Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last ten years, you’ll be aware of the effect that the streaming of movies and television has had on the world. TV on demand has become a major favourite amongst the general population, changing the way we consume entertainment. TV series binges have become a popular pastime for many of us, as we watch ten hours straight of our favourite shows.
Acorn TV is a video streaming service that provides television programming predominantly from the UK. It has been distributing British television in the United States since 1994, but only launched in the UK in April 2020. The timing couldn’t have been better, with the majority of the UK spending most of their time indoors.
Acorn TV, which has one million subscribers in the US, is now available to customers all over the UK. The subscription service can be accessed on Roku, Fire TV, Android, Apple mobile, Apple TV, and Amazon Prime Video.
Subscribers can avail of a 30-day free trial before signing on for a paid subscription. The price is £4.99 per month or £49.99 per year.
Exclusive UK Premieres
This October, there will be several UK premieres broadcast exclusively from Acorn TV. Here are some of the best shows to look out for.
Newton’s Law – Monday, October 12th
Josephine Newton (Claudia Karvan) is a solicitor whose practice is torched and burned to the ground by an unruly client. With her life and career on the rocks, a former sweetheart of hers, Lewis Hughes QC (Toby Schmitz), convinces her to give a career at the Bar a second shot.
This Aussie drama takes you through Josephine’s journey as she takes on some incredible legal battles in the Knox Chambers, from taking on Big Pharma to the kidnapping of an asylum seeker.
One Lane Bridge – Monday, October 19th
Based in New Zealand, One Lane Bridge is a dark detective show that delves into the supernatural. A young and hungry Maori detective, Ariki Davis (Dominic Ona-Ariki), comes to Queenstown with a point to prove. Things take a nasty turn when a local hero is found dead.
Ariki sees this case as his opportunity to prove himself in front of his peer and admired colleague, Senior Sergeant Stephen Tremaine (Joel Tobeck). Out of the blue, Ariki accidentally unleashes his supernatural power, Matakite. As something he hasn’t experienced since his younger days, Ariki struggles to manage his newfound abilities. As the case goes on, Ariki and the sergeant go through some breathtaking and dangerous encounters.
This binge-worthy thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Fingersmith – Monday, October 26th (Streaming Exclusive)
Fingersmith is an adaptation of the acclaimed Sarah Waters’ novel, Tipping the Velvet. As a BAFTA-nominated depiction of Victorian England, we are introduced to the lives of two women who strike up an unlikely relationship.
Sue Trinder (Sally Hawkins) teams up with a group of thieves or “fingersmiths” to steal from the wealthy heiress, Maud Lilly (Elaine Cassidy). As these two women develop a close bond, the lies become too much to withhold. With such potential for dire consequences, who can these women turn to?
Don’t miss out on this all-star cast, including Imelda Staunton, Charles Dance, and Rupert Elms.