Do you know what I’ve been searching for on Google since Doc Martin ended season 8? When does Doc Martin season 9 start? Know what else I’ve been searching for? Is there a season 3 of Agatha Raisin? If you’re like I am, and love British television shows, you need Acorn TV! I’ve got some of the Acorn TV fall 2019 shows to share with you, so you can stop asking those questions too!
Acorn TV Fall 2019 Shows
Acorn TV is the top destination of British and international programming. They are always expanding their library of content previously unavailable to U.S. viewers. Acorn TV fall 2019 will feature many exciting, exclusive U.S. premieres. These include the beloved series (DOC MARTIN’s Season 9), a gritty crime series from the award-winning creators of Love/Hate (TAKEN DOWN), Italian dramatic fare (BACK HOME), and the eagerly-awaited third season Halloween-themed premiere of the beloved comic mystery series AGATHA RAISIN, starring Emmy-nominated actress Ashley Jensen.
Acorn TV’s fall 2019 schedule also includes the U.S. premieres of two beloved, older UK series, MOUNT PLEASANT (with Coronation Street’s Sally Lindsay and Upstairs Downstairs’ Pauline Collins) and THE TIME OF OUR LIVES (with Love My Way’s Claudia Karvan.)
Doc Martin is back on Acorn TV fall 2019
I adore DOC MARTIN! And not only the show…I also adore the character Doc Martin. He’s grouchy yet you can’t help but love him, especially when you meet his parents! The characters on this show are just amazing, and I miss them when they’re between series. Well, finally, they’re coming back!
DOC MARTIN, Series 9 (Exclusive U.S. and Canadian Premiere) September TBD
*A new episode will premiere weekly on Acorn TV the day after it premieres on ITV in the UK.
One of the most popular UK series worldwide returns with eight new episodes. BAFTA winner Martin Clunes (Manhunt, Arthur & George, Men Behaving Badly) returns in his uproarious lead performance as a tactless, self-centered, and uptight doctor in the charming town of Portwenn, where he clashes with the village’s quirky inhabitants. Co-starring Caroline Catz (Murder in Suburbia) (8 episodes, 2019)
I know what you’re thinking because I’m thinking the same thing. Eight episodes are way too few! And who else wants to go move to Portwenn? (I know it’s really Port Isaac.) And, I thought that it had been mentioned that this was going to be the final season, but I haven’t heard that lately. I hope it’s not!
This is another show that I totally binged on. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be a fan of AGATHA RAISIN, but once I started watching it on Acorn TV, I was hooked!
Agatha and the gang return to Acorn TV fall 2019 on Monday, October 28, 2019
AGATHA RAISIN AND THE HAUNTED HOUSE (third series premiere, Acorn TV Original)
This Halloween-themed special is the third series premiere of the popular Acorn TV Original mystery series starring Emmy®-nominated actress Ashley Jensen (Catastrophe, Extras, Ugly Betty) and based on MC Beaton’s best-selling novels.
The series follows Raisin, a London PR whiz turned amateur sleuth, who becomes entangled in mischief, mayhem, and murder when she opts for early retirement in a small village in the Cotswolds. Drawn into various mysteries, Agatha attempts to solve the crimes… often in rather unorthodox and amusing ways.
In Series 3, Agatha Raisin is on the verge of a new era; reconciled with James Lacey and launching her own detective agency. However, when the agency fails to attract any clients, James suggests they investigate a legendary haunted house as the perfect opportunity to drum up business. No one was expecting their first case to be quite so spooky.
Monday, September 16
TAKEN DOWN, Series 1 (Exclusive U.S. and Canadian Premiere) will have 6 episodes.
In Dublin, a young Nigerian girl, Esme Lukasa, is found dead at a bus stop opening an investigation into her violent death. This leads Inspector Jen Rooney (Lynn Rafferty, Love/Hate) and her team of investigating detectives to a Direct Provision Centre for asylum-seekers.
It is soon discovered that another girl from the center has disappeared. The police enter a murky underworld of slumlords and traffickers to find out who killed Esme and rescue the missing girl before she suffers a horrific fate. Also starring Brian Gleeson (Phantom Thread, Logan Lucky).
Acorn TV’s fall 2019 line-up also includes the exclusive US premiere of BACK HOME.
Monday, September 30
BACK HOME (Exclusive U.S. Premiere, Foreign-Language, La Strada Di Casa)
This is the story of a second chance that life offers to Fausto Morra (Alessio Boni), a family man who owns and runs a large farm near Turin. Fausto, involved in a car accident, fell into a coma.
When he wakes five years later, he discovers that everything has changed: his wife is now in a relationship with his best friend, his children have grown up and his business is on the verge of bankruptcy. He also discovers that there are shady aspects to his life that he can’t remember at all, but if he wants his life back he has to fight to recover his memory and come to terms with his past, only then he will start to find his road… back home.
Co-starring Lucrezia Lante della Rovere and Sergio Rubini. (12 episodes)
Good Karma Hospital
Monday, November 11, 2019
GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL – SERIES 3 (U.S. Exclusive, on Acorn TV fall 2019)
In the third season of this humorous and heartbreaking medical drama, this hospital located in a colorful coastal town in southern India is busy as ever, with several big new arrivals causing a stir.
The team faces their most shocking case yet when one of their own nursing team survives a violent attack. Dr Ruby Walker faces a tricky dilemma over where her home lies – with her new found Indian family, or at the bustling hospital? It’s made all the more difficult by her simmering relationship with Dr Gabriel Varma.
Series three also introduces us to a visiting Brit, Ted Dalrymple, an older man on a mission to find a love from his past. The series goes to darker places than ever before, but it is through the bonds of family and friendship – rekindled and strengthened over the series – that the team weather their biggest challenges yet.
The series’ cast includes Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones), Amanda Redman (New Tricks), and Neil Morrissey (Striking Out, The Night Manager).
Also coming to Acorn TV fall 2019
Throughout September, Acorn TV is adding the following:
- WRECKERS, a compelling drama about hidden family secrets, stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy
- Riveting UK archaeological series hosted by Professor Alice Roberts, DIGGING FOR BRITAIN
- MIDSOMER MURDERS star Neil Dudgeon introduces the final episode in his Top Ten Midsomer playlist, with his episode pick for favorite story line
- The lively adaptation of the bestselling Maeve Binchy novel, THE LILAC BUS (starring Stephanie Beacham)
THE TIME OF OUR LIVES
SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 – Series 1
OCTOBER 14, 2019 – Series 2
This compelling series starring Claudia Karvan (Newton’s Law, Love My Way, The Secret Life of Us), Shane Jacobson (Jack Irish) and William McInnes (Blue Heelers) follows the lives of an Australian extended family in inner-city Melbourne through a variety of ups and downs. Aged in their thirties and forties, the characters are occupied with career advancement, home ownership, child-rearing and relationship dynamics. (13 episodes, originally aired 2013)
OCTOBER 7, 2019 – Series 1
OCTOBER 21, 2019 – Series 2
NOVEMBER 4, 2019 – Series 3
NOVEMBER 18, 2019 – Series 4
This long-running hit UK dramedy depicts the lives of a tightly knit family in Manchester, including their everyday struggles and hurdles. Starring Pauline Collins (Upstairs Downstairs), Sally Lindsay (Coronation Street, Scott & Bailey), and Daniel Ryan (Black Sea). (8 episodes, originally aired 2011)
About Acorn TV
You don’t have Acorn TV yet? Well, you need it, and here’s why!
Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR), Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television from AMC Networks’ privately owned subsidiary RLJ Entertainment.
Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week with a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no set end dates or commercials. Subscribers can stream many of their favorite international series and discover new and classic programs previously unavailable to U.S. audiences.
In addition to Acorn TV’s fall 2019 line-up, here are some of the shows you can watch right now!
In 2019, Acorn TV features several commissioned series including:
- British crime drama London Kills
- Fun British mystery Queens of Mystery
- The final Series 2 movie of Agatha Raisin.
They added new episodes of fan favorites including:
- Line of Duty from Jed Mercurio
- British sensation Doc Martin
- Welsh sensation Keeping Faith
- Medical drama The Good Karma Hospital
- Paul Abbott’s No Offence
- Aussie dramedy The Heart Guy
- Canadian hit Murdoch Mysteries
Acorn TV also added several new series, including:
- British crime drama Manhunt
- Lucy Lawless’s My Life is Murder
- BBC One Wales family drama Pitching In
- New Zealand crime drama Straight Forward
- Dutch drama The Oldenheim Twelve
These are just a fraction of the shows you’ll find on Acorn TV.
Acorn TV is available via Apple TV, Roku, YouTube TV, iOS, Chromecast, Amazon Fire, Comcast/Xfinity, Android, among many other devices and offers a free trial and thereafter is just $5.99/month or $59.99/year. Follow them on Facebook: OfficialAcornTV and Twitter @acorntv.