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Bringing TV coals to Newcastle and to the rest of the UK, North America’s leading streaming service for television from Britain and beyond, AMC Networks’ Acorn TV video-on-demand streaming service will now be available in the UK.
AcornTV Queens of Mystery 3April2020
Launched in the US in 2011, Acorn TV has made its reputation commissioning, co-producing and licensing a wide range of productions from Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Scandinavia.
After attracting more than a million paid subscribers in the US, Acorn TV expanded internationally in summer 2018 and is also available in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, among other countries.

With the launch on 29 April, Acorn TV Original series Queens of Mystery  will make its UK premiere. Created and co-written by Julian Unthank (Doc Martin, New Tricks) and filmed in the Kent countryside, the series is a contemporary, warm-hearted spin on the classic whodunit and follows a perennially single female detective Matilda (Olivia Vinall, The Woman in White, Apple Tree Yard) and her three crime writing aunts – the motherly Aunt Beth (Sarah Woodward, The Politician’s Husband, New Blood), the rebellious Aunt Cat (Julie Graham, Penance, The Bletchley Circle), and the book smart Aunt Jane (Siobhan Redmond, Unforgotten, Between the Lines), who help her solve murder mysteries in the picturesque region of Wildemarsh.

Other series on the lunch slate include all nine seasons Foyle’s War; contemporary adaptations of some of the Queen of Crime’s most popular novels with And Then There Were None, Partners in Crime, and The Witness for the Prosecution; and Keeping Faith. Also in April Acorn TV will feature star-studded ITV drama Girlfriends; New Zealand detective drama Harry; the first two series of The Bletchley Circle; Scandinavian crime drama Black Widows; BBC drama Accused; ITV crime drama Above Suspicion; Australian mystery series Mr. & Mrs. Murder; The Irish RM; BBC miniseries The Great Train Robbery; Irish detective drama Jack Taylor; Australian drama Deep Water; Australian crime drama East West 101; all five series of ITV cop drama The Commander; Australian comedy Sando; BBC miniseries The Last Enemy ; Irish legal drama Striking Out ; ITV drama The Level; Australian thriller Winter/The Killing Field.

Acorn TV will add exclusive new programmes every subsequent Monday, and all programmes will include English subtitles. After the free trial, Acorn TV will be £4.99 GPB per month or £49.99 per year.
Commenting on the launch, Matthew Graham, general manager, Acorn TV, said, “Acorn TV has been phenomenally successful in North America, and we’re excited to bring our slate of exceptional programming from around the world to UK viewers. The United Kingdom has a long-standing tradition of producing first-rate dramas and mysteries, so we’re thrilled to feature so As one of the best values in television, Acorn TV will make an excellent add-on to British consumers’ streaming options.”