Top five box sets to stream on All 4

Noah Williams
Top five box sets to stream on All 4

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All 4 is a reliable source when it comes to the collection of TV series’, or as the platform calls them, ‘Box Sets’. With a back catalogue of over 200 box sets accessible for online streaming, All 4 is a necessary stop on that arduous journey towards finding a binge-worthy series. This article is here to give you some friendly guidance on what we think are some of All 4’s best box sets and how you can watch them from anywhere in the world.

Without further ado, here are our Top Five Box Sets:

5) St Elsewhere (1982) - stateside medical drama. Created by Joshua Brand and John Falsey (Northern Exposure, I’ll Fly Away), St. Elsewhere situates itself in an underfunded, understaffed fictional Boston hospital. It centres upon teaching doctors, Dr. Westphall (Ed Flanders), Dr Auschlander (Norman Lloyd) and Dr. Craig (William Daniels) as they guide medical students through the difficulties of medical decisions and dilemmas. The gritty portrayal of the unglamorous side of the medical profession won the show 13 Emmy Awards and 5 Golden Globes.

4) The Inbetweeners (2008) - we had to. All 4’s box set platform allows you to search through box sets according to popularity, it comes as no surprise then, that this comedic classic sits firmly at number 2. Starring the familiar faces of Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, Blake Harrison and James Buckley as Will, Simon, Neil and Jay, a group of suburban sixth-formers that attend Rudge Park Comprehensive. Despite receiving a somewhat lukewarm reception upon its initial airing, The Inbetweeners has become a British national treasure (adolescent anecdotes, romantic humiliation, crude humour and all), and has won a BAFTA and multiple British Comedy Awards.

3) Derry Girls (2018) - you know it, but have you seen it? A British sitcom penned by Lisa McGee (Being Human, The White Queen), follows an ensemble of school girl friends, Erin (Saoirse Monica Jackson), Orla (Louisa Harland), Clare (Nicola Coughlan), Michelle (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell) and Michelle’s cousin, “the wee English fella” James (Dylan Llewelyn) as they rebelliously navigate Derry, Northern Ireland in the 1990s. A constant laugh out loud non-stop reel of gags, this box set is a light-hearted treat for those feeling down about the current state of the world. The show’s accolades include a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and two BAFTA awards.

2) Sugar Rush (2005) - an oldie but a goodie. Adapted from Julie Burchill’s novel of the same name, Sugar Rush is a Brighton-based lesbian drama that centres around teenager Kim (Olivia Hallinan) and her raging feelings for best friend, Sugar (Lenora Crichlow). Released at the height of the Skins era, Sugar Rush capitalises on the low-fi gritty portrayal of young British life with a queer focus. Back in 2005 the show was a progressive hit, and unfortunately it still remains a much needed source of representation, owing to the painful lack of lesbian drama produced in today’s TV landscape. The show won an Emmy Award in 2006 and was nominated for a BAFTA in 2007.

1) Chewing Gum (2015) - an underrated gem. Written and starred-in by Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You, Black Mirror), Chewing Gum follows Beyoncé obsessed 24 year-old shop-assistant, Tracy Gordon. In her quest to grow up and experience the world (most importantly, sex), Tracy realises that the more she learns the less she understands. Coel won a BAFTA for her performance and the show boasts a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

So, now that you know what you might like to watch, whether its a collection from our list, or a series from Britbox, iPlayer or ITV Hub you might be faced with the question of how to watch it if you’re not in the UK.

Say hello to Beebs.

To access these box sets from outside the UK, you’ll need one of two things – a VPN or a Google Chrome extension. The former is a ‘Virtual Private Network’, something that requires a direct download to your device, thus bringing with it the risk of malware, virus and loss of memory space. Not only that, but VPN software was originally configured for specialist (often corporate or government) use, resulting in its high technical difficulty when it comes to installation and maintenance. Luckily for you, the latest in VPN software is not configured for specialist use, nor does it involve a direct download to your device. It is a simple Google Chrome extension. The Beebs Google Chrome extension installs directly to your browser, doesn’t risk your device and keeps streaming speed high. Allowing you to binge to your heart’s content!

Follow these simple steps to watch How to Get Rich on Channel 4.

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

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

3. The Channel 4 will reload and begin to work, and you can watch straight away.

Want to watch British TV from anywhere?

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