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As we welcome in a new year, there's much to look forward to over at Acorn TV. It's too soon to tell whether 2022 will bring good things on the real-life side of things (like, for example, a return to normal life without all the masks and travel hassle) – but whatever happens, it's nice to know we'll have good British TV shows to keep up company.
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Acorn TV January 2022 Premiere Schedule…
Continuing British TV Shows on Acorn TV in January 2022
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 January premiere schedules is as follows:
- January 3rd – Episode 6 of 6 – SEASON FINALE
You can watch the current episodes HERE.
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 January new episode schedule is as follows:
- January 3rd – Episode 5 of 6
- January 10th – Episode 6 of 6
- January 17th – Christmas Special
You can watch the current episodes HERE.
New British TV Shows on Acorn TV in January 2022
Acorn TV January 3rd Premieres
Set in the quirky coastal city of Brighton, Cuffs offers a dramatic and often hilarious look at what it's like to serve as a frontline cop in modern England. Unlike darker mysteries and crime dramas, it covers a variety of crimes that include dog-napping, booby-trapped cannabis farms, and rowdy naturists.
All eight episodes will premiere at once. If you can't wait, this one's also available now HERE.
Love the seaside? Check out: 48 Lovely British TV Shows Set by the Sea
Acorn TV January 10th Premieres
Queens of Mystery, Season 2
DS Matilda “Mattie” Stone and her meddling, crime-writing aunts are back for a second season of murder and mayhem in lovely rural England. This time, Florence Hall takes over the lead role as Matilda. Returning as the three crime-writing aunties are Beth (Sarah Woodward, The Pale Horse), Cat (Julie Graham, The Bletchley Circle, Shetland, Penance), and Jane (Siobhan Redmond, Unforgotten).
The series will be made up of three two-part mysteries. In the meantime, check out: 20+ Cozy British Mystery Shows for Those Who Like Their Mysteries Mild.
Queens of Mystery Premiere Schedule:
- January 10th – Episodes 1 & 2 of 6
- January 17th – Episodes 3 & 4 of 6
- January 24th – Episodes 5 & 6 of 6
You can check out the trailer for the new season below:
Acorn TV January 17th Premieres
Republic of Doyle, Season 6
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.
Acorn TV January 24th Premieres
The Murder Maps, Season 1 (2015)
Host Nicholas Day guides us through a number of shocking murder cases, highlighting the clever police work and early forensics that brought killers to justice.
The Beautiful Lie (2015)
This acclaimed Australian drama re-imagines Tolstoy's Anna Karenina as a tale of middle-class modern life, following happy and unhappy families as they move through love, scandal, and more over three generations.
All six episodes will premiere on the 24th.
Acorn TV January 31st Premieres
Help (2021 film)
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) and Stephen Graham (Line of Duty) star in this award-winning film about a young care worker who forges an unlikely bond with an early-onset dementia patient, only to see their friendship tested during the COVID-19 pandemic. The film was written by BAFTA winner Jack Thorne (Enola Holmes), and also stars Ian Hart (The Last Kingdom) and Lesley Sharp (Scott & Bailey).
A Tale of Two Sisters (2018)
This docuseries takes a look at some of history's most iconic women and their relationships with their sisters.
Three episodes premiere on the 31st.
What Do You Think of the January 2022 Acorn TV Premieres?
What will you be watching next month on Acorn TV? Around here, we're thrilled to see more Queens of Mystery, but also pretty excited about Help. Reviews have been great, and the clips we've seen so far have all been fairly captivating.
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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.