New to Stream: Acorn TV’s April 2021 Lineup!

Acorn TV has announced its upcoming lineup for the month of April, including the premieres of Acorn TV Original series Bäckström, Keeping Faith, Series 3, Bloodlands, Murdoch Mysteries, Series 14 and The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 7.

Check out the full Acorn TV April 2021 lineup below!

Friday, April 2

Murdoch Mysteries, Season 14 (Episodes 1-6)

Set in Toronto at the dawn of the 20th century, this one-hour drama series explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a methodical and dashing detective who pioneers innovative forensic techniques to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. This top-rated series produced in Canada continues to explore the personal and professional developments in the lives of Detective William Murdoch, Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy), Inspector Thomas Brackenreid (Thomas Craig), Constables George Crabtree (Jonny Harris) and Henry Higgins-Newsome (Lachlan Murdoch), and Detective Llewelyn Watts (Daniel Maslany) as they tackle Toronto’s toughest mysteries, from the serious and historic to the comical and unusual. Inspired by Maureen Jennings’ novels, Murdoch Mysteries has garnered 45 Gemini® and Canadian Screen Award nominations from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television during its run, and Yannick Bisson won Canadian Screen Award’s “Fan’s Choice Award.”

Monday, April 5

Bloodlands, Series Finale (Exclusive U.S. & Canda Premiere)

When a car containing a possible suicide note is pulled from the sea, veteran Northern Ireland police detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt, Cold Feet) sees the connection to an infamous cold case that holds enormous personal significance for him – a notorious and long-buried series of mysterious disappearances 20 years ago during a dark period in Northern Ireland history, including that of his wife. This intense Irish crime thriller follows Brannick’s obsessive campaign to identify and unmask Goliath, the legendary assassin behind these events- in an explosive cat-and-mouse game where the stakes have never been higher. Co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, creator/EP of Bodyguard and Line of Duty. Streaming on Acorn TV following its BBC One UK premiere in February.

The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 7 (Acorn TV Exclusive)

Regarded by many as the New Zealand version of Midsomer Murders, this acclaimed detective series filmed amid the beautiful landscape of the country’s North Island returns with six feature-length, standalone mysteries featuring compelling characters, dry humor, and piquant wit. After transferring from a big city to the quiet, little, murder-ridden town of Brokenwood, Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea, Go Girls) and Detective Kristin Simms (Fern Sutherland, The Almighty Johnsons) uncover more macabre goings on and investigate murderous rivalries and lethal grudges. (1 EP, 2021)

Murdoch Mysteries, Series 14 – Episode 7

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Only Foals and Horses

Friends and horse vets Lisa Durham and Philippa Hughes are passionate about caring for their four-legged clients. From their clinic in Wales, they head up an all-female team tackling all kinds of medical dilemmas around the clock and in all weather. We follow a year in the lives of the vets as they cover 3,500 square miles of mid and south west Wales treating horses valued between £1 and £1 million. Different seasons bring different challenges from foaling in spring to an equine flu outbreak in the summer. (4 EPS, 2019)

The Norman Conquests

The Emmy®-nominated drama presents a trilogy adapted from the hit plays by Alan Ayckbourn about a comically fraught weekend from three different perspectives. The family and in-laws gather at the decaying country house of their bedridden mother, while intimate secrets and rising tempers will soon emerge. Starring Penelope Keith (To the Manor Born), Richard Briers (Good Neighbors), Tom Conti (Shirley Valentine), and Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey). (3 EPS, 1977)

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Monday, April 12

Keeping the Faith, Series 3

This highly watched, award-winning BBC thriller comes to a close in Series 3 as small town lawyer Faith Howells (Eve Myles, Broadchurch, Torchwood, Victoria) attempts to navigate the disillusion of her marriage, while taking on an emotionally wrenching legal medical case involving a gravely ill young boy. Celia Imrie (Better Things) stars as Faith Howells’ mother.

The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 7 (Acorn TV Original) – Episode 3 and 6

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Murdoch Mysteries, Series 14 – Episode 8

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In Deep, Series 3

A crime drama exploring the lives of undercover detectives Liam Ketman (Nick Berry, EastEnders, Heartbeat) and Garth O’ Hanlon (Stephen Tompkinson, DCI Banks, Drop the Dead Donkey). While experiencing the pressure of living double lives, they are in for a shocking awakening when they realize just how unpredictable life can be. (8 EPS, 2003)

Monday, April 19

The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 7 (Acorn TV Original) – Episode 4 of 6

See series description above (1 EP, 2021).

Keeping Faith, Series 3 – Episode 3 of 6

See series description above (1 EP, 2021).

Murdoch Mysteries, Series 14 – Episode 9

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Off The Beaten Track, Series 2

Following the success of the first series, BBC host Kate Humble and her Welsh Sheepdog Teg are back on the road, exploring the Welsh countryside; seeking to understand how the rugged, rural, landscapes of Wales are being shaped and how they are shaping the people who live, work and play on it. Kate and Teg take the audience on a journey to discover and celebrate the areas often forgotten or overlooked, through surprising and revelatory stories. Packed with stories full of emotion, intrigue, humour and surprise at their heart, Off The Beaten Track delivers epic sweep and ambition through beauty, celebration, exploration and revelation. (4 EPS, 2020)

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Monday, April 26


This intrepid series based on the popular Swedish crime novels by Leif GW Persson follows smug detective Evert Bäckström (Kjell Bergqvist), an occasional TV expert famous for having solved 99% of all cases he has taken on. But when a bullet-ridden skull is found in the Stockholm archipelago, DNA results confirm it belongs to a victim of Thailand’s 2004 tsunami. Bäckström is faced with an inexplicable mystery that not even he could have imagined.

Keeping Faith, Series 3 – Episode 4 of 6

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The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 7 (Acorn TV Original) – Episode 5 of 6

See series description above (1 EP, 2021).

Murdoch Mysteries, Series 14 – Episode 10

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One Lane Bridge

A dark crime drama with a supernatural edge, One Lane Bridge takes us to a small town upended by a mysterious killing. The story revolves around unexplained events that occur on an infamous One Lane Bridge that connects two ends of town. While investigating the murder, an ambitious Maori detective Ariki Davis (Dominic Ona-Ariki, The Commons), inadvertently reawakens a spiritual gift that endangers his life, but may help solve the mystery of One Lane Bridge. Also starring Joel Tobeck (Ash vs Evil Dead) and Sara Wiseman (A Place to Call Home). (6 EPS, 2020)


In this bittersweet drama set in the picturesque market town of Shrewsbury, Jess (Brenda Blethyn, Vera) and Jacob Copplestone (Kevin Whately, Inspector Morse) have been happily married for twenty years and now live with Jacob’s cantankerous and demanding mother, May (Rosemary Harris, The Undoing), his sweet and good natured aunt, Brenda (Anna Massey, Oliver Twist) and his devout and elderly cousin, Nathan (Peter Sallis, Last Of The Summer Wine). With selfless dedication, Jess has given up her job as a librarian to care for “the oldies.” But when her husband disappears, Jess’s world starts to fall apart. She now has to question the entire basis upon which her life has been built and come to terms with her newly found freedom while contending with her exasperating relations. (TV Movie, 2003)


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