The series Informer was a hit-series consisting of six episodes that started airing on BBC in October 2018. The series was created and written by Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani. Are you curious to find out more about what is life as an informer in the UK? Follow the second-generation British Pakistani man who decides to cooperate with the cops and work as an informer in his environment.
If you want to watch Informer online, then the best place to stream it is on BBC iPlayer in the UK. It can also be streamed on Amazon Prime in the United States, but BBC is a cheaper and easier solution for most people. Before you continue, visit BBC iPlayer and their page about Informer to see that it is actually there (and available).
You might see the episodes available, but you will also see an error message telling you that BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. What can you do about that?
What can you do to stream Informer online then? You can find instructions on how to watch Amazon Prime abroad here, but I would rather recommend you do the following.
Watch Informer on BBC using a VPN
Instead of bugging around, get yourself a cheap VPN subscription and stream Informer and all the other BBC iPlayer programs online. You can later use the same VPN to unblock Netflix regions, to watch Disney+ abroad, and lots of other stuff, but currently the most important is to give you access to Informer on BBC iPlayer.
Use PureVPN to watch Informer
PureVPN is a Hong Kong-based VPN provider that makes it really easy to watch the BBC iPlayer content abroad. They have a 31-day full refund policy, and you can use your subscription on five devices and computers at the same time.
- After you have purchased a VPN subscription, follow the instructions and download their VPN client to your different devices and computers.
- Run the application and connect to a server that works with BBC in the UK (look for BBC under popular websites).
- Restart your browser and re-visit the BBC iPlayer website.
- Create a BBC iPlayer user for free (if you haven’t gotten one yet). Make sure to register with UK as your country and with a ZIP code in the UK.
- Get ready to stream all six episodes of Informer on BBC iPlayer.
And now, you can later watch His Dark Materials, Cuckoo, Bodyguard, and lots of other BBC series at the BBC iPlayer website as well.
What about Android and iOS users who want to watch Informer online on BBC?
It is no big fuss to watch BBC content on your Android device or on your iOS device. To watch Informer on your Android phone or your Android tablet (or maybe Android TV), make sure to have the PureVPN application running. You can then look for the BBC Media Player and the BBC iPlayer application in the Google Play Store. If you cannot find the apps, download them manually. More information on how this is done can be found here.
If you use an iOS device, create a brand new Apple ID while using PureVPN connected to a server in the UK. Set your address to be somewhere in the UK. Once you have created your new Apple ID, use this ID on your iOS device for Apple Store, and you will be able to find all the applications available in the UK Apple Store.
It wasn’t that hard, was it?
What do the critics say about Informer?
This series passed by without getting too much attention. But, at Rotten Tomatoes, Informer has an 79% audience and a 78% critics score. Both should be considered good scores, but it is a bit strange that so few have actually cared to write about this series.
When Rizwan is on screen, it has a bounce, an engaging lightness. Gracefully avoiding the handshake of a female teacher, casting a skeptical eye on Londoners of every description, Raza is always good company. (Mike Hale, New York Times)
Have you seen Informer or have you just heard about the show? I would love to hear your thoughts and comments on the show.
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