Watching BBC2's The City and the City in the US?
September 12, 2018 6:25 PM   Subscribe

Is there any way for me to watch the BBC miniseries of China Mieville's The City and the City here in the US? It looks like it's not streaming in the UK any more, so a proxy service wouldn't help. It doesn't appear to be on Amazon, Hulu, or iTunes.
posted by moonmilk to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
It's available for purchase on, though I'm not sure if you need to do any proxy things or whatever to make that work.
posted by brainmouse at 8:48 PM on September 12, 2018

Have you checked on Google Play? It looks like it's available on the Australian version, but i am not sure whether it is available in your region.
posted by kinddieserzeit at 8:56 PM on September 12, 2018

The usual not-exactly-legal methods are widely available by a group called MTB.
posted by kuanes at 3:58 AM on September 13, 2018

OMG THEY MADE A MINISERIES?? I love this book. Will be watching responses closely.
posted by nkknkk at 9:08 AM on September 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

Unfortunately, it doesn't show up on the US version of Google Play, and I can't stream it from here.

kuanes is right about the usual methods, though.
posted by moonmilk at 11:48 AM on September 13, 2018

So I'm not having much luck with its actual results, and you'll need to temporarily turn your adblocker off (another negative), but CanIStream.It seems to have a listing for it.
posted by WCityMike at 12:03 PM on September 14, 2018

If all streaming options fail, there is a DVD release in the UK, so you could order that. It’s Region 2 so you’d probably need a multi-region DVD player to watch it.
posted by fabius at 1:15 PM on January 22

someone's posted it onto YouTube, long may it last
posted by BungaDunga at 6:05 PM on February 2

update: 1) the audio on that YouTube rip is a bit mangled, 2) my facility with British accents is either worse than usual or these are stronger than usual, and 3) it is available on BritBox now, thankfully with very good closed captions.
posted by BungaDunga at 7:09 PM on February 2

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