The 58 Best Crime and Thriller Shows on Acorn TV: 2023 Edition (2023)

Our newly updated 2023 definitive guide featuring the 58 best crime and thriller showsAcorn-TVcontains some of Acorn TV's most exciting originals, as well as classic favorites.

Based on our most recent review of the Acorn TV catalog and notable shows released since the last issue, we've made a few tweaks to our list.

Over all, we really like it and have added some new programs including:Signora Volpe, The Mysteries of Madame Blanc and Recipes for Love and Murder.


Last update (January 2023)

In the same vein as 2022, we've included top-rated original shows as well as other titles based on our readers' feedback and opinions. Our guide for 2022 is availableon here. You can check out our full coverage from Acorn TVon here.

Note: For more information about our coverage of Acorn TV and its programs, click here.The 30 Best Crime and Thriller Shows on Acorn TV: 2018 EditionyThe 40 Best Crime and Thriller Shows on Acorn TV: 2019 Edition. Furthermore,BritBox vs. Acorn TV: Which is the best streaming service?provides a comparison between Acorn TV and a similar service.

Recently updated and now in an expanded list, our selected new titles for 2023 are highly addictive and intriguing:


This is an original series from Acorn TV: Antiques dealer Jean White's life is turned upside down when she discovers that her husband, Rory, has died on the way home from the south of France, all her money is gone, and her business was mortgaged. is taxed to the fund and her assets are pledged.


With her grown son, single mother Pearl (Kerry Godliman, After Life) pursues her life's dream and starts a private detective agency, which she runs from her family's restaurant in the seaside town of Whitstable. Drawn to her caring nature, locals soon come to her with all kinds of cases. But when a friend is suspiciously killed, Pearl finds herself at odds with the town's tough new cop, DCI Mike McGuire.


New episodes weekly. When a woman who wrote for recipe and advice columnist Tannie Maria (Maria Doyle Kennedy, Outlander) is found dead, Maria and her colleague, young journalist Jessie (Kylie Fisher), spring into action. They are determined to solve the murder in their small South African town, much to the chagrin of police detective Khaya (Tony Kgoroge, Invictus). But will his investigation cause a lot of trouble?

4. Southwest winds

Little lies lead to big truths in this charming Irish drama. Environmental consultant Kate Ryan (Orla Brady, Fringe) goes undercover in a small town to override objections to a wind farm. But Kate has a complicated history with Carrigeen.

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Shortly after arriving with her son, she meets an ex-boyfriend and an old boyfriend and realizes that her task will not be easy. It co-stars Patrick Bergin (Patriot Games).


In this "complex and intriguing mystery" (Radio Times), Doctor Tom (David Tennant, Broadchurch) and his schoolteacher wife (Anna Madeley, Patrick Melrose) lead a seemingly perfect life in a Scottish village. Then, one night, a fire hits their house, forcing their closest friends to question everything they knew about their friends. Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife) and Matthew McNulty (Versailles) also star.

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6. YET

Brock Blennerhasset makes a living photographing the dead in Victorian Ireland. When a series of murders threatens to tarnish Blennerhasset's reputation, a tenacious detective leads him on an investigation into Dublin's criminal underworld. Set in the fascinating historical period of postmortem portraits, this dark comedy series combines crime fiction with deliciously macabre humor.

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7. Balthazar

Educated, intelligent and a little weird, Raphaël Balthazar (Tomer Sisley) manages to make the dead talk like no one else. As a forensic pathologist in Paris, he works with level-headed Chief Inspector Hélène Bach (Hélène de Fougerolles) to solve the city's most disturbing crimes. But there is one case that continues to haunt him: the murder of his wife of over a decade.

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In this gripping New Zealand psychological thriller, Detective Jess Savage (Kate Elliott, Wentworth) is recovering from a car accident that killed her husband when she discovers a new lead in a mysterious case. Jess resumes her investigation, but notices disturbing gaps in her memory. As she searches for answers, she begins to realize that justice isn't always right and not all crimes are wrong.

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9. Code of an Assassin

Another Acorn original, this three-part British miniseries "combines gripping drama with the remarkable story of DNA fingerprinting" (Mirror, UK).

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David Threlfall (Shameless) stars as DCS David Baker and John Simm (Doctor Who) stars as Dr. Alec Jeffreys, a scientist who invents a technique to extract an individual's unique DNA. Together, the two men investigate the brutal murder of two schoolgirls.


Acorn TV Original Series: Thirteen years after their son was murdered by a racist gang, Stephen Lawrence's parents (Sharlene Whyte and Hugh Quarshie) continue their fight for justice. Meanwhile, Clive Driscoll (Steve Coogan) of the DCI is convinced that the case can still be solved, despite resistance from the police. "Captivating television...important and extraordinary" - The Age.


Based on the novels by Ian Rankin, this dark crime drama stars BAFTA Award winner John Hannah ("Four Weddings and a Funeral") and Laurence and Olivier Award winner Ken Stott ("The Hobbit") as the tough Scottish detective John Rebus. The world-weary cop investigates the grisly crimes plaguing Edinburgh's historic streets in these well-written, intricately staged mysteries.

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Family secrets and international intrigue collide in this gripping Irish drama from Acorn TV Original. After her husband's murder, Sarah Manning begins to realize that she knew next to nothing about his past. The investigation forces her to reflect on who he really was and what she did while working for a shadowy global organization.

13. ONWARD (Acorn TV Original Series)

Danish/New Zealand co-production, family crime drama about a woman (Cecile Stenspil) who seeks revenge after a notorious gangster murders her father. (8 EPS).


Disgruntled British spy Sylvia Fox (Emilia Fox) is in Italy for her niece's wedding when her fiance disappears. Sylvia solves the mystery and, wanting to reconnect with her sister (Tara Fitzgerald), decides to start over in Umbria. She soon tackles other cases and wins over a handsome local cop (Giovanni Cirfiera), while her ex-husband/ex-colleague (Jamie Bamber) tries to lure her back.



Dan Spielman, Ashley Zukerman and Lucy Lawless star in this "bold display of insidiousness and political subterfuge" (The Australian).

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After video of a fatal accident is sent to journalist Ned Banks, he and his hacker brother become embroiled in national security issues. "Great fun, but terribly prescient" (The Australian).


Series 3 now in production. A small New Zealand town is turned upside down when the body of a local man is found at the foot of a one-lane bridge that has long been the scene of unexplained events in this dark crime drama with a supernatural twist. While investigating the murder, an ambitious Maori detective accidentally awakens his second sight, a life-threatening gift that could help unravel the mystery of the frightening landmark.


17. Rebeca Martinsson

We have an unspoken predilection for good Scandinavian crime dramas and Rebecka Martinsson is one of those great shows that went straight to the top of our list. The Wall Street Journal recently had this to say about the show: "In a television world now awash with female police officers, there aren't many as interesting and humane as Rebecka."

This gripping Swedish crime drama follows Rebecka Martinsson, a successful Stockholm lawyer whose life is turned upside down after a violent death in the hometown she was trying to leave behind. But not everything is what it seems.



This raucous drama tells the true story of New Zealand's most controversial lawyer, Mike Bungay (Mark Mitchinson, The Hobbit Movies, Spartacus).

In a distinguished career spanning decades, he successfully defends murder suspects, spies and gang members. But no matter how many legal victories he wins, Bungay can't break his self-destructive habits and escape his own inner demons.

19. Lago Ness

Loch Ness is a six-part British television series created by screenwriter Stephen Brady. Follows DS Annie Redford (Laura Fraser), a small-town police officer with the Scottish Highland Police, as she investigates the murder of piano teacher Niall Swift, who is found dead at the bottom of a cliff in the picturesque village of Lochnafoy. Lake. ness.

When it is revealed that part of Swift's brain has been removed and a human heart from another victim is found nearby, Annie's team realizes that they are looking for a serial killer. In response, Glasgow Detective DCI Lauren Quigley (Siobhan Finneran) is hired to lead the investigation.


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Emmy nominee Matthew Goode ("A Discovery of Witches," "The Crown") stars in this "absorbing...psychological crime thriller" (Mirror, UK) about deception, seduction and twisted family ties. Released from prison, convicted murderer Rex returns home to his devoted wife Karen (MyAnna Buring, Ripper Street), who has always maintained her innocence. But Karen hides darker secrets than Rex realizes.



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Classic series based on the stories of Somerville and Ross at the turn of the century. Peter Bowles (Rumpole of the Bailey, To the Manor Born) stars as Major Sinclair Yeates, a retired English army officer who becomes a resident magistrate in the west of Ireland before independence. CC available.

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Verais is a British crime drama television series based on the novels of the same name and written by crime writer Ann Cleeves. To date, eight seasons of the series have been produced and aired.

The main role of the series is played by Brenda Blethynas, Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope. Vera is a middle-aged officer with the fictional Northumberland & City Police, obsessed with her job and driven by her own demons. He drags himself around in a perpetually disheveled state, but he has a calculating mind, and despite his temperamental personality, he cares deeply about his work and his comrades. Vera develops a close relationship with her two sergeants, Joe Ashworth (David Leon) and later Aiden Healy (Kenny Doughty).

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23.Jack Taylor

This is a Mystery Tribune favorite: Jack Taylor is an Irish television mystery drama based on the novels by Ken Bruen. Set in Galway, the show stars Iain Glen in the eponymous role of Jack Taylor, a former Garda Síochána (National Police) officer who retires to become a 'Finder' (private investigator); Searching for clues that others might have missed, Taylor knows the streets of his hometown like the back of his hand.

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When two friends their age are increasingly ignored, they turn to crime to even the score.

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As Jenny (Lotta Teijle) struggles to stay afloat through her divorce, she teams up with Cecilia (Sissela Kyle) to rob a bank. This Swedish-language comedy-drama combines criminal adventures with a witty comedic twist.


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Detective Peter Wendel plans to assemble an elite team of investigators to solve unsolved cases. When the police receive a tip that Sweden's most notorious serial killer is a fraud and that eight killers may have been released as a result, Wendel gets his chance, but only the squad's scum are on hand to handle the case. Can your humble group solve these high-profile crimes? Swedish with English subtitles.



When a young woman's body turns up with evidence that she was held captive, the investigation leads to a series of enforced disappearances in a remote but surprising corner of Wales. This noir thriller from the team behind Hinterland is a riveting mystery with "outstanding performances across the board" (

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Decades ago, teenagers Olaf and Alice disappeared without a trace from the Dutch town of Schouwendam. Then, suddenly, an unknown person appears in town, with no memories but a clear resemblance to Olaf. The residents must face the mysteries of the past, but who is lying and who is telling the truth? As new deaths emerge, the community is torn apart by fear in this Dutch-language drama.

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28. Explosion

From the producers of The Fall comes this award-winning Welsh drama about ambitious police officer Gina Jenkins (Catrin Stewart, Stella) and her troubled brother Sam (Jacob Ifan, Cuffs).

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When Sam gets his hands on a gun, he embarks on a crime spree that will put not only his life at risk, but his sister's future in the police force as well. Bilingual drama in English and Welsh with subtitles.

29. Gentle George

This acclaimed BBC crime drama stars Tony nominee Martin Shaw (Death in Holy Orders) as Inspector George Gently, an incorruptible police officer transferred from London to North East England in the mid-1960s. , John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby, Line of Duty), investigates brutal crimes while dealing with the social and political changes of the time.

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30. Foyle's Guerra

Foyle's War is a British crime drama television series set during (and shortly after) the Second World War, created by writer and Midsomer Murders author Anthony Horowitz and commissioned by ITV after the long-running Inspector Morse series ended in 2000. .

In this series, Detective Superintendent Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen), a widower, is calm, methodical, insightful, fiercely honest and often underestimated by his enemies. Many of his cases involve speculation, the black market and murder, and he is often called upon to stop criminals from taking advantage of the turmoil caused by war.

While Foyle often finds senior officials in the British military or intelligence community preferring that he mind their own business, he is uncompromising in his pursuit of justice. Throughout the series, he is assisted by his chauffeur Samantha "Sam" Stewart (Honeysuckle Weeks) and Detective Sergeant Paul Milner (Anthony Howell).

31. Cold calling

After single mother June (Sally Lindsay, Scott and Bailey) receives a fateful phone call, she resorts to increasingly desperate measures to save her family's future in this dark thriller.

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The victim of a scam that robs her of her life savings, June tries to hunt down those responsible with the help of an old boyfriend (Daniel Ryan, Mount Pleasant). “Captivating drama” – The Times.


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Emmy winner Guy Pearce (Memento, Iron Man 3) becomes PI Jack Irish in this acclaimed series of Australian film noirs. With the help of journalist and sometimes friend Linda Hillier (Marta Dusseldorp, A Place to Call Home, Janet King), Jack takes on cases that plunge him into Melbourne's criminal underworld. "With romance, exotic suspense and dry humor, Jack is the complete package" - TV Guide.

33. Liverpool 1

Striking a "satisfying balance of crime-fighting and private emotional turmoil" (The Glasgow Herald), this dark police procedural follows detectives Isobel de Pauli (Samantha Womack, Mount Pleasant) and Mark Callaghan (Mark Womack, Babylon). Fight crime and corruption in Liverpool's dangerous underworld.

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With the investigation into her son's fatal hit-and-run, Frances Cairnes (Cush Jumbo) takes matters into her own hands and plans to kill George Rattery (Jared Harris), the pompous man she believes is responsible.

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Finally, troubled detective Nigel Strangeways (Billy Howle) works to prove George's guilt and thwart France's plans for revenge. "Unmissable" - IndieWire.

35. KEEPING THE FAITH, Series 2 (Acorn TV Original Series)

BBC's international Welsh sensation returns in Eve Myles (Victoria, Broadchurch), as Faith and her family are haunted by the dramatic aftermath of Series 1. (6 EPS).

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Lying, cheating, stealing - they are the best undercover cops in the business. Liam Ketman (Nick Berry, Heartbeat) and Garth O'Hanlon (Stephen Tompkinson, Wild at Heart) adopt false identities to penetrate society's underbelly and stop crime at its core. As they put their lives on the line, Liam desperately tries to maintain his marriage while Gareth keeps his personal life a secret.

37. Poirot Collection

Now a classic: David Suchet is a perfect Poirot in these superbly filmed adaptations of the Agatha Christie mysteries. The little detective solves cases with a sharp wit, dry wit and the help of his friends, including Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser, Sharpe), Inspector Japp (Philip Jackson, Boomers, The Good Karma Hospital) and Ariadne Oliver (Zoe Wanamaker, My family, Mr. Selfridge).


Two-time Oscar nominee Judy Davis (Feud, Life with Judy Garland) and award-winning actor Aaron Pedersen (Jack Irish) star in this Acorn TV original drama set in the Australian outback.

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When two children go missing on a cattle ranch, Detective Jay Swan (Pedersen) teams up with local police officer Emma James (Davis) to investigate. But solving the mystery may reveal other crimes plaguing the remote town.

39. Service line

Like other law enforcement units, the AC-12 investigates criminals, but the offenders it catches are law enforcement officers. Martin Compston (Monarch of the Glen), Lennie James (The Walking Dead) and Keeley Hawes (The Casual Vacancy) star in this critically acclaimed series, titled 'Unmissable' by The Times (UK).

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DCI Dan Sommerdahl, along with his best friend Detective Flemming Torp and his forensic scientist wife Marianne, investigate murders in a beautiful Danish seaside town. But Dan's years of devotion to his work have taken a toll on their marriage, and with Marianne seeking a divorce, Dan discovers that his rival for her affections is none other than his best friend. And they all still have to work together to solve crimes.

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Six months after a girl was kidnapped in a suburb of Copenhagen, only investigator Jan Michelsen has any hope that she is alive. When Jan discovers a cold case with the same characteristics, she brings in serial killer expert Louise Bergstein. With more lives on the line, they fight together against the darkness that haunts the Brotherhood in this Danish noir. CONTAINS VIOLENCE AND GRAPHICS.

42. Above suspicion

Kelly Reilly (True Detective) and Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones) star in this captivating detective series from Prime Suspect creator Lynda La Plante. With an engaging narrative and seething chemistry between Reilly and Hinds, it's "easily one of the best detective shows on the box" (Wales on Sunday, UK).


It arrives in the UK on July 19th. "The Best Nord Noir Ever" (The Observer), this acclaimed series follows a homicide detective (Sven Nordin, Valkyrien) who, with the help of an FBI agent, pursues an American serial killer hiding in his community (Carrie-Anne Moss, the matrix). When Wisting is haunted by an old case, how can he save the others when he's suspended and fighting for his reputation, career and life?

44. Murdoch's Secrets

Murdoch Mysteries is a Canadian television drama series starring William Murdoch as Yannick Bissona, a police officer who worked in Toronto, Ontario, in the early 20th century. The television series is based on characters from the series of novels by Maureen Jennings.

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45. Agatha Rosina

This show is the go-to choice for many welcoming mystery fans: Ashley Jensen stars in this quintessential British small-town crime thriller, based on the bestselling books by M.C. beat em Exhausted by office politics, Agatha Raisin retires early to a picturesque Cotswold town and soon finds a second career as an amateur detective investigating mischief, mayhem and murder in her deceptively picturesque village.


Premieres in Latin America on July 29. On a quiet summer afternoon in a small Dutch town, a girl disappears while riding her bicycle. Was it a kidnapping, an escape or a murder?

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When a second person disappears without a trace, the citizens of Oldenheim become paranoid and suspicious, wondering who will be next. Noortje Herlaar and Nasrdin Dchar play the lead roles in this Dutch language thriller.

47. Jericho pela Scotland Yard

“Robert Lindsay (My Family) stars as Scotland Yard's Chief Inspector Michael Jericho, a respected, uncompromising detective and visionary who investigates high-profile murders in 1950s London. series is more than just a crime thriller. It offers a glimpse into the explosion of changing attitudes after World War II.

48. Señorita Pescadora Mordgeheimnisse

Essie Davis (The Babadook) stars as Phryne Fisher, a thoroughly modern woman operating in a predominantly male world, in this sleek and sexy period crime thriller. Set in 1920s Melbourne, the series follows the glamorous detective as she does her job with a gun close at hand and, in most cases, grows even closer to a male admirer.

49. Pie in the Sky

In this light crime thriller, Richard Griffiths (Harry Potter) stars as DI Henry Crabbe, a good cop who eventually retires from the force and opens the diner of his dreams. He hopes to spend his retirement serving his favorite dishes, but his old boss is putting his plans on hold. "A fine British blend of comedy and crime" - MSN Entertainment.


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From the creator of Shameless comes a 'thrilling' crime comedy (The Independent, UK) featuring wild female characters and a cunning, irreverent approach to crime. Joanna Scanlan (Notes on a Scandal) and Elaine Cassidy (Acceptable Risk) star as Manchester detectives on the hunt for a serial killer in this BAFTA nomination for Best Drama Series.


Five years ago, a serial killer murdered three young women but was never found. Now, the mother of a terminally ill victim approaches criminal profiling expert Louise Bergstein to help her solve the case.

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Louise joins the police and discovers a clear pattern to the murders in this Danish thriller, and the hunt intensifies when the killer strikes again in this Danish thriller. CONTAINS VIOLENCE AND GRAPHICS.

52. Mr. and Mrs. murder

In this Australian import, flirty and fun couple Nicola (Kat Stewart, Offspring) and Charlie Buchanan (Shaun Micallef) run a crime scene cleaning service. Amateur detectives quickly realize that closing cases is as natural as cleaning them up.

53. And planing

This riveting Acorn TV original features "a great cast and a twisting story" (Evening Standard, UK). DS Nancy Devlin (Karla Crome) is a good cop with a secret: drug dealer Frank Le Saux (Philip Glenister, Life on Mars) is like a father to her. Co-stars Robert James-Collier (Downton Abbey), Joe Absolom (Doc Martin) and Amanda Burton (The Commander).

54. Alibis

Michael Kitchen (Foyle's War), Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey) and Academy Award nominee Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) star in this riveting miniseries. When neurotic Greg (Kitchen) is implicated in the death of his business partner, witness Marcey (Okonedo) helps him dispose of the body, but quickly begins to wonder what she was getting into.


Season two premieres in North America and the UK on September 19. Evert Bäckström is a rock star among police officers. Being a TV commentator doesn't help your ego or your reputation. He thinks he's a genius, and he is when it comes to solving crimes. When a woman's skull is found, she appears to have been murdered recently, but the DNA points to her death in the 2004 tsunami. Prosecutor Hanna Hwass thinks it was a mistake, but Backstrom sees a case only he can solve: a woman who died twice.


Widowed English nurse Joan Kirkhope (Greta Scacchi) searches for answers about her husband's mysterious death, while ex-detective Jack Darby (Bryan Brown) takes the open path to escape his past. But when they collide in the Australian outback and become embroiled in a series of mysteries, this unlikely pair of investigators soon discover that the most intriguing mystery they face is each other.

57. Innocent

After seven years in prison for the murder of his wife, David Collins (Lee Ingleby, George Gently) is released on formal grounds. But David has always maintained his innocence and is trying to mend his relationships with family and friends, some of whom still believe he is guilty. When the police reopen the case, buried secrets are unearthed that could destroy even more lives.


After 10 years abroad, Candice Renoir is back in the south of France and back in action as commander of the police. Candice is recently divorced with four children and feels rusty at work, not helped by her skeptical colleagues. Determined to prove that her supposed weaknesses are strengths, she solves complex cases with common sense, astute observation and a practical nature honed by the life of a busy mother.



Based on our latest review of new shows on Acorn TV in January 2023, we've added the following handpicked shows as a bonus.

mind games

DI Frances O'Neil is a former nun turned criminal profiler who enters the minds of killers to solve crimes. When two women are found tied to chairs and beaten to death in their own homes, Frances realizes that these murders, initially thought to be robberies gone wrong, are the work of a serial killer.

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my life is murder

Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Parks and Recreation) stars as retired police officer Alexa Crowe in this contemporary Australian crime drama. With her former boss (Bernard Curry, Once Upon a Time) who regularly asks her opinion on cold cases, and a young police data analyst (Ebony Vagulans) who is itching for advice whether Alexa likes it or not, apparently Alexa doesn't. he can. stop solving crimes.

fallen Angel

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This riveting miniseries explores the mind and motivations of a psychopath (Emilia Fox, Delicious) as she travels back in time to discover where everything went wrong. Ethereal beauty Angel Wharton is the devil in disguise. But what, or who, did she do it? Is it the fault of Angel's (Charles Dance, The Crown) father, an ambitious but distant minister? your weak mother? Or the boyfriend who cheated on her?


Detective Harry Anglesea is still mourning his wife's suicide and returns to the Auckland Serious Crimes Unit after four weeks of mourning in his native Samoa. But his self-destructive behavior shows he's less ready to go back to work than he realizes. Sam Neill (Peaky Blinders) and star Oscar Kightley.

QUEENS OF MYSTERY (Acorn TV original series)

Enchanting female-led mystery series created by Julian Unthank (Doc Martin, New Tricks). A young police detective (Olivia Vinall, "The Woman in White") is joined by her three mysterious crime-solving aunts (Julie Graham, "The Bletchley Circle", Siobhan Redmond, "Alfresco" and Sarah Woodward, "The Politician's Husband ". ), like it or not. (6 EPS)

doyle republic

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The sleepy port town of St. John's, Newfoundland, is changing. While an influx of oil flooded their coffers, it also brought the corrupt to the fore; After all, where there's money, there's garbage. And doing his part to clean things up is private investigator Jake Doyle, who with the help of his father and partner in Doyle P.I. Steadfast, he handles every case, with a murder or two, just to keep things interesting.

LONDON KILLS, Series 1 (Acorn TV original series)

British crime drama from the creator of Suspects. Hugo Speer (The Full Monty), Sharon Small (Inspector Lynley Mysteries), Bailey Patrick (Bodyguard) and newcomer Tori Allen-Martinstar as a team of homicide detectives in the world's most iconic city, London. (5 episodes) (Trailer)

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MANHUNT (Acorn TV original series)

British ITV #1 miniseries based on the memoir of former London Metropolitan Detective Colin Sutton (Martin Clunes, Doc Martin, Men Behaving Badly), who hunted serial killer Levi Bellfield with determination and tenacity. (3eps).

close to the enemy

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In Stephen Poliakoff's gripping drama, starring Angela Bassett, intelligence officer Callum Ferguson (Jim Sturgess, Across the Universe) must convince a captive German scientist (August Diehl, Inglourious Basterds) to develop a jet engine for the government. War. . Alfie Allen and Alfred Molina in its stellar cast. An original series from Acorn.


This quirky New Zealand mystery follows DI Mike Shepherd as he arrives in the seemingly peaceful town of Brokenwood with a classic car, a country music collection and an unspecified number of ex-wives. His assistant, DC Kristin Sims, is a book researcher 15 years younger than her boss's car. Shepherd soon discovers that Brokenwood is full of mystery and suspicion.

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  • 'The Sixth Sense' (1999) ...
  • 'Luckiest Girl Alive' (2022) ...
  • 'Zodiac' (2007)
Nov 2, 2022

What is the best thriller on TV? ›

Top 50 Thriller TV Series
  1. The Last of Us (2023– ) TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Drama. ...
  2. You (2018– ) TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Romance. ...
  3. Happy Valley (2014–2023) ...
  4. The Walking Dead (2010–2022) ...
  5. Lockwood & Co (2023– ) ...
  6. Criminal Minds (2005– ) ...
  7. Breaking Bad (2008–2013) ...
  8. Your Honor (II) (2020–2023)

What is coming to Acorn in 2022? ›

The Acorn TV December 2022 schedule includes Acorn TV Originals Farewell Doc Martin and the Doc Martin series finale, Midsomer Murders: 25 Years of Mayhem and the Season 23 premiere, and The Madame Blanc Mysteries Christmas Special.

Is Acorn TV worth paying for? ›

How much does Acorn cost? At $5.99, the Acorn TV app is certainly worth considering. It's about the same price as Apple TV+ and a few other apps that focus on original shows. If you pay for the annual membership, the app gives you two months free, which is a nice bonus.

How often does Acorn TV add new shows? ›

Acorn TV adds new shows every Monday morning. If you're not seeing new shows, please try exiting the app or channel on the device you use to watch, or refreshing the page.

What is the most highly rated series? ›

Question: Which are the top 10 highest rated tv series on IMDb? Answer: As of January 2023, Breaking Bad, The Last Of Us, Game Of Thrones, The Sopranos, Rick and Morty, The Office, Better Call Saul, FRIENDS, True Detective and Seinfeld are the highest rated shows on IMDb.

What is a good true crime story to watch? ›

57 of Netflix's best true-crime documentaries available to watch now
  • Our Father. Netflix. ...
  • Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich. Netflix. ...
  • Capturing the Killer Nurse. ...
  • Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. ...
  • Tiger King Season 1-2. ...
  • Worst Roomate Ever. ...
  • Downfall: The Case Against Boeing. ...
  • Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes.
Jan 11, 2023

What is the No 1 drama in the world? ›

1. The Last of Us (2023– ) After a global pandemic destroys civilization, a hardened survivor takes charge of a 14-year-old girl who may be humanity's last hope.

What is the most popular show on BritBox? ›

With BritBox (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
  1. Death in Paradise (2011– ) TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama. ...
  2. Hotel Portofino (2022– ) TV-14 | 54 min | Drama. ...
  3. A Spy Among Friends (2022) ...
  4. Rome (2005–2007) ...
  5. Love Actually (2003) ...
  6. Shetland (2013– ) ...
  7. Doctor Who (1963–1989) ...
  8. Only Fools and Horses (1981–2003)

Is BritBox being discontinued? ›

BritBox Stops Offering New Subscriptions

Back in March 2022, we reported that BritBox was going to change significantly, and get “folded into” ITVX once the new service came to be.

Is there anything worth watching on BritBox? ›

Awesome Shows to Stream on BritBox, From 'Downton Abbey' to 'Doctor Who' Whether you're into period dramas or classic sci-fi, the Brits have got you covered. From The Office to Mr. Bean to, of course, Doctor Who, British television has been responsible for many of our most beloved pop culture phenomena.

What is the number 1 true crime podcast? ›

1. Serial. What is this? As one of the earliest true crime podcasts, Serial richly deserves the title of “an audio game changer.” After catapulting to success in 2014, the Peabody Award winning podcast remains as prominent as ever.

What is the new detective series on BritBox? ›

Death in Paradise fans, you're in for a real treat with this brand new BritBox Original crime-drama mystery series. Beyond Paradise follows DI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) and his fiancée, Martha (Sally Bretton), as they leave London behind to get a fresh start on the Devon coast.

What is the best crime drama on HBO Max? ›

Get inside the lives of your favorite mobsters, outlaws, detectives, and masterminds through the extensive collection of crime shows on HBO.
  • Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children. ...
  • Autopsy. ...
  • Banshee. ...
  • Barry. ...
  • Batwoman. ...
  • Behind Closed Doors. ...
  • Big Little Lies. ...
  • Black and Missing.

What is the new masterpiece mystery series 2022? ›

Magpie Murders is a fresh, beguiling twist on the traditional murder mystery, with a solution that will both astonish and shock viewers. Find out everything you need to know about Magpie Murders. New episodes are airing now through November 20, 2022. For a limited time, you can stream episodes after their broadcast.

What is coming to Masterpiece in 2022? ›

Get ready for new seasons from returning mysteries Van Der Valk and Miss Scarlett and the Duke; the premiere of Magpie Murders, the broadcast premiere of Annika, and more from the world of MASTERPIECE Mystery! 1.

What is the best thriller of 2022? ›

Best Mystery & Thriller Movies 2022
  • #1. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. 92% #1. ...
  • #2. Decision to Leave. 93% #2. ...
  • #3. Emily the Criminal. 94% #3. ...
  • #4. The Innocents. 96% #4. ...
  • #5. The Eternal Daughter. 95% #5. ...
  • #6. Enola Holmes 2. 94% #6. ...
  • #7. Kimi. 92% #7. ...
  • #8. Bull. 93% #8.

What is the best psychological thriller ever? ›

The best psychological thriller movies to watch
  • Seven (1995) Film. ...
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Film. ...
  • Get Out (2017) Film. ...
  • Stranger by the Lake (2014) Film. ...
  • Open Your Eyes (1997) Film. ...
  • Fatal Attraction (1987) Film. ...
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) Film. Thrillers. ...
  • Donnie Darko (2002) Film. Drama.
4 days ago

Which is the number 1 thriller movie? ›

Best Thriller Movies 2021
  • #1. Azor. 98% #1. Critics Consensus: An uncommonly patient thriller, Azor elegantly slips the viewer into its cool grasp and never lets go. ...
  • #2. Riders of Justice. 96% #2. ...
  • #3. Boiling Point. 99% #3. ...
  • #4. No Sudden Move. 92% #4. ...
  • #5. The Novice. 93% #5. ...
  • #6. Titane. 90% #6. ...
  • #7. The Beta Test. 92% #7. ...
  • #8. Nobody. 84% #8.

What is the best thriller series on Netflix currently? ›

TV Thrillers
  • You.
  • Breaking Bad.
  • The Blacklist.
  • Money Heist.
  • El Chapo.
  • Designated Survivor.
  • La Reina del Sur.
  • Travelers.

What are the hottest TV series right now? ›

  • Not Dead Yet (2023) new. tv-14 1 Season. Genre Comedy. ...
  • Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence (2023) new. 1 Season. ...
  • Letterkenny (2016) tv-ma 11 Seasons. ...
  • You (2018) new. tv-ma 4 Seasons. ...
  • Lockwood & Co. ( 2023) new. ...
  • That '90s Show (2023) 1 Season. ...
  • Harlem (2021) new. 2 Seasons. ...
  • Hunters (2020) tv-ma 2 Seasons.
6 days ago

What is coming to Acorn TV in 2023? ›

Our 2022 guide is available here. You can check out our Acorn TV full coverage here.
58 Best Crime Drama and Thriller Shows On Acorn TV: 2023 Edition
  • The South Westerlies. ...
  • DEAD STILL. ...
  • BALTHAZAR. ...

What is coming to BritBox in 2023? ›

The BritBox February 2023 schedule includes the return of Death in Paradise for Season 12, followed by the premiere of Death in Paradise spinoff Beyond Paradise, starring Kris Marshall (Love Actually). For the craft enthusiasts and entrepreneurs among us, BritBox Original Make it at Market also premieres.

What's new on BritBox January 2023? ›

The BritBox schedule for January 2023 releases has premieres of series like BritBox Originals and Exclusives Stonehouse and Vera: S12 slated for arrival. Other BritBox highlights for this month include Here We Go and Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs.

Is Acorn owned by Amazon? ›

Acorn TV is owned by RLJ Entertainment, Inc.

What is the cheapest way to get Acorn TV? ›

Sign up for a free 7-day trial at Your free trial entitles you to a week of unlimited access to Acorn TV (new customers only). Once your free 7 days are up, you will be billed USD$6.99/month (plus applicable taxes) until you cancel your Acorn TV subscription.

What shows are leaving Acorn TV? ›

British TV Shows Leaving Acorn TV in October 2022
  • Trial & Retribution, Seasons 7-14.
  • Bloodlines.
  • Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic.
  • Terry Pratchett's Going Postal.

Which has more shows BritBox or Acorn? ›

At a glance, Acorn TV has a smaller library of content when compared to BritBox. As we've already mentioned, it's targeting a specific market, and most of its shows are comedies, murder mysteries, or crime shows.

Do BritBox and Acorn have the same shows? ›

While both services have similar offerings in terms of classic mystery shows such as Hercule Poirot or Agatha Christie's Ms. Marple, BritBox has a much larger and higher growing inventory of new shows, thanks to generous support of BBC and ITV.

How much is Acorn TV a month on Amazon Prime? ›

After the 30-day trial period, the service costs $5.99 per month (or $59.99 per year).

What is coming to Acorn in September 2022? ›

The Acorn TV September 2022 schedule includes new series Recipes for Love and Murder, the prequel Mystery Road: Origin, and Bäckström Season 2.

What is coming to Acorn TV in August 2022? ›

  • Acorn TV's big debut for August is Darby & Joan, starring Bryan Brown (Cocktail) and Greta Scacchi (Emma) as a pair of "grey nomads" – retirees who leave behind their comfortable homes to set out for adventure in the Australian outback. ...
  • Acorn TV also has the debut of the 2022 drama, Anne.
Aug 2, 2022

What's new on Acorn October 2022? ›

The Acorn TV October 2022 schedule includes Acorn TV Originals Mystery Road: Origin and My Life Is Murder Season 3, as well as Acorn TV exclusive Doc Martin Season 10.

What is the new BritBox crime series? ›

Death in Paradise fans, you're in for a real treat with this brand new BritBox Original crime-drama mystery series. Beyond Paradise follows DI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) and his fiancée, Martha (Sally Bretton), as they leave London behind to get a fresh start on the Devon coast.

What is coming to BritBox in September 2022? ›

See the full list of titles below:
  • September 1st. “Hullraisers” (Season 1)
  • September 6th. “Come Home” (Season 1)
  • September 8th. “The Suspect” (Season 1)
  • September 13th. “Finding Alice” (Season 1)
  • September 16th. “Homes Under The Hammer” (Season 25)
  • September 20th. “McDonald & Dodds” (Season 3)
  • September 27th.
Aug 22, 2022

What's coming to Acorn in October? ›

Acorn TV Premieres in October 2022 - I Heart British TV.
Acorn TV October 10th Premieres
  • October 10th: Episodes 1 & 2 of 10 – “It Takes Two” and “Nothing Concrete”
  • October 17th: Episodes 3 & 4 of 10 – “Bloodlines” and “The Village”
  • October 24th: Episodes 5 & 6 of 10 – “Silent Lights” (Christmas-themed) and “Bride to Bee”

What's new on Acorn TV in November? ›

The Acorn TV November 2022 lineup adds to the service's wide variety of acclaimed English and foreign-language dramas, engaging comedies, documentaries and more. The Acorn TV November 2022 schedule includes Acorn TV Originals Doc Martin Season 10, My Life Is Murder Season 3, and Whitstable Pearl Season 2.

What new shows are coming to Acorn TV in July 2022? ›

The Acorn TV July 2022 schedule includes The Other One Season 2, The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 8, and The Sommerdahl Murders Season 3. What is this? You can also watch all episodes of Ten Percent, as well as the film United, the first two seasons of Trivia, Walking Tudor, and more.


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