I just recently discovered a $5 per month subscription for Acorn TV. British & Australian shows. There really is quite a variety and with Netflix having pretty slim pickins' these days I gave it a go. Below are some of our favorites. https://acorn.tv/
Prosecutor Janet King (Marta Dusseldorp, A Place to Call Home, Jack Irish) returns from maternity leave and is thrust into the spotlight on a controversial case involving a senior-ranking police officer. Though she proves herself as a capable and gifted crownie, she struggles to balance her roles at home with her incredible workload at the Department of Public Prosecutions.
Suspects is a fresh, very different, and absolutely cracking drama -Daily Mail (UK). With improvised dialogue and using filming techniques and a directorial approach usually associated with factual programming, this unique procedural crime drama follows D.I. Martha Bellamy (Fay Ripley, Cold Feet) and her team as they investigate hard-hitting crimes in contemporary London.
In Regency England, Beau Brummell's (James Purefoy, Rome, A Knight's Tale) simple, clean, masculine style won him the Prince Regent's friendship and shot him into high society. But in defiance of the prince, Brummell also befriended the politically and sexually adventurous poet Lord Byron (Matthew Rhys, The Americans), leading to his downfall.
Scottish actor and comedian Billy Connolly fulfills his lifelong dream of traveling the world's most famous highway in this appealing travelogue. Connolly is a delightful presenter and traveling companion in these four episodes, which cover a journey of nearly 2,500 miles.
Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones strike comedic gold in this critically adored series about two oddballs scouring the English countryside for treasure.
He's surly, self-centered, and rude--but he's the only doctor in town. Doc Martin, a hotshot surgeon forced to change careers when he develops a fear of blood.
This one is on Netflix as well. ***** A smash hit in its native Finland, this Nordic noir is a gripping, fast-paced crime drama based around the extraordinary secret life of father and ruthless business entrepreneur Tapio Mikkonen. FOREIGN LANGUAGE WITH SUBTITLES.
Great Costume design and of course wonderful British accents! Set in the Roaring '20s, the Grand hotel is a nexus for schemes, scandals, romance, and intrigue among guests and staff members alike.