AMC Networks’ Acorn TV – North America’s largest streamer devoted to British and international television – has had a fantastic year of heart pounding dramas, twisting thrillers and unconventional mysteries, as well as record-breaking originals! Below are eight of Acorn TV’s most addicting and satisfying series of 2019. As the largest streamer devoted to a specialized audience, Acorn TV is the ultimate destination for high-quality, world class dramas and mysteries from all sides of the pond.  

MANHUNT (Acorn TV Original Series)

Highest rated new ITV drama in more than six years (since Broadchurch)

‘Best of International TV of 2019’ Selection The New York Times

“Martin Clunes is a revelation…Compelling”Entertainment Weekly

Based upon the memoirs of former London Metropolitan police detective DCI Colin Sutton, the Acorn TV Original three-part drama stars BAFTA-and SAG-award winning actor Martin Clunes (Doc Martin, Shakespeare in Love) as Sutton in his determined and tenacious pursuit of serial killer Levi Bellfield. Manhunt earned the highest ratings for a new ITV drama in more than six years (since global hit Broadchurch) and 9 million UK viewers. Episodes: 3

LINE OF DUTY (Acorn TV Exclusive)

Highest rated UK program of 2019

“Masterpiece… Not a scene, line or beat is wasted… instantly addictive” The Guardianon Season 5

“Binge-inducing television at its best… best British police show since Prime Suspect… Suspensefully plotted and wickedly well-acted, this is British crime drama at its finest… Addictive… jaw-dropping reveals or cliffhangers” The New York Times

From the creator of Bodyguard, LINE OF DUTY is a cat-and-mouse thriller that takes a probing look into modern police corruption. The top-rated addictive crime drama stars Adrian Dunbar (Blood), Martin Compston (The Great Train Robbery) and Vicky McClure (Broadchurch) as officers in anti-corruption unit, AC-12 who investigate fellow police officers accused of corruption. Series 5 was the highest rated UK program of 2019 with guest stars Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire’s Al Capone) and Rochenda Sandall (Black Mirror). Seasons: 5

MY LIFE IS MURDER (Acorn TV Exclusive)

“Delightful… perfect summer series”The Los Angeles Times

“Lucy Lawless shines” The West Australian

The 10-part series stars the beloved, award-winning actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Parks and Recreation) as Alexa Crowe, a fearless private investigator and ex-homicide detective who solves the most baffling crimes, as well as coping with the frustrations of everyday life. Episodes: 10

QUEENS OF MYSTERY (Acorn TV Original Series)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Narrator (voiced by 4-time BAFTA Award Nominee Juliet Stevenson)

“A surefire crowd-pleaser” Los Angeles Times

 “Saucy new, wickedly offbeat” Parade

This contemporary murder-mystery series follows the adventures of a perennially single detective and her three crime-writing aunts as they solve murders in the picturesque English region of Wildemarsh. Starring Olivia Vinall (The Woman in White, Maigret), Julie Graham (The Bletchley Circle, Shetland), Siobhan Redmond, and Sarah Woodward. Episodes: 6

KEEPING FAITH (Acorn TV Original Series)

Series 1 was BBC Wales’ most-watched series in more than a quarter of a century

Winner of 3 BAFTA Cymru awards including Best Actress and Best Writer

Big Little Lies crossed with Broadchurch…must stream TV…tour de force(for Eve Myles)” Decider

“Five Stars. This unexpected hit is still irresistibly wild…Faith is a wonderfully realized character” The Telegraph

BAFTA Award-winner Eve Myles (Torchwood, Victoria) is Faith Howells, a lawyer, wife and mother, whose life was turned upside down by the unexplained disappearance of her husband, Evan (Bradley Freegard, EastEnders, Eve’s real life husband). In Series 2, 18-months later, Faith is drawn into a new mystery as she takes on the case of a local farmer accused of murdering her husband in cold blood. She puts her children, her business and her life on the line to search for the truth. Seasons: 2

DOC MARTIN (Acorn TV Exclusive)

“Eccentric comedy full of lovable oddball characters” The Los Angeles Times

“Absolutely bloody hilarious” London Evening Standard

The series marked its 15th anniversary with its first new episode in two years this past September. BAFTA winner Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly, Manhunt) is Dr. Martin Ellingham, a tactless, self-centered, and uptight doctor—with a phobia of blood—in the quirky yet charming fictional seaside town of Portwenn in picturesque Cornwall. Series 9 guest stars include Danny Huston (Succession, American Horror Story), Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones), and Caroline Quentin (Men Behaving Badly). Seasons: 9

LONDON KILLS (Acorn TV Original Series)

“Superb British crime series…wonderfully nuanced…refreshing break from…American counterparts”The Los Angeles Times

Marking Acorn TV’s first straight-to-series commission, London Kills, stars Hugo Speer (The Full Monty, Father Brown), Sharon Small (Inspector Lynley Mysteries, About a Boy), Bailey Patrick (Bodyguard, EastEnders)and newcomer Tori Allen-Martin as a team of top murder detectives in the world’s most recognizable city. The five-part series is from three-time BAFTA Award nominee Paul Marquess (Suspects) and is shot like a cutting-edge documentary, focusing on a different murder each episode. Seasons: 2


“Geraldine Hakewill picks up most elegantly where Essie Davis left off” The Sydney Morning Herald

“Vivacious crime series spinoff delights…stand(s) alone and above any comparisons to the original series” IndieWire

From the creators of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries series, the Modern Murder Mysteries series moves the setting to the groovy 1960s and features every bit the embodiment of style, glamour and adventure as the ‘20s-set original. In this mod spinoff, the famous aunt she never knew, Phryne Fisher, goes missing, and the gorgeous and reckless Peregrine Fisher (Geraldine Hakewill, Wanted) inherits a windfall and sets out to be a world-class detective in her own right under the guidance of The Adventuresses’ Club, a group of exceptional women of which her celebrated aunt was a member. Episodes: 4