Blueprint Pictures return after 2018’s acclaimed A Very English Scandal with a similarly titled miniseries for the BBC. Starring the Emmy Award-winning Claire Foy (The Crown) and BAFTA-nominated Paul Bettany (Avengers: Age of Ultron), it’s a lavish “ripped from the headlines” drama that focuses on the Duke and Duchess of Argyll’s highly publicised divorce. You won’t want to miss it, so keep reading below for how to watch A Very British Scandal online this Christmas for FREE.
Written by Eastenders scribe Sarah Phelps and directed by filmmaker Anne Sewitsky (Black Mirror), together they’ve crafted a grippingly sympathetic account of Margaret Campbell, the Duchess of Argyll, who was vilified by the press when her husband Ian Campbell filed for divorce in 1963.
Their already tumultuous relationship implodes when the future Duke discovers evidence of his wife’s many infidelities and discloses a photograph of Margaret in the company of another man dressed in just her birthday suit.
However, she refuses to be shamed into silence as the acrimonious legal trial intensifies, and each hurls accusations of fraud, theft, drug use and violence at the other.
Also featuring Amanda Drew, Camilla Rutherford, Miles Jupp and Tim Steed, in addition to Poldark’s Richard McCabe, and with two powerhouse performances from Foy and Bettany, we expect this stylish period drama to pack a hefty emotional wallop.
Our guide below will explain how to watch A Very British Scandal online for free, where UK viewers can stream all three episodes courtesy of BBC iPlayer.
How to watch A Very British Scandal online in the UK for FREE
How to watch A Very British Scandal online from outside your country
If you’re leaving home for a winter break abroad, then sadly geo-blocking restrictions will stop you from streaming A Very British Scandal online over the holidays.
Fortunately, there’s a simple solution. By downloading a VPN – short for Virtual Private Network – you can alter your IP address to that of your country back home, and so stream TV content that would otherwise be inaccessible.
Three simple steps to using a VPN to watch A Very British Scandal:
1. Download and install a VPN – we recommend ExpressVPN
2. Connect to the relevant server location – launch the VPN app, click on ‘choose location’ and select the right location i.e. UK for iPlayer
3. Head to the chosen broadcaster’s live stream – in this case, head to the BBC iPlayer