How to watch Vigil online anywhere in the world

How to watch Vigil online
How to watch Vigil online. (Image credit: BBC/World Productions)

Here’s how to watch Vigil online from anywhere in the world. Vigil is a hugely new talked-about thriller from the makers of Line of Duty and Bodyguard. In fact, 5.4million viewers tuned in to watch the gripping first episode in the UK and now it's available for US viewers.

Suranne Jones stars as DCI Amy Silva, who has to investigate a potential murder onboard a secret nuclear submarine, HMS Vigil.

While looking into the suspicious death, Amy is soon dragged into a dark conspiracy that threatens national security. 

Amy is sure the death is linked to a Scottish trawler that vanished, but she has to stay on the submarine as it isn’t allowed to return to base. But is Amy safe herself? And could a killer be onboard?

Meanwhile, back on dry land her old flame DS Kirsten Longacre (The Good Fight’s Rose Leslie) is also helping to solve the case. But someone high up seems to be trying to stop the investigation.

Talking about how the submarine crew react to Amy’s snooping, Suranne says: “When she gets down there, Amy and the crew clash because they don’t know who actually has the authority — the Navy or the police. The crew think they do because Amy’s in their world and aboard their boat, but actually, Amy’s holding a criminal investigation. So there are no clear rules and no one has control over the other, which is really interesting.”

The show has been such a hit, Vigil season 2 is on its say.

How to watch Vigil online in the UK

Vigil is available to watch on BBC iPlayer. All six episodes can be watched now.

How to watch Vigil online anywhere in the world

There is a handy way to watch your favorite TV shows 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 one of the best VPNs out there. Not only because it is straightforward and easy to use, but it also has great security and, best of all, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

ExpressVPN is the No.1-rated VPN in the world right now. You can try it out for a month absolutely free, and if you sign up for an annual plan you can get 3 months' access absolutely free!


ExpressVPN is one of the easiest and affordable ways to watch what you want from anywhere you want to watch it. Plus it'll help keep your network traffic away from any prying eyes on public networks.

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

How to watch Vigil in the US

Vigil is available on Peacock in the US. The Peacock original is available on Peacock Premium.

David Hollingsworth

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.

Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years working for TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 

David started out as a writer for TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.

Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!