Gold Digger and Dead Still coming to Acorn TV in May

Acorn TV will be offering two exclusive premieres in May, British romantic thriller Gold Digger and Irish dark comic drama, Dead Still.

After the premiere of Deadwater Fell in April, Acorn TV will be bringing more British drama for audiences to binge in these quarantine days. Gold Digger stars Julia Ormond and Ben Barnes while Dead Still stars Michael Smiley.

Here is the official synopsis and trailer of Gold Digger:

“This BBC One twisty romantic thriller starring Emmy® winner Julia Ormond(Howard’s End, Legends of the Fall, Mad Men) and Ben Barnes (Westworld, The Chronicles of Narnia) tells the story of a 60-year-old woman falling in love with a 35-year-old man and the effect it has on her already dysfunctional family. Mother first, wife second, woman last, Julia Day (Ormond) has spent her whole life putting the needs of others before herself, but now she falls in love with Benjamin Greene (Barnes), a man 25 years her junior. The impact their unconventional relationship has on her family is explored and the secrets of their past are revealed — has Julia finally found the happiness she’s always deserved, or is Benjamin really only after her money like they think he is? The series also stars Alex Jennings(The Crown) as Julia’s ex-husband Ted, and Julia McKenzie (Agatha Christie’s Marple) as Ted’s mother, Hazel. “

Here is the official synopsis and trailer of Dead Still:

“Set in 1880s Ireland, this six-episode dark comic murder mystery drama follows the strange adventures of Dublin’s most famed memorial photographers, Brock Blennerhasset (Michael Smiley, Luther) and Conall Molloy (Kerr Logan, Game of Thrones, Alias Grace), who take professionalportraits of the dead during the Victorian era of “postmortem photography.” Meanwhile, tenacious detective Frederick Regan (Aidan O’Hare, JackieThe Sister Brothers)investigates a series of local murders and eyes possible disturbing connections between them and Brock.This series also stars Eileen O’Higgins (Brooklyn, Mary Queen of Scots) as Brock’s estranged, imaginative niece, Nancy Vickers.”

Other May offerings on Acorn TV are the following:

  • Seachange season 3
  • Mount Pleasant series 5
  • Porterhouse Blue
  • Land Girls series 3
  • A Royal Tour of the 20th Century
  • Treasure Houses of Britain

Acorn TV is also offering a special free 30-day trial for those in self-quarantine so that they may enjoy access to an extensive catalogue of British productions. Those interested can sign up at, and type promo code: FREE30