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How to watch 'The Pursuit of Love' online anywhere in the world

Watch The Pursuit of Love online: Lily James and Emily Beecham.
Watch The Pursuit of Love online wherever you are in the world. (Image credit: (C) Theodora Films Limited & Moonage Pictures Limited - Photographer: Robert Viglasky)

The Pursuit of Love is the new BBC1 period drama, adapted from Nancy Mitford's 1945 novel of the same name. Here is how to watch The Pursuit of Love online anywhere in the world.

The Pursuit of love is a star-studded series, set in the 1920s and 1930s, following the lives of spirited Linda Radlett (Lily James) and her more reserved cousin and best friend Fanny Logan (Emily Beecham) as they search for their perfect love match. 

Linda is a hopless romantic, dreaming of finding the man if her dreams to sweep her off her feet in a whirlwind of love and adventure. 

Meanwhile Fanny is searching for stability after being abandoned by her elusive mother, 'The Bolter' as a baby. But while this might be a story of finding love and coming of age, the core is the girls' friendship and compete dependence on one another from childhood right through to adulthood. 

Watch The Pursuit of Love online for free in the UK 

The Pursuit of Love will begin airing in the UK on BBC One on Sunday 9th May at 9pm. All three episodes will then be available on BBC iPlayer after the first episode has aired.

How to watch The Pursuit of Love 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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab) 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 The Pursuit of Love online in the US

Viewers in the US will be able to watch the new period drama on Amazon Prime Video. The Pursuit of Love will also be available in Canada, Australia and New Zealand on Amazon.  

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.