How to Stream BBC Series Noughts and Crosses Abroad

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The BBC is no stranger to adapting beloved best selling books into a binge-worthy series. The broadcaster’s success with the release of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials in late 2019 have stood them in good stead for the slew of adaptations they’re scheduled to air in 2020, beginning with best-selling author and former children’s laureate, Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses, launching on March 5th.

What to do when an anticipated BBC series is set to hit the small screen whilst you’re overseas? Well in this article we have the answer

In a bit we’ll show you that there’s an easy way to never miss out on your favourite British dramas again, and that you can soon look forward to streaming new BBC releases from anywhere in the world.

Penned and published almost twenty years ago in 2001, Noughts and Crosses is the first book in Blackman’s dystopian saga for young adults. Set in an alternate reality to our own, Noughts and Crosses focuses on central themes of race, privilege and how we treat one another, through the story of two star-crossed lovers, Callum and Sephy (Persephone). Callum and Sephy belong respectively to the fictional universe’s two races…Noughts and Crosses, a concept explained in show’s opening episode, which tells audiences how Africa’s colonisation of Europe lead a society in which the ruling class of ‘Crosses’ are black and the oppressed slave population of ‘Noughts’ are white. The two struggle to overcome segregation, social indoctrination and inequality in a fight for each other and a better life.

The time is right for Noughts and Crosses

This subversive and all too pertinent narrative should definitely be placed highly on your ‘to-watch’ list! But… what if you’re going to be overseas on March 5th, or indeed, for the entire series? How will you gain access to this gripping and tragic series?! Luckily for you, this article will show you how you can access BBC iPlayer to watch Noughts and Crosses wherever you are.

For some of you, news of the BBC’s adaptation of Noughts and Crosses will come as no surprise. In fact, the BBC announced they would be adapting the novel way back in 2016, but due to several delays and writing team shake-ups the series has been postponed until now, with Being Human and Doctor Who writer, Toby Whithouse scripting the show. We can also look out for Jack Rowan (you may recognise him as Bonnie from the BBC’s Peaky Blinders) in the role of Callum, alongside new comer Masali Baduza as Sephy, as well as Peep Show’s Paterson Joseph as Sephy’s father and Home Secretary Kamal Hadley. Oh… and keep your eyes peeled for Stormzy, who as a die-hard Malorie Blackman fan, will be making a cameo appearance!

This all sounds great, I hear you say, but how can I actually sit down and stream this whilst I’m out of the UK?

Get the stream with Beebs

Beebs is an all new Google Chrome add-on, it takes in inspiration from VPN software, which scrambles your location to make it appear as though you’re accessing BBC iPlayer from within the UK. Unlike typical VPN software however, Beebs doesn’t download onto your device, a process that can be technically challenging, slow down your streaming service as well as potential store additional malware onto your device. Instead, Beebs simply downloads straight to your web browser as a Google Chrome add-on, meaning you are guaranteed a high quality, safe streaming service that enables you to anticipate and catch new BBC releases, like Noughts and Crosses abroad, using BBC iPlayer!

Follow these simple steps to access BBC iPlayer

    1. Download Chrome Browser, if you're not already using it.

    2. Install Beebs, this nifty tool redirects all your BBC requests.

    The BBC iPlayer will reload and begin to work, and you can watch BBC programmes from outside the UK.

Want to watch British TV from anywhere?

Simply install the Beebs extension

Get Beebs for Chrome

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