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The Best Original Series On Acorn TV  

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List Rules Vote up the best shows that had their US premiere on Acorn TV.

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.

Dozens of Acorn TV exclusive shows are available for under $6 a month. Which current Acorn TV shows are your favorite? Make your voice heard and vote thumbs up or down on all the Acorn TV shows below.

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19-2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Original Series On Acorn TV
Adrian Holmes, Jared Keeso, Dan Petronijevic
19-2 is a Canadian police drama television series. The show presents the lives of several fictional patrol officers of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal as they deal with ...more
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Delicious is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Original Series On Acorn TV
Delicious Iain Glen, Dawn French, Emilia Fox

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.

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Acceptable Risk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Original Series On Acorn TV
Acceptable Risk Elaine Cassidy, Morten Suurballe, Angeline Ball

Acceptable Risk (Acorn TV, 2017) is a British dramatic thriller television series. When Sarah Manning's (Elaine Cassidy) husband is slain she realizes she knows nothing about his past and begins to investigate who he really was and what work he did for a powerful global organization.

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Straight Forward is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Original Series On Acorn TV
Cecilie Stenspil, Arlo Green, Stephane Garneau-Monten
Straight Forward (Acorn, 2019) is a New Zealand-Danish crime thriller television series. After a family member is murdered, con woman (Silvia Cecilie Stenspil) decides to get even by robbing the ...more
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Partners in Crime is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Original Series On Acorn TV
Partners in Crime Jessica Raine, David Walliams, James Fleet

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.

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My Life Is Murder is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Original Series On Acorn TV
Lucy Lawless, Bernard Curry, Ebony Vagulans
My Life Is Murder (Acorn TV, Network Ten, 2019) s an Australian murder mystery, crime comedy-drama television series. The shwo follows the adventures of fearless private investigator Alexa Crowe ...more
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Clean Break is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Original Series On Acorn TV
Clean Break Aidan McArdle, Damien Molony, Adam Fergus

Clean Break (RTÉ One, 2015) is an Irish crime drama television series. Frank (Adam Fergus) is a car dealer running out of fiscal rope. He kidnaps the local bank manager’s family, which gets him into serious trouble.

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London Kills is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Original Series On Acorn TV
London Kills Hugo Speer, Sharon Small, Bailey Patrick

London Kills (Acorn TV, 2019) is a British crime television seires. The show follows the detectives of an elite murder investigation squad in London.

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Love, Lies and Records is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Original Series On Acorn TV
Love, Lies and Records Ashley Jensen, Adrian Bower, Kenny Doughty

Loves, Lies and Records (BBC One, 2017) is a British television drama. Registrar Kate Dickinson (Ashley Jensen) tries to balance her personal life with the daily dramas of births, deaths and marriages and the impact they have upon her and her staff at the local Register Office in Leeds.

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Sando is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Original Series On Acorn TV
Sando Sacha Horler, Phil Lloyd, Krew Boylan

Sando (Australian Broadcasting Company, 2018) is an Australian television comedy series. Victoria 'Sando' Sandringham (Sacha Horler) is Australia's queen of the discount furniture package deal who has her empire on being a down-to-earth larrikin and is something of a national treasure - to all but her family.

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The Invisibles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Original Series On Acorn TV
Jenny Agutter, Anthony Head, Warren Clarke
The Invisibles is a British 2008 comedy drama series created and written by William Ivory for the BBC. It was produced by Company Pictures, shot in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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Pitching In is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Original Series On Acorn TV
Pitching In Abdullah Afzal, Taj Atwal, Luke Bailey

Three generations of a family struggle to make the best of an unusual situation in Wales.

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Close to the Enemy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Original Series On Acorn TV
Close to the Enemy Lucy Ward, August Diehl, Jim Sturgess
Close to the Enemy (BBC Two, 2016) is a British period drama miniseries. Set in the late 1940s in London, Dieter Koehler (August Diehl), a German engineer who specialized in jet airplane ...more
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Martin Clunes' Islands of Amer... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Original Series On Acorn TV
Martin Clunes' Islands of America Martin Clune

Having developed a fascination for the unique quality and appeal of island life, Martin Clune is setting off on a 10,000 mile journey, from the west to the east, to explore the vast swathe of islands which are scattered beyond America's shores.