Acorn TV has announced the titles that are coming to the AMC-owned streaming service in July. The Acorn TV July 2022 lineup adds to the service’s wide variety of acclaimed English and foreign-language dramas, engaging comedies, documentaries and more.
The Acorn TV July 2022 schedule includes The Other One Season 2, The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 8, and The Sommerdahl Murders Season 3.
You can also watch all episodes of Ten Percent, as well as the film United, the first two seasons of Trivia, Walking Tudor, and more.
ACORN TV JULY 2022 HIGHLIGHTS
The Brokenwood Mysteries (Acorn TV Exclusive) – Season 8 Premieres Thursday, July 1; Subsequent Episodes Premiere on Mondays
In this long-running New Zealand procedural, DSS Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea, Go Girls) and DC Kristin Simms (Fern Sutherland, The Almighty Johnsons) return to uncover more macabre goings on in the seemingly quiet, little, fictitious country town of Brokenwood – population 4,900 and steadily declining, depending on the murder rate that week.
Beneath the town’s peaceful veneer are buried secrets and treacherous lies as the duo, along with the police team, investigate dangerous rivalries and lethal grudges that erupt into gruesome crimes. With six feature-length, standalone mysteries, season 8 will see a murder at a music festival where the victim was seemingly literally killed by sound, the violent death of a cowgirl possibly motivated by a 160-year-old family feud, and an athlete found dead in a fountain.
The Sommerdahl Murders (Acorn TV Exclusive) – Season 3 Binge Premieres Monday, July 4
Summer never ends in this blue-sky Scandi mystery crime series, and neither does the main characters’ love triangle. Police investigator Dan Sommerdahl (Peter Mygind) has devoted his life to protecting his beloved town, which has unfortunately cost him his marriage.
Can he learn to accept that his ex-wife, criminal technician Marianne (Laura Drasbæk), is in a relationship with Flemming (André Babikian), who besides being his police-partner, is also his best friend?
The Other One (Acorn TV Original) – Season 2 Binge Premieres Monday, July 18
Catherine “Cathy” Walcott (Ellie White, The Windsors) and Catherine “Cat” Walcott (Lauren Socha, Misfits) discovered the other one existed after their Dad died at his surprise birthday party. Finally coming to terms with the fact they are sisters, this second season kicks off with them reeling from the news they also have a secret brother, Callum (Christopher Jeffers, “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”) – who Cathy had just made out with.
As Cathy struggles with the ethics of fancying a sibling, Cat is determined to welcome Callum to the family, while Callum isn’t sure what family means any more. Cat’s mother, Marilyn (Siobhan Finneran, Happy Valley), is furious to learn she wasn’t Colin’s only mistress and sets about tracking down his other secret lover Angela (Michele Austin, This Is Going To Hurt), starting a chain of events that nobody expects. Also starring Rebecca Front (Inspector Lewis) as Cathy’s mother, Tess.
ACORN TV SCHEDULE
AVAILABLE JULY 1
The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 8 (Acorn TV Exclusive) – Episode 1 of 6
“From The Cradle To The Grave”
Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea) and the team get a lesson in local history when the Brokenwood museum uncovers a dead body in the most unlikely of places. (1 EP, 2022)
Ten Percent | All episodes
Based on the original hit French series Call My Agent!, Ten Percent follows the small London talent agency of Nightingale Hart as it struggles to adapt in an ever-changing industry. After tragedy strikes the company, the personal and professional lives of the agents and assistants are thrown into turmoil.
But duty calls – their celebrity clients are in constant need of help from their agents, with issues ranging from marital problems to over-commitment to lingering method acting to stage fright. As the Nightingale Hart agents deal with the incessant demands of their jobs, they’ll also find themselves dealing with more off-screen drama than they ever expected.
Series stars include Jack Davenport (The Morning Show), Lydia Leonard (Gentleman Jack), Maggie Steed (Chewing Gum), and Prasanna Puwanarajah (Patrick Melrose).
Star-studded cameos include Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown), Dominic West (The Affair), Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton), Kelly Macdonald (Line of Duty, Trainspotting), and David Oyelowo (Selma) (8 EPS, 2022).
AVAILABLE JULY 4
The Sommerdahl Murders Season 3 (Acorn TV Exclusive, Foreign language, Danish) | All episodes
(See series description above)
The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 8 (Acorn TV Exclusive) | Episode 2 of 6
“Death n Bass”
The Brokenwood crime fighters are called in to investigate a murder at a music festival, where it would appear the victim was quite literally killed by sound. (1 EP, 2022)
Murdoch Mysteries Season 15 (Acorn TV Exclusive) | Episode 19 of 24 (U.S. Only)
“Brother Can You Spare a Crime”
When a young woman is robbed and murdered in her home adjacent to a homeless encampment, Murdoch, Brackenreid, and Watts look to the vagrants for a suspect. After they find looted goods from a series of neighborhood break-ins, the self-appointed mayor of the tent city points them towards Eddie Stone, an angry man who has been disrupting the otherwise calm, down-on-its luck community. (1 EP, 2022)
AVAILABLE JULY 11
Monty Don’s Adriatic Gardens | All episodes
Monty Don travels to Europe and explores the influence of the Venetians from their home city down the Adriatic coast, through Croatia and on to Greece. From visiting a range of public and private gardens, Monty learns about the impact that history, climate change and culture have had on the people who live there. (2 EPS, 2021)
Monty Don’s Japanese Gardens | All episodes
Armed with his extensive knowledge and passion for all aspects of horticulture, Monty Don travels through Japan to explore the best gardens the country has to offer. From plants and architecture to new techniques and differing climates, this series is full of rich color and vibrant landscapes as Monty examines how a mix of history and new innovations are shaping the gardens of Japan today and how they are perceived. Get ready to enter an enticing world, full of enchanting stories, wonderful characters and, of course, beautiful gardens. (2 EPS, 2018)
The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 8 (Acorn TV Exclusive) | Episode 3 of 6
“Spark to a Flame”
In the remote community of beaches at Pateke Point, a local resident ends up bludgeoned to death by an unknown blunt object and locked inside a house not her own. (1 EP, 2022)
Murdoch Mysteries Season 15 (Acorn TV Exclusive) | Episode 20 of 24 (U.S. Only)
“Pendrick’s Planetary Parlor”
Murdoch investigates after a man’s murder is transmitted across James Pendrick’s latest communication device. (1 EP, 2022)
United is based on the true story of Manchester United’s legendary “Busby Babes,” the youngest side ever to win the Football League, and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of their number. The film draws on first-hand interviews with the survivors and their families to tell the inspirational story of a team and a community overcoming terrible tragedy.
Starring David Tennant (Des), Jack O’Connell (Unbroken), Dougray Scott (The Woman in White), and Sam Claflin (Hunger Games films). (Film, 2010)
AVAILABLE JULY 18
The Other One Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) | All episodes
Episode 1: Cat (Lauren Socha, Misfits) & Cathy (Ellie White, The Windsors) reel from the news they have a secret brother, Callum (Christopher Jeffers), who Cathy just snogged. Marilyn (Siobhan Finneran, Loch Ness) is furious to learn she wasn’t Colin’s only mistress and starts stalking his other lover.
Episode 2: Cat feuds with a rival delivery driver and Cathy loses a fight with a washbasin at work. Tess’s (Rebecca Front, Inspector Lewis) singles holiday is a disaster while Angela becomes Marilyn’s house guest from hell.
Episode 3: Cat & Cathy go to an adult math GCSE class where the sexy teacher causes ructions. Tess takes a job in the worst place possible, and Angela resorts to kidnap to win back Peter.
Episode 4: Cathy is excited to introduce her siblings to lambing season at Auntie Dawn’s (Caroline Quentin, Doc Martin) farm, but Tess brings along an unwelcome visitor and Cat brings an unwise gift.
Episode 5: In a bid to heal his rift with Angela, Callum is lured to an eventful Northern Soul Revival. Next day, their Dad Colin still has surprises for his family from beyond the grave. (5 EPS, 2022)
The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 8 (Acorn TV Exclusive) | Episode 4 of 6
“Three Coins in a Fountain”
When the world champion of the curious sport of Spoofing is found dead in a fountain, the Brokenwood detectives must determine who was willing to commit murder in order to win at all costs. (1 EP, 2022)
Murdoch Mysteries Season 15 (Acorn TV Exclusive) | Episode 21 of 24 (U.S. Only)
After a musician is murdered, Watts tells Murdoch the exact crime was documented in a blues song played at a salon. (1 EP, 2022)
Trivia Seasons 1 and 2 | All episodes
Calling themselves “The Team with No Name,” Lawrence, Adam, Cathy and Molly are four individuals who join together each week to take part in a local pub quiz, each with their own particular strengths — and reasons for taking part. Co-starring Aisling Bea (Quiz) (12 EPS, 2011-2012)
Walking Tudor England | All episodes
Suzannah Lipscomb takes to foot all around England as she uncovers the legacy of the Tudor kings and queens, from Henry VII through to Elizabeth I, who did more to shape the nation’s identity than any who had come before them. From the birth of the Royal Navy, to the tearing down of the monasteries, the Tudors put themselves at the heart of a new-look, confident England.
But this was a time of intrigue and conspiracy too, because as Suzannah discovers, this famous family served up sibling betrayal, religious hatred and no shortage of beheadings. (6 EPS, 2021)
AVAILABLE JULY 25
The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 8 (Acorn TV Exclusive) | Episode 5 of 6
“Good as Gold”
A 160-year-old family feud over gold becomes the main motive for murder when a modern-day cowgirl is gunned down in cold blood. (1 EP, 2022)
Murdoch Mysteries Season 15 (Acorn TV Exclusive) | Episode 22 of 24 (U.S. Only)
Crabtree’s deranged kidnapper Amelia turns herself in and Margaret Brackenreid pursues her fugitive son. (1 EP, 2022)
Butterfly Breath | All episodes
This Welsh-English drama centers on a human but “bad medical practice” decision that sets in motion a chain of events and repercussions that rollercoasters out of control. Sara Morris (Sian Reese-Davies, Hidden), a senior consultant in a fetal medicine department, puts her career at risk and her personal life under unbearable strain when, against the advice of colleagues, she agrees to take on her friend, Elin (Fflur Medi Owen) as a patient.
This is a drama about family and friendships with universal themes: the perception of loyalty, the storm of betrayal, the desperation of infertility, and the moral and emotional dilemmas of termination. (4 EPS, 2019)
Stealing Van Gogh
In the greatest art heist of the 21st century, two thieves broke into the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam on December 7, 2002, stealing two paintings and disappearing into the night. The theft is listed by the FBI as one of top ten art crimes of all time. With special access to this international art crime story, host Andrew Graham-Dixon pieces together the story of the theft and also looks at the wider world of art crime – why are paintings stolen, what is their value, how are they trafficked on the black market.
Sifting through the evidence, the film will trace the path these paintings took through the criminal world, how they were sold on the black market and the painstaking investigation that led to their eventual recovery, verification and restoration. (Film, 2018)