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

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We're approaching the last month of what's been, for many, another tough year. Though TV can't fix everything, it's always nice to relax with a good show – and Acorn TV's December premiere list has some good ones. 

If you don't already have an Acorn TV subscription, you can sign up on their website HERE. Use code IHBT30 to get an extended free trial period (30 days vs. the usual 7). 

If you have a smart TV that isn't compatible with their app (like a Samsung) – or if you just prefer to subscribe through Amazon's Prime Video service, you can sign up HERE instead. 

Both offer easy online cancellation if you decide it's not the thing for you. Both options have the same programming, though some people report that one or the other performs better for them (in terms of streaming quality). 

Acorn TV December 2021 Premiere Schedule…

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Continuing British TV Shows on Acorn TV in December 2021

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Sally Lindsay as Jean – The Madame Blanc Mysteries 

The Madame Blanc Mysteries (2021)

This Acorn TV Original Series follows Jean White, a well-respected antiques dealer who runs a successful business in the beautiful county of Cheshire, England. The series begins on a rainy morning in England when Jean learns her husband Rory died on his way home from one of their favourite antique sourcing spots in the South of France. 

She soon finds that not only is her husband dead, but everything they had is gone. The shop has been re-mortgaged, everything valuable has been pawned off, and since she thought they were doing well, she spent all the money in their joint account on Rory's funeral. Even the valuable ring he was supposed to be bringing home is gone. Her solicitor informs her that the only thing left is their cottage in the French antiques hub of Saint Victoire. With that in mind, she does the only logical thing: she heads there to get some answers.

The December schedule for this one is as follows:

  • December 6th – Episode 5 of 6
  • December 13th – Episode 6 of 6

New British TV Shows on Acorn TV in December 2021

Acorn TV December 6th Premieres

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Under the Vines| Photo Credit: Jae Frew/AcornTV

Under the Vines (2021)

This light romantic drama follows a Sydney socialite who learns she's inherited a New Zealand winery from her recently deceased stepfather. She heads over for a short vacation to check it out before selling up, only to learn she has a co-owner – a grumpy British lawyer who had hoped to take refuge in the winery after a series of unfortunate personal events. 

While they don't like each other and neither of them have any experience, they'll have to work together to make it successful if they want to get a good price.

The December premiere schedules is as follows:

  • December 6th – Episodes 1 & 2 of 6
  • December 13th – Episode 3 of 6
  • December 20th – Episode 4 of 6
  • December 27th – Episode 5 of 6


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Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets arrives on Acorn TV in December

Mary Berry's Country House Secrets 

In this four-part series, Mary Berry gets behind-the-scenes access to some of the UK's most spectacular country houses. She ventures beyond the tourist areas to show us the families that occupy the homes and how they live today. Also premiering on December 6th: Mary Berry's Country House at Christmas


Acorn TV December 13th Premieres

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The Larkins

The Larkins (2021)

This adaptation of H.E. Bates' novel, The Darling Buds of May, follows the adventures of the always-scheming Larkin family in the Kent countryside. Set in the 1950s, the series is a mix of village life and family “adventures”. Bradley Walsh (Law & Order UK), Joanna Scanlan (No Offence) and Sabrina Bartlett (Bridgerton) are among the stars. 

The December new episode schedule is as follows:

  • December 13th – Episods 1 & 2 of 6
  • December 20th – Episode 3 of 6
  • December 27th – Episode 4 of 6


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Small Claims premieres on Acorn TV on the 13th

Small Claims (2004 to 2006)

Starring Rebecca Gibney (Under The Vines) and Claudia Karvan (Love My Way), this series follows a couple of Australian mums who become unlikely suburban sleuths. The series is made up of three TV movies. 


Acorn TV December 20th Premieres

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Ashley Jenson in “Kissing Xmas Goodbye”, Agatha Raisin Christmas Special | Photo Credit: Mark Bourdillon/AcornTV

Agatha Raisin, “Kissing Christmas Goodbye”

Ashley Jensen returns as Agatha Raisin in this holiday-themed feature-length episode based on the Agatha Raisin novel “Kissing Christmas Goodbye“. She's hired to protect a woman, but when the woman is murdered anyway, she'll have to figure out who did it. Suspects include local villagers and the woman's own children. 

The remainder of Season 4 will premiere in early 2022. Catch up on previous episodes HERE


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A Berry Royal Christmas

A Berry Royal Christmas (2019)

Mary Berry teams up with Will and Kate to celebrate the holidays and prepare a special meal for a group of people working and volunteering over Christmas. 


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Republic of Doyle

Republic of Doyle, Season 5

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.

Watch seasons 1-4 HERE


Acorn TV December 27th Premieres

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Candice Renoir returns to Acorn TV for Season 3

Candice Renoir, Season 3

UPDATE: This premiere was delayed, and season 3 of Candice Renoir has now been pushed to February 2022. 

If the Acorn TV folks have gotten even half as many emails about this one as we have, they've surely been going crazy while trying to work out the rights to bring us more of Candice Renoir. Finally, in December, we'll be able to enjoy the next set of episodes in this fun French series.

Candice Renoir (Cécile Bois) is a French policewoman and single mother of four. After putting her career on hold for a decade, she's returning to work in a port town in the South of France. Now, she'll face the challenging task of solving crime while balancing the need to care for her family.

Watch seasons 1 and 2 HERE.


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

What will you be watching next month on Acorn TV? Around here, we're most excited to see new Candice Renoir and Agatha Raisin – but we'll probably give Under the Vines a try, too. 


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  1. Do you have access to LEWIS? cannot find entire episodes-just trailers. Enjoy all the shows on ACORN❤️

  2. Please bring back “ The Heart Guy”, “Doc Martin”, “Good Karma Hospital” and “. 800 Words”:. They were superbly written with amazing characters and very enjoyable. Instead of constantly changing your line up, stick to what works,

    • I agree, I loved every minute of Good Karma Hospital. Such a great escape from everything we are all trying to get through. I hope they make another season.

  3. I LOVE Madame Blanc Mysteries! It’s nice to have a mystery with a bright, colorful background rather than the usual dark and grim settings. Several times, the dialogue has made me laugh; the characters are quirky and realistic. Mrs. White is like someone I could actually know. I’m sorry to see this season end and am looking forward to the next.

  4. I love The Yorkshire Vet but Acorn doesn’t have the newer seasons. It goes to season 10 and stops. YouTube has some of season 13 but not all. Anybody have a suggestion for where I can get 11, 12 and newer ones? I get Acorn through Prime but think I’ll switch to direct since I found out on here that requesting for money for some episodes of Acorn or BritBox was thru Prime.

  5. Instead of more and more outdated comedies, provide more fine acting and mysteries, such as Martin Clunes in Manhunt and Brenda Blethyn in Vera–works that are somewhat thoughtful but entertaining, and for what British viewing excels.

    • Won’t watch anything that’s got English subtitles. You spend more time reading the English subtitles than watching the actual movie.

      Also, don’t watch series that are 20 years old. I’ve already watched all of those of the series I like such as Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, and the old fashioned trench wearing detective series.

      • You can choose subtitles or not on your TV (or AppleTV player). Just look for Settings.

        Some French titles even offer a choice of French subtitles, English subtitles, or No Subtitles. Ditto for German titles.

        • I LOVE ACORN TV! I love the fun mysteries the best however I do like the family dramadeys. There is such a great variety of shows – please keep them coming.

      • I dont have a problem with subtitles… After a few years of watching international tv–Acorn, Britbox, Masterpiece and MHz Choice, I actually am used to them, even prefer them. I think English/international programming–even the older series– simply outshines today’s American programming by miles, and is the only viewing worth my time spent in front of the tube.

        • I agree! I live in Ohio USA and watch very few shows on regular tv.., I have binge-watched almost every show on Acorn and they are all excellent…haven’t found one I didn’t love! And no commercials!!

      • The Sherlock Holmes series you refer to is, in my opinion, easily the finest telling of the classic detective. I watched it when it first came out and have watched it again about four times over the years. Most recently on Accorn. I shall never tire of it.

  6. I do like the shows but get frustrated when only one series is available and I have to wait so. Long for next series or by then I have totally lost interest.
    THE CANDICE RENIORseries is soon Good and I know there are nine seasons. Hopefully, they will be offered on ACORN quickly.

  7. While there seems to be a great variety to be shown, I wonder whether any of them will come up for viewing in South Africa? I am terminally irritated every time I read a referral for a show on Acorn, but when I search for it… not found.

    • Same here. I am in Canada and the ‘new premieres’ are never on my Acorn programs. Searching produces ‘not found’. Why? I am paying for a service, get sent emails for new premieres but don’t get them. Been looking for the ‘The Madame Blanc Mysteries’ it premiered last week, but where are they? I’m thinking of discontinuing Acorn because of this, disappointed in their service.

      • I suscribe to Acorn from the US and have been watching Madame Blanc avidly. It is a very good series. Sorry you can’t get it.

    • Hi Vicky and MC – I can completely understand the frustration. We’re a news site that focuses on British TV within the American market, so we don’t have articles about the South African or Canadian offerings. You may be able to find other sites that cater to your countries.

    • We have the same problem Vicky and no longer watch Acorn. Buffering is a big problem too. We asked for a refund for the 5 months remaining on our subscription but were told that this is not possible. We will certainly not be renewing. We have a Samsung TV which for whatever reason is not compatible.

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