How to be the Favourite Child this Father’s Day

The Hatton Garden Heist on Acorn TV (2)

Turn off the sports and spare the rest of the whanau from dad yelling at the telly this Father’s Day with the best of the best in mystery, drama and comedy.

Acorn TV has a host of captivating offerings to entertain and distract dad – drastically reducing the odds of him asking if you know how to change a tyre yet. We’ve done the leg work for him (and you) and collated some top picks sure to entice any dad to put his feet up.

The perfect gift whether you’re operating on a budget or splashing out for the big guy – monthly or annual subscriptions are available.

The Hatton Garden Heist

Feed dad’s mischevious streak with veteran greats Timothy Spall (Harry Potter, The King’s Speech) and Kenneth Cranham (Layer Cake) starring in this fictionalised true-crime caper, portraying the real-life events of one of the most remarkable robberies in British history.

The Hatton Garden Heist tells the cunning story of a gang of granddads planning a high-stakes raid on an underground safety deposit facility – how else would they retire in style?

The Inbetweeners

Show dad it could be worse – he’ll be grateful you didn’t turn out like this bunch of hilarious delinquents.

This fan favourite raucous comedy revolves around the escapades of four suburban London teenagers poised between high school and the real world. Will, Simon, Jay, and Neil are desperate to learn what they consider the most important things in life: how to fit in, how to grow up, and how to impress the opposite sex.

Line of Duty, series 1-5

What dad doesn’t like playing whodunnit? Give know-it-all dads the ultimate test and see if he can keep up with the twists and turns of Line of Duty.

From the creator of Bodyguard, this thrilling British drama has earned universal praise for its “nail-biting action, complex characters, and intricate plotting” – TV Guide UK.

At internal affairs unit AC-12, Supt. Hastings (Adrian Dunbar, Blood) leads a team of experts including DS Arnott (Martin Compston, The Nest) and DC Fleming (Vicky McClure, Broadchurch) to investigate the worst criminals of them all – bent coppers.


One for the lovable rogues, this hit Australian comedy-drama will have dad hoping he never needs a lawyer.

Richard Roxburgh stars as Cleaver Greene, a lawyer who is his own, and his colleagues’, worst enemy. A brilliant barrister battling self-destructive tendencies, preferring to defend those who are utterly hopeless and probably guilty. Despite his roguish ways, Cleaver’s wit and charm have won him many cases and loyal friends over the years.