How to Stream Upcoming Hit ‘The Old Man’ on iPlayer

There’re a lot of great dramas hitting the small screen this year, including Jeff Bridge’s debut TV lead in the upcoming series ‘The Old Man’. Set to be available on BBC iPlayer later this year, find out how you can stream this series and more from outside the UK.

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In this article we’ll be looking at some of the ways you can access BBC iPlayer, All Four, ITV Hub and more from outside the UK, so that you don’t miss out on upcoming highly anticipated shows like ‘The Old Man’. You don’t want to depend on dodgy streams or downloads from unsafe websites to watch A-List Hollywood actor Jeff Bridges go off-grid in his first small screen lead as absconded CIA agent Dan Chase, in suspense drama ‘The Old Man’. The series is set to air on BBC Two later this year, and will also be available to stream on iPlayer. The series is just one of many highly anticipated television dramas set to be released on iPlayer later this year. Others include: Around the World in 80 Days, Four Lives, Ridley Road and ‘The Elephant Man’.

You can access iPlayer, All Four and ITV Hub, from off the grid, by which I mean from outside the UK, with little fuss, and with zero risk of assasination.

In Bridge’s first TV outing ‘The Old Man’, he plays an ex-CIA operative, living off the grid. The series centres on Chase’s past, which he is forced to confront after an attempt is made on his life by an unknown assassin.

The show indulges in the kind of paranoid, conspiracy thinking that seems the perfect story arc for our so called post-truth age. In a world where people genuinely think the world is flat, the moon landings were faked and Covid-19 comes from 5G cell towers, it’s fair to say paranoia and anxiety define our age, one underpinned by ecological catastrophe, peroxide blonde charlatans and global pandemics. Unlike 5G cell towers, the CIA has an actual track record of assinatations, coup d’etats and dodgy cover ups, enough to legitimise the backstory to ‘The Old Man’.

Coinciding with the production of ‘The Old Man’, Jeff Bridges has also declared his intention to retire from the film industry, perhaps to focus exclusively on TV dramas? Other big names involved in this series include screenwriters such as Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine (Black Sails) and producer Warren Littlefield (The Hand Maid’s Tale, Fargo).

So, how does one access top dramas like ‘The Old Man’ on iPlayer from overseas? The answer is simple.

The Beebs abides.

If you want to watch iPlayer, ITV Hub and All Four, you’ve got a choice between a VPN or Beebs. There’s plenty of VPNs out there but picking one will depend on which country you’re in, how much you’re willing to spend and how good your IT skills are. A VPN should in theory work when using the likes of iPlayer, because most VPNs can change your browsing location to make it look like you’re in the UK. On the whole though, VPNs aren’t all that user friendly, they take up space on your hard drive and sometimes reduce your device’s streaming capacities.

Beebs on the other hand is specifically designed to afford its users access to BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and All Four. As a Google Chrome Add-on (to use Beebs you will need to download Google Chrome web browser if you haven’t already), it takes up next to no space on your device, allowing for optimal streaming speeds. Beebs is easy to download, easy to set up and easy to use. The Beebs team also works round the clock to ensure unlimited access to British online media players.

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 from any overseas location.

Want to watch British TV from anywhere?

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