Acorn TV: Shows from Britain, Australian, New Zealand, Canada

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  1. BarkingGhost

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    Curious ... at what resolution are they streaming at? I received by Region 2 DVD box set of Inspector Morse and it is, well, minimum DVD quality. I recognize that the original quality probably wasn't there to begin with, or the lapse in originals to what has made it to Region 2 DVD less than what could have been, but I wonder about how good/bad it is on Acorn TV. BTW, we paid <30 pounds sterling to get the Region 2 DVD boxed set to us, which is about $45. This was through amazon.co.uk, respectively. The Region same exact product through amazon.com was $90.
     
  2. Steve

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    My Roku stick is plugged into a Pioneer AVR. My wife is streaming a S1 Poirot at the moment, in it's original 4:3 aspect ratio, and the Pioneer is reporting 720p input.
     

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  3. Steve

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    Thanks again for the suggestion. Finally got around to it, and we really enjoyed the second episode last night. The one in the winery. Looking forward to watching the other 2.

    I'm enjoying the New Zealand accent. Seems like they pronounce their short e's like long e's, so Detective Shepherd's name is pronounced "Shee-perd",
     
  4. Steve

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    Watched a couple of George Gently's on Acorn yesterday. Not on a par with Morse or Lewis, IMO, buy we enjoyed them.

    My wife is hooked on A Place To Call Home. She binge-watched the first season over the past 3-4 days.
     
  5. Steve

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    I take that back. We're about 10 episodes in (out of 23), and 3-4 of them have been superb, IMO.
     
  6. phrelin

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    In case you missed my post in the TV Show Talk thread on this show, you can tell your wife the show was cancelled then picked up.
     
  7. Steve

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    She'll be happy to hear this! Thanks for the heads-up.
     
  8. phrelin

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    In December Acorn TV is giving many of us a gift or two according to a news release:

    Yes, on Monday December 7 "The Brokenwood Mysteries" returns and on Monday December 21 "A Place to Call Home" returns. These two shows are must-see-tv in our home.
     
  9. phrelin

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    Acorn TV is the best bargain in streaming TV right now at $49.99/year or $4.99/month with your first month free. Here's the shows/seasons premiering this month and next month:

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  10. ronton3

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    Acorn is now available as part of Amazon Prime's new offerings on the Firetv. I have enjoyed British stuff for years and will now give this a try.
     
  11. phrelin

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    Acorn TV is the best bargain in streaming TV right now at $49.99/year or $4.99/month with your first month free. Here are some of the shows/seasons premiering this month and next month:

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    In case you didn't notice, apparently the Austrailan series "Janet King" premiering on Acorn TV in February stars Marta Dusseldorp, who we all know stars in "A Place to Call Home". "Janet King" has already been renewed for a second series ("series"="season" in Australia).
     
  12. phrelin

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    Either it's me or Acorn TV is having problems arranging and announcing its release dates. But new shows include ones not only from Britain, but from New Zealand, Italy and Australia. For February these are already available or will be released this month:

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    "The Life of Verdi" will be premiered February 29 (yes, it's one of those months). Much to my frustration this one has been delayed until March:

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  13. phrelin

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    According to various confusing news releases it appears that the following will be added to Acorn TV in March:

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  14. phrelin

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    When searching around for a better source for what's new on streaming TV for March, I found a comprehensive listing for Acorn TV at TV Insider which included the following - I've added links to information on the listings:

    Available March 4
    The Lilac Bus (Irish Friday Feature)

    Available March 7
    The Hanging Gale (4 episode miniseries, Irish)
    Father Ted (Series 1-3, Irish)
    Troubles (2 episode miniseries, Irish)

    Available March 11
    Anner House (Irish Friday Feature)

    Available March 14
    Janet King (Series 1, exclusive U.S. premiere)
    Kingdom (Series 1-3)

    Available March 18
    Turning Green (Irish Friday Feature)

    Available March 21
    Moving On (a British television anthology series, 40 episodes)
    Vera (Series 6, exclusive US premiere)

    Available March 25
    The Trench (Friday Feature)

    Available March 28
    Very British Problems (Series 1, exclusive US premiere)

    I'm not quite sure why Acorn TV doesn't send out a single monthly news release listing like this.
     
  15. phrelin

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    As of today we have (click on picture to see listings for the entire Irish Playlist):

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    We have new offerings at Acorn TV from Australia, Britain, and
    Ireland. Some of these have episodes already available, others
    premier later this month.

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    Jack Irish is a 2016 Australian television drama series and series
    of television movies adapted from the detective novels by Peter
    Temple. The series stars Emmy and SAG Award Winning actor
    Guy Pearce in the lead role of Jack Irish, a former criminal
    lawyer turned private investigator and debt collector, and Marta
    Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home, Janet King) who plays his
    romantic interest radio personality Linda Hiller.


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    Created by Emmy winner and multi BAFTA award-winning writer
    Jimmy McGovern (Cracker, Hillsborough, The Street) for the
    BBC, Moving On is a critically acclaimed series of stand-alone
    contemporary dramas. The series explores complex issues from
    addiction, to depression; the life of a soldier's wife, to the pain
    of a loved one lost. Lies that should never have been spoken
    to truths that are hard to hear all linked by the common theme
    of characters who reach a turning point in life... and then move on.


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    An all-star cast brings to life the triumphs and heartbreaks of a
    generation of young people in 1960s UK. Written by BAFTA
    award-winning writer Paula Milne, White Heat depicts a time of
    considerable political and social turmoil as well as the long-term
    effects of the tumult. Starring Claire Foy (Wolf Hall), Lindsay
    Duncan (About Time), Juliet Stevenson (The Politician's Wife),
    Sam Claffin (The Hunger Games), MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street),
    and David Gyasi (Interstellar).


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    Pam Ferris (Call the Midwife), Sarah Lancashire (Last Tango in
    Halifax), and Thomas Craig (Murdoch Mysteries) co-star in
    this long-running UK drama set in a fictional Yorkshire town.
    Warmhearted and humane, the series follows a group of nurses
    who are fiercely dedicated to both their jobs and their families.


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    Officer Nick Barron (Adrian Holmes, Arrow, Smallville) patrols the
    streets of Montreal with Station 19's newest squad member, Ben
    Chartier (Jared Keeso, Falling Skies, Elysium). Back on the job
    after a shooting incident, guilt-ridden Nick immediately clashes
    with overzealous Ben. Absorbing and authentic, with an
    outstanding ensemble cast, this award-winning drama follows first
    responders beyond the crime scenes and into their own messy
    lives. NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA.


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    Cutting-edge Victorian science meets cunningly plotted mystery
    in this award-winning Canadian TV drama. All-new season 9
    now available. Not Available in Canada.


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    Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings) and Patrick MacNee
    (The Avengers) star as the perennial favorite detectives
    Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in a series of suspenseful
    and gripping mysteries.


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    In this 2015 Irish TV series, car dealer Frank Mallon (Adam Fergus)
    is watching his life fall apart around him. His wife has left, his
    cars aren't selling, and his teenage daughter is out of control.
    When bank manager Desmond Rane (Aidan McArdle) tells
    Frank he's in financial trouble and about to lose everything,
    Frank devises a plan to fix his money problems while also getting
    revenge on the people who make his life miserable. But when a
    kidnapping goes awry, the blacklash that occurs leaves a drastic
    and catastrophic effect on the entire town.


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    Writer and historian Dr. Helen Castor (She-Wolves, Medieval
    Lives) explores the life and death of Joan of Arc. Joan was a
    legendary female warrior, but where amidst the legend is the
    real Joan the teenage peasant girl who achieved the seemingly
    impossible? Hear Joan's own words in a court manuscript from
    her trial, and follow along as Helen deciphers Joan's true story.
     
  17. phrelin

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    We have new offerings at Acorn TV from Australia, Britain, and Ireland. Some of these have
    episodes already available, others premier later this month.

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    New offerings from Acorn TV:

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    And it looks like the 2016 Fall Season on Acorn TV will start with some interesting shows.

    In September:

    Remember Acorn TV offers a free 30-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Adding exclusive new programs every week and featuring a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no set end dates, IMHO Acorn TV is a remarkable offering for the price.
     
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  20. Steve

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    Couldn't agree with your more. In addition to the shows you mention above, over the past month we've watched and enjoyed the most recent seasons of Vera, Brokenwood Mysteries and Inspector George Gently. All very entertaining, IMHO.
     

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