Acorn TV July 2021 Schedule: New Additions Revealed

Acorn TV has revealed its July 2021 schedule, including the final seasons of the popular series Jack Irish, starring Emmy winner Guy Pearce (Mildred Pierce, Mare of Easttown) and The Heart Guy, from Oscar-nominated writer Tony McNamara (The Great). The month also brings the Norwegian drama Outlier, starring Hanne Mathisen Haga as an aspiring criminal psychologist.

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Acorn TV July 2021 Lineup

Monday, July 5

Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) (Episode 6 of 8)

A spinoff of the Australian sensation Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, the swinging 1960s crime series Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries follows the fearless and spirited Peregrine Fisher (Logie Award-nominated Geraldine Hakewill, Wanted), the niece of world-class adventuress and private detective Phryne Fisher, as she inherits a windfall from her famous aunt and sets out to become an exceptional sleuth in her own right. In episode 6, the body of a pigeon-racing enthusiast is found tarred and feathered in a pigeon coop. Birdie (Catherine McClemments, Wentworth) holds the crucial information in this case and Peregrine begins to understand, through Birdie, that real love doesn’t come along every day. (1 EP, 2021)

You, Me and Them, Season 2 – Binge

Eve Myles (Keeping Faith, Broadchurch) and Anthony Head (Ted Lasso, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) star in this charming Britcom about a May-December romance that scandalizes both families. With sharp writing and impeccable comic performances, the series takes a lighthearted look at the merger of two complex, opinionated, and meddlesome families. Season 1 also streaming. (6 EPS, 2015)

The Big Bread Experiment – Binge

This unique social experiment has one extraordinary ambition: to reunite a community of women in a Yorkshire town through bread. To help the baking group make the leap from village hall amateurs to professional bakers, they are mentored by professional artisan bakers. We follow the women through their journey to launch the local community bakery and discover that bread does indeed have the power to shape and connect people. (3 EPS, 2012)

Monday, July 12

Jack Irish, Season 3 (Acorn TV Exclusive) (1 of 4 Episodes) – FINAL SEASON

Emmy Award-winner Guy Pearce reprises his iconic role as Jack Irish, a former criminal lawyer, part-time debt collector, and private investigator with a penchant for getting wrapped up in things he shouldn’t. The explosive final season of Jack Irish (Jack Irish: Hell Bent) delves deep into Jack’s past, questioning everything he thought he knew about his life and bringing him face-to-face with an antagonist more personal and destructive than he has ever encountered. His long-suppressed trauma of his wife’s brutal and random murder by Jack’s former client Wayne Milovich – which launched the first Jack Irish installment, Bad Debts (2012) – rears its ugly head when Jack discovers there was more to those fateful events all those years ago. Joining Pearce in this final journey are the series’ veteran stars Marta Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home, Janet King), Roy Billing (The End), Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road), and Shane Jacobson (Guardians of the Tomb). This series is inspired by the acclaimed crime novels of the late Peter Temple. (1 EP, 2021)

Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) (Episode 7 of 8)

The gang gathers at the river to relax and distract themselves from their assorted heartaches, but when Samuel (Toby Truslove, Pentimento) hooks a corpse with his fishing rod, a day in the sun turns deadly. It emerges that the victim evaded murder charges many years ago, and so Peregrine (Geraldine Hakewill, Wanted) and James (Joel Jackson, Mystery Road) search for a suspect with motive for revenge. (1 EP, 2021)

Thursday, July 15

The Wine Show, Season 1 (Acorn TV Exclusive, also streaming on Sundance Now and AMC+) — Binge

Matthew Goode (A Discovery of Witches, The Crown, The Good Wife) and Matthew Rhys (The Americans, Perry Mason, Death and Nightingales) star in this series about the people and stories behind some of the world’s most fascinating wines. Based in their villa in the Italian hills, filmed in beautiful locations all over the world, and featuring prestigious chefs, The Wine Show is entertaining and inspiring with something for everyone who enjoys wine and wants to know a little bit more about this wonderful drink. (13 EPS, 2016)

Monday, July 19

Outlier (Acorn TV Exclusive, Foreign Language, Norwegian with English subtitles) – Binge

Acorn TV’s latest Scandi noir drama centers on the hunt for what turns out to be a serial killer. One night far north in Norway, a teenager on her way home from a party finds a cell phone ringing. The phone belongs to a missing girl, Sofie, whose body was later found in a camping resort three hours south of Finnmark. Criminology student Maja Angell (Hanne Mathisen Haga) hears about this murder case which is her hometown, defies all warnings, and leaves college to travel North. She has a message for the local police: the man charged with the murder is not the serial killer, though no one is willing to listen to her theories. Not until Maja dares to delve into her own most dangerous, repressed memories of childhood will she be able to stop him, and soon she realizes that the killer is closer than she ever imagined. (8 EPS, 2020)

Jack Irish, Season 3 (Acorn TV Exclusive) (2 of 4 Episodes)

As the body count rises, Jack (Guy Pearce) seeks help from Linda (Marta Dusseldorp), the pair of them working together to dig deeper into what Barry (Shane Jacobson) knew about the death of Jack’s wife, Isabel. (1 EP, 2021)

Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) (Episode 8 of 8 – SEASON FINALE)

It’s New Year’s Eve at the Adventuresses’ Club, and dead on the floor is the singer of Melbourne’s hottest pop band. We flash back to earlier that night, as Peregrine welcomes guests for a lavish New Year’s Eve party. Before long, the shot rings out again, and Peregrine realizes she’s been looking at the murderer all night without even knowing it. (1 EP, 2021)

Thursday, July 22

The Wine Show, Season 2 (Acorn TV Exclusive, also streaming on Sundance Now and AMC+)

Based in the south of France this season, Matthew Goode (A Discovery of Witches, The Crown, The Good Wife) is joined at the sun-drenched Provençal villa by actor James Purefoy (Rome, The Following, Altered Carbon). Goode and Purefoy are tasked with finding ideal wines to pair with luxurious, multi-course meals they partake in throughout France. Meanwhile, Matthew Rhys gets the scoop on historic and modern wine gadgets at Berry Brothers & Rudd in London and co-host Joe Fattorini travels abroad to meet people and learn stories behind some of the world’s most fascinating wines. (7 EPS, 2018)

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Monday, July 26

The Heart Guy, Series 5 (Acorn TV Exclusive) – Binge

From Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning writer Tony McNamara (The Great, The Favourite), this heartwarming Australian medical dramedy returns for a fifth and final season. Hugh Knight (Rodger Corser)’s days as a high-flying Sydney heart surgeon are well behind him, as we find him truly settled into his bad-boy local doctor role in sleepy Whyhope. Adapting to small-town life hasn’t always been easy for Hugh, but he’s shaken off his playboy ways – mostly – and learned some important life lessons along the way. This season we find Whyhope in crisis, with the local mining industry on its knees and the hospital temporarily closed down after asbestos was discovered. With everyone looking to Hugh to save the day, even he wonders if he can step up and fight for his hometown. (8 EPS, 2021)

Jack Irish, Season 3 (Acorn TV Exclusive) (3 of 4 Episodes)

The countdown to payday begins as Jack hunts down Barry’s killer but, as the truth begins to come out, Jack’s world is turned upside down. (1 EP, 2021)

Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee – Binge

Adapted from Meera Syal’s acclaimed novel, this is a moving and often funny story about friendship, betrayal, and cross-cultural conflicts, involving three childhood friends who are now in their thirties and at a crossroads in their lives, but their friendship still holds them together. (3 EPS, 2005)

Thursday, July 29

The Wine Show, Season 3 (Acorn TV Exclusive, also streaming on Sundance Now and AMC+) – Exclusive Streaming Binge Premiere in North America

James Purefoy, Matthew Goode, and Matthew Rhys return for a third season and this time there’s a new member of the team – Dominic West (The Hour, The Wire), who joins James at the season’s headquarters at Quinta do Noval in the stunning Douro Valley in Portugal. Goode and Purefoy trek across Portugal to discover the country’s wines. Matthew Rhys and wine expert Joe Fattorini lunch at restaurants throughout NYC, to pair wine with varied international cuisines which together represent the city’s ethnic diversity. New star sommelier Charlotte Wilde travels to The Azores and finally answers the question: who really invented sparkling wine? (7 EPS, 2020)