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The Best Based On True Story TV Shows on AcornTV

Finding a good Based On True Story 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 True Story TV shows of all time streaming on AcornTV.

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1. I, Claudius

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74/100
Year: 1976-2021Seasons: 1
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Acclaimed blackly comic historical drama series. Set amidst a web of power, corruption and lies, it chronicles the reigns of the Roman emperors - Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula and finally Claudius.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (92%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & AcornTV). 12 episodes (92%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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2. Code of a Killer

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7.6/10
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55/100
Year: 2015-2021Seasons: 1
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Based on the extraordinary true story of Alec Jeffreys' discovery of DNA fingerprinting and its first use by Detective Chief Superintendent David Baker in catching a double murderer.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & AcornTV). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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3. The Diary of Anne Frank

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Year: 2009-2021Seasons: 1
Drama, Biography

What it's about: The Diary of Anne Frank is a BBC adaptation, in association with France 2, of The Diary of a Young Girl, written by Deborah Moggach.It was shown from 5–9 January 2009 in five half-hour episodes. Representatives of the BBC have said that they "hope [that] this drama will bring Anne [Frank] alive to viewers of all generations." A DVD of the series was released on 12 January 2009. It also aired on the Public Broadcasting Service Public television in the United States on 11 April 2010, as part of its Masterpiece series. The American broadcast was cut from 150 minutes to 100 and broadcast in one evening instead of over 5 evenings.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV).

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4. Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty

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Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Biography, Documentary

What it's about: Acclaimed historian Dan Jones tells the story of the dynasty who ruled England and much of France during the Middle Ages. More shocking, brutal and exhilarating than Game of Thrones, these events actually happened.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV & Sundance Now). 4 episodes (80%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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5. Cilla

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Year: 2014-2021Seasons: 1
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What it's about: Three-part biopic of the Liverpudlian songbird who would later find fame and fortune. It tells of her rocky road to fame and captures the essence of 1960s Liverpool.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV).

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6. Manhunt

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68/100
Year: 2019-2021Seasons: 2
Crime, Biography

What it's about: The true story of London Metropolitan police detective Colin Sutton's manhunt for serial killer Levi Bellfield.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+, Hoopla & AcornTV). 3 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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