How to watch Mayflies online from anywhere

James (Martin Compston) and Tully (Tony Curran) standing on a hill in Mayflies
Mayflies is a drama revolving around best mates James and Tully. (Image credit: BBC/© Synchronicity Films)

Want to watch Mayflies online? Here's where you need to go so you can stream Mayflies.

Mayflies is an adaptation of the famous novel of the same name by Andrew O'Hagan. Like the book, this two-part BBC drama introduces us to James (Line of Duty's Martin Compston) and Tully (Ray Donovan star Tony Curran), two lifelong pals from Scotland who have been best friends ever since leaving school back in the summer of 1986.

Thirty years on from a wild weekend with their mates in Manchester, Tully reaches back out to James to tell him he's been diagnosed with terminal cancer and only has months to live. What's more, Tully asks James to help him take his own life. Alongside the contemporary drama, we'll also see what happened in the summer of 1986, when the duo's friendship was born. 

Here's where you can watch Mayflies so you can tune in, wherever you are.

How to watch Mayflies online in the UK

Mayflies premieres at 9 pm on BBC One on Wednesday, December 28, with the concluding episodes following at the same time the following day. If you're looking to stream the show online, you'll be able to find it alongside plenty more amazing BBC dramas on BBC iPlayer.

How to watch Mayflies online from anywhere in the world

If you're going to be away from home but still want to watch Mayflies online, you might run into some problems. Thankfully, you'll be able to solve this exact issue with a Virtual Private Network (a VPN). 

A VPN lets you get around the usual digital barriers by changing your IP address, meaning you can watch your favorite TV shows even if you're going to be away from where you would normally watch your favorite shows and movies. Our favorite is ExpressVPN, which is the No. 1-rated VPN in the world right now according to our sister site, 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.

How to watch Mayflies in the US

At the time of writing, we don't know where or when Mayflies will be made available to stream in the US, however once we know more we'll be sure to update this section of our guide.  

Martin Shore
Staff Writer at

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.