Martin Clunes' Islands of Australia a Must-Watch

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This spring, Acorn TV proudly premiered the three-part docuseries Martin Clunes' Islands of Australia. In this gorgeously shot new documentary, Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) is on a quest to discover the islands of Australia. There are over 8,000 to choose from, and Martin visits 16 that offer a cross-section of island life. Along the way, he learns about the diversity, history, and challenges of island life Down Under.

In this three-part series, Clunes heads all over Australia and checks out a few of the islands. Did you know that if he went to an island a day, it'd take him over 22 YEARS to visit them all? So, of course, this series focused on only a few - 16 in total. In episode one, Clunes explored Norfolk Island, Lord Howe Island, and Restoration Island. In episode two, he visited the Murion Islands, Tiwi Islands, and Abrolhos Islands. The last episode features Phillip Island and Maria Island. And while I, too, want to visit many of the islands of Australia, I was intrigued and impressed by the variety of experiences Clunes shares.

Martin Clunes' Islands of Australia a Must-Watch
Martin Clunes' Islands of Australia a Must-Watch

The islands are located all around Australia, from the Indian Ocean to the Coral Sea, from the Pacific to the Bass Strait.

Martin Clunes' Islands of Australia a Must-Watch

Clunes experiences wildlife, deep culture, history, water, music, Tasmanian devils, great food, spooky places, and more. What I love most is his curiosity when talking with Australians he meets - I always learned something, whether it was how to harvest seaweed or how communities stay together. I've always been impressed by the variety of experiences you can have in this large island nation - but I had never thought of all (!!) the smaller islands, and how many deeply interesting cultural things we can learn there. Clunes gives us a glimpse into a whole new world for us to explore - one day at a time.

Highly recommended!

Martin Clunes' Islands of Australia a Must-Watch

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About Acorn TV:
Called “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR), Acorn TV had a record 2016 – doubling their passionate subscriber base, releasing several Acorn TV Originals, and receiving the #1 ranking in Consumer Reports 2016 survey of all top streamers. 

A recent review of Acorn TV by The Hollywood Reporter’s chief TV critic noted that Acorn TV is “an essential must-have” with “well-written, beautifully acted and surprisingly compelling scripted television.” Additionally, EMMY magazine included a four-page feature on Acorn TV and said, “The cure for the post-Downton doldrums.”              

In 2016, Acorn TV featured more than 35 exclusive U.S. Premieres of first-rate international dramas, comedies, and mysteries; received the #1 ranking in Consumer Reports 2016 survey of all the top streamers; released its first three Acorn TV Original productions; won an EDGAR® Award; won Best SVOD Service at the Cynopsis Digital Model D Awards; doubled its passionate subscriber base to more than 430,000 subscribers, which is in line with many cable channels’ viewing numbers; and premiered some of the best series on television.

After a record 2016, the new year started off on another high note with the exclusive U.S. Premieres of Acorn TV’s universally acclaimed Agatha Christie’s A Witness for the Prosecution starring Toby Jones, Andrea Riseborough, and Kim Cattrall. Called “Perfectly crafted, expertly cast and beautifully scripted” (The Guardian) and featuring a 100% fresh review rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the TV movie premiered exclusively on Acorn TV on Mon., January 30th and is available now to watch anytime. 

Martin Clunes' Islands of Australia a Must-Watch