Acorn brings you the very best of international entertainment: mysteries, dramas, comedies, and more. You’ll find exclusive series like Agatha Raisin and Doc Martin, plus a comprehensive assortment of titles for your home viewing. From popular mysteries like Midsomer Murders to sweeping romantic period dramas like A Place to Call Home, Acorn provides carefully-collected TV from Britain and beyond.
Starring: Marta Dusseldorp, Benjamin Winspear, Brett Climo, Craig Hall, Noni Hazlehurst
This “instantly irresistible saga” (Wall Street Journal) is brimming with secrets, passion, romance, and intrigue. Set in the 1950s, A Place to Call Home explores the ties that hold families together and the betrayals that can tear them apart.
Starring: Neill Rea, Fern Sutherland
This quirky New Zealand mystery follows DI Mike Shepherd, who arrives to the seemingly peaceful town of Brokenwood with a classic car, a country music collection, and an indeterminate number of ex-wives. His assistant, DC Kristin Sims, is a by-the-book investigator 15 years younger than her boss's car. Shepherd soon discovers that Brokenwood is full of secrets and suspicions.
Starring: Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones
This "wistful, subtle" (Guardian, UK) BAFTA Award-winning comedy follows the eccentric members of the Danebury Metal Detecting Club as they search for treasure in the English countryside. Written and directed by star Mackenzie Crook (The Office), Detectorists also stars Toby Jones (The Hunger Games), Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle), and Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones).
Starring: Martin Clunes
Martin Clunes stars as surly and self-centered Dr. Martin Ellingham in this beloved British drama. After developing a fear of blood, Martin, formerly a hotshot surgeon, is forced to change careers and relocate to the charming town of Portwenn, where he clashes with the village's quirky inhabitants.
Starring: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks
Combining historical accuracy with compelling mysteries, this award winning British series is "a triumph from start to finish" (The Wall Street Journal). Michael Kitchen stars as Christopher Foyle, the upright, laconic detective tasked with investigating cases on the home front as WWII ravages the social fabric of his coastal community.
Starring: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby
In this acclaimed BBC detective drama, Tony nominee Martin Shaw (Death in Holy Orders) stars as Inspector George Gently, an incorruptible cop transplanted from London to the North East of England in the mid-1960s. Gently and his cocky young protégé, John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby, Line of Duty), investigate brutal crimes as they confront the social and political changes of the era.
Starring: Iain Glen, Nora-Jane Noone, Killian Scott
Jack Taylor (Iain Glen, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey) is a former cop turned private investigator in this gripping drama hailed as "brilliant" (The People, UK) and "impressive" (Daily Mail). Based on the bestselling novels of Ken Bruen, the series follows Jack as he investigates some of Ireland's most heinous crimes.
Starring: Laura Fraser, Siobhan Finneran
The haunting shore of Scotland's most iconic loch is the stunning backdrop for this hit Acorn TV Original mystery that follows the search for a serial killer. Laura Fraser (The Missing) and Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley) star as detectives who slowly realize that there is more than one kind of monster in their midst.
Starring: John Nettles, Neil Dudgeon
Homicide, blackmail, greed, and betrayal: just a taste of what goes on behind the well-trimmed hedges of Midsomer County in this deliciously sinister series.
Starring: Essie Davis, Nathan Page
This stylish and sexy period mystery stars Essie Davis (The Babadook) as Phryne Fisher, a thoroughly modern woman operating in a mostly male world. Set in 1920s Melbourne, the series follows the glamorous lady detective as she goes about her work with a pistol close at hand and, more often than not, a male admirer even closer.
Starring: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris, Hélène Joy
In this beloved, award-winning Canadian series, Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) solves turn-of-the-century Toronto's most intriguing mysteries with the help of Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris, Still Standing); Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy); and Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig).
Starring: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Kenny Doughty
Two-time Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn stars as DCI Vera Stanhope, a solitary, obsessed, caustic, brilliant investigator. Based on the bestselling novels of Ann Cleeves, this atmospheric drama delivers compelling characters, superb performances, and suspenseful mysteries.