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

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As the weather starts to cool in many parts of the country (and as wildfire season continues in the west), indoor TV time becomes all the more important. The good news is that Acorn TV has a solid lineup of programming as we move into September – so there should be no shortage of good things to watch.

If you don't currently have an Acorn TV subscription, you can sign up on their website HERE. If you have a smart TV that isn't compatible with their own app (like a Samsung) or if you prefer to subscribe through Amazon's Prime Video service, you can sign up HERE instead. 

Either way, 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 September 2021 Schedule of New Shows…

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Continuing British TV Shows on Acorn TV in September 2021

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Lucy Lawless as Alexa Crowe – My Life is Murder continues on Acorn TV in September 2021

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. 

Season 2 has 10 episodes in total, and they continue as follows:

  • September 6th – Episode 3 of 10 – Alexa's personal and professional lives collide when she investigates the death of a rising star in the drag queen world.
  • September 13th – Episode 4 of 10 – The death of a museum curator brings up old memories for Alexa.
  • September 20th – Episode 5 of 10 – Alexa will need to use all her senses when an ambitious young winemaker is murdered.
  • September 27th – Episode 6 of 10 – Alexa investigates the death of a chef found dead in his own walk-in freezer.

Catch up on Season 1 HERE


New British TV Shows on Acorn TV in September 2021

Acorn TV September 6th Premieres

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Capital will return to Acorn TV in September 2021


If you've been an Acorn TV subscriber for a few years, this one might have you thinking you've lost your mind. Yes, Capital *was* available on the service some time ago. It's coming back in September, so if you missed it the first time around, you'll get another chance. 

Toby Jones and Rachael Stirling (both of Detectorists) star in this drama about residents on a fictional street who receive strange postcards that read: “We want what you have.” As the mystery unfolds, their interweaving stories will also play out.


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Upper Middle Bogan

Upper Middle Bogan, Series 2 (2013 to 2016)

This Australian family comedy follows Bess Denyar, a wealthy doctor who learns she's adopted and actually comes from a family of suburban drag racers. As she explores her new family identity, she finds herself positioned as the “Upper Middle Bogan”, a woman forever caught between two tribes. Though her snooty architect husband, private school-educated kids, and adoptive mother disagree, she's determined to unite the two sides of her life. 

  • Season 3 arrives on September 13th.


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Republic of Doyle

Republic of Doyle, Season 2

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.

  • Season 3 arrives on September 20th.


Acorn TV September 13th Premieres

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Finding Alice

Finding Alice (2021)

Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard, Line of Duty) stars in this ensemble drama about a woman's emotional journey after the death of her partner. After moving into her dream home with her family, Alice's life is torn apart when she finds her husband dead at the bottom of the stairs.

The series also stars Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous), Nigel Havers (Benidorm, Coronation Street), Jason Merrells (Agatha Raisin) and Gemma Jones (Gentleman Jack).


Acorn TV September 20th Premieres

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Farm Fixer comes to Acorn TV in September

Farm Fixer, Season 1

If you liked the recent Amazon Prime Video hit Clarkson's Farm, you may also enjoy this farm-based series. 

This reality series sees The Apprentice‘s Nick Hewer returning to his Northern Irish roots to help struggling farmers improve their businesses. Though the farmers are desperately in need of help, many struggle with the idea of changing their old ways.

Prefer not to wait? You can watch both seasons free with ads HERE (accurate as of August 20th, 2021).


Acorn TV September 27th Premieres

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Neil Dudgeon as DCI Barnaby, Nick Hendrix as DS Winter in Midsomer Murders Season 22, Episode 3 Photo Credit:Mark Bourdillon/AcornTV

Midsomer Murders, Series 22: Part 2

When the first two episodes of Series 22 premiered back in spring, we were assured the other four episodes were coming this autumn –  and in September, they finally arrive. The episodes will premiere weekly, with September 27th marking the premiere of episode 3:

  • Episode 3, “Happy Families” – In this episode, the owners of a handmade board game will gather for a murder mystery weekend – and in a twist that will surprise no one (this is Midsomer, after all), play murder quickly becomes real murder. Guest stars include Caroline Quentin (Blue Murder, Doc Martin, Jonathan Creek) and Rachael Stirling (Detectorists, The Bletchley Circle).

Watch Episodes 1 & 2 of Series 22 HERE – or read more about Season 22 of Midsomer Murders HERE.


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Kidnap & Ransom

Kidnap & Ransom, Series 1 & 2 (2011 to 2012)

Trevor Eve (Waking the Dead) stars as Dominic King, a skilled hostage negotiator about to embark on some of the most difficult cases in his career. In Season 1, he'll negotiate for the release of a businesswoman who's been snatched in South Africa. In Series 2, we'll see him dealing with a tour bus that's been taken hostage in India.


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

What will you be watching next month on Acorn TV? We're excited to see continued episodes of My Life is Murder and Midsomer Murders. Autumn is a wonderful time for murder mysteries, and with so many activities cancelled this year, we expect we'll be logging a bit more TV time than usual. 


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  1. I would absolutely love to see the original series of Birds of a Feather. Can’t find it anywhere to stream in the U.S.

  2. Everytime I look up Midsomer Murders SEASON/SET 22, it shows Jason Hughes with Neil D, instead of Nick H… But I found a pic of SERIES 22 with Neil & Nick..? What’s the difference between series,set & season?!? I order all the DVD sets, & don’t want to get something I already own – HELP!!!

  3. As the daughters of an English war bride, my sister and I love all things British!
    And our retirements have given us more time to binge these wonderful programs on Acorn
    and BritBox – Cheerio!

  4. I wish there would be a third ritish streaming service that would have many of the series that are on BBC One, that we cannot get in the US. I’d pay good money for that kind of streaming service plus Acorn and BritBox. I love all things British

    • Have you checked your library? In California libraries do get a lot of those and patrons can get them either through their local library or through Link Plus, which covers a lot of libraries throughout the state and some in Nevada.

  5. It would be great if you could combine Acorn and Britbox and have a deal for both. So many customers would love it and I know I would especially.

  6. I’m really upset that Vera is not coming back to Acorn TV and I cannot afford to have both !!!

    • Ohhhhh! We love(d) “Vera”!
      What a bummer to have it snatched away.

      During the pandemic, we had to switch to mostly PBS, NPR, etc to maintain our sanity. We’ve come to love the intelligent, entertaining shows from BBC, following 7-8 religiously. Wish we could find repeats of “Foley’s War”.

      American TV has become one phony “reality” (lol) show after another with vapid hosts and rehearsed contents. Pathetic!!

      Why is it always about the $$$$$$$.

  7. It’s my thinking also, as is another American who posted August 22,…I don’t watch now…nor will I return to American TV. My DNA says I’m 80% Brit, that helps explains my taste in what I enjoy watching and the mysteries are my fav! The lack of violence, the scenery of your beautiful land, NO car chases (waste of film) and the acting talent keep me binging, as you guys say, “Carry On”

    • What I LOVE about British TV are the characters… They LOOK like REAL people…I cannot imagine American TV having an overweight person as a main character unless they are made fun of or make fun of themselves… Do any women on US tv NOT have fat silly looking lips? Distracting. I also LOVE the scenery…Chances are I will never get across the pond..but thanks to Brit Box and Acorn I have an idea what Scotland, England Wales, New Zealand. Norway Denmark, Sweden and Australia (and the east coast of Canada )look like..I do appreciate how much less gore there is too…

  8. Just finished watching all (3) seasons of Hinderland. So much better watching a marathon of it, then waiting each week for the next one. Disappointed that they only did 3 seasons I want more. Love Acorn TV.

    • Line of Duty has moved to BritBox and I believe that is the only place you will be able to see Series 6 currently and for the foreseeable future.

  9. Thanks for all the wonderful British mysteries series that never disappoint
    I find they never drag and the characters along with the gorgeous scenery of your country are delightful. Please continue to produce more. I will never go back to American tv. I don’t watch reality or stupid comedy that American tv has plus a 100000 commercial.
    Thanks for Acorn and Britbox. 🥰❤️💗

  10. I love British TV, they have actual stories with plots. Not all sex, car crashes, and commercials every 15min

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