How to watch The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island anywhere

David

David

David has been watching TV outside of his home country for over 12 years. In addition to his streaming expertise, he has a wealth of experience in watching sports and documentaries, having spent many years following these genres. He is an avid fan of The Detectorists and Blue Planet, and also has a keen interest in English football.

There can’t be many people alive today who haven’t grown up on the adventures of Julian, Dick, George, Anne, and Timmy the Dog.

The Famous Five adventures have sent generations of young people off into the wilds hunting out smugglers and crooks, and my kids love them today every bit as much as I did when I was young.

So, the whole family is excited about the new TV adaptation of these wonderful stories.

But being based overseas, we have a problem because The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island is being shown on CBBC and the BBC iPlayer, which means it is not available to overseas viewers.

Fortunately, I know that there is a way about this that can let overseas viewers watch The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island from anywhere in the world.

All you need to do is sign up for ExpressVPN and connect to a UK server, and you can watch all BBC iPlayer content, including The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island.

In this guide, I will tell you everything you need to know in more detail, so just sit back, read on, and get ready for a totally ripping new Famous Five adventure.

What is The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island all about?

The premise of The Curse of Kirrin Island

The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island is not a faithful version of the books but rather a new adaptation by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, best known for his far more adult content like the Pusher trilogy and the action-drama Drive.

He has created a new story which brings together all the villains and mysteries you expect from the classic Blyton stories.

The story takes place in 1939 and includes a dead body on a beach, lost treasure, and an inscribed goblet, which may or may not have some connections to the Holy Grail.

The characters of The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island and their role in the show

I don’t need to tell you that the main cast of The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island is the five themselves.

Julian, Dick, George, Anne, and Timmy the Dog are all central to the plot, with Aunt Fanny and Uncle Quentin also putting in an appearance.

Plus, there are plenty of baddies to contend with as well.

Critical reception of The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island

There was some concern ahead of the series that, with mixed race casting, this series was going to be The Famous Five Go Woke.

Most critics agree that this series rises above such issues, though.

Wenlei Ma, writing for Perth Now, has described The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island as “quintessentially British” and noted that “There is nostalgia here for those who know the stories well and while it’s been modernised with a diverse cast, the story and characters feel timeless.”

Meanwhile, the British Period Dramas website said this “enchanting adaptation is tremendous fun.”

How do I watch The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island where I am?

As I have already noted, you can use a VPN to access the BBC iPlayer and watch The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island anywhere outside the UK.

How do I do this?‘ you are probably wondering. ‘I thought a VPN was an online security and privacy tool’!

Well, it is. But a quirk in how VPNs work means that when you connect to a VPN, you redirect your internet data through an external server.

This server then replaces your own location as the place where websites think your data has originated from.

This is the useful bit. Because VPN servers can be located literally anywhere in the world, you can use them to make it look as if your data comes from a different country.

So, if you connect to a UK-based server, you can make sites and apps like the BBC iPlayer think you are in the UK even when you aren’t. And when you do this, they will let you watch all of their shows, and that includes The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island.

That’s too easy you are probably thinking. But that is really all there is to it!

What’s the best VPN for streaming?

As far as you are concerned, the hardest bit of this is to choose the right VPN. Many VPNs don’t work with the BBC iPlayer, while others lack key features you need to stream successfully. So it is vital you choose the right one. And that is where I can really help.

I have tested all the top VPNs and can confirm that ExpressVPN is the best VPN to use to unblock The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island where you are.

It has hundreds of UK-based servers, and all are capable of accessing the BBC iPlayer to let you watch The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island anywhere.

ExpressVPN also offers super-fast connections, which means no buffering when you are streaming, and it has apps for almost every device, so you can enjoy The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island on any streaming device you choose.

You will also get a 30-day money-back guarantee to let you try them for a month without committing any money.

If you still want to shop around, NordVPN and CyberGhost VPN do a good job as well and tick all the right boxes.

But I have been testing VPNs for years and in comparison to others available on the market I found ExpressVPN to connect quicker and be overall easier to use.

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How to watch The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island outside the UK

Once you have chosen ExpressVPN, you then need to set it up and use it to watch The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island on the BBC iPlayer.

This is quite easy, and I have compiled this simple step-by-step guide for you to follow:

Step 1

Go to the ExpressVPN website and sign up for their one-year deal. It works out the cheapest compared to paying monthly.

Step 2

Download the ExpressVPN app onto all your streaming devices. Do this from either your device’s app store or their official website for security reasons.

Step 3

Open the ExpressVPN app and log in using the new username and password you were given in Step One.

Step 4

Open the app, then connect ExpressVPN to a UK-based server. You can do this by clicking the Selected Location option, choosing a server located in the UK, and then clicking the Connect button.

ExpressVPN connecting to the UK

Watch the show anywhere using ExpressVPN.

Step 5

Allow a few seconds while ExpressVPN sets up your connection. Then, all you need to do is open the BBC iPlayer website or app and log in just like you would back in the UK.

Then, you are ready to enjoy The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island from anywhere in the world.

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What channel is The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island on?

The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island will be broadcast in the UK on CBBC. It will also be streamed live and on-demand on the BBC iPlayer streaming service.

If, like me, you are based overseas or travel a lot, you will know that the BBC iPlayer is blocked for overseas viewers like us.

But as I have already explained, if you use a VPN like ExpressVPN, it is possible to access the BBC iPlayer and enjoy shows like The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island from anywhere in the world.

Who stars in The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island?

The Famous Five

The Famous Five themselves are all played by child actors.

Starring as the group are Diaana Babnicova as George, Elliott Rose as Julian, Kit Rakusen as Dick, and Flora Jacoby Richardson as Anne.

James Lance – Uncle Quentin

James Lance

James Lance is best known for his roles in Northern Soul, Bronson, and Marie Antoinette. He has also starred in Ted Lasso, The Canterville Ghost, Mount Pleasant, Being Human, Moving Wallpaper, and Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show, among many more.

Ann Akinjirin – Aunt Fanny

Ann Akinjirin is well known for her roles in I May Destroy You, Strike, and The Javone Prince Show, as well as having credits in Moon Knight, Befooreigners, Brave New World, The Salisbury Poisonings, and Trigonometry.

Diana Quick – Mrs Wentworth

Diana Quick has a long filmography that includes roles in The Death of Stalin, Brideshead Revisited, The Duellists, The Od Job, Houdini and Doyle, Little Big Mouth, September Song, The Orchid House, and The Justice Game, among many, many more.

Jack Gleeson – Wentworth

You may recognise Jack Gleeson from his role as Joffrey Baratheon in Game of Thrones. He has also appeared in Batman Begins, A Shine of Rainbows, Shrooms, Sex Education, Out of Her Mind, and Killinaskully.

Summary

Whether it is nostalgia for your own kids or a bit of both, The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island promises to be a series loved by all the family.

But if, like me, you are overseas and still want to enjoy the show, don’t despair.

With the help of a VPN, you can watch The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island from anywhere.

All you need to do is sign up for ExpressVPN, download the app, log in, connect to a UK server, and then get onto the BBC iPlayer as usual.

There is nothing more to it than that. And once you have enjoyed The Famous Five: The Curse of Kirrin Island, there is lots more great family content you can watch too.

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