Does your Dad have trouble sharing the telly? Keep him (and yourself) happy with the best of British entertainment this Father’s Day.
Acorn TV serves up world-class mysteries, comedies and dramas from Britain and beyond with carefully curated content sure to please any dad – everything from corrupt coppers to war era mysteries and misfit priests. To get him started we’ve rounded up the shows he’s bound to love.
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If you’re dad loves a good dose of quality British TV then he’ll be completely set with a line-up that includes:
Line of Duty
Acorn TV hosts all five seasons of this BBC phenomenon and it’s the ultimate crime drama that has all the corrupt coppers and shocking twists a Dad could ask for. This thrilling cat-and-mouse crime drama is the perfect pick for Dads who find a good dose of suspense the perfect way to relax – it’s probably already high on his ‘to watch’ list as its one of the BBC’s highest rated shows.
Award-winning Line of Duty chronicles the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anti-corruption unit helmed by Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar, Blood), Detective Inspector Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure, Broadchurch) and Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston, The Great Train Robbery, Sweet Sixteen).
For the self-professed historian-Dad, Foyle’s War takes the allure of real history and throws in a dose of compelling mystery, resulting in an award-winning must watch. All nine series are available to stream.
Set in WWII it stars Michael Kitchen (Out of Africa) as upstanding detective Christopher Foyle as he seeks to take down criminals capitalising on the confusion of war. In his pursuit of justice, Foyle comes up against high ranking military and intelligence officials who would rather he stayed out of their way but he is resolute in his quest to salvage the social fabric of his coastal community.
For the Dad that loves a laugh, it’s hard to go past this classic tale of three misfit priests, exiled for their earthly transgressions, as they spend their days scheming, dreaming and drinking on remote Craggy Island. Silly and surreal Father Ted follows Father Ted Crilly, Father Dougal McGuire and Father Jack Hackett on their misadventures – from awkward encounters in a lingerie department to kicking the feared Bishop Brennan ‘up the arse’.
What was risqué for the 90s makes for a comedy classic today, and perfect viewing for Dad and you.
For Dads who love a classic it’s hard to go past the quintessential ‘whodunit’ – Agatha Christie’s Poirot. Set-in post-war London this mysterious murder series follow star investigate Hercule Poirot (David Suchet, Executive Decision, A Perfect Murder).
A meticulous, fastidious and famous former Belgian super-sleuth, Poirot leads the charge in every episode to catch the killer with an unfortunate (yet entertaining) knack for finding himself entangled in the mystery. All 13 series are available to stream.
Acorn TV features a wide assortment of stars including Guy Pearce in Jack Irish, Martin Clunes in Doc Martin, Iain Glen in Jack Taylor, Martin Shaw in George Gently, Kim Cattrall in Sensitive Skin, Candace Cameron Bure in The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Benedict Cumberbatch in The Last Enemy, Matthew Rhys in The Scapegoat, David Tennant in United and Glorious 39, and Jeremy Piven in Mr Selfridge.
Make it an awesome Father’s Day for your Dad with AcornTV.