British Justice on Acorn

(Above: ‘Law & Order: UK.’ Source: YouTube video)

Law & Order: UK, the British adaptation of Dick Wolf’s popular American procedural franchise, debuts a 10-episode season one today, November 16, on Acorn TV. The subscription streamer will premiere a second season Monday, November 30.

The show, which aired a total of 53 episodes from 2009-2014 on ITV, follows the familiar US format, with the first half of each episode dedicated to capturing culprits, the second to prosecuting them.

The police include Detective Sergeant Ronnie Brooks (Coronation Street’s Bradley Walsh), an East End cop who partners with the more polished Detective Sergeant Matt Devlin (Battlestar Galactica’s Jamie Bamber). Both report to Detective Inspector Natalie Chandler (Belgravia’s Harriet Walter), a working mother who has their backs.

The legal team includes Senior Crown Prosecutor James Steel (The Passion’s Ben Daniels), a young prosecutor Alesha Phillips (Dr. Who’s Freema Agyeman), and their boss, CPS director George Castle (Little Dorrit’s Bill Paterson, who must balance ideals of justice with political realities.

Acorn TV costs $5.99 monthly, with a seven-day free trial. For more info, visit

You can also watch all 53 episodes of Law & Order: UK on Sundance Now.

Sundance Now offers two subscription options: an annual membership for $59.99 ($4.99 monthly); or a $6.99 per month pay-as-you-go plan. Each comes with a seven-day free trial.

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