stars as DSI Stella Gibson in the first part of this gripping investigative thriller. When a murder in Belfast remains unsolved, Gibson is brought in to catch the killer, played by Jamie Dornan.

Episode 2 “Darkness Visible” airs Saturday, October 17 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Gibson (Gillian Anderson)’s worst fears are realized as Spector (Jamie Dornan)’s murder spree in Belfast continues and a reckless decision has Gibson facing some very real consequences.

Episode 3 “Insolence & Wine” airs Saturday, October 24 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

As Gibson (Gillian Anderson) takes control of the hunt for the serial killer striking against women in Belfast, the realization that his perfect kill is tainted pushes Spector (Jamie Dornan) into looking for his next victim.

Episode 4 “My Adventurous Song” airs Saturday, October 31 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

When Eastwood (Stuart Graham)’s investigation into Olson (Ben Peel)’s murder throws open some uncomfortable truths for Burns (John Lynch), Gibson (Gillian Anderson) comes under increased pressure in her hunt for Belfast’s killer.

Episode 5 “The Vast Abyss” airs Saturday, November 7 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

The killer’s latest attack gives Gibson (Gillian Anderson) renewed impetus and as the net appears to be closing in, Spector (Jamie Dornan) makes a dramatic confession and a decision that binds his fate to Gibson.

Season Two:

Episode 1 airs Saturday, November 14 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

It has been ten days since Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) told DSI Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) that she would never catch him. As Gibson tries in vain to help Spector’s surviving victim to remember the identity of her attacker, Spector is forced to deal with the loose ends that he left behind in Belfast.

Episode 2 airs Saturday, November 21 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

As Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) drives Rose Stagg (Valene Kane) away from her home in the middle of the night, he tells her that he knows she went to the police. With Rose missing, the pressure on the police investigation ratchets up even more. Gibson (Gillian Anderson) is forced to face the fact that her words have tipped Spector off about Rose, making her ever more desperate to save Rose and catch the killer.

Episode 3 airs Saturday, November 28 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Gibson (Gillian Anderson) orders extensive surveillance on Spector (Jamie Dornan)’s family, but despite the huge police operation, his whereabouts remain unknown. As the search for Rose (Valene Kane) becomes more desperate with every hour, a near-miss between Spector and Gibson makes their hunt personal.

Episode 4 airs Saturday, December 5 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Gibson (Gillian Anderson) reports to Burns (John Lynch) that their confrontation may have been witnessed by Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan). She is shocked to discover that he has been paying visits to one of his surviving victims in hospital, but it finally allows Gibson to locate Spector and put him under surveillance.

Episode 5 airs Saturday, December 12 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Gibson (Gillian Anderson) wants to make sure that a solid arrest strategy is put in place so that no evidence is lost and they have the best chance at saving Rose (Valene Kane). However, Spector (Jamie Dornan) is unpredictable, and Gibson must act quickly as her plans fall apart in front of her eyes.

Episode 6 airs Saturday, December 19 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Gibson (Gillian Anderson)’s investigation leads her to Spector (Jamie Dornan)’s lair, but there is no sign of Rose (Valene Kane). Gibson instructs her team to step up the interviews with Katie (Aisling Franciosi), Sally-Ann (Bronagh Waugh), and Paul Spector. However, it is only when Spector makes a final play to remain in control that Gibson is offered any answers.

Season Three will air in Q1 2021.

All episodes will be available on demand and on the Ovation NOW app.

About OVATION TV America’s Only Arts Network

As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, The Wine Show, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Versailles, Grand Designs, Amazing Hotels, Chasing the Sun, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. In 2019, Ovation became the official home for the 18-time Emmy nominated series Inside the Actors Studio, a symbiotic partnership with The Actors Studio that explores the craft and art of acting and storytelling. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 60 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand. You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.



Riveting Miniseries “Secret State” Set for Saturday Night’s “Mystery Alley”





Riveting Miniseries “Secret State” Set for Saturday Night’s “Mystery Alley” on Ovation TV Starting September 12
The British political thriller stars Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne, Emmy nominee Charles Dance, and Oscar nominee Ruth Negga.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
RIVETING MINISERIES “SECRET STATE” SET FOR SATURDAY NIGHT’S “MYSTERY ALLEY” ON OVATION TV STARTING SEPTEMBER 12

Four-Part Political Thriller Stars Gabriel Byrne, Charles Dance and Ruth Negga

Los Angeles, CA – August 18, 2020 – As part of the recently announced Saturday night programming block called Mystery Alley, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will air British political thriller Secret State starting Saturday, September 12 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Starring Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne, Emmy nominee Charles Dance, and Oscar nominee Ruth Negga, the series follows both Australian crime drama The Code and British mystery series Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime.

Secret State is based on the Chris Mullins novel A Very British Coup and explores the relationship between a democratically elected government, big business, and the banks. Gabriel Byrne stars as Deputy Prime Minister Tom Dawkins, who’s thrust to the fore by catastrophic events, and ends up forced to take on the might of the Establishment. Charles Dance stars as John Hodder MP, the Chief Whip, while Ruth Negga stars as intelligence analyst Agnes Evans.

Episode descriptions are below:

Episode 1 airs Saturday, September 12 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Following the suspicious death of the Prime Minister in a plane crash, the understated political ambitions of Tom Dawkins (Gabriel Byrne) are tested as heavyweights Ros Yelland (Sylvestra Le Touzel) and Felix Durrell (Rupert Graves) vie for the top job.

Episode 2 airs Saturday, September 19 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Following his shock election victory, Tom Dawkins (Gabriel Byrne) launches an inquiry into the toxicology anomalies at the blast in Scarrow.

Episode 3 airs Saturday, September 26 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Following revelations about covert drone fuel production in Scarrow, Tom Dawkins (Gabriel Byrne) is in the center of a political storm. And his pursuit of corrupt banker Sir Michael Rix (Anton Lesser) makes him powerful enemies.

Episode 4 airs Saturday, October 3 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

In the final part of the political thriller, Agnes (Ruth Negga) tries every avenue to contact Tom Dawkins (Gabriel Byrne) and share her information about what brought down the Prime Minister’s plane.

All episodes will be available on demand and on the Ovation NOW app.

About OVATION TV America’s Only Arts Network

As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, The Wine Show, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Versailles, Grand Designs, Amazing Hotels, Chasing the Sun, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. In 2019, Ovation became the official home for the 18-time Emmy nominated series Inside the Actors Studio, a symbiotic partnership with The Actors Studio that explores the craft and art of acting and storytelling. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 60 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand. You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.



Decipher “The Code” with Dan Spielman, Ashley Zukerman and Lucy Lawless





Decipher “The Code” with Dan Spielman, Ashley Zukerman and Lucy Lawless on Ovation TV Starting August 1
The Australian crime drama stars Dan Spielman, Ashley Zukerman and Lucy Lawless.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
DECIPHER “THE CODE” WITH DAN SPIELMAN, ASHLEY ZUKERMAN AND LUCY LAWLESS ON OVATION TV STARTING AUGUST 1

Thrilling Six-Part Aussie Crime Drama Set to Air Saturday Nights

Los Angeles, CA – June 29, 2020 – Based on the success of its recent mystery titles such as Frankie Drake Mysteries, Murdoch Mysteries and Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will air Australian crime drama The Code, starring Dan Spielman (Stateless), Ashley Zukerman (Succession) and Lucy Lawless (Ash vs Evil Dead), starting Saturday, August 1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.

Stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia’s outback to the cool corridors of power in Canberra, The Code tells the story of two very different brothers who unearth information those at the highest levels of political power will kill to keep secret. Ned Banks (Dan Spielman) has spent the last ten years juggling a stalling career as an online journalist with the care of his talented but troubled brother Jesse (Ashley Zukerman).

Ned thinks his big break has finally come after coming in contact with Alex Wisham (Lucy Lawless), a local schoolteacher. Two of her students are involved in a car accident; she has phone footage of the crash. With Jesse’s help, Ned is able to clean up the video. Its contents are shocking, and the decision to publish will light the wick on a story too explosive to be contained.

Episode descriptions are below:

Episode 1 airs Saturday, August 1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

When Ned (Dan Spielman) and Jesse Banks (Ashley Zukerman) publish a video of a mysterious accident in the outback involving two teenagers and a truck from a highly classified research facility, they face the full weight of a political machine desperate to keep the truth off the front pages.

Episode 2 airs Saturday, August 8 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

As Ned (Dan Spielman) investigates the truck accident in the remote town of Lindara, Jesse (Ashley Zukerman) comes face to face with the ‘extraordinary’ new powers of the law.

Episode 3 airs Saturday, August 15 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Wracked by guilt that Jesse (Ashley Zukerman) has paid such a high price for trying to help his investigation – Ned (Dan Spielman) fears the worst when he discovers Jesse missing.

Episode 4 airs Saturday, August 22 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Ned (Dan Spielman) and Jesse (Ashley Zukerman) are on the run, and running out of options … their house has been ransacked, their phones bugged, their every computer stroke tracked. With Alex (Lucy Lawless)’s help, Ned and Jesse are able to hack into a hospital system.

Episode 5 airs Saturday, August 29 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Ned (Dan Spielman) and Jesse (Ashley Zukerman) are forced into an impossible choice – Hani (Adele Perovic)’s life in exchange for technology capable of wiping entire cities from the face of the earth.

Episode 6 airs Saturday, September 5 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Unless Ned (Dan Spielman) and Jesse (Ashley Zukerman) take action, their fates will be sealed, their story repackaged and the truth will remain neatly beneath the radar. It is time to do something radical.

All episodes will be available on demand and on the Ovation NOW app.

For more information, please visit https://www.ovationtv.com/the-code/.

About OVATION TV America’s Only Arts Network

As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, The Wine Show, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Versailles, Grand Designs, Amazing Hotels, Chasing the Sun, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. In 2019, Ovation became the official home for the 18-time Emmy nominated series Inside the Actors Studio, a symbiotic partnership with The Actors Studio that explores the craft and art of acting and storytelling. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 60 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand. You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.



“Chasing the Sun” Returns to Ovation TV with Season 2





“Chasing the Sun” Returns to Ovation TV with Season 2
The series follows adventure-seeker, former pro surfer and international model Stephen Friedman as he travels the world.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
REMINDER: CHASING THE SUN Returns to Ovation TV with Season 2

Premiering on Sunday, June 7th at 10AM ET

View the trailer here: https://www.ovationtv.com/chasing-the-sun/?video=6087556787001&season=2

Chasing the Sun follows adventure-seeker, former pro surfer and international model Stephen Friedman as he travels the world. The series tells stories through the locals Stephen meets. In season 2, co-produced with JOURNY Ovation’s digital travel channel and app, Stephen travels throughout Asia, including stops in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Bali, India, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.

Friedman was born in South Africa. He made his mark in the television and ?lm industry by creating, producing, and selling his ?rst title (The Blueprint) to Fox Networks at the age of 23. A subsequent move to London resulted in the founding of his company Save Your Day Films. Save Your Day Films has dozens of projects in development and preproduction, covering reality TV, animation, documentaries, and features.

For more information, visit: https://www.ovationtv.com/chasing-the-sun/



Saturday Night Mysteries on Ovation TV Continue with “Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime”





Saturday Night Mysteries on Ovation TV Continue with “Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime,” Starring David Walliams and Jessica Raine, Starting June 13
“Partners in Crime” is an espionage adventure series about a suburban married couple, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, who solve mysteries and foil plots in ’50s Cold War Britain.

[via press release from Ovation TV]
SATURDAY NIGHT MYSTERIES ON OVATION TV CONTINUE WITH “AGATHA CHRISTIE’S PARTNERS IN CRIME,” STARRING DAVID WALLIAMS AND JESSICA RAINE, STARTING JUNE 13

Six-Part British Series Based on Beloved Agatha Christie Characters
Los Angeles, CA – May 7, 2020 Following the success of Murdoch Mysteries and Frankie Drake Mysteries, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has announced the premiere date for its next great international mystery series: Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime, starring David Walliams (Little Britain) and Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife). Based on the 1922 novel The Secret Adversary and the 1941 novel N or M?, the six-episode series will premiere on Ovation TV on Saturday, June 13th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.

“We’ve repeatedly found that our viewers respond favorably to mystery programming like Murdoch, Frankie Drake, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, and Riviera,” said Scott Woodward, EVP of Programming and Production, Ovation. “Partners in Crime fits in with these titles as another premium mystery title to present to our audience. Every Saturday night, we celebrate the artistic endeavors of these series – the costumes, set design, art direction, cinematography, and writing.”

Partners in Crime is an espionage adventure series about a suburban married couple, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, who solve mysteries and foil plots in ’50s Cold War Britain. Based on Agatha Christie’s classic characters, Tommy (David Walliams) and Tuppence (Jessica Raine) may approach their cases in a somewhat haphazard manner, but their natural guile and derringdo are more than a match for the spies, assassins and double agents that stand in their way. The series comprises two stories, The Secret Adversary, where our heroes search simultaneously for a missing girl and a recording that could identify a Soviet hit man living within our midst, and then N or M?, where they must identify which person in a guesthouse in a coastal town has stolen a nuclear bomb… before it’s too late.

Episode descriptions are below:

Episode 1 – “The Secret Adversary, Part 1” – airs Saturday, June 13th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT
On a train from Paris, Tommy (David Walliams) and Tuppence (Jessica Raine) meet an agitated young woman who mysteriously disappears. Tuppence is determined to find her. Major Anthony Carter, Tommy’s uncle who works for the “Third Floor,” a branch of British military intelligence, warns them off. But soon the pair is searching for the woman, a secret recording, and a Soviet hit man named Brown.

Episode 2 – “The Secret Adversary, Part 2” – airs Saturday, June 20th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT
Tommy (David Walliams) is mistaken for a wealthy mastermind who’s working with Brown’s violent, criminal gang. Tuppence (Jessica Raine) takes a job as maid to Rita Vandemeyer, a faded soprano with ties to Brown. Vandemeyer receives a package from Brown, Major Carter is no help at all, and the Beresfords work to maintain their cover in the face of increasing peril.

Episode 3 – “The Secret Adversary, Part 3” – airs Saturday, June 27th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT
With Tommy (David Walliams)’s cover blown, the gang gives him an assignment: steal a file from the Third Floor or risk the life of his young son, George. Tommy gets the file with help from Tuppence (Jessica Raine). The Beresfords race to foil a plot that threatens the British government.
No episode airing on Saturday, July 4th

Episode 4 – “N or M? Part 1” – airs Saturday, July 11th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT
There’s a leak on the Third Floor, and Tommy (David Walliams) is the only man Major Carter can trust. Carter sends him on a mission so secret he can’t even tell Tuppence (Jessica Raine): find a missing British scientist, a nuclear bomb, and a Soviet spy code-named N… or is it M? Tommy goes in search of the kidnapper, but Tuppence is two steps ahead of him.

Episode 5 – “N or M? Part 2” – airs Saturday, July 18th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT
When their prime suspect turns up dead, the Beresfords look elsewhere for the bomb thief. Tommy (David Walliams) thinks it’s Carl Denim, a beatnik who’s flirting with Tuppence (Jessica Raine). Tuppence thinks it’s the glamorous Mrs. Sprot, who has her eye on Tommy. Tommy lets his guard down and ends up in trouble.

Episode 6 – “N or M? Part 3” – airs Saturday, July 25th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT
Tommy (David Walliams) finds the missing scientist, but both are held captive, and the agent’s identity is still unknown. Luckily, the scientist hid an important key to the bomb before his capture. Tuppence (Jessica Raine) comes to the rescue, and together she and Tommy attempt to retrieve the key, but danger lies in wait. The Beresfords turn to Carter for help in devising a risky plan to save thousands of innocent lives.

Episodes will also be available on Ovation NOW and on demand.
For more information, please visit https://www.ovationtv.com/agatha-christies-partners-in-crime/

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