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The SyndicateHere’s some good news for fans of British TV. Acorn TV, the first British TV-focused streaming service in North America, is now streaming a couple of cool shows. The rundown:

  • The U.S. debut of “The Syndicate,” which ABC is currently adapting for U.S. television about a group of supermarket workers who win the lottery; and
  • The 1980s classic “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” starring Anthony Andrews (“Brideshead Revisited”), Jane Seymour (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”), and Ian McKellen (“The Lord of the Rings”).

Additionally, Acorn TV is still streaming complete series’ marathons for two of the most critically-acclaimed and popular series in television history – Helen Mirren’s “Prime Suspect” and the iconic 1970s “Upstairs, Downstairs,” without which we might not have the stylish “Downton Abbey.”

These series and more are available for free with Acorn TV’s free 30-day trial.

Acorn TV also has:

  • U.S. premiere of “Dirk Gently,” a fun detective series starring Stephen Mangan (“Episodes”);
  • Classic spy series “Callan,” starring Edward Woodward (“The Equalizer”);
  • “The Catherine Cookson Collection Set 2,” featuring Ciaran Hinds and Robson Green;
  • Complete “Chance in a Million,” series starring Simon Callow and Brenda Blethyn;
  • “A Bit of a Do Complete Collection” with David Jason;
  • Seasons from “Vexed” starring Lucy Punch (“Ben and Kate”) and Toby Stephens (“Jane Eyre”), “Maigret” starring Michael Gambon, “Slings & Arrows” starring Paul Gross and Mark McKinney, Lynda La Plante’s “The Commander,” “Agatha Christie’s Poirot,” “Agatha Christie’s Marple,” and “George Gently,” among others.

Upcoming on DVD/Blu-ray from Acorn Media: 

  • Mar. 5: “Murdoch Mysteries Collection: Season 1-4″ (DVD/Blu-ray) and “Murdoch Mysteries, Season 5″ (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Mar. 12: “Foyle’s War: The Home Front Files (Sets 1-6)”
  • Mar. 19: “No Job for a Lady: The Complete Collection,” “Chance in a Million Complete Collection,” and “A Mind to Kill Complete Collection.”
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