For those who love all things English, Acorn TV is the streaming service for you. That's because it's the platform that provides American audiences with access to the best of the best of British television and movies.

Acorn TV costs just $4.99 per month, or $49.99 per year - cheap enough for adding alongside your Netflix subscription.

And this month the streaming service has exclusive premieres such as season two of the Australian political thriller The Code, the U.S. premiere of the documentary Britain's Bloody Crown, season three of the Canadian drama 19-2 and the British dramedy Brief Encounters.

Other titles worth checking out include the documentary The Queen's Worst Years, the BBC series Count Arthur Strong and Boomers and the miniseries Casanova.

Here's the complete list of movies and TV series being added to Acorn TV in October.

Monday, Oct. 3


David Tennant (Doctor Who), Peter O'Toole (Lawrence of Arabia) and Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids, X-Men franchise) star in this miniseries that follows the world's most notorious lothario from the streets of Venice to the salons of pre-revolution Paris, and on to the London court of George III.

The TV serial first premiered in March 2005 on BBC Three.

Count Arthur Strong, Series 1 & 2

This BBC sitcom is written by and stars Steve Delaney (Agatha Christie's Poirot, Meltdown) as Count Arthur Strong, an elderly, pompous, out-of-work actor with delusions that he is a show business legend. The BBC Two series first aired in July 2013.

Janet King, Series 2, Episode 7

Friday, Oct. 7

Blood (Friday Feature)

When a murder suspect's interrogation turns violent, two detectives (Paul Bettany, The Da Vinci Code; Stephen Graham, Pirates of the Caribbean) must deal with the consequences and the suspicions of a fellow detective.

Monday, Oct. 10

The Code, Season 2, Episode 1 & 2 (Exclusive U.S. Premiere)

The Australian, award-winning political thriller returns with six new episodes. Hoping to escape the storm they unleashed at the end of season one, Jesse (Ashley Zukerman) and Ned (Dan Spielman) are confronted with the terrifying possibility of being extradited to the United States to face serious charges in an American court. Fortunately for the Banks brothers, Australian National Security is sitting on an explosive case they cannot crack, and Jesse just might be the man to solve it.

Boomers, Series 2

This BBC One sitcom follows the ups and downs of three late middle-aged recently retired (or soon-to-retire) couples who live in Thurnemouth, "Norfolk's only West-facing resort." The show stars Philip Jackson (Raised by Wolves), Alison Steadman (Pride & Prejudice) and Stephanie Beacham (Coronation Street).

Janet King, Series 2, Episode 8

Friday, Oct. 14

Last Love (Friday Feature)

Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Rises) stars with Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I & II) in this richly nuanced, emotionally charged story of lost souls and newfound hope.

Monday, Oct. 17

Britain's Bloody Crown (Exclusive U.S. Premiere)

This four-part documentary reveals the true history of the Wars of the Roses with reenactments and journalist and historian Dan Jones' storytelling that brings to life a tale of human frailties, rivalries, forced hands and sheer luck that changed Britain and the monarchy forever.

The Queen's Worst Year
This intriguing documentary argues that the impact of the events of 1992 threw the monarchy into a profound identity crisis. But what would it become instead, and how did the Queen weather the storm of 1992 to become more popular than ever?

The Code, Series 2, Episode 3

Monday, Oct. 24

19-2, Season 3 (Exclusive U.S. Premiere)

On par with the best American police dramas like The Wire, 19-2 returns with 10 new episodes starring Adrian Holmes (Arrow, Smallville) and Jared Keeso (Elysium) as partners in the Montreal Police Department. At the start of season three, the squad struggles to recover from the revelation that one of their own was a pedophile and a mole for organized crime.

The Code, Series 2, Episode 4

Monday, Oct. 31

Brief Encounters, Series 1, Episode 1 & 2 (Exclusive U.S. Premiere)

This frank, fresh, and funny six-part British series follows four women striving for happiness and fulfillment. In early 1980s England, the women wrestle with the pressures of family, husbands and making ends meet. However, a chance meeting between Steph and Nita is destined to kick-start a transformation for them all as they grasp the opportunity to become Ann Summers (lingerie and adult toy) party organizers. As wives and businesswomen, the four friends discover hidden strengths, shaking up not just their town but their relationships too.

A Very British Coup

Harry Perkins is a radically left-wing politician who wins a general election to become prime minister. Despite his popularity with the public, Harry soon realizes that everyone - from the media and the civil service, to the armed forces and the Americans - wants to stop his radical policies. Harry stands his ground but his enemies want him out.

The Code, Series 2, Episode 5

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