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How to watch It's A Sin online anywhere in the world

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Here’s how to watch It's A Sin online anywhere in the world.

It's A Sin (opens in new tab), the new five-part series from Russell T. Davies, has become an instant hit on Channel 4. Here’s how to watch It's A Sin online anywhere in the world.

The drama, which follows a group of gay friends trying to navigate their way through London life in the early eighties, launched on Friday 22nd January to rave reviews.

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It's a Sin has quickly established itself as a classic

It's A Sin is loosely inspired by Davies' own real-life experience as a teenager and sees three 18-year-olds, Ritchie, Roscoe and Colin, ditch their suburban family lives and move to London and rent a flat together, which they dub the 'Pink Palace'.

But as they face a rise in homophobia and the AIDs crisis of the 1980s the friends each find themselves facing their own personal experiences as the deadly virus takes hold.

The cast includes Keeley Hawes, Stephen Fry, Neil Patrick Harris and Lydia West, while the lead role of Ritchie is played by actor and pop singer Olly Alexander.

Neil Patrick Harris told whattowatch.com: "I’m a massive fan of Russell T Davies. Queer of Folk was as a seminal show and it had really had a strong impact on me. The way Russell writes his dialogue, crafts his scenes and stories and makes the characters complicated but also enticing really left its mark on me, so I’ve been a fan of his for a long time.

"Then about six months ago he called and asked if I’d participate in It's a Sin – and I said absolutely and cleared my schedule! I was quite taken aback as I didn’t think that an American living in New York would be asked by someone as esteemed as Russell to come and have a role in this!”

How to watch It's A Sin free online in the UK

It's A Sin is currently airing on Channel 4 at 9pm on Fridays, but if you can't wait that long to watch the next instalment, all five 60-minute episodes are available on the channel's on demand service, All4.

How to watch It's A Sin in America

It's A Sin will air in the US on HBO Max (opens in new tab) from February 18 2021.

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 whattowatch.com 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.