How to watch the League of Gentlemen abroad

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Yes, the League of Gentlemen is back with three special episodes which will air on the BBC over the Christmas period to mark the 20th anniversary of their first ever radio show.

But don’t worry if you are going to be overseas this yuletide as in this guide we are going to tell you everything you need to know to enjoy the all-new episodes of this landmark comedy, no matter where in the world you are!

Watch the League of Gentlemen on a mobile or tablet abroad

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If you are travelling overseas to visit loved ones or enjoy some Christmas sunshine, you may well only be taking a mobile device with you. No problem. It is quite straightforward to watch the League of Gentlemen on any mobile or tablet device no matter where you are. Just follow this simple guide:

  1. The new League of Gentlemen episodes will be airing on the BBC, so you will need to install the BBC iPlayer app onto your device. Ideally, you will do this before leaving the UK, but if that’s not possible take a look at our guides on How to download android apps out of the country and How to download ios apps out of the country.
  1. Next, you will need to sign up for a VPN. This is easy to do and will only cost a few pounds. We recommend you use IPVanish but if you want to shop around have a read of our guide on How to choose the best VPN and check out our VPN Comparison guide.
  1. Once you have chosen your VPN, follow the simple onscreen instruction to choose the best package for you and subscribe. Then download the VPN software onto your device.
  1. When you want to watch the League of Gentlemen, you will need to open your VPN app and connect to a server located in the UK (On IPVanish you should choose Liverpool – lpl-06).
  1. Once the VPN is connected, you can leave the app and open the BBC iPlayer app. You will now be able to stream the new League of Gentlemen episodes live or on demand after they have been broadcast.

Watch the League of Gentlemen on a computer or laptop abroad

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If you are planning to take a laptop away with you, or are based overseas and like to stream on a computer, you can also use a VPN to stream the League of Gentlemen. Again, the process is quite straightforward:

  1. Sign up for a VPN – again, we recommend IPVanish.
  1. Download the VPN software onto your computer or desktop.
  1. Open the VPN software and connect to a server located in the UK (Choose Liverpool – lpl-06).
  1. Once the VPN has connected, head over to the BBC iPlayer website. There you will be able to stream the new League of Gentlemen episodes live or on demand after they have been broadcast.

Watch the League of Gentlemen on a Smart TV abroad

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If you are living abroad and want to watch the new episodes of the League of Gentlemen on your Smart TV, there is good news for you too. It is even easier to stream the show on a Smart TV than through a computer or mobile device. You will, however, need a TV that can alter DNS Settings, such as a Samsung Smart TV, to do so.

Then sign up with StrongVPN. They have recently introduced a free Smart DNS service which will allow you to access content from overseas, such as the BBC iPlayer, with faster speeds than even the best VPN providers can offer.  You can learn more about StrongVPN by reading our full review of their service.

Watch the League of Gentlemen on a Fire TV Stick abroad

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The Amazon Firestick is a popular tool for streaming online content overseas because of both its portability and flexibility. The BBC iPlayer app can also be downloaded onto the Firestick so all you will need to do is sign up for a VPN.

IPVanish is the best VPN provider for Firestick users as they offer a dedicated Amazon app. For more information about how to watch TV overseas on a Firestick, take a look at our Beginners Guide.

League of Gentlemen: New Episodes

Are you local?

The dark, sinister, and hilariously funny residents on Royston Vasey are back on our screens as League of Gentlemen returns to the BBC this Christmas. The sitcom/sketch show started off as a radio show in 1999 before the BBC took it onto TV in 1999.

There were three full series between then and 2002 followed by a film – The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse – and a stage production – The League of Gentlemen Are Behind You!

The series starred Reece Sheersmith, Mark Gattis, and Steve Pemberton, with Jeremy Dyson (the fourth member of the group) writing and directed but not appearing in front of the camera.

All of the League have gone on to success elsewhere, with Mark Gatiss working Steven Moffatt on such shows as Dr Who and Sherlock, while Pemberton and Sheersmith created the critically acclaimed Psychoville. But they have always said they wanted to do more League and now the time has come.

There will be a total of three new episodes, broadcasting on 18th, 19th, and 20th December on BBC Two. Details have been kept strictly under wraps, but one guest star, David Morrissey has been seen on set with the cast and leaked pictures show that popular characters Pauline Campbell-Jones, Ross, and Mickey will definitely be returning.

In an interview in 2016, Mark Gatiss hinted that Brexit might play some kind of background role in any new series. But there has been no confirmation of this, so fans will just have to tune in to see what they have put in the special stuff this time!

David Spencer

Author: David Spencer

David is VPNCompare's News Editor. Anything going on in the privacy world and he's got his eye on it. He's also interested in unblocking sports allowing him to watch his favourite football team wherever he is in the world.

Away from writing, he enjoys reading and politics. He is currently learning Mandarin too... slowly.

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