Watch Salisbury Stream on BBC iPlayer in 2020
It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated dramas set to be released in 2020, a three-part series produced by the BBC that will examine the impact on the Salisbury community following the 2018 Novichok poisonings. Due to stream for free on BBC iPlayer.
The series boasts a range of talent, from its esteemed writers Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn (McMafia), to its all-star cast, which includes the likes of Rafe Spall (War of the Worlds) and Anne-Marie Duff (His Dark Materials).
The series will be aired on BBC television in 2020 and available thereafter to stream on iPlayer. However if you’re reading this article there’s a strong probability you’re either planning to live, or are already living outside of the UK. Unfortunately living beyond the shores of Blighty has one undeniable drawback… no BBC telly or iPlayer access.
Fear not though, later in this article we’ll investigate a few possible solutions that will enable you to watch iPlayer from any country in the world.
In March 2018 two Russian nationals were found unconscious on a public bench in Salisbury. The two were rushed to hospital where it was determined they had been poisoned. The one was 67-year-old Sergei Skripal, a former double agent, who was still actively briefing the UK authorities on Russian intelligence. The other was his daughter Yulia Skripal, who’s flown to the UK from her home in Moscow to visit her father. The two eventually went on to recover, regain consciousness and survived near unscathed… before they were disappeared for their ‘own safety’ by the British state.
The ensuing media-circus, collapse in diplomatic relations between the UK and Russia, and lack of transparency from either government concerning the attacks, turned the eyes of the world onto an otherwise quiet, leafy unassuming West Country town, previously known only as a pitstop for tourists visiting nearby stonehenge.
Unfortunately, 3 months later in June 2018, the fallout from the attack continued, as local resident Dawn Sturgess lost consciousness and was rushed to hospital. It was later found that she was poisoned by the same substance used on the Skripals (Novichok), which was hidden in a perfume bottle she received from her partner, who’d found the item in a bin in Salisbury. She would later die in hospital.
The events unleashed conspiracy theories, media speculations, political upheaval and a sense of collective panic in the UK. To this day the events that unfolded in March 2018 remain shrouded in mystery.
The series’ producers say the dramatisation will focus on the bravery, resilience and personal experience of locals who lived through these events.
Wherever you plan to be in 2020, don’t miss a single episode with Beebs.
If you’re looking for a way to access BBC iPlayer and watch Salisbury from abroad in 2020, then aside from dodgy downloads and unreliable streaming sites, you have two viable options:
The first is to choose, purchase and download VPN software. A VPN will cloak your web browser location, making it appear as if you’re streaming content from the UK. However, VPNs are notoriously difficult to use, and require a certain degree of technical knowhow. They can also take up a lot of space and many will cause streams to freeze and buffer. Nevertheless if you do your homework you can find a VPN that will work well with BBC iPlayer, but be prepared to do some spending.
The second option is Beebs, an affordable, custom-made, stream-friendly Google Chrome Add-on (meaning you don’t have to download it onto your harddrive), which takes up next to no space on your computer. It’s super easy to get and works straight away. It’s seamlessness, affordability and reliability, make it more like a subscription to iPlayer (think Netflix).
Follow these three simple steps to unlock upcoming BBC dramas
Want to watch British TV from anywhere?
Simply install the Beebs extension
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