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Recently, we posted about the new shows coming to Acorn TV in August 2022. Unfortunately, the addition of those new shows means some others will have to go. While most of us don't even notice the departures, it's a good idea to check the list to make sure you won't miss anything you've been meaning to watch.
Below, we take a look at which shows are leaving Acorn TV in August 2022. We've also gone through and added in alternative streaming options (as available) and suggestions for similar programming.
British TV Shows Leaving Acorn TV in August 2022
Shows Leaving Acorn TV on August 2nd
Australia – 2014 to 2016 – When two brothers, a hacker and a journalist, are facing the possibility of extradition to the US, the Australian National Security offers them a way out. They’re taken to a government facility and told that if they help out, the slate will be wiped clean.
- Miss it? You can purchase the series HERE.
- You might also enjoy Alex Rider, a British spy thriller often compared to “a young James Bond”.
Shows Leaving Acorn TV on August 30th
Australia – 2008 to 2011 – A mother and daughter struggle after the death of their husband and father. The gentle dramedy sees a late 40s widow moving to a fixer upper with her teenage daughter, attempting to repair the important relationships in her life.
- Miss it? Season 1 is available HERE (free with ads)
Set in 1830s Northumberland, this two-part film explores what happens when a mother and daughter are set apart by their shared ability to read and write.
The 1991 film is adapted from Catherine Cookson's novel of the same name, and stars Janet McTeer (Ozark) as widow Riah Millican, Bob Peck (Jurassic Park), as reclusive teacher Percival Miller, and Geraldine Somerville (Gosford Park) as Riah’s daughter Biddy.
- Miss it? You can also watch it on Prime Video (as of late July 2022) HERE.
Russell Crowe stars in this touching comedy about a father and gay son who are complete opposites but get on very well. Unfortunately, new relationships eventually put a strain on their bond.
The 1994 film is based on the long-running off-Broadway play by David Stevens.
Shows Leaving Acorn TV on August 31st
2014 to 2016 – This fun sitcom follows the adventures of three newly-retired couples in Norfolk – and cast members include Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey), Stephanie Beacham (Coronation Street), and Philip Jackson (Raised by Wolves).
- Miss it? We're not aware of any other streaming options as of July 2022, but you might also enjoy checking out Love & Marriage on Acorn TV or Freevee. The series follows an older woman who decides she's had enough of her immediate family and decides to go live with her quirky sister. Failing that, check out Hold the Sunset – starring John Cleese and (again) Alison Steadman.
Coastal Railways with Julie Walters
Julie Walters (of Harry Potter fame) takes us all over Britain via its coastal railways. The series is full of stunning scenery and light-hearted, fun commentary.
- Miss it? Though not quite the same, you may also enjoy Coast & Country: Railway Walks.
Love Hurts, Seasons 1-3
1992 to 1994 – After a messy breakup, an ambitious woman leaves the rat race and finds herself pursued by a wealthy man who seems like trouble.
Vera, Season 7
This much-loved Northumberland-based crime drama follows the investigative work of DI Vera Stanhope, and it's based on the mystery novels of Ann Cleeves. In the past, many seasons were available on Acorn TV – but these days, the majority of the seasons are available HERE on BritBox instead.
- Miss it? You can purchase seasons through Amazon, but we'd recommend waiting a month or two to see if season 7 makes its way over to BritBox to join the others.
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Need More Suggestions for Acorn TV & Beyond?
If you're struggling to find something new to watch – or you feel like you miss a lot of the “what's new on Acorn TV” notices – check out our list of the best new shows to arrive on Acorn TV in 2021 or our “What's New on Acorn TV” page (which gathers up the monthly release lists by month and year).
If that's not enough to keep you busy, you can also check out our list of British TV Shows by Topic & Theme.
After founding I Heart British TV in 2016 as a resource for her granny, Stefanie has grown I Heart British TV into a resource that serves millions of British TV fans every year. When not writing posts or editing contributions to the site, you can probably find her working on the latest print edition of the British TV Streaming Guide.