How to watch Inside Man online: stream the new thriller starring David Tennant and Stanley Tucci now

Inside Man with Stanley Tucci in prison
(Image credit: BBC)

From acclaimed TV series writer and creator Steven Moffat comes another star-studded thriller for the BBC. Inside Man brings together the stories of a death row inmate, a journalist, a maths teacher, and the vicar of a sleepy English village, to explore how murder can erupt in the most unlikely of places – and people. Inside Man is available to watch now with the whole series available to stream as of today when the final part airs tonight. Below we explain how to watch Inside Man online wherever you are in the world, including how to do so for FREE!

Watch Inside Man online

Release date: Mondays & Tuesdays from September 26 at 9pm BST

Channel: BBC One

Free stream: BBC iPlayer

International streaming options: Netflix (date TBC)

Watch from anywhere: tune in today with a VPN

This four-part drama serves a potent mix of thrills and “didn’t see that coming” surprises. Like Moffat’s gorily modern Dracula, it’s a collaboration between the BBC and Netflix, with the series directed entirely by Paul McGuigan, the man behind iconic crime film Gangster No. 1 and various episodes of Carnival Row and Scandal.

“There are moments that make murderers of us all” Jefferson Grieff says, the death row inmate played by Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones). But which of our unsuspecting ensemble might crack first?

Perhaps David Tennant, who stunned as a serial killer in ITV’s Des and plays Harry Watling here, a family man and vicar. Maybe actress Lydia West (It’s a Sin) who features as English journalist Beth on the hunt for a hot news story. Or it could Dolly Wells (Anna in Can You Ever Forgive Me?), playing a maths tutor held hostage in some stranger’s basement.

This limited series is a fascinating ride. Read on below for our guide on how to watch Inside Man online from anywhere now.

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How to watch Inside Man online FREE

Monday, September 26 at 9pm BST

This four-part series debuted on BBC One on Monday, September 26 at 9pm BST. The next episode airs at the same time the following day, on September 27, while episodes three and four arrive a week later on Monday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 4.

Alternatively, you can watch episodes live online for free with BBC iPlayer or use the service to catch-up with episodes shortly after their TV broadcast.

BBC iPlayer is 100% free to stream; however, you will need a valid TV licence. Away from home?

Use a VPN to watch iPlayer for free while abroad.

Whether you want to watch live or on catch-up, you can access iPlayer on any of the following devices: desktop on Windows and Mac machines, on smartphone apps for Android and iOS, as well as media streaming devices like Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Roku and more. You can also get BBC iPlayer on PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

How to watch Inside Man online from outside your country

Don't let geo-restrictions stop you from watching this heart-stopping new thriller. If you’re abroad when episodes are first broadcast, you’ll have difficulty streaming them through your usual service. But we can get you out of this tricky situation with the help a VPN.

The best VPN – otherwise known as a virtual private network – offers a simple solution. This piece of software alters your IP address to appear as though you're based in another country, allowing you to gain access to your preferred streaming platform, and watch Inside Man online live or on-demand just like you would at home.

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Three simple steps to using a VPN to watch Inside Man

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 BBC iPlayer

Inside Man episode release schedule

Inside Man is a four-part mini-series. It airs on BBC One at 9pm over two weeks, with the first two episodes on consecutive nights in the first week and the second two following the same pattern in the second week. All parts will be available to stream on-demand on BBC iPlayer once they've aired.

  • Inside Man episode 1 – Monday September 26, 9pm BST / 4pm ET
  • Inside Man episode 2 – Tuesday September 27, 9pm BST / 4pm ET
  • Inside Man episode 3 – Monday October 3, 9pm BST / 4pm ET
  • Inside Man episode 4 – Tuesday October 4, 9pm BST / 4pm ET

Can I watch Inside Man online on Netflix?


Currently, you can only stream Inside Man on BBC iPlayer in the UK.

International distribution of the Steven Moffat helmed series is due to land on Netflix in countries around the world soon. There’s no confirmed date yet but we expect it to be around late 2022 / early 2023.

A basic Netflix subscription entitles you to one stream per account in SD quality. Prices vary per region, but it’ll cost you $8.99 if based in the US, CAD$9.99 for Canadian citizens, and AUS$10.99 in Australia.

As we explained above, if you’re away from home when Inside Man airs, you can easily find a good VPN to regain access to the services and content you'd normally watch (and pay for) back home in your country of residence.

Daniel Pateman

Daniel Pateman is a freelance writer, producing articles across the cultural spectrum for magazines like Aesthetica, Photomonitor, The Brooklyn Rail and This is Tomorrow. He also provides text-writing services to individual curators and artists worldwide, and has had work published internationally. His favourite film genre is horror (bring on Scream 5!) and he never tires of listening to Absolute 80s on the radio.