Small Axe cuts drama in five parts

Dave Allan
Small Axe cuts drama in five parts

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One of the most eagerly anticipated miniseries of the decade begins in November and here is how to stream the show if you do not have Amazon Prime.

Small Axe is a five-part miniseries created by 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen takes its title from a West Indian proverb about collective struggle (“If you are the big tree, we are the small axe”).

The drama spans many decades with each episode not only highlighting injustices and also celebrating black culture in an honest, moving, and humorous way. The episode list in order of showing are Mangrove, Lovers Rock, Red, White and Blue, Alex Wheatle and Education.

The series will air on BBC iPlayer and Amazon Prime and if not a Prime subscriber then finding access to the BBC iPlayer is your best bet to view this must-watch show.

If you are located abroad, travelling or on holiday then you will need to convince the BBC servers that you are located in the UK (other than signing up for an expensive subscription with Amazon Prime).

Options to watch from abroad

A VPN was considered for a long time as the only option to access the BBC from abroad and avoid seeing that familiar rights issue error message. Things have evolved since then and here at Beebs we can provide a much simpler and less technical option to watch Small Axe from outside the UK.

Instead of a cumbersome VPN, we have created a simple Google Chrome Extension that can be installed in a couple of clicking once signing up through Google Extensions.

The in-built VPN will redirect your ip address to a location in the UK and you can start watching Small Axe as soon as you like. Click the link below the video for more information.

See what you are missing without Prime or the BBC

From the first episode 'Mangrove'

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