There’s nothing better than a TV reboot to reboot the feelings of love for that show and its characters! Back in 2007 Gavin & Stacey burst onto our screens with its surprisingly successful recipe of Essex-life, Barry (Vale of Glamorgan) accents and a baby faced James Corden. It’s no wonder that the recent 2019 Christmas special attracted over 17 million viewers, making it the most viewed (non-sporting) show of the decade in the UK!

If you’re late to the hype, just caught the Christmas episode or are feeling nostalgic for the show’s previous series’, then you’re gonna need to catch up!! Lucky for you, all three series of Gavin & Stacey, as well as that record breaking Christmas special are all available to stream on BBC iPlayer, and we’re going to look at how you can access it from outside the UK.

For those of you in the USA, or elsewhere in the world beyond the UK longing to watch the treasured three series’ of Gavin and Stacey on BBC iPlayer, we’ll be telling you the best way you can satisfy your cravings!

We all have James Corden to thank for the genius of Gavin & Stacey, for it was him and Welsh television actress, novelist and screenwriter, Ruth Jones who penned the show (and starred in it as Smithy and Nessa respectively). Based on Corden’s real-life friend Gavin, who met his future wife on the phone while at work, Corden and Jones initially pitched the show as a one-off-special, but the BBC loved the idea so much they asked for an entire series — the rest is history!

If you’re in the States, James Corden will most likely be a familiar face, having hit it big in Hollywood all thanks to his initial role of Smithy in Gavin and Stacey. If you’re in the States though, it also means not being able to access BBC iPlayer to watch the show that launched James Corden, and see him star alongside Matthew Horne (Gavin Shipman), Joanna Page (Stacey Shipman), Ruth Jones (Nessa) and Rob Brydon (Uncle Bryn)… Until today that is! For there are in fact, a number of ways you can actually access and stream BBC iPlayer despite not being in the UK. The most commonly thought of way to do this is through the use of a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to disguise your location and make it seem as though you’re watching from the UK. However, great though VPNs seem, enabling us to watch our favourite British TV shows abroad, they’re not all they’re cook up to be. For instance, VPNs are notorious for being difficult to install, requiring a high level of technical experience and often affect the speed of your computer and internet connection.

Lucky for you, there’s another way….

Say hello to Beebs

A much safer and quicker solution for setting up and using BBC iPlayer to watch Gavin & Stacey in the USA, or anywhere else overseas, is Beebs. Beebs is a Google Chrome extension, a downloadable software that doesn’t download to and bog down your computer’s harddrive, but rather onto your Chrome browser, meaning it won’t affect the performance of your computer, all whilst providing you with top-notch streaming quality and dependability. So you can catch up on, or reminisce about Gavin & Stacey anywhere in the world!

Follow these three simple steps to Gavin & Stacey on 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 Gavin & Stacey from outside the UK.