How to watch BBC Les Misérables online outside the UK



Chris, a UK-born media connoisseur, is an expert in watching international TV. Known as "The Global Screen Wanderer", he has travelled extensively across the globe with long stints away from home. With over 10 years of experience he has become the go-to guru for streaming content from home and abroad.

Les Misérables is one of the world’s most famous musicals and this year the UK’s BBC network is recreating it in drama format.

Gone is the singing and dancing, replaced by an all-star cast who have turned one of the best loved stage shows into a small screen 6-part drama.

One thing the Brits do well is period dramas. Everything from Pride and Prejudice to Downton Abbey has wowed viewers across the world over the years.

If you’re a fan of either or other period dramas then Les Misérables should be on your ‘to-watch’ list. The only problem is, it’s only available in the UK but below I’m going to show you how you can watch in your country.

Step 1: Choose a VPN app

To watch Les Misérables outside the UK you’re going to need a VPN app.

This lets you disguise where you really are so that you look like you’re in the UK. If you tried to watch Les Misérables outside the UK without using a VPN app then you would be blocked.

There are loads to choose from. My three recommendations are:

  1. ExpressVPN – Recommended
  2. CyberGhost VPN
  3. NordVPN

However, there are many more including VyprVPN, VPNHub and PrivateInternetAccess.

You don’t need to stress too much about all the choices. Just choose one of them. My recommendation is ExpressVPN because they’re super easy to use and have a risk-free 30-day money back guarantee.

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Step 2: Sign up for a VPN

You can sign up for one of the recommended VPN services from above really easily.

Simply pop over to the service’s website and sign up. For example, you can sign up for ExpressVPN by clicking here.

I recommend signing up for 1-year because it’s nearly 50% cheaper than paying per month and you’ll need more than a month to watch the entire 6 episodes of Les Misérables.

However, you can choose to pay on a monthly basis if it suits you better.

Step 3: Download the VPN app

Once you’ve signed up for a VPN service such as ExpressVPN you’ll need to download their app.

For phone, tablet or other devices like a fire tv stick simply visit your regular app store and search ‘ExpressVPN’ or the name of the service you signed up to.

Then download and install their app.

If you’re using a computer or laptop then you can download the Windows or Mac OS app directly from the provider’s website. On the ExpressVPN website you’ll find it in the ‘Products’ section.

Step 4: Connect to the UK

Now all that’s left to do is connect.

Once you’ve installed the VPN app open it and login with your account details.

Then select United Kingdom (1) and press Connect (2).

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That really is all there is to it.

Wait for the app to connect and then head over to the BBC iPlayer website or use the BBC iPlayer app to watch Les Misérables.

Now you’re connected to the VPN you can watch anywhere in the world. When you’ve finished watching Les Misérables just press the disconnect button.

You can also watch other shows on BBC iPlayer so it’s worth looking around.

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When is Les Misérables on TV

Les Misérables kicks off on December 30th, 2018. So mark the date in your calendar because who doesn’t want to see a tale that contains love, survival and revolution?

It will be shown at 9 pm in the UK which is 4 pm in New York, USA and 8 am on the 31st of December in Sydney, Australia.

You can use a website like TheTimeZoneConvertor to work out the live air time in your country.

Don’t worry if you can’t make the live viewing as you’ll be able to watch on catch-up at a later date.

How can I get the BBC iPlayer app

If you watch on a Windows or Mac OS computer then you won’t need any additional apps. Simply connect to the VPN from ExpressVPN and head over to the iPlayer website.

If you want to watch on a phone or tablet then you’ll have to download the BBC iPlayer app.

It isn’t available directly if you don’t have a UK registered phone or tablet.

If you’ve got an Android device then point your browser here to download the app. If you’ve got an Apple iPhone or iPad then you’ll need to read this guide to install the BBC iPlayer app.

You’ll then need to connect to the UK using the VPN app as explained earlier in this guide.

In Summary: How to watch Les Misérables

If you’re a fan of musicals then Les Misérables the drama-series isn’t for you as this adaptation has no singing.

If however you’re a fan of British period dramas or some of the stars such as Dominic West, David Oyelowo and Lily Collins then this definitely is for you.

To watch outside the UK in America, Canada, Australia or anywhere else you’ll need to get a VPN app.

You can do this by signing up to ExpressVPN. Once you’ve signed up download their app and connect to the UK.

You can then watch Les Misérables on BBC iPlayer from any country in the world.

What are you looking forward to most in Les Misérables? I would love to know so pop me a comment in the section below.

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