How To Watch Happy Valley Season 3 Online And Stream Every Episode Free From Anywhere

Sarah Lancashire as Catherine Cawood in Happy Valley season 3
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How to watch Happy Valley season 3

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Aired: January 1 to February 5
Number of episodes: 6 (18 total)
Stream in full: BBC iPlayer (UK)
Watch anywhere: Stream from anywhere with ExpressVPN

Watch Happy Valley Season 3: synopsis

Happy Valley returned for its third season, seven years on from where we left the West Yorkshire town of Calder Valley back in 2016. We're here to explain exactly how to watch Happy Valley Season 3 online, now available to watch from start to finish for free.

Right back in the thick of it with no-nonsense Sargent Catherine Cawood (portrayed by Sarah Lancashire), grandson Ryan (Rhys Connah) is all grown up, and a gangland murder victim discovered in a drained reservoir leads both straight back to the detained Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton).

On the cusp of retirement, Catherine must deal with the ongoing drug underworld that seems to rule Calder Valley, while also facing her grandson's burgeoning desire to have a relationship with his father.

Confirmed by creator and writer of Happy Valley Sally Wainwright that the third season is the show's last, Season 3 has gripped us for its six episode run, drawing in 11.3 million viewers every week.

While dubbed a crime drama, Sarah Lancashire's unmatched portrayal of Catherine Cawood, her past and her relationships is at the show's heart. Achieving a transfixing and beautifully executed finale, here's how to watch Happy Valley Season 3 online where you are.

Watch Happy Valley Season 3 online in the UK

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Happy Valley returned to the small screen seven years after its second series ended back in 2016 for its third and final series on January 1. New episodes aired every Sunday on BBC One with its sixth and final ever episode broadcast on February 5 for an extra long episode.

You can now stream all six episodes of Happy Valley Season 3 on BBC iPlayer along with its previous two seasons across a number of devices. Trust us when we say you'll want to binge this one.

It's free to sign-up for a BBC account. All you need is an email address and a UK postcode (e.g. B1A 1AA) and a valid TV licence.

Abroad? Use a VPN using the instructions below to access BBC iPlayer like you would at home.

How to watch Happy Valley from anywhere

If you're a UK citizen on vacation or working overseas, you can still watch Happy Valley just as you would at home. 

While BBC iPlayer is for licence fee-paying Brits and blocks access from IP addresses outside of the UK, there's a handy piece of software called a VPN which can change your IP address to make it look like you're accessing streaming services from any country in the world. 

For example, UK citizens in the States can subscribe to a VPN, join a UK based server and tune into all the programmes on BBC iPlayer from anywhere in the world, just like you would back home.

Watch Happy Valley as if you were at home with a VPN

Watch Happy Valley as if you were at home with a VPN
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Step-by-step of using a VPN to unblock:

1. Choose a VPN and install it - our go-to recommendation is ExpressVPN

2. Connect to a server - for BBC iPlayer, for example, you'll want to connect to a server based in the UK

3. Go to the live stream you wish to access - for Happy Valley, head to BBC iPlayer

Watch Happy Valley Season 3 in the US

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Following its broadcast in the UK, it was quickly confirmed those Stateside would be able to watch Happy Valley Season 3 through AMC+ in the coming months. AMC+ has now set a release date, with episodes arriving weekly from Monday, May 22 on the service.

Need a refresher? You can watch Season 1 and 2 on AMC+ too to remind yourself of the story so far.

AMC+ plans start from $6.99 a month. That's after new subscribers make use of its 7-day free trial.

For those with Amazon Prime Video, you can add AMC+ onto your Prime subscription and pay just $1.99 a month for your first two months right now.

A Brit abroad in the States? Use a VPN to access BBC iPlayer for free from abroad.

Watch Happy Valley Season 3 in Canada

Canadians will be able to watch Happy Valley Season 3 when it arrives on AMC+ on May 22. In Canada, you can access the service by adding it on to your Amazon Prime Video subscription.

How to watch Happy Valley Season 3 in Australia

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Good news for those Down Under. Happy Valley Season 3 episodes landed weekly on Binge after initial broadcasts in the UK. The first episode dropped on January 2 with the final episode made available to stream on February 6. That means Aussies can now watch Happy Valley from start to finish without interruption.

On Binge you can also catch-up or remind yourself of the story so far with its previous two seasons available to stream. Binge comes with a 14-day free trial, thereafter costing from $10 a month

Happy Valley Season 3 Trailer

Happy Valley Cast

  • Sarah Lancashire as Sgt. Catherine Cawood
  • Siobhan Finneran as Clare Cartwright
  • James Norton as Tommy Lee Royce
  • Rhys Connah as Ryan Cawood
  • Con O'Neill as Neil Ackroyd
  • George Costigan as Nevison Gallagher
  • Karl Davies as Daniel Cawood
  • Susan Lynch as Alison Garrs
  • Rick Warden as Mike Taylor 
  • Charlie Murphy as Ann Gallagher
  • Derek Riddell as Richard Cawood
  • Vincent Franklin as Andy Shepherd

How Many Episodes Are There in Happy Valley Season 3?

Like the first two seasons of Happy Valley, Season 3 compiles of six episodes, averaging just under an hour each, apart from the final episode which has been confirmed to be 1 hour, 8 minutes long.

What Is The Happy Valley Theme Song?

Before each episode, the opening theme is the song "Trouble Town" by Jake Bugg.

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