This blog has been very short on postings lately as I’ve been working on getting my crime novel—Too Far to Fall—ready for publication after it’s long and arduous journey through the wacky world of publishing. I’ll post my cover and a blurb once it’s out in the world.
In the meantime, in the next few weeks both ITV and the BBC should release their Christmas promos. A Grantchester Christmas Special has already been announced and who knows what else might be in store!
US Gently and Bacchus fans don’t have to wait to see the new series. In fact, subscribers to Acorn TV can already watch the first episode, even though it doesn’t air on the BBC until Thursday. Acorn will put up a new episode every Monday for the next three weeks.
PBS’s Masterpiece is wonderful – it airs fantastic British shows and then provides them online for free. But PBS (and BBC America) can only do so much. After that the UK tv addict has to turn to Amazon, Netflix or Hulu.
Now there is another option in the online streaming world. Acorn Media has launched Acorn TV. You can try it out for free for one month. There is overlap with what’s already available on Amazon, etc., but there are also some series that you can’t currently get anywhere else, including: the latest series of Vera; the first series of the charming 1920s Australian whodunit, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (based on novels by Kerry Greenwood and starring the beautiful Essie Davis); series 14 of Midsomer Murders; and the absurd and excellent Blandings (based on P.G. Wodehouse’s classic stories).