How to watch the new miniseries The Drowning online from anywhere

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The Drowning Channel Five (Image credit: Channel 5)

Channel 5 has a new four-part miniseries called The Drowning and we have all the details on how you can watch it on TV or online.

The Drowning tells the story of a woman named Jodie Walsh (played Jill Halfpenny) who lost her young son Tom nine years ago while at a lakeside family outing. After first going missing, Tom was later presumed to have drowned in the lake.

The new miniseries picks up in the present day where Jodie finds herself broke and single after her ex-husband left her for her best friend. In an effort to save her struggling business, Jodie goes to deliver an important pitch. However, she becomes distracted when she sees a teenage boy that bears a close resemblance to her dead son Tom.

Jodie then follows the boy to school where she discovers that his name is Daniel and he has no recollection of her whatsoever. With her interest piqued, Jodie decides to masquerade as a music teacher at Daniel's school in order to get close with him. How far will Jodie go to find out if Daniel is really her son Tom?

Whether you're a fan of Jill Halfpenny's previous work on Dark Money and EastEnders or are just looking for a good thriller, we'll show you how to watch The Drowning from anywhere in the world.

The Drowning - When and where?

New episodes of the miniseries The Drowning will air every night from February 1-4 on Channel 5 at 9pm GMT. Each episode of the show will run for 60 minutes and the miniseries will have a total of four episodes.

Watch The Drowning from anywhere

We have all the details on how you can watch The Drowning in the UK, Canada, the U.S. and Australia further down in this guide. However, if you want to watch the new miniseries when you're away from home, then you'll run into problems as your domestic coverage online from abroad will likely be geo-blocked.

That's where a VPN (Virtual Private Network) can really come in handy. They allow you to virtually change the IP address of your laptop, tablet or mobile to one that's back in your home country which will let you watch as if you were back there.

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How to watch The Drowning in the UK for free

If you live in the UK and have a TV license, you'll be able to watch new episodes of The Drowning every night at 9pm GMT from February 1-4 on Channel 5. You can also stream episodes of the show after they've aired on TV for free on the network's My5 streaming service.

Livestream The Drowning from the U.S., Canada and Australia

While TV networks and streaming services in the U.S., Canada and Australia may acquire the rights to show the miniseries internationally at a later date, the show is currently a UK exclusive. This means that you'll need to grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to watch it early.

Anthony Spadafora