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The Best Original Series On Acorn TV

Updated May 6, 2021 1.1k votes 200 voters 7.7k views46 items

List RulesVote 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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    Foyle's War

    Michael Simkins, Anthony Howell
    This series is a British detective drama television series set during and shortly after WWII,...  more
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    8

    Midsomer Murders

    Tamzin Malleson, Jason Hughes
    This is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is...  more
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    6

    Keeping Faith

    Eve 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.

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    52
    14

    Vera

    Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison
    Vera is a British detective television series based on the works of crime author Ann Cleeves....  more
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    18

    Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

    Essie Davis, Nathan Page
    Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is an Australian television drama series. It was first...  more
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    36
    9

    800 Words

    Erik Thomson, Melina Vidler
    800 Words (Seven Network, 2015), stylised as "800 words", is an Australian–New Zealand...  more
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    8

    The Brokenwood Mysteries

    Neill Rea, Fern Sutherland
    The Brokenwood Mysteries (Prime, 2014) is a New Zealand detective and drama television series....  more
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    5

    Agatha Christie's Poirot

    Fenella Woolgar, Deborah Findlay
    Agatha Christie's Poirot is a British television drama that aired on ITV from 8 January 1989...  more
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    27
    6

    Queens of Mystery

    Olivia Vinall, Julie Graham
    Queens of Mystery (Acorn TV, 2019) is a British comedy-drama murder-mystery television series....  more
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    27
    7

    The Loch

    Laura Fraser, Siobhan Finneran
    The Loch (ITV, 2017) is a British television drama miniseries, created by screenwriter Stephen...  more
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    9

    Murdoch Mysteries

    Helene Joy, Lachlan Murdoch
    Murdoch Mysteries (Citytv, 2008) is a Canadian television drama series based on characters...  more
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    26
    8

    Detectorists

    Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones
    Detectorists (BBC Four, 2014) is a British single-camera television comedy series created by...  more
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    15

    Mystery Road

    Aaron 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.

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    5

    Inspector George Gently

    Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby
    Inspector George Gently is a British television series produced by Company Pictures for BBC...  more
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    Acceptable Risk

    Elaine Cassidy, Morten Suurballe

    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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    4

    Jack Irish

    Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp
    Jack Irish (ABC1, 2012) is an Australian television drama series. Jack Irish (Guy Pearce) is...  more
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    25
    9

    Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries

    Geraldine Hakewill, Joel Jackson
    Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries (Seven, 2019), also stylised as Ms Fisher's MODern Murder...  more
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    21
    5

    Striking Out

    Amy 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. 

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    No Offence

    Elaine Cassidy, Saira Choudhry
    No Offence (Channel 4, 2015) is a British television police procedural drama television...  more
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    10

    Agatha Raisin

    Ashley Jensen, Katy Wix
    Agatha Raisin is a British comedy-drama television series based on the novel of the same name...  more
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    17
    2

    Delicious

    Iain 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.

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    The Level

    Karla Crome, Laura Haddock
    The Level (ITV, 2016) is a six-part British crime drama that focuses on DS Nancy Devlin (Karla...  more
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    5
    2

    Partners in Crime

    Jessica 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.

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    Straight Forward

    Cecilie Stenspil, Arlo Green
    Straight Forward (Acorn, 2019) is a New Zealand-Danish crime thriller television series. After...  more
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    The South Westerlies

    Orla Brady, Eileen Walsh
    The South Westerlies (Acorn TV, 2020) is an Irish drama series created by Catherine Maher. The...  more