How to watch 'The Responder' online anywhere in the world

How to watch 'The Responder' online from anywhere in the world - Martin Freeman stars in 'The Responder'
'The Responder' stars Martin Freeman as urgent response officer, Chris Carson. (Image credit: BBC)

Want to watch The Responder online anywhere in the world? Here's how!

The Responder is a brand-new crime drama based on former police officer Tony Schumacher's real-life experience as an urgent response officer. It promises to give us a new perspective on the many challenges faced by frontline officers.

The show stars Martin Freeman as Chris Carson, a policeman juggling marriage troubles with work stress as he tackles a series of night shifts in Liverpool alongside a new rookie partner, Rachel (Adelayo Adedayo). 

Talking about his role, Martin Freeman said: "The Responder is like nothing else I've ever done before, and the reason I wanted to play Chris is that he is a great mixture of vulnerability and strength. I think there is something about a man of few words that is attractive. 

"There's a reason why people like characters that don't have to over-explain themselves and I think Chris is one of them. He's very intelligent, he's emotionally smart, but he's a copper."

Here's how to watch The Responder online from anywhere in the world...

How to watch 'The Responder' online in the UK

The Responder starts airing in the UK on BBC1 on Monday, Jan. 24 at 9 pm. The second episode airs the following night at the same time and place.

The remaining three episodes will air at the same time on BBC1 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the following week (Jan. 31-Feb. 2).

This means you'll also be able to stream The Responder live and on-demand on BBC iPlayer. All five episodes will be made available on iPlayer after the first one airs, so you'll be free to decide whether to binge them or not!

How to watch 'The Responder' online from anywhere in the world

There is a handy way to watch all your favorite shows—including The Responder—online from wherever you are in the world, and it's called a Virtual Private Network (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 away from home.

Our favorite is ExpressVPN, which lets you change your IP address on whichever device you want to watch your new favorite TV show on.

From laptops to Smart TVs, Amazon Fire Sticks, games consoles, and even mobile phones, you can change the address to make your device think it is in a different location to enable you to watch the things you love around the world.


ExpressVPN is straightforward and easy to use, has great security and best of all, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

And it's a great way to watch The Responder online via your usual method from anywhere in the world.

How to watch 'The Responder' in the US

Currently, we do not have a US release date for The Responder.

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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.