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The Best World War II TV Shows on AcornTV

Finding a good World War II 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 World War II TV shows of all time streaming on AcornTV.

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1. Wish Me Luck

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48/100
Year: 1988-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 3
Drama

What it's about: The second world war experiences of brave women recruited as undercover agents behind enemy lines.

Where to Watch: 23 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV). 8 episodes (35%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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2. Danger UXB

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Year: 1979-2021Seasons: 1
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What it's about: Danger UXB is a 1979 British ITV television series about World War II developed by John Hawkesworth and starring Anthony Andrews as Lieutenant Brian Ash, an officer in the Royal Engineers.The series chronicles the exploits of the fictional 97 Tunnelling Company which as a result of thousands of unexploded bombs in London during the Blitz has been made a bomb disposal unit. As with all his fellow officers, Ash must for the most part learn the techniques and procedures of disarming and destroying the UXBs through experience, repeatedly confronted with more cunning and deadlier technological advances in aerial bomb fusing. The series primarily featured military story lines, with a romantic thread featuring an inventor's married daughter, Susan Mount, with whom Ash falls in love, and other human interest vignettes.The programme was titled and partly based on the memoirs of Major A. B. Hartley, M.B.E, RE, Unexploded Bomb - The Story of Bomb Disposal, with episodes written by Hawkesworth and four screenwriters. The series was filmed in 1978 in and around the Clapham, Streatham and Tooting areas of South London.The programme appeared on the U.S. PBS as a segment of Masterpiece Theatre from January 4 to April 5, 1981. It was also screened in Australia on the public broadcaster ABC Television.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV).

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3. Foyle's War

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Year: 2002-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 10
Mystery, Drama

What it's about: As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Foyle's War opens in southern England in the year 1940. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

Where to Watch: 35 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & AcornTV). 28 episodes (80%) are available to rent or buy from $4.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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4. Island at War

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Year: 2004-2021Seasons: 1
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What it's about: Island at War is a British television series that tells the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. It primarily focuses on three local families: the upper class Dorrs, the middle class Mahys and the working class Jonases, and four German officers. The fictional island of St. Gregory serves as a stand-in for the real-life islands Jersey and Guernsey, and the story is compiled from the events on both islands.Produced by Granada Television in Manchester, Island at War had an estimated budget of £9,000,000 and was filmed on location in the Isle of Man from August 2003 to October 2003. When the series was shown in the UK, it appeared in six 70-minute episodes.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & AcornTV).

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5. Land Girls

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Year: 2009-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Drama

What it's about: The lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.

Where to Watch: 15 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV). 15 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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6. Goodnight Sweetheart

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Year: 1993-2021Seasons: 7
History, Comedy

What it's about: Gary Sparrow is an ordinary bloke in 1990s Britain, married to the ambitious Yvonne and working as a TV repairman. Then his whole world changes when he stumbles upon a portal to WWII-era London and begins a dual life as an accidental time traveler.

Where to Watch: 57 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV).

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7. 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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8. ANZAC Girls

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Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Romance, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $4.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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9. Sword of Honour

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Year: 2001-2021Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Sword of Honour is a two-part adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s semi-autobiographical World War II trilogy that aired Channel 4 in 2001. It centers on Guy Crouchback's, played by Daniel Craig, heroic quest to fight for a deep moral cause and to reclaim his manhood after a shattering divorce from the society beauty Virginia Troy.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Plex). 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV). 2 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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10. A Dance to the Music of Time

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Year: 1997-2021Seasons: 1
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What it's about: A Dance to the Music of Time is a four-part adaptation of Anthony Powell's 12-volume novel sequence that aired on Channel 4 in 1997. The series is a sharp, comic portrait of upper-class and bohemian England, spanning almost a century, from the early 1920s to modern times.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV).

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11. The Camomile Lawn

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Year: 1992-2021Seasons: 1
History, Drama

What it's about: The Camomile Lawn is British adaptation of the Mary Wesley's classic novel that aired on Channel 4. As storm clouds gather over Europe in 1939, five cousins meet to pay tribute to a world that will never be the same again.

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

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12. The Flame Trees of Thika

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Year: 1981-2021Seasons: 1
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What it's about: Elspeth and her unconventional parents decide to settle down in Kenya and begin a coffee plantation. This is a time of discovery for Elspeth, as she encounters the incredible beauty and cruelty of nature, and new friendships with both Africans and British expatriates. A side plot involves the beautiful and bored British Lettice Palmer who enters into an affair with a handsome safari guide. Eventually, however, the excitement of Elspeth's life is disrupted by the onset of WW I, and the changes it brings.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV).

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