Norwich Public Library subscribes to AcornTV, a streaming service of Australian and British television. All NPL cardholders have access through the RBDigital platform. Create a username and password of your choosing to get started.
Nancy Fontaine | Technical Services Librarian & AcornTV Fan
I really liked Broadchurch with David Tennant, so I tried "Deadwater Fell," a four-episode show starring Tennant. It is a well-acted but tough story about life in a small Scottish village where tragedy strikes an outwardly happy family. Reviews were mixed, and I found it better than average but a bit disappointing.
I took Acorn's suggestion to try "Line of Duty," a well-reviewed crime thriller about the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anti-corruption unit. Although I'm watching season one, there have been six seasons so far. I am really enjoying it; it's engrossing and interesting, where the mystery isn't so much who done it but why and how will they be caught.
I'm also watching "I, Claudius," the BBC classic. I didn't see it when it came out in the 1970's and wondered what all the fuss was about. By today's standards its depiction of intrigue and depredation in ancient Rome are kind of tame, but it's riveting all the same. Many great British stars appeared in it: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Patrick Stewart. Well worth a viewing.