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The Best Based on Books TV Shows on AcornTV

Finding a good Based on Books TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Based on Books TV shows of all time streaming on AcornTV.

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1. Agatha Christie's Poirot

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Year: 1989-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 13
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Where to Watch: 72 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV & BritBox). 72 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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2. Agatha Christie's Marple

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Year: 2004-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 7
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What it's about: The adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which she helps solve. Although the police are sometimes reluctant to accept Miss Marple's help, her reputation and unparalleled powers of observation eventually win them over.

Where to Watch: 23 episodes (72%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV). 32 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, AcornTV & BritBox). 23 episodes (72%) are available to rent or buy from $6.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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3. Murdoch Mysteries

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Year: 2008-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 15
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition, based on the books by Maureen Jennings.

Where to Watch: 187 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & AcornTV). 185 episodes (94%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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4. And Then There Were None

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Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Ten strangers, drawn away from their normal lives to an isolated rock off the Devon coast. But as the mismatched group waits for the arrival of the hosts -- the improbably named Mr. and Mrs. U.N. Owen -- the weather sours and they find themselves cut off from civilization. Very soon, the guests, each struggling with their conscience, will start to die -- one by one, according to the rules of the nursery rhyme 'Ten Little Soldier Boys' -- a rhyme that hangs in every room of the house and ends with the most terrifying words of all: '... and then there were none.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV). 2 episodes (67%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).

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5. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

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Year: 2012-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, our thoroughly modern heroine makes sure she enjoys every moment of her lucky life. Based on author Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher Murder Mystery novels.

Where to Watch: 34 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV). 34 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Rebus

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Year: 2000-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Rebus is the title of the detective drama TV series based on the Inspector Rebus novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin set in and around Edinburgh. The series was produced by STV Productions for the ITV network.Four seasons have been aired; series 1 starred John Hannah and was made for STV by his own production company, Clerkenwell Films. A new cast featuring Ken Stott as DI John Rebus was introduced for the second and subsequent series.

Where to Watch: 14 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV).

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7. To the Ends of the Earth

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Year: 2005-2019Seasons: 1
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What it's about: From Nobel Laureate William Golding's (Lord of the Flies) epic sea-voyage trilogy comes the story of an ambitious British aristocrat, humbled by the lives of his fellow passengers, as he embarks on an ocean voyage for Australia where he is to be an official in the colonial government.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (75%) are available to watch free online (Vudu). 3 episodes (75%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & AcornTV). 3 episodes (75%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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8. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries

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Year: 1987-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 12
Drama, Crime

What it's about: The Ruth Rendell mysteries is a British television series made by TVS and Meridian Television for ITV between 2 August 1987 and 11 October 2000.

Where to Watch: 65 episodes (76%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, AcornTV & BritBox).

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9. Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie

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48/100
Year: 2009-2019Seasons: 4
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What it's about: Agatha Christie's masterful storytelling gets a soupçon of French flair in these attractive, witty mysteries. These French adaptations are a fresh, stylish twist on classic Christie tales.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (23%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV). 7 episodes (23%) are available to rent or buy from $6.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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10. Partners in Crime

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Year: 2015-2019Seasons: 1
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What it's about: Set in a 1950s Britain rising from the ashes of the Blitz into the grip of a new Cold War, our beekeeping duo stumble into a world of murder, undercover agents and cold war conspiracy. Tuppence is a woman who sees adventure round every corner, throwing herself head first into every mystery with passion and fervour, determined to get to the truth no matter what it takes, much to the dismay of her more cautious husband Tommy.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. The Far Pavilions

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Year: 1984-2019Seasons: 1
Drama, History

What it's about: Adapted from M.M. Kaye's best-selling novel, this dramatic HBO miniseries follows two star-crossed lovers -- the young British officer Ash (Ben Cross) and the betrothed princess Anjuli (Amy Irving) -- as they face daunting odds in their quest to be together. Set in India during the time of the British Raj, this haunting (and BAFTA-nominated) love story features spectacular scenery and an epic saga of battle, treachery and intrigue.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (33%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV). 3 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).