The subscription streaming service Acorn TV has distinguished itself by not only producing original content but by being the first place the best new British dramas premiere in the US. It's not only favorite British series that are available on Acorn TV, but the channel also offers programs from Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Spain. What original and new series are on Acorn TV right now? Check out these Acorn TV shows and acquisitions that are sure to satisfy any fan of dramas, mysteries, and other favorites from across the pond (and down under).
Thanks to having a parent company that also has an interest in the Agatha Christie estate, Acorn TV has shown US premieres of shows such as The Witness for the Prosecution and the last episodes of Agatha Christie's Poirot. They also have worked with the BBC, ITV, RTÉ One, and the Australian Broadcasting Company to provide first US distribution of shows such as Manhunt, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, and Striking Out. Acorn TV original series include more British mystery shows such as Queens of Mystery and Agatha Raisin.
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Premiered: November 3, 2002
Genres: DramaThis series is a British detective drama television series set during and shortly after WWII, created by screenwriter and author Anthony Horowitz and commissioned by ITV after the long-running series... more
Premiered: March 23, 1997
Genres: Crime drama, MysteryThis is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby book series, as originally adapted by Anthony Horowitz.... more
Keeping FaithEve Myles, Mark Lewis Jones
Keeping Faith (Acorn TV, 2018) is a British dramatic mystery thriller television series. Small-town Welsh lawyer Faith (Eve Myles) must cut short her extended maternity leave when her husband and business partner, Evan, goes missing and, as the truth of his actions surface, Faith must fight to protect her family and her sanity.
Premiered: May 1, 2011
Genres: Crime dramaVera is a British detective television series based on the works of crime author Ann Cleeves. It stars Brenda Blethyn and is broadcast on ITV and in the United States on public television stations.... more
The Brokenwood MysteriesNeill Rea, Fern Sutherland
Premiered: September 28, 2014
Genres: Crime dramaThe Brokenwood Mysteries (Prime, 2014) is a New Zealand detective and drama television series. Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea) is sent from Auckland to Brokenwood to investigate a local... more
800 WordsErik Thomson, Melina Vidler
Genres: Drama, Comedy800 Words (Seven Network, 2015), stylised as "800 words", is an Australian–New Zealand comedy-drama television series. George Turner (Erik Thomson) is a popular columnist for a top-selling Sydney... more
Miss Fisher's Murder MysteriesEssie Davis, Nathan Page
Premiered: February 24, 2012
Genres: Crime dramaMiss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is an Australian television drama series. It was first broadcast on ABC on 24 February 2012. The series is based on author Kerry Greenwood's novels and was created by... more
Premiered: June 11, 2017
Genres: Crime drama, DramaThe Loch (ITV, 2017) is a British television drama miniseries, created by screenwriter Stephen Brady. The six-part series follows DS Annie Redford (Laura Fraser), a small town police officer with the... more
Premiered: January 8, 1989
Genres: Mystery, Crime drama, AdventureAgatha Christie's Poirot is a British television drama that aired on ITV from 8 January 1989 to 13 November 2013. David Suchet stars as the eponymous detective, Agatha Christie's fictional Hercule... more
Genres: Murder mystery, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Crime, DramaQueens of Mystery (Acorn TV, 2019) is a British comedy-drama murder-mystery television series. Matilda Stone (Olivia Vinall) is a young detective who has been assigned to the constabulary in her... more
Premiered: October 2, 2014
Genres: SitcomDetectorists (BBC Four, 2014) is a British single-camera television comedy series created by Mackenzie Crook. The lives of two eccentric metal detectorists, Amndy (Crook) and Lance (Toby Jones), who... more
Premiered: January 24, 2008
Genres: Drama, MysteryMurdoch Mysteries (Citytv, 2008) is a Canadian television drama series based on characters from the Detective Murdoch novels by Maureen Jennings. In the 1890s, William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) uses... more
Premiered: April 8, 2007
Genres: Crime drama, MysteryInspector George Gently is a British television series produced by Company Pictures for BBC One, set in the 1960s and based on some of the 46 Inspector Gently novels written by Alan Hunter. The... more
Mystery RoadAaron Pedersen, Judy Davis
Mystery Road (Australian Broadcasting Company, 2018) is an Australian television drama series. Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) is assigned to investigate a mysterious disappearance on an outback cattle station, but his investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.
Striking OutAmy Huberman, Rory Keenan
Striking Out (RTÉ, 2017) is an Irish television legal drama television series. When Dublin-based solicitor Tara Rafferty (Amy Huberman) discovers her fiancé and fellow solicitor Eric has been cheating with a colleague, she leaves him and their prestigious law firm to set up her own practice specializing in family and divorce law.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Crime dramaJack Irish (ABC1, 2012) is an Australian television drama series. Jack Irish (Guy Pearce) is an a criminal lawyer turned debt collector and troubleshooter who is engaged to find a missing person,... more
Premiered: February 21, 2019
Genres: Mystery, Crime dramaMs Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries (Seven, 2019), also stylised as Ms Fisher's MODern Murder Mysteries, is an Australian drama television miniseries and a spin-off of the drama series Miss Fisher's... more
Agatha RaisinAshley Jensen, Mathew Horne
Premiered: June 7, 2016
Genres: Crime drama, Mystery, Comedy dramaAgatha Raisin is a British comedy-drama television series based on the novel of the same name by M. C. Beaton. Agatha Raisin (Ashley Jensen), a public relations professional, gives up her life in... more
Genres: Comedy, Crime, DramaNo Offence (Channel 4, 2015) is a British television police procedural drama television series. The show follows a team of detectives from Friday Street police station, a division of the Manchester... more
DeliciousIain Glen, Dawn French
Delicious (Sky 1, 2016) is a British television drama television series. Set in Cornwall, England, celebrity chef Leo (Iain Glen) is married but having an affair with his first wife, a talented cook from whom he stole many of his recipes and cheated on for years.
Premiered: September 30, 2016
Genres: Crime dramaThe Level (ITV, 2016) is a six-part British crime drama that focuses on DS Nancy Devlin (Karla Crome), a detective with the National Crime Division, who is assigned to Brighton CID to investigate the... more
Genres: DramaManhunt (ITV, 2019) is a British television drama based on the true story surrounding the initial investigation into the death of French student Amélie Delagrange. Led by Detective Chief Inspector... more
Genres: Crime, Drama, ThrillerOutlier (Acorn TV, 2021) is a Norwegian crime drama thriller series created by Arne Berggren and Kristine Berg. A young girl is found killed at a camping resort and criminal psychologist Maja Angell... more
BloodAdrian Dunbar, Carolina Main
Blood (Acorn TV, 2018) is an Irish television drama series. Cat Hogan (Carolina Main) returns to West Meath upon her mother's sudden death after an accident at home that may not have been truly an accident, on her return she is drawn into old secrets, older betrayals, mind games and the lies family tell each other.
Partners in CrimeJessica Raine, David Walliams
Partners in Crime (BBC, 2015) is a British drama television series based on the Agatha Christie Tommy and Tuppence detective novels. Crime-fighting duo, Tommy (David Walliams) and Tuppence (Jessica Raine) Beresford, solve mysteries and search for enemy spies in 1950s Britain.