Miss Scarlet and The Duke – Season 2
Sundays, beginning October 16 at 8 p.m. on CPTV

Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders) stars in a six-part mystery as the headstrong, first-ever female detective in Victorian London, who won’t let any naysayers stop her from keeping her father’s business running. Stuart Martin (Jamestown) stars as her childhood friend, professional colleague, and potential love interest, Scotland Yard Detective Inspector William Wellington, a.k.a., The Duke.

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Season 2, premiering Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, opens a few months after the conclusion of Season One: Eliza has solved her father’s murder, her relationship with William (the “Duke”) continues to slowly simmer, and she continues to face the challenges of being a female private detective in male-dominated Victorian London.

Magpie Murders
Sundays, beginning October 16 at 9 p.m. on CPTV

A beguiling murder mystery with a solution that will both astonish and shock viewers, the plot of Magpie Murders revolves around the character Susan Ryeland, an editor who is given an unfinished manuscript of author Alan Conway’s latest novel, but has little idea it will change her life.

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Adapted from Anthony Horowitz’s bestselling mystery by the author himself, Magpie Murders stars Leslie Manville (World on FirePhantom ThreadMrs. Harris Goes to Paris) as editor turned amateur sleuth Susan Ryeland and Tim McMullan (Patrick MelroseFoyle’s War) as world-famous detective Atticus Pünd.

Sundays, beginning October 16 at 10 p.m. on CPTV

A police procedural with wit, Annika delighted critics during its recent UK broadcast. “The dialogue is so droll and the performances so charming I’m in for what fisherfolk call the long haul,” enthused the reviewer for The Guardian (UK) and The Times (UK) offered this praise, “Annika allows Walker to let loose a warm sense of humor.”

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Nicola Walker (UnforgottenLast Tango in Halifax) stars as DI Annika Strandhed, the speedboat-driving head of Glasgow’s newly-formed Marine Homicide Unit, who juggles baffling cases and a rebellious teenage daughter.

Walker is joined by Jamie Sives (Guilt) as DS Michael McAndrews, Annika’s old colleague; Katie Leung (Harry Potter, Roadkill) as DC Blair Ferguson, the forensic brains behind the unit; and Ukweli Roach (Grantchester) as DS Tyrone Clarke, the new cop at the station.

Van der Valk – Season 2
Sundays at 9 p.m. on CPTV

Amsterdam—city of bikes, boats, and bodies. At least, that’s the way steely-eyed cop Piet Van der Valk sees his murder-infested beat. Marc Warren (Beecham HouseThe Good Wife) stars as the title character in Van der Valk, based on Nicolas Freeling’s legendary crime thrillers, returning for a second season on Sunday, September 25.

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Season 2 kicks off with the Dutch detective being called in to investigate the gruesome murder of a solicitor whose mutilated body is discovered with a cryptic note inside her coat.

Co-starring are Maimie McCoy (Wallander) as Van der Valk’s right-hand woman, Lucienne Hassell; Luke Allen-Gale (Dominion) as the scruffy sergeant, Brad de Vries; and Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Jericho) as the squad’s brainy new guy, Job Cloovers. The recurring cast also includes Emma Fielding (Les Misérables) as Van der Valk’s incorruptible but indulgent boss, Julia Dahlman; and Darrell D’Silva (Game of Thrones) as the team’s hard-living, virtuoso pathologist, Hendrik Davie.

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