The 12 Best Shows on Acorn TV to Stream Right Now (2022)

There is something soothing about watching television made wholly for a foreign audience. Not a foreign audience+Netflix. Not a foreign audience+PBS. Not a foreign audience+global cult comedy and/or sci-fi fans. Just, television not made with American audiences (or critics, or trending topic hot takes) top of mind. Not only is all the baggage that accompanies watching television made for a native audience absent, the pressure to participate in any hashtag watercooler conversations about it is rendered moot. As much as I love being intellectually, ideologically invested in the art made for my American eyeballs, getting a chance to let that all go and just enjoy a good serial story can be such a relief.

Enter: Acorn TV, one of two major subscription streaming services* available to international audiences explicitly interested in content from across the pond. Well, across several ponds—in addition to series from Ireland and the UK, Acorn TV also distributes content from elsewhere in the English-speaking world (Australia, New Zealand, Canada), as well as from elsewhere in Europe (Sweden, Spain, France).

(*BritBox, the international streamer officially from the BBC and ITV, is profiled here.)

With its roots planted more firmly on this side of the pond (i.e., in AMC Networks, whose portfolio also includes BBC America, IFC, and Sundance Now), Acorn TV is, on the whole, less comprehensive than its BBC/ITV-backed rival—a fact its slightly lower monthly subscription cost reflects. But what it lacks in volume, comprehensive vault access, and next-day soap/news/panel show content, it makes up for in the specificity of its quirky comedy/cozy mystery/gritty thriller curation, the breadth of its international reach, and the speed with which it’s developing its slate of Acorn Originals. From complex longform murder mysteries to short, sharp sitcoms, Acorn TV has something for everyone who’s ever loved British(ish) television.

Cost: $5.99 per month (or $59.99 per year), with a 7-day introductory free trial period. (And yes, annual gift subscriptions are available.)

Pro-tip: It’s worth surfing over to the digital services section of your local public library’s website, as many libraries in the U.S. provide free access to Acorn TV for patrons through RBdigital. If your library isn’t among them, ask! Your libraries work for you; let them do their magic.

Available on: Roku, iTunes, Google Play, Android TV, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV (on supported devices), as well as online at acorn.tv, and through an Amazon add-on subscription (exclusively for Prime members).

What Makes It Unique: Calling all anglophiles! Well, anglophiles, but also Canada-philes, Aussie-philes, Kiwi-philes, plus all the folks forever casting about for their next gritty Scandi-inspired detective thriller. Scripted dramas—mostly mystery, mostly cozy—are king (er, queen) here, but so too are contemporary comedies, foreign language thrillers, and rambling, arty reality fare.

What You’ll Find on This List: As one of the niche streamers in regular rotation in Paste writers’ homes, we’ve got enough outright Acorn favorites to have made this list a classic Top 10-er (ish). That said, the entire Acorn TV catalogue is still small enough that, like most other small streamers out there, it’s divided its content into a limited number of discrete (but richly populated) categories. To that end, please enjoy the lightning round we’ve tacked on after the main list, which highlights titles from the streamer’s major categories that may not have made our final Top 11, but are still important parts of the Acorn family.

The 12 Best Shows on Acorn TV to Stream Right Now (1)

A Suitable Boy

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Category: Drama, Only on Acorn TV
Hails from: India

This BBC One series, gorgeously directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), is exclusively available on Acorn TV in the U.S. Running for six hourlong episodes, and building in both scope and emotional weight as it goes, A Suitable Boy is indeed filled with many suitable and unsuitable relationships throughout. Crossing class, religious, and prejudicial divides in 1950s India, the story introduces us to a number of interconnected families residing in Calcutta and a small village in the north. But the main focus is on Lata Mehra (Tanya Maniktala), a university student whose very Mrs. Bennett-esque mother Rupa (Mahira Kakkar) is determined to arrange a proper marriage for her.

As Lata works through her feelings for her three very different admirers alongside her feelings of duty to her family, she is surrounded by a dizzying number of plots that investigate the social hierarchies across India, in both cities and the country. The most fascinating is that of a playful son of a politician, Maan Kapoor (Ishaan Khatter), who falls in love with a beautiful singer (Saeeda Bai, played by Tabu) many years his senior. Banished to the hinterlands to work through his own feelings and obligations, the roguish Maan (the sort who casually teases his Urdu teacher reading the Quran by asking “any good?”) ends up learning important truths about himself and is forced to finally grow up.

This only dips a toe into A Suitable Boy’s engrossing stories, which do take a little while to get going (especially after introducing so many characters and so many disparate plots to start, which means not all of the land evenly). Despite its short run, though, the series takes its time. In many ways it’s a languid meditation on love, yet simultaneously full of bustling settings and possibilities. Nair has created an atmosphere that is both foreign and familiar, full of intimate spaces and period flourishes. It’s modern, but also bound by the custom of arranged marriage that makes every relationship about much more than just the couple. —Allison Keene

The South Westerlies

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Category: Drama, Acorn Original
Hails from: Ireland

It’s rare in 2020 to come across an across-the-pond drama whose premise feels entirely fresh—rarer still to find one that doesn’t feature even one (1) depraved small-town murder, or the psychologically battered local detective set to investigate it. So imagine our delight when Acorn’s newest original series, the Carrigeen-set South Westerlies, hit the streamer in early November. Not even remotely murder-y, The South Westerlies stars Orla Brady (Into the Badlands, Star Trek: Picard) as Kate Ryan, an environmental consultant for a Norwegian wind energy company who’s been tasked with embedding in her tiny Irish hometown as an undercover lobbyist for a proposed wind farm the community is staunchly resisting. Nevermind the fact that she fled Carrigeen nearly two decades previous, after she got pregnant by her free-spirited ex, Baz (Steve Wall), whose heart was set on starting a pro-surfing career in Hawaii. And nevermind the fact that she cut every friend she had off when she left. As far as NorskVentus is concerned, she’s ideally suited for this extremely sneaky (if environmentally beneficial) role.

Naturally, all the lies Kate has to maintain to pull this job off start unraveling almost immediately, like when her now-grown son, Conor (Sam Barrett), strikes up a friendship with his absentee dad pretty much the minute he meets him. While this familiar, familial drama serves as a solid foundation for the series’ short, six-episode first season, it’s ultimately the ways the town works through their feelings about the proposed wind farm, as a community, that make The South Westerlies so compelling. There’s a strong Gilmore Girls vibe throughout, the town’s residents regularly coming together to lobby for NorskVentus for the installation of universal broadband, or a sponsorship of the local youth camogie team in the same breath as they air their concerns about the wind farm. Where Gilmore Girls really played up the quirkiness of its small-town personalities, though, The South Westerlies leans deeper into the idea that any change in the status quo—even good ones, like a new wind farm, in the middle of a global climate crisis—demands genuine community buy-in, which means talking to people one-on-one, and taking their concerns seriously. This is a lovely take on Acorn’s bent towards hyper-local storytelling, and an even lovelier way to end a year as needful as 2020 is of reminders that community matters. So give yourself a gift—watch The South Westerlies.

Mystery Road

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Category: Mystery, Only on Acorn TV, Acorn TV Original
Hails from: Australia

Acorn bills Mystery Road as “Australia’s answer to True Detective,” but if anything, the multiple-award-winning series is even closer in spirit to Bosch, both featuring as it does a sharp, stoic detective (Aaron Pedersen) so driven by a sense of moral righteousness that he ends up a lone wolf in a sea of institutional and cultural corruption, and shot as it is with a cinematically breathtaking sense of sun-baked noir.

We would recommend Mystery Road regardless—just on a visual level, it has some of the most overwhelmingly gorgeous shots we’ve ever seen on the small screen. (Unsurprisingly, several of the series’ many awards nominations have come courtesy of cinematographer Mark Wareham.) That said, there’s even greater draw in the dual facts that both Pedersen and Jay Swan (the detective he plays) are Aboriginal, and that the rural crimes he ends up investigating are informed by generations of institutional racism and injustice: The murders in the first season center around the question of who has (or should have) rights to access a cattle station’s lone natural water source—a water source which, not incidentally, is also a sacred site for the local Aboriginal people—the second season then takes the question of colonialism’s brutal legacy to a fishing community up north. As will be obvious to anyone scanning the platform’s library, Acorn TV can be a pretty white place; for a show like Mystery Road to be made available, and for it to treat the Aboriginal people of Australia with nuance and respect, is important; for it to be a model for similarly diverse and complex shows to come, is even more so.

Finding Joy

Category: Acorn TV Original, Comedy
Hails from: Ireland

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One of our favorite Acorn TV Originals right from the start, Amy Huberman’s anxiety-spiral sitcom, Finding Joy, has finally returned for a second series.

Originally pitched as a comedy about a thirtysomething Irish woman stumbling her way into a kind of professional renaissance at the same time as she’s recovering from devastating breakup with a man who just so happens to share a name with her “talking” dog, it was hard, as an American viewer, to watch the first series without constantly drawing comparisons to Allison Tolman’s late, late, great Downward Dog. Series 1 had more differences than similarities, ultimately—Dog Aidan had almost zero bearing on Finding Joy’s narrative, for one—but Series 2 finds Joy’s story straying even further into new territory. To wit: Now the would-be star of her own independent YouTube channel, Joy (Huberman) is no longer chasing down existential terror on the whim of her corporate bosses. This time, she’s guiding her own ship, spiraling ever deeper into a narcissistic nervous breakdown while sharing a not-at-all-productive WeWork-space with her producer (Ruth Kearney) and cameraman (Paul Reid), a not-at-all comfortable home life with her palm-reading roommate, Christie (Kerry Howard), and an increasingly detached sense of kinship with her lifelong best friend, Trish (Hannah James-Scott)—whose new baby and crumbling marriage barely register on Joy’s anxious me-me-me radar.

These developments often lead to a series that is darker and more stressful to watch than the first—if Finding Joy Series 1 was a spiritual cousin to Downward Dog, Series 2 perhaps finds closer (if mostly less harrowing) reflection in HBO Max’s I Hate Suzie—and your mileage may vary as to how deeply that speaks to your soul at this particularly anxious global moment. But as far repping both Ireland and comedy in Acorn TV’s bid to build its “Britain and Beyond” library goes, both Huberman and Finding Joy continue to shine.

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Dead Still

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Category: Acorn Original, Period Drama
Hails from: Britain

Starring Michael Smiley as Brock Blennerhasset, an antisocial memorial photographer in Victorian-era Ireland whose work seems to be key to solving a series of mysterious murders all over Dublin, Dead Still ranks high among Acorn TV’s more tonally surprising Originals. (See also: Queens of Mystery and The Other One, both blurbed below.) With the overarching serial murder plot tying the first season together—complete with a dogged detective that drags Blennerhasset into the investigation despite every protestation he’d rather be doing literally anything else—Dead Still is certainly at home with other mystery procedurals across the platform, but with the little-known Victorian tradition of postmortem portraiture as its framing device, it nevertheless stands apart as something wholly unique. Most impressively, though, is how successful the creative team is at striking a careful balance between comedy, pathos and gothic horror every time they get a new family in Blennerhasset’s portrait room with their deceased loved ones. Setting up a complex murder mystery that can keep an audience’s attention for a whole season is challenging, sure, but Acorn TV could hardly exist if there weren’t stables of writers around the world to rise to the occasion. Postmortem portraits, though? That’s something else entirely. What a ride.

Agatha Raisin

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Category: Mystery, Comedy, Only on Acorn TV, Acorn TV Original
Hails from: Britain

Maybe you know her from Ugly Betty; maybe you know her from Catastrophe; maybe you know her from The Lobster (we can’t imagine you’d know her from The Lobster)—wherever you know her from, once you’ve watched the first few minutes of any one of Agatha Raisin’s film-length outings, Scottish actress Ashley Jensen will be forever tied in your imagination to M.C. Beaton’s infamous PR guru-turned-Cotswolds sleuth. (Professional PI, she’ll have you know, as of the start of the third season.) Jensen is excellent in this zingy series, which wrapped its third season earlier this year, and not just because she’s mastered the dark art of skipping across cobblestone streets and plush lawns in towering stiletto heels. Jensen is excellent because she is so deeply believable as a sharp business woman whose PR acumen has masked her debilitating inability to fit in with everyday people, a genius/outsider combination that is killer for any young retiree looking to take up unmasking, well, killers. The tone of Agatha’s outings can tilt a bit towards the Scooby-Doo (to quote the sleuth herself in Season 3’s haunted house opener), but that’s not a bad thing. In a streaming landscape so full of murder investigations framed only in the grimmest, most visually washed-out ways possible, Agatha Raisin’s goofy pluck is a breath of fresh Cotswolds air.

No Offence

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Category: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Hails from: Britain

Created by Paul Abbott (Shameless) and featuring a clutch of fierce but very different women—Joanna Scanlan (The Thick of It), Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), Alexandra Roach (Utopia), Claire Rushbrook (Whitechapel), Sarah Solemani (The Wrong Mans), Saira Choudhry (Hollyoaks)—at the head of the tightly bonded work-family pack at Manchester’s Friday Street police station, No Offence is the funny, no-holds-barred police procedural you didn’t know you’ve long been looking for. Think Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s good-cop humor, but with Bosch’s darker, more serialized storytelling. Or Rizzoli and Isles, if Rizzoli and Isles moved to Broadchurch, but Broadchurch was Manchester, and also one of them watched a stag-do bus viciously [spoiler] a suspect they were chasing down in their stocking feet at the end of a long night out.

You know what? Scratch the comparisons. No Offence is exceptional for what it is, in and of itself. Yes, the mysteries that frame each season (the third of which starts with a truly shocking bang) are nuanced, topical and compelling, and yes, the excellence of the performances, across the board, is only matched by the sharpness of the direction and cinematography. At the end of the day, though, it’s the intense, loving bonds forged under the watch of Scanlan’s brash DI Deering, Cassidy’s tenacious DC Kowalska and Roach’s clever DS Freers—a bond fortified by unwavering support and respect from the department’s funny, fierce men, PCs and detectives, alike—that will make you want to slam the “keep watching” button at the end of each episode.

The Other One

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Category: Acorn Original, Comedy
Hails from: Britain

Odd Couple pairings have so much comedic potential built into their DNA, you hardly need to tweak the formula to end up with something fun. Still, writers Holly Walsh (a frequent panelist on QI) and Pippa Brown reached for “a pair of diametrically opposite twentysomething women with the same name discover they’re secret half-sisters at their shared dad’s funeral” and just ran with it—and thank goodness they did. Starring Ellie White as Cathy, the uptight “legitimate” sister who grew up comfortably middle class (think: private school, rowing team, music lessons, etc.) and has a posh adult job, and Lauren Socha as Cat, the cheerfully chill “secret” sister who grew up lower class, has a “chavvy” accent and delivers Postmates, The Other Ones does a good job avoiding the most obvious traps set by its premise—curdling resentment, both between the two Catherines and between their respective moms—and giving its characters instead plenty of common ground to want to work towards together. Cat and Cathy’s burgeoning friendship is the star of the show, but with the big twist in the last few minutes of the Season 1 finale, it also ends up being much closer to the kinds of mysteries shelved alongside it in Acorn’s digital library than anyone could possibly guess from the trailer alone. With rare half-hour episodes, this is one of the most weekend-bingeable series on this list, so if for whatever reason you’re looking for a way to shut out the real world for a solid day (we have some reasons), this would be a great place to start.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries / Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries

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Category: Mystery, Only on Acorn, Acorn Original
Hails from: Australia

(Yes, this one is a bit of a cheat, but with such a close connection between the two generations of Ms. Fisher, we couldn’t not include them both.)

Premiering in Australia in early 2012 and reaching the American market via Acorn TV and PBS the following year, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries was the first of a particular subset of plucky lady detective procedurals to hit the small screen. Set in Melbourne in the late 1920s and featuring Essie Davis as Miss Phryne Fisher, international woman of intrigue, adventure and investigative nerve, the series immediately proved how whizbang successful such a specifically feminine take on the private detective business could be, and quickly became a cult hit. Ms. Fisher’s Modern Mysteries, Acorn TV’s zippy Original spin-off series, takes that cult hit energy and runs with it, kicking its wild “what if Phryne, but modern?” premise off with Phryne’s long-lost niece, Peregrine (Geraldine Hakewill), inheriting her aunt’s estate after Phryne has gone missing in a plane accident in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. (No word, alas, of Nathan Page’s devastatingly taciturn Detective Robinson.) This change of literal affairs established, Peregrine, otherwise alone in the world, finds herself free not only to move into Phryne’s house and drive Phryne’s sports car, but also to step into Phryne’s dangerous shoes as Melbourne’s chief amateur P.I., butting heads, when she does, with her own handsome local detective James Steed (Joel Jackson, stepping charmingly into Page’s more serious shoes). Peregrine’s adventures have a slightly different flavor than Phryne’s, of course, but one that’s more than charming enough to turn to Acorn to catch.

That said, all you Miss Fisher diehards who spent the last several years anxious for Phryne’s return will be happy to know that the long-awaited Season 4 film, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, is also on Acorn TV. While the unfamiliar format ends up forcing Phryne and Jack into some confusingly cartoonish contortions and series regulars Dottie, Hugh, Bert and Cec get woefully little screentime, it is nevertheless a joy to get to spend any more time at all back in Phryne’s world. May we all be half as plucky and justice-oriented in our own lives, globetrotting mysteries beckoning or no.

The Detectorists

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Category: Comedy, Only on Acorn
Hails from: Britain

One of the gentlest series on television, the wry and warm Detectorists follows two regular blokes (Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones, wonderfully atypical leading men) who find joy and meaning in their sleepy English village by metal detecting. It’s a cutthroat business, turns out, and Crook does a magnificent job of making the smallest details and triumphs and skirmishes feel extraordinary. Detectorists is an unhurried series, one that revels in the rolling hills the men traverse in the hope of finding ancient treasure (before giving up and heading to the pub). Not much happens over the course of three seasons objectively speaking, and yet, the show is wildly compelling and devastatingly lovely. Perhaps Johnny Flynn’s haunting theme song says it best: “Will you search through the lonely earth for me? Climb through the briar and bramble. I will be your treasure … I’m waiting for you.” With only 19 episodes over three seasons, it’s a gem well worth seeking out. —Allison Keene

Queens of Mystery

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Category: Cozy Mystery, Acorn Original
Hails from: UK

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Narrated with arch charm by Juliet Stevenson and featuring idiosyncratic, almost Pushing Daisies-like aesthetics (a comparison only helped by the occasional break from reality), Queens of Mystery is one of Acorn’s most tonally specific Originals to date. As much a family mystery as it is a “case of the week” procedural, Queens stars Olivia Vinall as Matilda Stone, a taciturn young detective sergeant who has recently taken a job back in her picturebook hometown, where, it just so happens, Cat, Jane and Beth Stone (Julie Graham, Siobhan Redmond, and Sarah Woodward, respectively), the three sharp-as-a-stiletto crime writer aunts who raised Olivia after her mother’s mysterious disappearance when she was young, still live. While Queens’ first season is tragically brief (just three 2-part mysteries long), what time it has it uses well, each mystery giving space, while Matilda and her constabulary colleagues go about their investigations, for the backstories of Matilda’s aunts to be teased out one at a time. We want you to watch the whole season, of course, but if you only have time for one, make it “Death by Vinyl,” which uses the reunion album of a fictional all-girl rock band, Volcanic Youth, to better get to know ex-rocker, bisexual graphic novelist Aunt Cat (Graham). Bonus? “Death by Vinyl” features a couple of killer original songs—“Strangled” and “Death by Vinyl”—commissioned especially for the episode. Double bonus? The recording studio the band gets terrorized in is set in Britain’s coolest piece of hidden architecture. We mean, nothing is perfect, but in terms of modern takes on the cozy British mystery? Queens of Mystery comes pretty dang close.

Dalgliesh

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Category: Mystery, Acorn Original
Hails from: UK

A new period detective series, Dalgliesh follows the character of Detective Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh (Bertie Carvel). He’s the creation of critically beloved English novelist P.D. James, who spent a full 44 years of her career (from 1962 to 2008) walking in his shoes. Dalgliesh, in James’ rendering, is something of a paradox: An intensely private, quietly competent detective with London’s New Scotland Yard, he just so happens to also be a critically lauded poet who drives a Jaguar. Add to this the fact that he is, on top of all that, a still-grieving widower, and you’ve got what should amount to any detective-loving TV network’s prestige-adjacent dream.

The show is more work than a cozy British mystery usually is, though. And I’d argue that, despite sporting a plethora of fun early-’70s period details and not incorporating any of the gore and grim-dark elements native to the snow noir or prestige anti-hero models that have been the cozy mystery’s most popular foils these last several years, Dalgliesh isn’t aiming for cozy at all. If I had to draw a comparison to any detective series in television history, it would have to be that other beacon of 1970s police work: Columbo. Not because the audience is on the solution before Dalgliesh even gets to the scene, or because Dalgliesh plays the scruffy, meddlesome clown to trick his main suspect into revealing all, but because both detectives—and therefore, both series—take the lives of the people involved in their respective cases entirely in earnest. Where Columbo’s persistent cleverness ends up making Peter Falk’s series a study in catharsis, however, Dalgliesh’s enduring, preternatural stillness ends up making Bertie Carvel’s almost meditative. What I’m saying is, if you’re going to watch Dalgliesh, put down your phone, turn your subtitles on, and let yourself fall under the spell of television that trusts you to actually watch.

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Most Popular: Delicious
Paste logline: Dawn French and Emilia Fox defy the toxic masculinity that originally bound them together by co-running a hotel kitchen and making gorgeous food.

Acorn Original: Keeping Faith
Paste logline: Torchwood’s Eve Myles goes blonde, practices law, turns Good Girl.

Only on Acorn TV: The Hour
Paste logline: Cult-favorite period drama about Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai and Dominic West making news for the BBC in the 1950s. Sorkin whomst?

Drama: Slings & Arrows
Paste logline: With the entertainingly heightened, darkly comic goings on of the fictional New Burbage Shakespearean Festival finally available to stream exclusively on Acorn TV, there’s no excuse for you not to catch up on the cult series your theater-loving family and friends are secretly obsessed with.

Period Drama: Murdoch Mysteries
Paste logline: Handsome Victorian Canadian detective invents forensics.

Mystery: Line of Duty
Paste logline: What if corrupt cops, but they’re actually held accountable for their crimes?

Escape to Wales: Bang
Paste logline: Well, at least SOME countries understand how devastating even a single gun can be to a community. (Bonus points for this one doing so bilingually, in both English and Welsh.)

Down Under Dramas: My Life is Murder
Paste logline: Lucy Lawless compulsively solves crime, bakes bread.

Binge Worthy: Foyle’s War
Paste logline: Anthony Horowitz makes the brazen suggestion that even as World War II raged on, Brits back home just kept doing crimes. (To put words in DCS Foyle’s famously laconic mouth: Rude.)

Foreign Language: The Simple Heist
Paste logline: The world ignores a couple of old Swedish ladies; a couple of old Swedish ladies take advantage, do crimes.

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Okay, lightning round over. What are you waiting for? The American experiment is already crumbling. Go binge what’s come of Britain’s post-empire culture while you still can.


Alexis Gunderson is a TV critic and audiobibliophile. She can be found @AlexisKG.

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Acorn TV definitely has some hidden gems, and the library has grown more substantial in both the UK and the US, but it still looks leaner when weighed up against BritBox. BritBox is going to cater to a far broader audience, and it offers a significantly wider range of content for fans of British shows.

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Murdoch Mysteries, Season 15

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Acorn TV continues to stream some of the best new titles from all around the world straight to our homes this October, including the premieres of Acorn TV Originals and Exclusives like My Life Is Murder: Season 3, Episodes 1-8 and Doc Martin: Season 10, Episodes 1-4.

What's coming to Acorn in October 2022? ›

The Acorn TV October 2022 schedule includes Acorn TV Originals Mystery Road: Origin and My Life Is Murder Season 3, as well as Acorn TV exclusive Doc Martin Season 10.

Is Acorn TV worth the money? ›

If you enjoy watching British, European, and Oceanic shows during elevenses (or at any other time for that matter), then video streaming service Acorn TV is a solid bet. It's cheap, presents shows without commercials, and has some exclusives and originals too.

How is BritBox different from acorn? ›

The Differences Between BritBox vs. Acorn TV. The most visible difference between the two services is price: At $4.99 a month, Acorn TV is 29% cheaper than BritBox which charges customers $6.99 per a single month of subscription.

What is the best streaming service for British TV? ›

Currently, the list of major UK streaming services includes:
  • Amazon Prime Video.
  • Apple TV+
  • Disney+
  • Netflix.
  • NOW.
  • BritBox.
  • DAZN.
  • Hayu.
12 Jul 2022

What's coming to Acorn in July 2022? ›

The Acorn TV July 2022 schedule includes The Other One Season 2, The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 8, and The Sommerdahl Murders Season 3. What is this? You can also watch all episodes of Ten Percent, as well as the film United, the first two seasons of Trivia, Walking Tudor, and more.

Who is Acorn TV owned by? ›

Acorn TV, a subscription streaming service owned by AMC Networks, said today that it has more than one million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada.

Can I get Acorn TV on Netflix? ›

Can I get Acorn TV on Netflix? Some crime shows on Acorn TV are available on Netflix but you won't be able to find all titles. Some exclusive content may not be available on Netflix because the platform removes shows every month.

What is coming to Acorn TV in March 2022? ›

Acorn TV March 2022 Premiere Schedule…
  • Murdoch Mysteries, Season 15.
  • The Chelsea Detective (2022)
  • Walking Through History, Season 2.
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  • The Paradise (Finland, 2020)
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  • The Shelter: Animal SOS (2021)

Are there any new series on BritBox? ›

The BritBox schedule for October 2022 releases has premieres of series like BritBox Originals Sherwood and Karen Pirie slated for arrival. Other BritBox highlights for this month include Toast of London and The Frankenstein Chronicles.

What's coming to BritBox in January 2022? ›

New on BritBox in the UK: What's added in January 2022?
  • The Escapist (available from 1st January 2022) ...
  • Last Orders (available from 1st January 2022) ...
  • Martha, Meet Daniel, Frank and Laurence (available from 1st January 2022) ...
  • Byzantium (available from 6th January 2022) ...
  • High Rise (available from 6th January 2022)
10 Jan 2022

What is coming to BritBox in April 2022? ›

Here are all of April's upcoming additions on BritBox in the UK:
  • April Fools Comedy Collection (available from 1st April 2022)
  • Highlife (available from 1st April 2022)
  • Murder Island (available from 1st April 2022)
  • Brick Lane (available from 1st April 2022)
  • Genova (available from 1st April 2022)
19 Apr 2022

What is new in April on Acorn TV? ›

The Acorn TV April 2022 schedule includes eight episodes of Harry Wild, new episodes of Hidden Assets, Balthazar Season 4, and more. Acorn TV is available at Acorn.TV and on Prime Video Channels, Apple TV, Roku, YouTube TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Xfinity, iOS, Android, Cox, and more. What is this?

What is coming to Hulu April 2022? ›

April 2022
  • Madagascar: A Little Wild. Season 7 Premiered Monday, April 4.
  • The Croods: Family Tree. Season 2 Premiered Tuesday, April 5.
  • The Hardy Boys. Season 2 Premiered Wednesday, April 6.
  • Woke. Season 2 Premiered Friday, April 8.
  • The Kardashians. ...
  • Captive Audience: A Real American Horror Story. ...
  • Crush.
4 Apr 2022

What should I watch on BritBox September 2022? ›

New on BritBox in the US: What's added in September 2022?
  • Screw – Season 1 (available from 1st September 2022)
  • Inside No. ...
  • Shetland – Season 7 (available from 13th September 2022)
  • Murder, Mystery and My Family – Season 5 (available from 23rd September 2022)
9 Sept 2022

What can I watch on BritBox 2022? ›

BritBox August 2022 Highlights
  • BritBox August 2022 Highlights. London, July 6th: BritBox UK today announced content launching on the service throughout August 2022. ...
  • 4th August. Chaplin (1992) ...
  • 11th August. Breakfast on Pluto (2005) ...
  • 18th August. King of Thieves (2018) ...
  • 25th August. The Kleptocrats (2018) ...
  • About BritBox.

What's coming to BritBox in July 2022? ›

Here are all of July's upcoming additions on BritBox in the UK:
  • The Avengers – Seasons 4-6 (available from 1st July 2022) ...
  • I May Destroy You (available from 7th July 2022) ...
  • Four Lives (available from 7th July 2022) ...
  • Champions (available from 7th July 2022) ...
  • In the Loop (available from 7th July 2022)
16 Jul 2022

How can I get Acorn TV for free? ›

Sign up for a free 7-day trial at signup.acorn.tv Your free trial entitles you to a week of unlimited access to Acorn TV (new customers only). Once your free 7 days are up, you will be billed USD$6.99/month (plus applicable taxes) until you cancel your Acorn TV subscription.

Are there any new series on Netflix? ›

New ReleasesExplore more
  • The School for Good and Evil.
  • 28 Days Haunted.
  • From Scratch.
  • Barbarians.
  • Love Is Blind.
  • Unsolved Mysteries.
  • Gabriel Iglesias: Stadium Fluffy.
  • The Stranger.

What is going to happen to BritBox in May 2022? ›

New on BritBox in the US: What's added in May 2022?
  • Death in Paradise – Season 11 (available weekly from 3rd May 2022)
  • Kate & Koji – Season 2 (available from 10th May 2022)
  • The Responder – Season 1 (available from 24th May 2022)
  • Still Open All Hours – Seasons 1-6 (available from 27th May 2022)
9 May 2022

What is coming to BritBox in August 2022? ›

New on BritBox in the UK: What's added in August 2022?
  • Chaplin (available from 4th August 2022) ...
  • Gosford Park (available from 4th August 2022) ...
  • Highlander (available from 4th August 2022) ...
  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (available from 4th August 2022) ...
  • Made in Chelsea – Season 22 (available from 4th August 2022)
31 Aug 2022

What is coming to Apple TV in August 2022? ›

Five Days at Memorial” premieres globally on Apple TV+ on August 12, 2022. Vera Farmiga attends the red carpet premiere of the Apple Original series “Five Days at Memorial” at the Directors Guild of America Theater. “Five Days at Memorial” premieres globally on Apple TV+ on August 12, 2022.

What shows are leaving Acorn TV? ›

British TV Shows Leaving Acorn TV in October 2022
  • Trial & Retribution, Seasons 7-14.
  • Bloodlines.
  • Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic.
  • Terry Pratchett's Going Postal.
1 Oct 2022

Can you share Acorn TV with family? ›

There is one plus, though – Acorn TV allows unlimited simultaneous streams, so you can share your subscription and watch multiple shows at once, on as many devices as you like.

Can I cancel Acorn TV anytime? ›

But if you've subscribed to Acorn TV and found that it doesn't live up to expectations, you can cancel at any time. This includes during the weeklong free trial, which is a good way to make sure you don't pay for a subscription you don't want.

What is the best show on BritBox? ›

With BritBox (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
  1. Shetland (2013– ) TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery. ...
  2. Death in Paradise (2011– ) TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama. ...
  3. Rome (2005–2007) ...
  4. Hot Fuzz (2007) ...
  5. Love Actually (2003) ...
  6. Shaun of the Dead (2004) ...
  7. Ridley (2022– ) ...
  8. Professor T (2021– )

What shows are offered on Acorn TV? ›

Acorn TV

What can I watch on BritBox 2022? ›

BritBox August 2022 Highlights
  • BritBox August 2022 Highlights. London, July 6th: BritBox UK today announced content launching on the service throughout August 2022. ...
  • 4th August. Chaplin (1992) ...
  • 11th August. Breakfast on Pluto (2005) ...
  • 18th August. King of Thieves (2018) ...
  • 25th August. The Kleptocrats (2018) ...
  • About BritBox.

How many shows are on Acorn TV? ›

With more than 300 shows available on Acorn TV at any time – and a constant stream of old shows leaving and new shows coming on board – it's easy to overlook a lot of great content.

What should I watch on BritBox September 2022? ›

New on BritBox in the US: What's added in September 2022?
  • Screw – Season 1 (available from 1st September 2022)
  • Inside No. ...
  • Shetland – Season 7 (available from 13th September 2022)
  • Murder, Mystery and My Family – Season 5 (available from 23rd September 2022)
9 Sept 2022

Are there any new series on BritBox? ›

The BritBox schedule for October 2022 releases has premieres of series like BritBox Originals Sherwood and Karen Pirie slated for arrival. Other BritBox highlights for this month include Toast of London and The Frankenstein Chronicles.

What's coming to BritBox in July 2022? ›

Here are all of July's upcoming additions on BritBox in the UK:
  • The Avengers – Seasons 4-6 (available from 1st July 2022) ...
  • I May Destroy You (available from 7th July 2022) ...
  • Four Lives (available from 7th July 2022) ...
  • Champions (available from 7th July 2022) ...
  • In the Loop (available from 7th July 2022)
16 Jul 2022

How can I get Acorn TV for free? ›

Sign up for a free 7-day trial at signup.acorn.tv Your free trial entitles you to a week of unlimited access to Acorn TV (new customers only). Once your free 7 days are up, you will be billed USD$6.99/month (plus applicable taxes) until you cancel your Acorn TV subscription.

Is Acorn TV free on Roku? ›

Welcome to Acorn TV

Watch mysteries, dramas, comedies, and docs, commercial-free. You must cancel before the trial ends to avoid charges. Subscription is pre-paid and auto-renews monthly for $6.99/month until canceled. Charges are non-refundable.

Is Acorn TV free on Amazon Prime? ›

So, IS Acorn TV free with Amazon Prime? The simple answer is this – NO. A large number of companies make their subscription content available on Amazon, but they're separate companies from Amazon and they charge their own subscription fees.

What is coming to BritBox in January 2022? ›

New on BritBox in the UK: What's added in January 2022?
  • The Escapist (available from 1st January 2022) ...
  • Last Orders (available from 1st January 2022) ...
  • Martha, Meet Daniel, Frank and Laurence (available from 1st January 2022) ...
  • Byzantium (available from 6th January 2022) ...
  • High Rise (available from 6th January 2022)
10 Jan 2022

What is going to happen to BritBox in May 2022? ›

New on BritBox in the US: What's added in May 2022?
  • Death in Paradise – Season 11 (available weekly from 3rd May 2022)
  • Kate & Koji – Season 2 (available from 10th May 2022)
  • The Responder – Season 1 (available from 24th May 2022)
  • Still Open All Hours – Seasons 1-6 (available from 27th May 2022)
9 May 2022

Whats coming to Acorn May 2022? ›

Murdoch Mysteries, Season 15

May 2nd – Episode 10 of 24, “Drawn in Blood” May 9th – Episode 11 of 24, “The Night Before Christmas” May 16th – Episode 12 of 24, “There's Something About Mary” May 23rd – Episode 13 of 24, “Murdoch on the Couch”

What should I watch Acorn June 2022? ›

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New episodes for June are:
  • June 6th – Episode 15 of 24, “Rawhide Ralph”
  • June 13th – Episode 16 of 24, “It's a Wonderful Game”
  • June 20th – Episode 17 of 24, “Bloodlines”
  • June 27th – Episode 18 of 24, “Patriot Games”

What's coming to Acorn in July 2022? ›

The Acorn TV July 2022 schedule includes The Other One Season 2, The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 8, and The Sommerdahl Murders Season 3. What is this? You can also watch all episodes of Ten Percent, as well as the film United, the first two seasons of Trivia, Walking Tudor, and more.

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