Cats and Crooks on Acorn

Acorn TV today (March 1) adds episodes from three new and returning shows dealing with British justice (Law & Order: UK), feline medicine (Cat Hospital) and workplace romance (Monday, Monday).

Law & Order: UK – season three

This is the 13-episode third season of Law & Order: UK, the British adaptation of Dick Wolf’s popular American procedural franchise.

The show, which ran for 53 episodes for eight seasons (2009-2014) on ITV, follows the familiar U.S. 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), young prosecutor Alesha Phillips (Doctor Who’s Freema Agyeman), and their boss, CPS director Henry Sharpe (Doctor Who’s Peter Davison).

Acorn TV has not announced when it will add the series’ final 14 episodes, but you can watch the entire series for free, with ads, on IMDb, and without commercials on sister subscription streamer Sundance Now.

Cat Hospital

The six-episode docuseries, which first aired on RTÉ in 2019, takes viewers to Cork Cat Hospital, Ireland’s first veterinary hospital exclusively for felines.

Cat expert Clare Meade and her team handle cases including grooming, neutering, house calls, and life-and-death medical emergencies.

Monday, Monday

Supermarket employees are forced to relocate in this seven-episode dramedy that first ran on ITV in 2009.

Recently dumped Sally (Morven Christie) wants a fresh start – even if it means working for an incompetent boss, Christine (Fay Ripley). On her first work night out, she gets sick on the charming Steven (Tom Ellis) then learns the next day he is the assistant and boyfriend of the new COO Alyson (Holly Aird).

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

(Above: ‘Cat Hospital.’ Source: YouTube video)

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