BritBox Streaming: Scottish Gems Shetland & Karen Pirie

by Kathleen Costa

BritBox is one of my “good” vices. It’s harmless. It’s healthy. It’s highly economical. For less than a cappuccino and a scone (monthly $6.99; special annual fee $69.99), I get endless hours of entertainment from which I can choose a sitcom, detective drama, mystery, documentary, and much more set in an urban community to the countryside and all over the Commonwealth.

AcornTV Streaming: All the Right Ingredients Recipes for Love and Murder

by Kathleen Costa

AcornTV is the perfect remedy for boredom! Whether you need a belly-laugh, a pluck on your heartstrings, a cringeworthy nail-biter, or good triumphs over evil karma, AcornTV has what you need. For a reasonable membership fee (monthly $6.99, or special annual $69.99), I have access to a wide range of programs from those I can’t live without to those…I guess I can’t live without!

AcornTV Streaming: North & South Detective Duos The Brokenwood Mysteries/Murdoch Mysteries Movies

by Kathleen Costa

AcornTV is one of the best streaming options for Anglophiles, like me. For a reasonable monthly ($6.99) or special annual ($69.99) membership fee, I have access to a large, varied library, updated frequently, of sit-coms, dramas, detective dramas, movies, theater productions, documentaries, and foreign-language programs.

Detectives for Free on PBS: Grantchester & Endeavour

by Kathleen Costa

PBS, for me KVIE or KQED, is another way to get a dose of “ahhh” for my Anglophile thirst with Masterpiece Mystery. No membership fee required. No commercial breaks, barring the seasonal pledge break. Every summer the new seasons for Endeavour and Grantchester are aired, and to better adjust to the year wait, the previous season is rerun to remind fans of last year’s events and cliffhangers and allow newbies a chance to get up to speed.

AcornTV Streaming Murdoch Mysteries & Rebus

by Kathleen Costa

AcornTV is a favorite streaming service that does not disappoint with access to a vast library at a reasonable membership fee (monthly $6.99; annual special $59.99). I, personally, have enjoyed hours and hours of classic programming and every month new and returning comedies, dramas, and all the detective shows I can handle, like Murdoch Mysteries and Rebus. Having the freedom to watch anytime, anywhere, on any device, and as often as one wants is the biggest plus to the membership.

BritBox Streaming: Detective Duos Grace & Rebus

by Kathleen Costa

BritBox is a streaming service that completely quenches my Anglophile thirst. I had before relied on PBS stations or A&E network to see anything British, but it usually would be shows that had become iconic, popular, or were easy to purchase, and the idea of viewing the shows multiple times whenever I wanted was not an option. That was limiting. You only could watch it once, and if something took precedent, like fundraising, you would miss episodes.

BritBox Streaming: Death in Paradise & Agatha Christie

by Kathleen Costa

BritBox continues to provide hours and hours of entertainment all with a variety of accents, servings of tea, visits to local pubs, and degrees of emotions. I am fascinated by British humor in shows like the classic Open All Hours (1973-1985) and it’s sequel Still Open All Hours (2013-2019) with David Jason (A Touch of Frost) in the hilarious lead. Many dramas, first introduced to me on PBS or A&E networks, are now available for anytime viewing, binging, and rewatching like Silks, Cracker, and Silent Witness.

BritBox Steaming: Shakespeare & Hathaway, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes

BritBox has a wide variety of shows and movies available for members at a reasonable fee (monthly $6.99; annual special $69.99). There is always something to watch for any level of Anglophile from iconic comedies, dramas, and mysteries to new, fresh out of Covid restrictions series, movies, and documentaries. It’s always exciting when current favorites, like Shakespeare & Hathaway, make it back with the cast intact, but I’m ready to “crow” when I find a gem that offers intrigue and a surprising twist, like Life on Mars and its sequel Ashes to Ashes.>

by Kathleen Costa



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