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How You Can Watch BBC Panorama FIFA’s Dirty Secrets Outside The UK

On Monday, BBC Panorama will air “FIFA’s Dirty Secrets,” a 30 minute exposé that “investigates corruption allegations against some of the FIFA officials who will vote on England’s World Cup bid. Reporter Andrew Jennings exposes new evidence of bribery, and accuses some executives of taking kickbacks. He also uncovers the secret agreements that could guarantee FIFA a financial bonanza if England hosts the World Cup.”

While the most explosive soccer documentary will premiere on BBC 1 television in the United Kingdom on Monday night, you unfortunately won’t be able to see it anywhere on U.S. television. BBC America has no plans on showing it. The program will be available on BBC’s iPlayer but only for residents in the United Kingdom.

So here are your best options to watch the program either live or on delay:

  1. Sign up for My Private Network to watch the episode on the BBC iPlayer,
  2. Try Expat Shield which is free, but only runs on Windows (read review)
  3. Last but not least, we don’t endorse or advocate this, but there’s always BitTorrent.

I wish we didn’t have to sneak around to find a solution for this. But the outcome of what happens after the episode airs may have dire consequences on the entire World Cup 2018 bid, so it’s one of those programs that will be a must-see for soccer fans. But the frustrating aspect is that most people outside the United Kingdom may never get an opportunity to watch it.

If you have suggestions of how to watch the episode, please post them in the comments section below. The program is scheduled to premiere on BBC 1 at 3:30pm ET Monday.

In the meantime, please enjoy these two videos below which feature reporter Andrew Jennings trying to interview FIFA President Sepp Blatter and FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner.

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  1. Hardy

    December 3, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Why is England so special? They certainly don’t have the best footballers in the world and have some of the worst hooligans, check eg BIrmingham match recently. What spoil sports. Get over it like the rest of countries that didn’t get through. Hats off to Jack Warner for kicking his former colonial masters up their butts

    • Don't like foorball - Despise corruption

      December 6, 2010 at 6:55 pm

      Not special, just trying to play by the rules.

      FIFA are not actually capable of passing laws, even if they try to force countires like The Netherlands (thanks for sharing the info).

      Qatar has got the 2022 World Cup and The Netherlands was considered ‘too small’ – at four times the size.

      Clearly this is more like organized crime, not sport.

      P.S. England did invent this beautiful game.

  2. Smokey Bacon

    November 29, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    All I can say is that David Mellor and the Dutch are right on.

  3. Shan

    November 29, 2010 at 6:11 pm is better!

    • Valdo

      November 30, 2010 at 3:08 pm

      Just search – BBC Panorama: FIFA’S DIRTY SECRETS
      It’s in two parts.

  4. Amber Humphreys

    November 29, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor. I am so mightily SICK of people in high places boosting their already enormous salaries by accepting bribes and otherwise misusing their power. It is truly time to stand up and say enough is enough. What a terrible cynical world is being created, when lies, bribes and creative bookkeeping are the example being given to youth worldwide. FIFA must be examined by a totally independant body, and shown up for the disgraceful barrel of rotten apples that it has become.

  5. Mike

    November 29, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    BBC Radio Five Live will be simulcasting it.

  6. john

    November 28, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Expat Shield seems really cool but it seems a bit slow for video streaming

  7. Cantona

    November 28, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Gaffer thanks!…
    expat shield is awesome.. i had been looking for a way to view shows from home.. this has opened up tons of viewing opportunities… comedies..entertainment.. sports..(rugby, motd, football league, darts, snooker, cricket) all from direct from the home broadcasts.. now i can watch the ITV, Ch4, BBC programming… xmas is early in this household…


  8. Smokey Bacon

    November 28, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    England has no divine right to 2018 but if they do not get it this time then there really must be something rotten about the whole process. The question is not how FIFA reacts but what do the FA do after the inevitable disappointment on Thursday? How about a boycott of 2018 and an invitation to Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Spain and Italy to play in an alternative tournament to be held in England?

    • Lon

      November 28, 2010 at 6:41 pm

      Dumbest suggestion EVER!!!!!!!

    • Serge, City of Londn

      November 29, 2010 at 9:32 am

      What about no one comes to play in England?
      Argentina definitely because of the Falklands
      Germany will ignore England as usually – business matters, supports Russians
      Spain is the same better with Russia than England, you see Spanish FA opinion about England
      Don Berlusconi is Putin’s body, Cameron will probably be ignored

      Let’s make it World Cup of London, something like Davi Haye vs Frodley

      • mario

        November 30, 2010 at 10:37 am

        I think Germany would ignore England because the DFB will remember how England tried to screw them over when they bid on the 2006 World Cup. Remember that in exchange for support for the (successfull) Euro96 bid the FA promised to support the Germanys 2006 bid. And then they turned around and tried to get the World Cup themselves…way to go to make friends.

  9. Mike

    November 28, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    “Ask your mother”. What a classless snot

    • patrick

      November 28, 2010 at 7:43 pm

      He was the vote for England as well… remember that pointless friendly in the ‘massive’ and surly first world Hasely Crawford Stadium back in 2008???

  10. Daniel Feuerstein

    November 28, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I have to say this guy is pretty damn good. Very persistant and both Blatter & Warner knows he is like a dog following the sausage coming out of their back pocket.

    Something tells me FIFA is about to get served and they won’t like it a bit.

    • muley555

      November 28, 2010 at 2:01 pm

      The only problem is that FIFA don’t have to answer to anyone (well except FIFA) and as long as officials from all around the world are lining their pockets, none of these accusations will ever be fully investigated.

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