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

In some cases, we earn commissions from affiliate links in our posts.

March British TV Premieres: What’s New on Acorn TV for March 2021? 1

There's been a bit of a dry spell recently in terms of new British TV, given that so many shows were forced to pause production over the last year. Luckily, March is looking up! Hot on the heels of their announcement about Season 4 of Agatha Raisin, Acorn TV is bringing us a number of big premieres in March.

For us, it's all about Bloodlands. James Nesbitt is always fantastic, and we've been looking forward to that one since the original announcement last year. There's a little something for all tastes, though! Monday, Monday is also fantastic. We bought it on DVD ages ago, and we've watched it through a couple of times over the years.

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 March 2021 Schedule of New Shows…

March British TV Premieres: What’s New on Acorn TV for March 2021? 2


New British TV Shows on Acorn TV in March 2021

March 1st Premieres

March British TV Premieres: What’s New on Acorn TV for March 2021? 3
Another season of Law & Order is new on Acorn TV in March 2021

Law & Order UK, Series 3 (Series 4-5 premiere on the 15th)

This British adaptation of the hit American series takes the episodes and adapts them for the British legal system. The structure is the same, with each episode done in two parts – one part focusing on the investigation, and another that focuses on the prosecution.

Starring Bradley Walsh (Torn, Coronation Street), Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica), Harriet Walter (Belgravia), Peter Davison (Doctor Who), Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who, Torchwood) and Jessica Gunning (Back).

If you don't feel like waiting, you can also watch all 5 seasons HERE


March British TV Premieres: What’s New on Acorn TV for March 2021? 4
Cat Hospital

Cat Hospital

This reality series takes a look at daily life in Ireland's first veterinary hospital dedicated exclusively to our feline friends. We'll follow cat expert Clare Meade and the rest of her team at Cork Cat Hospital as they help with everything from grooming and checkups to life or death emergencies.


March British TV Premieres: What’s New on Acorn TV for March 2021? 5
Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday

Fans of Lucifer and Miranda will love this quirky 2009 series about a woman, Sally (Morven Christie, Grantchester), who relocates with her company in hopes of a fresh start after a breakup. Fay Ripley (Cold Feet) plays Christine, her wildly incompetent boss, while Tom Ellis (Miranda) plays the role of Steven. He's the resident “charming fella”, but their first meeting was less than ideal. He's also the boy-toy of the company's COO.


March 8th Premieres

March British TV Premieres: What’s New on Acorn TV for March 2021? 6
The Strange Calls comes to Acorn TV in March 2021

The Strange Calls (2012)

This oddball comedy/mystery series follows a disgraced Australian cop, Toby Banks, after he's transferred to the seemingly idyllic coastal town of Coolum Beach. There, his job is to answer night calls from locals – calls that reveal bizarre truths about something sinister lurking beneath the town's cozy surface.

Toby Truslove (Bad Mothers, House Husbands) stars as Toby Banks, while Barry Crocker (The Adventures of Barry McKenzie) plays his assistant, night security man Gregor.


March British TV Premieres: What’s New on Acorn TV for March 2021? 7
Love My Way

Love My Way, Series 3

This Australian drama follows a thirtysomething woman as she juggles a variety of obligations and relationships. Claudia Karven (Spirited), Asher Keddie (The Cry), and Brendan Cowell (The Slap) star. This 2004 series has 10 episodes.

Can't wait? Watch it HERE now.


March 15th Premieres

March British TV Premieres: What’s New on Acorn TV for March 2021? 8
James Nesbitt in Bloodlands on Acorn TV in March


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”.

Bloodlands will premiere with one episode, followed by one new episode each week (4 in total). You can watch the trailer below, or check out our longer Bloodlands post HERE. We've included details on the filming locations + links for “virtually walking” the areas.



March British TV Premieres: What’s New on Acorn TV for March 2021? 9
In Deep

In Deep, Series 1

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 2 of In Deep arrives on Acorn TV on the 29th (8 episodes).


March 22nd Premieres

March British TV Premieres: What’s New on Acorn TV for March 2021? 10
Eli Ben-David as Avshalom, Héloïse Godet as Annabelle, Ilai Lax as Uri – The Attaché_Season 1, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: AcornTV

The Attaché

Eli Ben David (Buba Shel-Medina) based this series on his own experiences of living in Paris as an Israeli Jewish man of Moroccan descent. He plays a successful musician who relocated to the city for his wife's new job as the attaché to the Israeli embassy in Paris, highlighting the troubles he experiences with his marriage, masculinity, and fatherhood.

This 10-episode series is in Hebrew and French.


March British TV Premieres: What’s New on Acorn TV for March 2021? 11
Saving Britain's Worst Zoo

Saving Britain's Worst Zoo

When the Tweedy family bought a zoo in West Wales, they never could have imagined the troubles that would follow. With no experience and more than 300 exotic animals to care for, the situation quickly evolved into lawsuits, threats, and massive debts. This series tells the real, behind-the-scenes story.


March 29th Premieres

March British TV Premieres: What’s New on Acorn TV for March 2021? 12
Brokenwood Mysteries

The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 7

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. 

One episode will premiere on March 29th, with additional episodes released weekly.

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


March British TV Premieres: What’s New on Acorn TV for March 2021? 13
The Gods of Wheat Street

The Gods of Wheat Street

This Australian series gives us a closer look at the lives of the Freeburns, a rough-around-the-edges Aboriginal Australian family with a complicated and chaotic life. The series features some of Australia's top indigenous actors, including Kelton Pell (Stoned Bros), Ursula Yovich (Australia), Lisa Flanagan (Look Both Ways), and Shari Sebbens (Redfern Now). 


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

In our opinion, this is one of the best sets of premieres in recent history. It's been a tough time for networks trying to fill schedules with so few new shows coming out, but with vaccines rolling out all over the world, we hope it will only get better from here!

What will you be watching on Acorn TV in March?


Save it to Pinterest!

March British TV Premieres: What’s New on Acorn TV for March 2021? 14
What's New on Acorn TV in March 2021: British TV Premiere List

Get the Free British TV Newsletter
Stay up to Date on Your Favourite Shows and all things British TV

Get updates on new shows, premiere dates, new British TV lists, & more!


  1. Love Bloodlands, Murdoch Mysteries (are there more?), Brokenwood, Line of Duty (more?), Law and Order, Keeping Faith (love to see more), Wisting, Balthazar, etc etc., just so many good shows. good thing I’m retired or else I would be fired. So many good shows!!

    • I lovw “Brokenwood, but havw a difficult time watching any of the Jimmy Nesbitt series.I met him many years ago when he played the lead in my husbands play “Paddywack”. He is a fine actor and is from Ireland,but is Protestant, and seems his seres always brings up the IRA.My husband is from Belfast and is Catholic. He had a difficult time during the “Troubles”, but doesn’t feel like he has to mention this. Let me know when he come up with something that is watchable in the Magee houshold. All the best Jimmy,Karol Magee

  2. When are you airing Series 6 of Line of Duty? It’s one of the best shows I’ve seen. They aired it in UK March 15th and are watching every Sunday. What a huge following this show has! Sure hope it’s soon. I’m following it on Facebook to get glimpses of the new series. Wow! It’s great!

  3. I subscribed to Acorn on Cox Communications cable company in the US, and I am not seeing the premier of shows on March 15. Why not? I LIVE ACORN!

  4. Why is Murdoch, series 14, not on Amazon or Acorn in the US and Death in Paradise series 10 ? And, is there going to be a new Midsummer’s Murders?

  5. Delighted with many of these new offerings! Will give Bloodlands a Ho. Have enjoyed the Cat Hospital – and recommended to Cat Fancying Friends. Can hardly wait 2 more weeks for another Brokenwood adventure! And I must try the Aussie show about the night calls. All in all, looks like a lot of great Acorn viewing. Thanks ever so much for keeping us informed.

  6. My last month’s online httpine job to earn extra dollars every month just by doing work for maximum 2 to 3 hour a day. I have joined this job about 3 months ago and in my first month i have made $12k+ easily without any special online experience. Everybody on this earth can get this job today and start making cash online by just follow details on this website……………….HERE══════►►Read More 

  7. I am confused, just finished watching season 5 of Law and order on Acorntv? I want the rest of the seasons! It say March 15th but today is the 2nd?

  8. I adore James Nesbitt. Looking forward to Bloodlands, hope the four episodes are longer than an hour apiece. A young Stephen Thomkinson is always interesting. I’ve been watching Chancer on Peacock. and I think he was in Season 1, only just beginning S2 (a lot of future stars in that series, Clive Owen especially). Also looking forward to the NZ series, and the French/Hebrew language movie.

  9. I would love to see the movie the 13th tale from the book of the same name written by diane setterfield, The audiobook is narrated by Lynn Redgrave but the movie starts Vanessa Redgrave. It is unavailable in the US. Any thoughts if it might show up on Acorn or Britbox?

  10. Glad to see that Brokenwood Mysteries are returning. Hope to see season 13 of Murdoch Mysteries soon.

  11. Mention of the word Zoo in a title makes me wonder if audiences around the world will ever get to see the wonderful story called Our Zoo, I think, starring Lee Inglesby and the actors who played his family, friends and foes. It was based on a true story. So wonderful. It would be the perfect series to air now. Wish I had control of programming rights at Acorn, BritBox, Amazon and Netflix. I’d fight like hell to buy the rights to air this enchanting series.

    • On cable channel Ovation 6pm central time on Saturday’s. Complete with commercials! Week #4coming up March 13.

  12. I’m glad to see “The Strange Calls” will be streaming again. It used to be available on Netflix but was removed a couple years ago. I look forward to watching it again; funny and compelling.

Comments are closed.