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Acorn TV's August schedule has just been announced, and there are some great shows on the way.
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Acorn TV August 2021 Schedule of New Shows…
Continuing British TV Shows on Acorn TV in August 2021
Jack Irish, Season 3
Guy Pearce (Mare of Easttown) is back for another set of episodes as Jack Irish, the former criminal lawyer who's taken to debt collecting and private investigation. In the final season, we learn more about his dark personal history, including the murder of his wife. The series is inspired by the novels of the late author Peter Temple.
Returning for the final season are Marta Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home, Janet King), Roy Billing (The End), Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road) and Shane Jacobson (Guardians of the Tomb).
Season 3 has four episodes, released on the following schedule:
- July 12th – Episode 1
- July 19th – Episode 2
- July 26th – Episode 3
- August 2nd – Episode 4
New British TV Shows on Acorn TV in August 2021
Acorn TV August 2nd Premieres
This dark and atmospheric Welsh crime drama is always a favourite among British TV fans, and in August, it comes to Acorn TV. Richard Harrington (Lark Rise to Candleford) stars as DCI Tom Mathias, a brilliant loner with a hidden past. Malie Harries (Keeping Faith) stars alongside him as clever local DI Mared Rhys. The series was filmed on location in the lovely seaside town of Aberystwyth, Wales.
- Season 1 – August 2nd
- Season 2 – August 9th
- Season 3 – August 16th
Missing, Seasons 1 & 2 (2009 to 2010)
Pauline Quirke (Birds of a Feather) stars as DS Mary Jane “MJ” Croft, head of a busy missing persons unit in Dover. In each case, she and her team will confront situations that make friends and family wonder how well they really know their loved ones.
Mark Wingett (The Bill, Eastenders), Siân Phillips (Keeping Faith), Felix Scott (Grantchester) and Pooja Shah (Bend It Like Beckham) also star.
Check out the trailer below:
Acorn TV August 9th Premieres
Adrian Dunbar's Coastal Ireland
Adrian Dunbar reconnects with his Irish roots, taking us on a scenic journey around the rugged north and west coasts of Ireland. Along the way, he'll share history, tradition, and some of his own thoughts about the breathtaking coastal landscapes.
Check out the trailer below:
Adrian Dunbar's Coastal Ireland – Episode 1 – Trailer from Afro-Mic Productions on Vimeo.
Fallen Angel (2007)
Charles Dance (Foyle's War) and Emilia Fox (Silent Witness) star in this miniseries based on the acclaimed “Requiem for an Angel” crime trilogy by Andrew Taylor. The series begins by revealing a murderer, then rewinding back through her life to examine what made her that way. It begins in modern London, where we meet a woman whose granddaughter has been abducted by a woman known only as “Angel”. It's only then that we're taken back to see Angel's childhood in the idyllic English countryside.
Acorn TV August 23rd Premieres
Republic of Doyle, Season 1
This delightful crime dramedy follows a father and son investigative agency in lovely Newfoundland. Allan Hawco stars as the rough-around-the-edges PI Jake Doyle, while Sean McGinley (Bleak House) plays his father and partner Malachy Doyle.
Walking Through History, Season 1 (2013 to 2014)
Tony Robinson (Blackadder) takes us on a variety of historic walks through the beautiful British countryside. In Season 1, we're treated to walks throughthe Weald in Kent and East Sussex to discover its rich Tudor heritage, hikes into the dramatic Kintail region of the west Scotland Highland, a 40-mile walk through the glorious Peak District, and a visit to the site of the world’s first factory which would lay the foundations for today’s skyscrapers.
Check out the trailer below:
Acorn TV August 30th Premieres
My Life is Murder, Season 2
After spending Season 1 in Melbourne, detective Alexa Crowe moves over to Auckland, New Zealand for another 10-episode season. As before, she finds herself helping out a handsome local detective with particularly puzzling cases. Her computer expert partner Madison (Ebony Vagulans) returns, but she finds herself with a new cat (this time, a handsome Maine Coon).
William Shatner and Bill Bailey are among the season's guest stars.
What Do You Think of the August 2021 Acorn TV Premieres?
What will you be watching next month on Acorn TV? Though we tend to favor British TV shows around here (big surprise, right?), we'll certainly be tuning in for the new season of My Life is Murder. It will also be nice to see Tony Robinson's Walking Through History on a streaming service again.
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PLEASE – want to see all seasons of Candice Renoir
More Candice. Superb. Love Brokenwood. The lighter police dramas. But republic of Doyle is a bit too silly, and getting worse. Des character is pathetic.
Hi from the USA I’m addicted to almost all your murder mysteries! But I truly love the show BENIDORM !!!! PLEASE bring back the show!!! WANT THE GARVYS AND MADGE BACK. I can’t stop laughing. Love it so much Make a 2hour special!!!!
Definitely want all seasons of Candice Renoir. Love this series!
Love that series
Husband & I both enjoy watching Candace Renoir Seasons 1 & 2. Looking forward to Season 3 and beyond. I hope Acorn will show 3 thru 9.
I absolutely love Brokenwood as well! Please bring it back!
Brokenwood is one of our favorites also. More episodes Please!
I. Love Brokenwood. Almost through all the episodes. I would also love to see more Shakespeare and Hathaway as well asKingdom. I hate when I get really into a series and then it ends. Bummers.
I agree! Love both of those shows and miss watching new episodes.
Absolutely enjoy Candice Renoir and My Life is Murder. Two great shows. Great actors and plots
Would like to see more CNN of Brokenwood, have seen the first 30! More of Actor Robson Green. There are missing episodes on some series, why? Would like to see non English speaking shows noted as such before having to go thru title/credits and scenes before someone speaks!!! Or list them up front as caption to indicate foreign speaking!!
Yes! I totally agree!
Too many crime and mysteries. I was romcoms and draperies.
Not me, I adore the crime and mystery shows, they are so well scripted and acted, cant get enough of the British, Nordic, and even the Spanish crime/thrillers. American programming doesnt come close.
Awaiting Series 3 of Candice Renoir. Currently, Seasons 1 and 2 are available on Acorn. Apparently, nine seasons were filmed. Any update?