BBC is slowly becoming the go to specialist within the miniseries genre, with shows such as The Bodyguard, Deadwater Fell and Belgravia all gaining critical acclaim in Australia. Their latest effort, The Singapore Grip, looks set to be just as popular, thanks to a script by Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher Hampton.
The Singapore Grip Season 1 TV Preview
This epic period drama is based in Singapore around the time of the Japanese invasion. The narrative follows Walter Blackett, a wealthy British rubber merchant who is trying to secure his family’s assets, whilst his business partner’s health deteriorates. But with the entire world at war, there is little room for error.
When Blackett’s daughter falls for his associate’s son, he sees it as the perfect match and the natural next step for his business. But the interference of a mysterious Chinese woman makes him increasingly suspicious, and fearful that his fortune will disappear alongside Britain’s imperial empire.
Where to Watch or Stream The Singapore Grip Season 1
The Singapore Grip Season 1 aired on BBC First and BINGE. Here in Australia, BBC First can be accessed via either Foxtel or Foxtel from Telstra. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more. You also have the option to watch The Singapore Grip Season 1 online using Foxtel Now, which currently have a 10 day free trial. Both choices include the option to stream programs free using the Foxtel Go app.
Alternatively, you can access BBC First with Foxtel from Telstra. Foxtel from Telstra (including Foxtel Now from Telstra) offers the exact same programming as Foxtel, but is often available at reduced pricing or with no lock-in contract. With every Foxtel from Telstra package you can likewise stream The Singapore Grip Season 1 free using the Foxtel Go app, and one of the devices in the table below. If you can’t make it for the live airing of The Singapore Grip Season 1, you can still catch new episodes as they’re made available for replays. Plus, you can also watch more binge worthy shows from other drama channels, including BBC First, BINGE, Universal Channel, and more. For a list of episodes and their air dates, see the TV schedule below.
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Stream The Singapore Grip with BINGE
Every episode from season 1 of The Singapore Grip can also be watched with Australia’s newest streaming service, BINGE. BINGE is offering a 14 day free trial for new customers and will televise every new episode of The Singapore Grip, in both SD and HD. You can stream your favourite shows using compatible mobile devices such select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.
BINGE has no lock-in contract or equipment fees, which means you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it. BINGE will also provide on demand replays of new episodes that have just aired, as well as previous episodes and seasons. Other game changing features include Surprise Me, which allows users to skip through shows as if you were channel hopping for a more interesting way to come across new content. For full episode listings and on demand info, see the TV schedule below.
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The Singapore Grip Season 1 Live TV Schedule
Each episode of Season 1 aired on BBC First. Season 1 has six episodes in total. There will be no The Singapore Grip Season 1 free to air coverage in Australia, it is exclusively available on Foxtel (Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra) and BINGE. Here’s the On Demand schedule:
|Episode||Av. Episode Time||Provider|
|S1 Episode 1||40 Minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|S1 Episode 2||40 Minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|S1 Episode 3||40 Minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|S1 Episode 4||40 Minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|S1 Episode 5||40 Minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|S1 Episode 6||40 Minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
Mobile Device List (Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra)
The following are the list of compatible mobile and internet connected devices for which you can stream The Singapore Grip Season 1 whether at home or on the go, with new apps and devices being added as they become available.
Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Must See TV for The Singapore Grip fans
The Singapore Grip consists of 6 episodes. Once you’ve watched all the episodes, we have suggested a few series below that may also take your fancy:
Deadwater Fell (Foxtel / BINGE)
Doctor Kendrick has it all. A great job, beautiful wife, adorable children and the dream house in an idyllic village. But when a house fire takes everything away from him, leaving him alone without his wife and daughters, the police start to think he may have caused the blaze on purpose. Watch Season 1 of Deadwater Fell now with BINGE 14 day free trial.
Belgravia (Foxtel / BINGE)
For those of you struggling to fill the void left by the tremendously popular Downton Abbey series, we have some great news! The creators of the hit British show are back with another period drama set in an affluent west London district, frequented by the country’s “New rich” – Belgravia. Watch Season 1 of Belgravia now with BINGE 14 day free trial.
Breeders (Foxtel / BINGE)
Parenting can be a thankless task at times, and this new comedy series created by Chris Addison explores just how difficult the task can sometimes feel. Breeders is an incredibly honest look at how young children can push their folks close to breaking point, and the love/hate relationship that ensues. Watch Season 1 of Breeders now with BINGE 14 day free trial.