How to watch Karen Pirie online from anywhere

DS Karen Pirie (Lauren Lyle) and DC Jason Murray (Chris Jenks)
DS Karen Pirie (Lauren Lyle) and DC Jason Murray (Chris Jenks) (Image credit: ITV)

Want to watch Karen Pirie online? Here's where you need to go.

Karen Pirie is a three-part ITV crime miniseries based on a series of books by legendary Scottish crime writer, Val McDermid. Like the books, the series follows the titular young Scottish detective as she tackles a range of crimes.

Karen Pirie's first season is based on The Distant Echo, the first book in the series and will see her tackling a brutal cold case — the murder of Rosie Duff — twenty-five years on from the original attack. 

No charges were ever made over Rosie's death, even though there was suspicion surrounding a group of drunken students who said they were the ones who found her body. In the present, Karen is placed in charge of the cold case review, where she will uncover flaws in the initial investigation and resistance from other officers as she tries to find out what really happened back in 1996.

Here's how to watch Karen Pirie online from anywhere in the world. 

How to watch Karen Pirie online in the UK

Karen Pirie premieres on ITV on Sunday, September 25 at 8 pm. The remaining two parts will air on a weekly basis at the same time in the same place. 

Episodes will also be made available to stream on ITV Hub.

How to watch Karen Pirie online from anywhere

There's an easy way to watch Karen Pirie if you're going to be away from home, and it's called a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

A VPN lets you get around the usual frustrating digital barriers by changing your IP address, meaning you can watch your favorite TV shows even if you're going to be away from home. 

Our favorite is ExpressVPN, which lets you change your IP address on whichever device you want to watch your new favorite show on. ExpressVPN is the No. 1-rated VPN in the world right now according to our colleagues at TechRadar.


ExpressVPN is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to watch what you want from anywhere 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.

And it's a great way to watch Karen Pirie via your usual method from anywhere in the world.

How to watch Karen Pirie online in the US

At the time of writing, we don't know whether there are plans to make Karen Pirie available to stream in the US. As and when we hear anything, we'll be sure to update this guide.

Martin Shore
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Martin is a Staff Writer with, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.