How to watch 'A Small Light' online and from anywhere

Bel Powley and Joe Cole as Miep and Jan Gies at a candlelit supper in A Small Light
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Inspired by the deeds of Miep (Bel Powley) and Jan Gies (Joe Cole), who secretly protected the Frank family during WWII, "A Small Light" is a rousing eight-part drama about doing the right thing in the face of authorities intent on stoking division, and how some battles are best fought with action rather than words.

Below, we've broken down how you can watch "A Small Light" online from anywhere with a VPNand potentially for free.

Stream 'A Small Light' online, date, TV channel

► U.K. date and time: "A Small Light" will air on UKTV's Drama channel at 9 p.m. BST on Thursdays, starting May 23.
• U.S.
— Watch on Hulu
• Canada & Australia — Disney Plus
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Miep was Otto Frank's (Liev Schreiber) fresh-faced secretary when the Nazis took Amsterdam, and knowing full well that she risked execution if she was caught hiding the family, she couldn't sit back and do nothing.

Alongside her husband, Jan, she successfully harbored the Franks in a secret annex concealed behind a bookcase for more than two years, begging, stealing and borrowing to keep the family alive. 

Though celebrated as heroes now, at the time Miep and Jan were firm enemies of the state, and "A Small Light" demonstrates how easily the poison of fascism can seep into society, and the power of civic disobedience.

Below, we explain where to watch "A Small Light" online and from anywhere.

Watch 'A Small Light' free online

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The free-to-air Drama channel is televising "A Small Light" in the U.K., with episodes being shown at 9 p.m. BST each Thursday, starting May 23. 

"A Small Light" can also be streamed for free on UKTV Play, if you have a valid TV licence.

Every episode is also available on Disney+, which starts at £7.99 per month and £79.90 per year, but why pay if you can tune in for free?

Outside the U.K. right now? Don't worry — Brits aborad can watch "A Small Light" on their U.K usual streamer with NordVPN. Read on and we'll explain how.

How to watch 'A Small Light' from anywhere

Just because UKTV Play isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you can't watch "A Small Light" if you're away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is NordVPN. It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service.


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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, NordVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view your usual U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to UKTV Play or another service and watch the show.

Watch 'A Small Light' in the U.S.

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In the U.S., "A Small Light" is exclusive to Hulu, with all eight episodes having been available to stream on the platform since May 2023. 


Hulu offers a huge library of classic and current TV shows and movies, as well as acclaimed originals and movie exclusives. Plus, it's got the entire FX catalog. You can try out the service with a free one-month trial, after which a subscription starts at just $7.99 per month.

If you're a Brit currently visiting in the U.S., you could still connect to UKTV Play and watch "A Small Light". Simply download a VPN, such as NordVPN, to unblock UKTV Play from anywhere in the world. Never used a VPN? It's incredibly easy – details 

Watch 'A Small Light' in Canada

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"A Small Light" is available to stream on Disney Plus, which starts at CA$7.99 per month in Canada.

If you're a Brit currently abroad in Canada, you can use a VPN, such as NordVPN, to watch "A Small Light" for free on UKTV Play.

Watch 'A Small Light' in Australia

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"A Small Light" is exclusive to Disney+ in Australia, with a subscription starting at AU$13.99 per month or AU$139.99 per year.

If you're a Brit currently abroad in Australia, you can connect to UKTV Play with the aid of a VPN, such as NordVPN.

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Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.