Acorn TV has announced the titles that are coming to the AMC-owned streaming service in October. The Acorn TV October 2022 lineup adds to the service’s wide variety of acclaimed English and foreign-language dramas, engaging comedies, documentaries and more.
The Acorn TV October 2022 schedule includes Acorn TV Originals Mystery Road: Origin and My Life Is Murder Season 3, as well as Acorn TV exclusive Doc Martin Season 10.
Also available will be new episodes of Recipes for Love and Murder, England’s Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey, and A Nightingale Falling.
The Acorn TV October 2022 titles are available at Acorn.TV and on Prime Video Channels, Apple TV, Roku, YouTube TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Xfinity, iOS, Android, Cox, and more.
ACORN TV OCTOBER 2022 HIGHLIGHTS
Mystery Road: Origin (Acorn TV Original) – Premieres Monday, October 3 with Two Episodes Weekly
In this prequel series, newly minted detective Jay Swan (Mark Coles Smith, Halifax: Retribution) arrives in a dusty Outback town that’s home to his estranged father and the woman who will change his life, Mary.
Thrust into the investigation of a series of violent robberies, Jay faces a tragic death, a burgeoning love, and the brutal reality of being a police officer straddling two worlds.
My Life Is Murder Season 3 (Acorn TV Original) – Premieres on Monday, October 10 Two Episodes Weekly Through November 7
Lucy Lawless (Spartacus, Xena: Warrior Princess) reprises her popular role as irrepressible investigator Alexa Crowe in her hometown of Auckland, New Zealand with ten new cases that pit her against fascinating, powerful and surprising suspects each week – everyone from eccentric billionaires to grieving florists, and from tango dancers to fiery fashionistas.
The only thing they have in common is that none of them are expecting Alexa’s unique brand of crime solving, but they quickly learn that you underestimate Alexa Crowe at your own risk.
Proud “lone wolf” Alexa has now built a small community of fierce supporters, friends and fellow investigators in Madison (Ebony Vagulans,) Harry (Rawiri Jobe) and Reuben (Joe Naufahu), along with new friends into this unlikely “found family.” Also returning in season 3 is Martin Henderson (Virgin River) as Alexa’s brother Will.
Doc Martin Season 10 (Acorn TV Exclusive) – Premieres Monday, October 17 with Two Episodes Weekly Through November 7
In this long-running, highly-viewed UK series, Martin Clunes (Manhunt) stars as surly and self-centered Dr. Martin Ellingham with a rude bedside manner and a phobia of blood. After stepping down as GP in the town of Portwenn the end of last season, Doc Martin is beginning to question whether he made the right decision about resigning.
With his wife Louisa (Caroline Catz) pursuing her new career as a child counsellor in his old surgery, the Doc is left literally holding the baby, and indulging his hobby of repairing clocks on the kitchen table. But does he really want his old job back?
Also returning for the final season are Dame Eileen Atkins as Doc Martin’s formidable Aunt Ruth, Ian McNeice as Bert Large, and Joe Absolom as Al.
ACORN TV SCHEDULE
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 3
Recipes for Love and Murder (Acorn TV Original) | Episodes 9 and 10 of 10
As Tannie Maria (Maria Doyle Kennedy, Outlander, Orphan Black) retraces Jessie’s steps, the police try to track down Jessie’s cousin. Following up on a hunch, Maria makes a discovery at Martine’s house—but not before the killer discovers her. With her life at stake, Maria agrees to an unusual culinary request. The police also figure out who the killer is, but will they be too late?
Episode 10: I Only Wanted Advice, Tannie – SEASON FINALE
Maria makes a desperate escape with the killer in pursuit, as the police close in. A frantic search ensues for Jessie, but the amount of ground to cover over the Karoo’s vast terrain is daunting. An emotional Maria and Khaya finally allow themselves some time to connect, bolstering Maria to face her past when it arrives on her doorstep. (2 EPS, 2022)
Mystery Road: Origin (Acorn TV Original) | Episodes 3 and 4 of 6
Episode 3: Reeling from his father’s death, Jay questions whether Jack truly killed himself—and he discovers a secret that could have made Jack a threat to the Sons of the Soil – a group with links to drug dealing, crime, and white supremacists.
Episode 4: Jay discovers a debt notice among his father’s things that he later also finds in mail addressed to his brother, Sputty, and he suspects a scam is at work. (2 EPS, 2022)
England’s Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey
In 1553 Tudor England, Wales and Ireland is taken to the brink of a bloody civil war when the dying King Edward VI, son of Henry VIII, leaves the throne, not to his elder sister, Mary, but to his cousin, the Lady Jane Grey. This is a story of intrigue, conspiracy, political maneuvering and a capital city preparing to be attacked.
It is also the story of a young woman, ferociously manipulated by powerful men in the palace, who ends up losing her life as a result. Historian and medievalist Helen Castor sets out to take a close look at the first woman to sit on the English throne, not as consort, but as a reigning Queen. (3 EPS, 2018)
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 10
My Life Is Murder Season 3 (Acorn TV Original) | Episodes 1 and 2 of 10
Episode 1: It Takes Two
When Alexa (Lucy Lawless, Xena: Warrior Princess) investigates the death of a young teacher at a tango club, it’s not clear who is leading whom in a dangerous dance to discover the truth.
Episode 2: Nothing Concrete
Truth is stranger than fiction when a crime novelist is found dead, encased in a public sculpture, and Alexa uncovers a plot more deadly than any of the victim’s novels. (2 EPS, 2022)
Mystery Road: Origin (Acorn TV Original)| Episodes 5 and 6 of 6 – SEASON FINALE
Episode 5: A video camera left behind from the assault on Max reveals vital clues. Anousha learns of some locals involved in Josh’s investigation, and Jay tails a suspicious miner.
Episode 6: After finding clues in the gang’s hideout, Jay sets out to thwart their latest robbery. A deadly confrontation results, but that’s only the beginning of the danger. (2 EPS, 2022)
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 17
Doc Martin Season 10 (Acorn TV Exclusive) | Episodes 1 and 2 of 8
Martin Clunes (Manhunt) returns to Cornwall to play the nation’s favorite grumpy medic for the last time in this final season of the hugely successful British drama. He stars as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, set in the idyllic hamlet of Portwenn in Cornwall. Caroline Catz plays Doc Martin’s wife, Louisa Ellingham, who resigned from her job as headmistress at the local school to pursue a new career in child counselling.
Also returning for the finale are Dame Eileen Atkins who plays Doc Martin’s formidable Aunt Ruth, Ian McNeice as Bert Large, Joe Absolom as Bert’s son Al, John Marquez as PC Joe Penhale, Jessica Ransom as the doctor’s receptionist Morwenna Newcross and Selina Cadell as pharmacist Mrs. Tishell. (2 EPS, 2022)
My Life Is Murder Season 3 (Acorn TV Original) | Episodes 3 and 4 of 10
Episode 3: Bloodlines
Alexa is determined to prove the innocence of a champion thoroughbred blamed for the death of his handler at a successful horse breeding stud where secrets lurk and blood is thicker than water.
Episode 4: The Village
Alexa investigates a death at an upscale retirement village where a quiet life is the last thing the residents want… and where her brother Will’s involvement with the victim feels far too close to home. (2 EPS, 2022)
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 24
My Life Is Murder Season 3 (Acorn TV Original) | Episodes 5 and 6 of 10
Episode 5: Silent Lights
When Christmas lights aficionado Paddy falls from his roof, and his widow publicly accuses their neighbors of murder, Alexa finds herself unravelling a mystery as tangled as Paddy’s beloved lights.
Episode 6: Bride to Bee
When a bride dies from an allergic reaction to a bee sting on her wedding day, her devastated groom blames his powerful father. Alexa must discover whether this is just a tragic accident… or a case where revenge is as sweet as honey. (2 EPS, 2022)
Doc Martin Season 10 (Acorn TV Exclusive) | Episodes 3 and 4 of 8
Season description above. (2 EPS, 2022)
A Nightingale Falling
Set in Ireland during the War of Independence, two sisters’ lives are changed forever as they care for a wounded soldier. What transpires is a tragic love story of a household and its inhabitants, caught in the crucible of dark deep secrets as history plays out inexorably around them. Starring Tara Breathnach (Jack Taylor) and Muireann Bird (Deep Shock) (Film, 2014)
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 31
My Life Is Murder Season 3 (Acorn TV Original) | Episodes 7 and 8 of 10
Episode 7: Breaking Bread
Feuding celebrity bakers put Alexa through her paces when a man is found drowned with a rare flour in his lungs.
Episode 8: Gaslight Sonata
Alexa and Madison’s investigation into the death of a music producer is complicated by the arrival of a young girl arriving at Alexa’s door with some very big news. (2 EPS, 2022)
Doc Martin, Season 10 (Acorn TV Exclusive) | Episodes 5 and 6 of 8
Season description above. (2 EPS, 2022)