Acorn TV Binge with Dramedies, Australian Noirs, Cultural Dramas, Welsh Sensations and more

Acorn TV Binge with Dramedies, Australian Noirs, Cultural Dramas, Welsh Sensations and more

On Acorn TV discover a wide variety of highly-entertaining series from across the globe that make for excellent binge-watching at just 3-10 episodes a season. Below are nine of Acorn TV’s most popular and addictive series featuring fish-out-of-water dramedies, Australian noirs, cultural dramas, and Welsh sensations, as well as a top-rated BBC thriller from the creator of Netflix’s Bodyguard.

If you’re looking for a fish-out-of-water dramedy:

AGATHA RAISIN (Acorn TV Original Series)

“My favorite show of the summer…comic mystery with delightful Ashley Jensen” –The New York Times

Ashley Jensen (Catastrophe, Extras, Ugly Betty) stars as a London PR whiz turned amateur sleuth, who becomes entangled in mischief, mayhem and murder when she opts for early retirement in the country.

Seasons: 1 (Feature-length pilot movie & 8 episodes) | Trailer | Watch Now | Season 2 (Acorn TV’s first sole commission) premieres on Nov. 19 with the first of three TV movies (Trailer for S2)


“A satisfying, funny and touching redemption fable…This Heart Guy is a heartthrob for sure, and the show’s another fine and entertaining discovery by Acorn.TV Guide

Following a charming and genius heart surgeon (Rodger Corser, Glitch, The Doctor Blake Mysteries) forced to return to his hometown and become a local doctor after his personal life spins out of control.

Seasons: 2 (20 episodes) | Trailer | Watch Now | Season 3 coming Nov. 12 (Trailer)

If you’re looking for an Australian noir:


“Tight, taut, high-powered viewing… highly addictive”The Guardian

“Terrific… a perfectly imperfect hero whose company you’ll relish… with romance, exotic suspense and dry wit, Jack’s the whole package.” -TV Guide

Popular film and Emmy-winning tv star Guy Pearce (Memento, When We Rise, Mildred Pierce) returns again to his Aussie roots as the late Peter Temple’s charismatic antihero, Jack Irish.

Seasons: 2 (12 episodes & 3 movies) | Trailer | Watch Now

MYSTERY ROAD (Acorn TV Original Series)

“Australia’s answer to ‘True Detective’… Judy Davis is phenomenal(Junkee)

A leading eleven AACTA nominations including Best Drama Series and five acting nominations

Multiple Emmy®, BAFTA®, and Golden Globe winner Judy Davis (Feud: Bette and Joan, The Reagans) and Logie nominee and Australian Film Critics Association Best Actor winner Aaron Pedersen as two detectives investigating the mysterious disappearance of two young men in a remote outback town in this beautifully filmed and highly anticipated series.

Episodes: 6 | Trailer | Watch Now

If you’re looking for an addicting culture drama:


“Instantly irresistible saga…captivatingly filmed, deeply romantic drama of immense intelligence distinguished by a uniformly superb cast” -The Wall Street Journal

“Australia’s sexiest period soap…must-watch -Entertainment Weekly

Called an Australian Downton Abbey, this epic story of love, loss, and family ties takes place in 1950s Australia. Gorgeously filmed and masterfully acted, this sweeping drama follows nurse Sarah Adams (the charming Marta Dusseldorp, Janet King, Jack Irish), as she maneuvers among the secrets of the wealthy Bligh family.

Seasons: 6 (67 episodes) – Series finale premiered Oct. 29 | Trailer | Watch Now


“Humorous, mischievous… an assured, cleverly cinematic school comedy drama” (The Australian)

*Recent New York Times’ Watching recommendation

A school-based drama set in a 50/50 multicultural school in West Yorkshire. Ackley Bridge offers a character-driven, gritty, funny, truthful, and mischievous angle into the daily drama of the teachers, teenagers and families whose lives and cultures collide in a fictional 21st century Northern town.

Seasons: 2 (19 episodes) | Trailer | Watch Now | Series 3 in 2019

If you’re looking for a Welsh sensation:


Winner of the top BAFTA Cymru Award for ‘Television Drama’

“A lively and well-crafted… crime series”The Spectator

From the producers of The Fall comes this award-winning Welsh drama about ambitious police officer Gina Jenkins (Catrin Stewart, Stella) and her troubled brother, Sam (Jacob Ifan, Cuffs). When Sam gets ahold of a gun, he sets off on a crime spree that endangers not only his life, but also his sister’s future in the force.

Episodes: 8 | Trailer | Watch Now

KEEPING FAITH (Acorn TV Original Series)

Winner of the BAFTA Cymru Award for ‘Best Actress’

A 20-year ratings’ high when it debuted on BBC Wales and record-breaker on BBC iPlayer, with nearly 20 million requests to view – the highest ever number recorded for any non-network show

“A bit like Big Little Lies relocated to rural Wales” The Guardian  

Eve Myles (Torchwood, Broadchurch, Victoria) stars as Faith Howells, a lawyer with a happy marriage until her husband suddenly disappears. As Faith becomes the police’s prime suspect, her search for the truth leads her to the criminal underbelly of her quiet town. Filmed along the stunning Welsh coast, this suspense-filled mystery also stars Mark Lewis Jones (Stella).

Episodes: 8 | Trailer | Watch Now


The New York Times’ Critic’s Pick

“The story immediately grabs you doesn’t let go… Excellent, with superb performances all-round and the incredible Snowdonian landscape looming large in the background.”The Killing Times

When a young woman’s body turns up with evidence that she had been held prisoner, the investigation leads DI Cadi John (Sian Reese-Williams, Requiem) to a string of disappearances in a remote yet striking corner of Wales.

Episodes: 8 | Trailer | Watch Now


Like Netflix’s Bodyguard?

Creator Jed Mercurio’s award-winning cop thriller LINE OF DUTY

Seasons: 3 (17 episodes) Trailer | Watch Now | Season 4 on press site now and premiering Nov. 26

Like Paul Abbott (Shameless, State of Play, Cracker)?

Outrageous British police procedural NO OFFENCE

Seasons: 2 (17 episodes) | Trailer | Watch Now | Series 3 coming in 2019

Need a heartwarming family drama?

New Zealand dramedy 800 WORDS

Seasons: 3 (40 episodes) | Trailer | Watch Now

Prefer addictive foreign-language series?

Swedish dramedy THE SIMPLE HEIST

Episodes: 6 | Watch Now on press site and premiering Nov. 5

Please take the time to check out these highly addictive, bingeable titles. 

WATCH NOW: All of these series, including the upcoming episodes of The Heart Guy and Agatha Raisin, are available to watch anytime on the press watch site. Please register at (mirror to your TV via Apple TV or Chromecast). Limited DVDs are available upon request.