How to watch End of Summer online or on TV now

Julia Ragnarsson as Vera holding a torch and looking worried in a dark room in End of Summer
(Image credit: BBC)

Swedish miniseries End of Summer could well be your next streaming obsession. If you like your TV dramas dark, psychological, and with more than a hint of a Scandinavian accent, then this one's for you.

You can watch End of Summer for free in the UK on the BBC iPlayer streaming service and in Australia on SBS On Demand. But don't worry if you're on holiday while it's on, because you can watch End of Summer on iPlayer or SBS from anywhere with a VPN right now.

Quick links

UK: BBC iPlayer (free with licence fee)
SBS On Demand (free)
How to use a VPN to watch any stream

Based on Anders de la Motte's novel of the same name, End of Summer — like so many others in the Nordic Noir genre — starts off with an unexplained disappearance. This one takes place in 1984 and is of five-year-old Billy.

Flash forward two decades and his sister Vera (Julia Ragnarsson) still hasn't quite come to terms with the tragedy that ripped a hole in their family. Now a bereavement counsellor, the trauma comes flooding back when a client describes their experience of a spookily similar sounding child disappearance, thus setting Vera on a course to discover what really happened to Billy all those years ago.

Ready to be swept away by this Swedish saga? Here's how to watch End of Summer online from anywhere in the world and for free. We've got all the information you need below.

How to watch End of Summer in the UK for free


BBC Four is airing End of Summer on TV in the UK, with episodes going out on Saturdays at 9 pm UK.

If you want to watch online or on-demand, all six episodes dropped on the BBC iPlayer streaming service on Saturday, July 6 and you can stream the full season now. You'll find our choice of the best TV dramas on BBC iPlayer there, too.

BBC Four and iPlayer are free to watch for TV licence fee payers.

If you're trying to access iPlayer while outside the UK, you might want to try a VPN to allow you to watch from abroad. Scroll down for more details.

Can I watch End of Summer in the US?

At the time of writing, there is no sign that End of Summer will be aired in the US. It's a Viaplay production, which means that it could end up coming to the channel available as an add-on to Amazon Prime Video. But it's not on the platform yet.

If you're traveling to the US from the UK or Australia and want to watch your domestic stream, then we can only recommend using a VPN. Not familiar with the software? All is explained further down this page...

How to watch End of Summer in Australia

End of Summer landed on the free-to-air channel SBS On Demand in Australia back in March. That means all six episodes can be watched at your leisure on the service.

If you're not in Australia right now, you don't have to miss out on those free episodes. Use a VPN to allow you to watch from abroad.

How to watch End of Summer from anywhere with a VPN

You can watch End of Summer on the streaming services above by using a VPN — no matter where you are in the world!

Normally a streaming service will know where you are trying to tune in from and block you if you're not in the right country but a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is an app that hides your location. That means you can access your usual sports and entertainment services even while you're traveling abroad.

Our favorite VPN is NordVPN, which is the No. 1-rated VPN in the world right now according to our sister site, TechRadar, where you'll find a deeper reader on the best VPN services available right now.

How to use a VPN to watch any stream

  • Download the app at NordVPN
  • Choose the location of the streaming service you want to watch (UK, US, etc)
  • Navigate to the streaming service you require and start watching!

NordVPN is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to watch what you want, from wherever you want to watch it.

It's straightforward and easy to use, has great security, is available on loads of streaming devices and, best of all, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it out 100% risk-free. Give it a go.

What was the End of Summer release date?

On TV, End of Summer premiered on BBC Four in the UK on Saturday, July 6 at 9 pm UK. And all of the episodes landed on that same date on the free-to-watch BBC iPlayer streaming service online.

It hit the SBS On Demand platform in Australia back in March this year. No US release date has been announced.

All you need to know about End of Summer

What is the End of Summer cast?

  • Julia Ragnarsson as Vera
  • Erik Enge as Isak
  • Lars Schilken as Ebbe
  • Ida Gyllensten as Magdalena
  • Akay Jasaravski as Billy
  • Vilhelm Blomgren as Mattias
  • Patrik Karlson as Eliasson
  • Simon J. Berger as Månsson
  • Per Ragnar as Jeppson
  • Sandra Redlaff as Nilla Rooth
  • Linus James Nilsson as Tommy Rooth

Is End of Summer subtitled?

End of Summer is shown in its original Swedish language audio, with English subtitles.

How many episodes are in End of Summer?

There are six episodes in the series of End of Summer. They range between 44 and 58 minutes in length.

Adam Marshall

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