April British TV Premieres: What’s New on Acorn TV for April 2021?

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April is looking like another great month of mystery over on Acorn TV, bringing us the continuation of a couple new series, along with some brand new premieres, too. Most notably, the Welsh thriller Keeping Faith will be returning for it's final series, but there's plenty more where that came from.

If you don't already subscribe to Acorn TV, you can sign up on their website HERE. If you have a smart TV that isn't compatible with their app (like a Samsung) or you prefer to subscribe through Amazon Video, you can sign up HERE instead. 

Either way you do it, you get a free 7-day trial, and both offer easy online cancellation if you decide it's not for you. Both options have the same programming, though some people on slower internet connections have reported slightly smoother streaming on Amazon (and occasionally, a delay of a few hours for new programming to appear). 

 

Acorn TV April 2021 Schedule of New Shows…

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Continuing British TV Shows on Acorn TV in April 2021

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Bloodlands wraps up with episode 4 on Acorn TV in April

Bloodlands

Bloodlands begins when Northern Irish police detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt, Cold Feet) finds a possible suicide note in a car that's been pulled out of Strangford Lough. It doesn't take long for him to connect the note to a cold case that's particularly significant to him – and from there, he begins the hunt for an assassin known only as “Goliath”.

  • Episode 4 (of 4): April 5th

Begin watching Bloodlands HERE

 

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Brokenwood Mysteries

The Brokenwood Mysteries

This much-loved New Zealand series returns for another season of six feature-length mysteries in the murderous town of Brokenwood. Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea, Go Girls) and Detective Kristin Simms (Fern Sutherland, The Almighty Johnsons) investigate everything from murderous rivalries to lethal grudges, all with their usual wit and dry humour. 

  • Episode 2: April 5th
  • Episode 3: April 12th
  • Episode 4: April 19th
  • Episode 5: April 26th

Catch up on Seasons 1-6 of Brokenwood Mysteries HERE.

 

New British TV Shows on Acorn TV in April 2021

April 5th Premieres

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Only Foals & Horses comes to Acorn TV in April 2021

Only Foals & Horses (2019)

This series follows horse vets Lisa Durham and Philippa Hughes as they care for their four-legged clients over the course of a year in Wales. Their clients are varied, with everything from family horses to million pound race horses. Each season brings different types of challenges for the all-female veterinary team.

 

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The Norman Conquests

The Norman Conquests (1977)

Based on a trilogy of Alan Ayckbourn plays, this miniseries depicts six characters over the same weekend, but in different parts of a house. Dames Penelope Keith and Penelope Wilton are among the cast, and both appeared in stage versions of the plays. The late Richard Briers (The Good Life) is also among the stars.

 

April 12th Premieres

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Keeping Faith returns for a third and final series

Keeping Faith, Series 3 

Eve Myles returns as Faith Howells in the third and final series of this award-winning thriller/crime drama. In this season, we see Faith attempting to make sense of her marriage while also dealing with a challenging and emotionally draining legal case involving a sick young boy. 

At the same time, she's challenged by the reappearance of her mother and the emergence of long-buried secrets. Episodes 1 and 2 air on the 12th, with additional episodes arriving weekly through May 10th.

Catch up on Series 1-2 HERE

 

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In Deep – Series 3 comes to Acorn TV in April 2021

In Deep, Series 3

Nick Berry (Heartbeat) and Stephen Tompkinson (DCI Banks, Trollied) star in this 2001 series about undercover detectives and the unique challenges they face while leading double lives.

Series 1 & 2 arrived on Acorn TV in March (1 on the 15th and 2 on the 29th).

Get started on Series 1 HERE

 

April 19th Premieres

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Off the Beaten Track returns for another series in April

Off the Beaten Track, Series 2

BBC host Kate Humble and her Welsh Sheepdog Teg return for another series of episodes exploring the Welsh countryside. Together, they visit beautiful, but often overlooked areas and the people who live in them. 

Check out Series 1 HERE

 

April 26th Premieres

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Bäckström arrives on Acorn TV on April 26th

Bäckström

This Swedish series is based on Leif GW Persson's Evert Bäckström novels, and it follows the incredibly successful detective as he attempts to solve the case of a woman who's died twice. The discovery of a woman's skull seems to point to a recent death, but DNA suggests she died in the 2004 tsunami. Though his colleagues believe it's a mistake, Bäckström has other ideas.

 

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One Lane Bridge

One Lane Bridge (2020)

While working a murder investigation, a young Maori detective accidentally awakens a spiritual gift that may harm the case.

Can't wait? You can also watch it HERE on AMC+ or Sundance Now

 

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Belonging

Belonging

Brenda Blethyn (Vera) and Kevin Whately (Lewis) star in this bittersweet made-for-TV movie about family. In the lovely market town of Shrewsbury, Jess (Blethyn) and Jacob (Whately) have been married for decades, and now live with his “challenging” mother and a couple other members of his extended family. 

Jess gives up her career to take care of Jacob's family, but when he disappears, everything falls apart.

Can't wait? Check it out HERE now.

 

What Do You Think of the April 2021 Acorn TV Premieres?

After a slow TV year, it's great to see more new shows finally making it the streaming services. We're looking forward to wrapping up Keeping Faith, and Bäckström sounds quite good, too. 

What will you be watching on Acorn TV in April?

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27 Comments

  1. All I can say is British, Irish and Scandinavian TV is far superior to American TV. Better actors, more depth, more real and better plot lines.

    • I agree..I only watch a few comedies, game shows and soap operas on regular tv, everything else is ACORN. Far superior.

  2. Bloodlands was very disappointing. Thanks for the heads up on Line of duty, can’t wait.
    Loved In Deep too and Thorne is proving to be just as great. Looking forward to more new content.

  3. I also love Brokenwood. I certainly hope they are filming another season because this this one only has 6 episodes. It will be over too soon.

  4. I am excited to know about the premieres. I am thoroughly enjoying the return of Brokenwood Mysteries. I concur, Bloodlands is awful, but then I’ve always barely tolerated James Nesbitt. Until the later years, he ruined much of Cold Feet for me. It wasn’t very smart to think I would enjoy his own show. Even though the last couple of seasons have been slightly disappointing, I am always interested in more Midsomer Murders. Thank you for all the updates. As usual, I am very grateful for this lovely service. Thank you for all you do!

  5. The only problem I have with Acorn TV is that I can’t get it on my android tv. I was able to get it for a while and now I can’t… so we’re back to watching it on our computer or laptop. I don’t understand why we were able to get it on the TV for quite some time and now we can’t. Frustrating.

  6. Don’t know what we would do without Acorn TV ! Happy to see the return of Brokenwood Mysteries and looking forward to the return of Heart Guy and Good Karma Hospital. Just great TV !!!! Thanks

  7. LOVE Acorn!! When will Agatha Raisin return??! Can’t wait to see “Keeping Faith”! The only improvement would be MORE new shows each month!! ” Bloodlands” is outstanding!!

    • I did not like bloodlands at all. He’s a dirty cop who didn’t care about anything but covering his a$$

    • Bloodlands was awful. A rogue cop with NO conscience and didn’t care about who he killed or framed to cover his own backside.

  8. Keeping Faith I can’t wait it is fabulous.
    When will we get the next Line of Duty Series on Acorn Canada?
    British TV is the best, plots are so tight and actors amazing looking forward to more shows.

  9. There are several things I’ll be watching. We have been watching Brokenwood and Bloodlands, so we are looking forward to more, but I may finally try Keeping Faith, and Off the Beaten Track. Something to look forward to!

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