How to watch The Tourist TV series online from anywhere

Jamie Dornan at car crash site on road in The Tourist TV mini-series
(Image credit: All3Media)

The Tourist TV series is the latest big budget drama from the BBC. Set in the Australian outback, it stars Jamie Dornan as the victim of a car crash who wakes up in a hospital in the middle of nowhere and finds he can't remember who he is. With high production values and the full series already online to binge, make sure you know how to watch The Tourist wherever you are.

How to watch The Tourist

Premiere date: Saturday, January 1 at 9pm GMT

Director: Chris Sweeney

Cast: Jamie Dornan

FREE stream: BBC iPlayer (UK) / Stan (AUS, free trial)

Watch anywhere: try the world's top VPN 100% risk-free

Written by brothers Harry Williams and Jack Williams, who also created The Missing and Baptiste, The Tourist opens with Dornan getting chased off an outback road by a truck apparently looking to run down him and his little hatchback car.

Just when when he thinks he's escaped his faceless assailant in their over-sized vehicle, Dornan is t-boned to the point of amnesia and must spend the next 6 x 60-minute episodes trying to work out who he is before his past catches up with him.

Intrigued? You will be. There's no waiting around for the action to get going. Head over to iPlayer and binge the lot. Here's how to watch The Tourist even if you're not in the UK.

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How to watch The Tourist FREE in the UK

watch for FREE on BBC iPlayer now.

All six episodes of The Tourist are available to watch for FREE on BBC iPlayer now.

They're all airing on BBC One too, at 9pm GMT on Jan 1 and Jan 2 and then on Sundays from Jan 9 onwards.

Both BBC One and BBC iPlayer are free to watch with a valid TV licence, and the streaming service works across a huge array of devices, including laptops, tablets, smartphones, media streaming devices like Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Roku, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

Not in the UK right now? By using a VPN you can access all the services you rely on from anywhere. Plus, it’ll keep your private information secure online too.

How to watch The Tourist online from outside your country

If you’re abroad when The Tourist airs, you won't be able to watch the show as you normally would at home, thanks to annoying regional restrictions.

Luckily, there’s an easy solution. Downloading a VPN will allow you to stream it online no matter where you are. It's a simple bit of software that changes your IP address, meaning that you can access on-demand content or live TV just as if you were at home.

Use a VPN to watch The Tourist from anywhere

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Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location (a server in the UK in this case).

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to BBC iPlayer and start watching The Tourist as if you were back at home.

Jamie Dornan in The Tourist

(Image credit: All3Media)

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How to watch The Tourist FREE in Australia


Stan is the co-producer for The Tourist and its exclusive Australian distributor. That means that you can binge all six episodes of The Tourist TV series online, on Stan right now.

Best of all, you can use the Stan 30-day free trial and watch all of The Tourist for free. While you're there, you'll also find US TV series, UEFA Champions League football, Hollywood blockbusters and Stan Originals too.

Prices start from $10 per month. You can access Stan on smart TVs, games consoles, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Fetch, Telstra TV and through your mobile, laptop and tablet too.

If you're outside Australia and want to tune into your Stan account and service, you can use one of the best VPNs and watch the coverage from abroad.

Jamie Dornan in The Tourist

(Image credit: All3Media)

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How to watch The Tourist on HBO Max in the US


HBO Max co-produced the miniseries, but at the time of publication The Tourist's US release date has not been announced.

If you're not already a HBO Max subscriber and you're curious about the service, the first thing to know is there are two HBO Max price points - $9.99 a month with commercials, or the 4K HDR, commercial-free subscription at $14.99 that also brings Dolby Atmos sound.

Either way, you’ll get access to a huge library of top-drawer entertainment, including And Just Like That, the entirety of Sex and the City, Succession, Girls, Mare of Easttown, The Matrix Resurrections and much more.

The 7-day HBO Max free trial has long since been discontinued. But, if you're a current HBO Now subscriber or pay for HBO through your cable provider, you might actually be entitled to HBO Max at no extra cost.

Devices compatible with HBO Max include iPhone and Android devices, Apple and Samsung TVs, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, Chromecast and Chromebooks, and laptops and PCS. HBO Max on Roku and Amazon Fire Stick is also available.

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Dan Sung
How to Watch Editor

Dan is How to Watch Editor at Future. His job is to make sure our readers (and our staff) know how to watch their favourite sports and entertainment online and on TV wherever they go. Dan has worked in tech journalism for over a decade, writing for Tech Digest, Pocket-lint, MSN Tech, Wareable and What Hi-Fi? as well as freelancing for T3, Metro and the Independent. Dan has a keen interest in playing and watching football. He has also written about it for the Observer and FourFourTwo and ghost authored John Toshack's autobiography, Toshack's Way.