Outlander | Diana Gabaldon’s time-travelling historical romance makes its debut on UK TV


Get ready to binge watch! Amazon is streaming the first eight episodes of time-travelling romantic fantasy adventure Outlander on Prime Instant Video from today, with the remaining episodes launching weekly from Sunday 5th April, just hours after broadcast in the US.

Based on the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon, Outlander tells the gripping, passionate tale of a married World War Two nurse called Claire (played by Caitriona Balfe) who is thrown back in time from 1945 after stepping through an ancient standing stone circle while on a second honeymoon with her husband.

Finding herself in the Scottish Highlands in the midst of Jacobite Rebellion in 1743, she is saved from assault by a sadistic royal army captain who happens to be her husband’s ancestor (Tobias Menzies) by Scottish rebel Dougal (Graham McTavish). As if being an out-of-time Sassenach wasn’t discombobulating enough, she then finds herself torn between two men in different centuries after falling for dashing Highlander Jamie (Sam Heughan)…

The first eight episodes of Outlander are available on Amazon Prime Instant Video from Thu 26 Mar, with further episodes available each week from 5 Apr.