Brits in Oklahoma
Receiving British TV and Radio in the United States
If you're a fan of BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, Freeview or any of that, you're out of luck. They're locked down to UK residents only for the time being. There are
ways around it, but it's more trouble than it's worth and more importantly, not legal. The last thing I want to do is get you in trouble suggesting
such behaviour, so here are the legit options...
Many UK radio stations offer online streaming, including the BBC national and local stations, Virgin Radio, Capital FM and many more. TV streams
however are almost non existant apart from short clips from the news sites.
Note - some of these require a UK postcode to get in.
BBC America show BBC World News
, Dr Who
, Top Gear
, Graham Norton
, old and new comedies e.g. from Monty
, Absolutely Fabulous
to My Family
, Little Britain
and The Fast
, which for some reason was renamed Brilliant!
PBS is a free over the air and cable television station that shows many UK dramas and comedies including Downtown Abbey, Grantchester, Poldark, Sherlock, Doc Martin, as well as
the old favourites such as Are you being served?
, Last of the summer wine
HBO is an extra option on most cable and satellite TV packages. They're currently running the BBC show
, and have shown
Da Ali G Show
and others in the past.
Comedy Central has shown The Graham Norton Effect
(retitled So Graham Norton), Banzai
, and Trigger Happy TV
National Public Radio (NPR) rebroadcasts segments from the BBC World Service, and often uses news reports from the BBC in its own coverage.