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Outlander

  • 2015
  • Season 1
  • 16 episodes
  • Drama
  • Romance

Summary

Claire Randall is reunited with her husband after returning from the battlefields of World War II. While on their second honeymoon she walks through one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles and is suddenly transported to 1743 Scotland, torn by war and rogue Highland clans. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into intrigue and danger when...

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Episode 1: Sassenach

Summary

Period drama telling the story of a Second World War nurse who is mysteriously transported back to 1743 Scotland as she travels back from the battlefields with her husband. In the opening episode, Claire Randall finds herself at the mercy of a British soldier before being kidnapped by a group of Highlanders whose ranks include an injured man named Jamie, Starring Caitriona Balfe, Gary Lewis and Tobias Menzies.

Review

Outlander has built up a worldwide cult following of fans entranced by the central romance between 20th-century nurse Claire Randall and 18th- century Highland warrior Jamie Fraser.  

If that sounds like utter nonsense well, yes, it is, but Outlander (after a painfully slow start, this opening episode in a repeat of series one takes a long time to get going) is a sexy (sometimes very sexy) historical romp.

The series, based on Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels, features Claire (Caitriona Balfe), an exhausted WW2 nurse, and her historian husband Frank (Tobias Menzies) holiday in the Highlands.  

Halloween approaches as the couple visit a supposedly enchanted group of standing stones to watch a ceremony with its roots in witchcraft and superstition. When Claire returns alone magic happens….  

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Credits

Cast

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Claire RandallCaitriona Balfe
Jamie FraserSam Heughan
Colum MacKenzieGary Lewis
Murtagh FitzGibbonsDuncan Lacroix
Frank Randall/Black Jack RandallTobias Menzies
Rupert MacKenzieGrant O'Rourke
Dougal MacKenzieGraham McTavish
Angus MhorStephen Walters

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  • Episode 1

    Sassenach

    Summary

    Period drama telling the story of a Second World War nurse who is mysteriously transported back to 1743 Scotland as she travels back from the battlefields with her husband. In the opening episode, Claire Randall finds herself at the mercy of a British soldier before being kidnapped by a group of Highlanders whose ranks include an injured man named Jamie, Starring Caitriona Balfe, Gary Lewis and Tobias Menzies.

    Review

    Outlander has built up a worldwide cult following of fans entranced by the central romance between 20th-century nurse Claire Randall and 18th- century Highland warrior Jamie Fraser.  

    If that sounds like utter nonsense well, yes, it is, but Outlander (after a painfully slow start, this opening episode in a repeat of series one takes a long time to get going) is a sexy (sometimes very sexy) historical romp.

    The series, based on Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels, features Claire (Caitriona Balfe), an exhausted WW2 nurse, and her historian husband Frank (Tobias Menzies) holiday in the Highlands.  

    Halloween approaches as the couple visit a supposedly enchanted group of standing stones to watch a ceremony with its roots in witchcraft and superstition. When Claire returns alone magic happens….  

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Claire RandallCaitriona Balfe
    Jamie FraserSam Heughan
    Colum MacKenzieGary Lewis
    Murtagh FitzGibbonsDuncan Lacroix
    Frank Randall/Black Jack RandallTobias Menzies
    Rupert MacKenzieGrant O'Rourke
    Dougal MacKenzieGraham McTavish
    Angus MhorStephen Walters
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There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

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