David Tennant takes us on a whirlwind tour of the world as Phileas Fogg in the BBC’s new adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic 1873 adventure story. With thrilling action, heartfelt romance, and breathtaking locations around the world whole, you won’t want to miss this 8-part series while on vacation. Here’s how to watch Around the World in 80 Days online with the option to stream for FREE on BBC iPlayer.
When Fogg receives a postcard calling him a coward, the eccentric Londoner makes a bet that he will be able to travel the globe in just 80 days. He is accompanied on this incredible journey by his new valet Jean Passepartout (Ibrahim Koma) and journalist Abigail Fix (Leonie Benesch), the latter documenting their adventure for the Daily Telegraph.
Racing against time, our intrepid trio travel by rickshaw, locomotive and hot air balloon through Europe, Hong Kong and India, through the Yemen desert and driving a stagecoach through the Rocky Mountains.
Developed by Ashley Pharoah (Life on Mars), written by Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, The Dark Knight) and starring Peter Sullivan, Shivaani Ghai, Dolly Wells and Richard Wilson, in addition to David Tennant, this BBC drama series promises to be a thrill ride for the whole family.
Read on as we explain how to watch Around the World in 80 Days online below – and completely free in many countries too!
How to watch Around the World in 80 Days Online in UK for FREE
How to watch Around the World in 80 Days online from outside your country
If you run away abroad for the winter holidays, geo-blocking restrictions will unfortunately prevent you from streaming Around the World in 80 Days online during the holidays.
Fortunately, there is a simple solution. By downloading a VPN – short for Virtual Private Network – you can change your IP address to that of your home country, and thereby stream TV content that would otherwise be inaccessible.
Three simple steps to use a VPN to watch around the world in 80 days:
1. Download and install a VPN – we recommend ExpressVPN
2. Connect to the correct server location – launch the VPN application, click on “choose location” and select the correct location, ie UK for iPlayer
3. Head to the live stream of the chosen broadcaster – in this case head to the BBC iPlayer