What’s On TV?: Premiere British TV Streaming Service Acorn TV Now Showing Season 8 Of ‘Foyle’s War’, The Final Three Feature-Length Mysteries

by Sandi Berg

Episode 1: “The Eternity Ring" Sunday, September 15, 2013, 9-10:30pm on PBS   With one war ended, a new one is looming as the iron curtain falls across Europe. Suspecting that British atomic research has been infiltrated, MI5 asks Foyle to investigate the possibility of a Russian spy network in the heart of London. During his inquiry, Foyle learns that his former driver, Sam, has been working for one of the possible suspects. Could she be involved? Shown: Michael Kitchen as Foyle (C) Patrick Redmond/Eleventh Hour/ITV for MASTERPIECE This image may be used only in the direct promotion of MASTERPIECE. No other rights are granted. All rights are reserved. Editorial use only.

Foyle’s War (starring Michael Kitchen). (C) Patrick Redmond/Eleventh Hour/ITV for MASTERPIECE
This image may be used only in the direct promotion of MASTERPIECE. No other rights are granted. All rights are reserved. Editorial use only.

The premiere British TV streaming service Acorn TV is now showing season 8 Of Foyle’s War, the final three feature-length mysteries.

If you enjoyed Foyle’s War (starring Michael Kitchen), which aired for seven seasons on PBS, you’re in for a treat! Acorn TV has acquired the Season 8, which airs as three feature-length mystery movies. And if you’re a fan of British television series you’ll want to check out Acorn TV (read more below). In fact this might be just the right Father’s Day gift this year.

Hailed “a gift from the gods” (The New York Times) and “A triumph from start to finish” (The Wall Street Journal), Foyle’s War has been among the upper echelon of the most critically acclaimed and popular British television series for more than a decade. In February 2015, the final episodes made their U.S. debut exclusively on Acorn TV, the premier British TV streamingy service in North America from RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE).

Kitchen returns in his universally beloved role as Christopher Foyle, a senior intelligence officer for the secret service, MI5, ably assisted by Sam Wainwright (Honeysuckle Weeks). Two-time Emmy®-nominee John Mahoney (Frasier) guest stars in the first episode.

Foyle’s War is created and written by renowned novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz, who wrote the new Sherlock Holmes novel, Moriarty, and is currently writing a new James Bond novel.

Available at www.Acorn.TV, via the iTunes App store, Samsung Smart TVs/Blu-rays, and its popular Roku channel, Acorn TV is the first British TV focused streaming service in North America. Given the limited broadcast options for U.S. viewers to watch first rate international programs, Acorn TV offers U.S. fans the opportunity to not only stream many of their favorite series but, more importantly, discover new and classic programs previously unavailable to U.S. and Canadian audiences.

Sandi Berg is also a freelance journalist and writes about television for several magazines including Written By (Writer’s Guild of America), Life After 50 and Whole Life Times Magazine.  


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