How to watch Line of Duty online anywhere in the world

How to watch Line of Duty online anywhere in the world
Line of Duty season one cast. (Image credit: BBC/World Productions/Ed Miller)

Line of Duty, which revolves around an anti-corruption police unit called AC-12, has become a global hit. Here's how to watch Line of Duty online anywhere in the world.

Adrian Dunbar, Martin Compston and Vicky McClure have formed a magical team as Superintendent Ted Hastings, DS Steve Arnott and DC Kate Fleming.

The first season of Line of Duty was originally broadcast in 2012. It saw AC-12 investigate DCI Tony Gates (Lennie James). Other key characters in Season 1 included DS Dot Cottan (Craig Parkinson), Neil Morrissey as DC Nigel Morton and Notting Hill star Gina McKee as property developer Jackie Laverty.

Season 2, which is about to be repeated on BBC1, featured Finding Alice and The Durrells actress Keeley Hawes as DI Lindsay Denton. Denton proved to be one of the show’s most memorable characters.

The third series saw Daniel Mays join the show as Sergeant Danny Waldron. Golden Globe nominated actress Thandie Newton arrived in Season 4 as DCI Roseanne Huntley. 

The most recent series, which was shown in 2019, starred Anna Maxwell Martin as DCS Patricia Carmichael. And Line of Duty Season 6 will soon be shown on BBC1, with Trainspotting actress Kelly MacDonald joining the cast. It’s likely Season 6 will go out in Spring 2021.

All the series have been written by the show’s creator Jed Mecurio. 

How to watch Line of Duty online in the UK for free

Line of Duty Season 2 is being shown again on BBC1 from Saturday February 6 at 9pm. All five seasons of Line of Duty are available to stream right now on iPlayer.

How to watch Line of Duty online from abroad

There is a handy way to watch your favourite TV shows from wherever you are in the world, and it is called VPN.

This lets you get around the usual digital barriers by changing your IP address, meaning you can watch your favourite TV shows even if you’re away from home.

But which VPN will suit your needs best?

Our favourite is ExpressVPN, which lets you change your IP address on whichever device you want to watch your new favourite TV show on.

From laptops to a Smart TV, Amazon Fire Stick and games consoles to a mobile phone, you can change the address to make your device think it is in a different location.

ExpressVPN is one of the best out there. Not only because it is straightforward and easy to use, but it also has great security and, best of all, it comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.

This is the number one rated VPN in the world right now and as well as trying it out for free for a month, you can sign up for an annual plan and get 3 months absolutely free.

How to watch Line of Duty in the US

All five seasons are available on streaming service Acorn TV.

David Hollingsworth

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.

Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years working for TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 

David started out as a writer for TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.

Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!