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All the ways you can watch Game of Thrones season 8 in the UK

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Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark in HBO's Game of Thrones

And no, they don’t all involve waking up at 2am.

We, all of us, have been busy trying to work out how HBO’s Game of Thrones will end. And we here at Stylist are no different: we’ve analysed the most compelling GOT fan theories, figured out which characters will definitely die, decoded every single thing the actors have said about the final episode, and spent hours poring over endgame clues left by showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (spoiler: we think we’ve cracked it!).

Why do we do this? Well, because there’s something quite gratifying in being right – as Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister in the TV adaptation of George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, knows all too well.

“I had all these ideas in my head and a version of one of them is how it ends up [for Tyrion],” he told Entertainment Weekly.

“David and Dan have a brilliant version of what I had. If I use any adjectives it will give it away. But I love how it ended up. And how it ends up for everybody. They had a beautiful gentle touch with some and a hard touch with others.”

Sadly, he wouldn’t reveal any further details about what GOT has in store for our beloved ‘God of Tits and Wine’. However, we don’t have all that long to wait until we find out for sure…

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That’s right, GOT fans: our watch is almost ended. Later this month, the eighth and final season of the HBO show will hit our TV screens, bringing with it answers to all of our most enduring questions about the series.

Will Tyrion be unveiled as a secret Targaryen after all? Will Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) kill his sister? Will Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) and Tormunt Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) finally give in to all of that sexual tension that’s been simmering since they first clapped eyes on one another? Will Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) succeed in their battle against the White Walkers? Is Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) actually the Night King? Will Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) betray Jon in her seemingly unstoppable quest for power? Will Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) die in the crypts below Winterfell? 

And, perhaps most importantly of all, will ANYONE survive? Because it doesn’t seem all that likely after watching this trailer…

Sadly, we don’t know the answers to these questions… yet. We can, however, help fans who are desperate to know when and how they can watch the final season of Game of Thrones right here in the UK.

What time does Game of Thrones air in the US?

Lucky fans in America, your watch has almost ended: as of 15 April, you can tune into each GOT episode via HBO on a weekly basis at 9pm (ET). 

And what time does Game of Thrones air in the UK?

Sky Atlantic will be airing the episode at the ungodly hour of 2am on 15 April, and will continue to do so on a weekly basis until the show’s finale on 20 April.

For those who prefer to, y’know, actually sleep on a school night, there is another option: turn off the internet, block any spoiler-dropping friends on social media, and wait until Sky Atlantic runs the episode for a second time at 9pm on Monday evening.

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How can I watch Game of Thrones in the UK?

GOT will be airing on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.

How many episodes are there in Game of Thrones season 8?

There will be six episodes this time around – the shortest GOT run yet – but, on the plus side, each will be up to 80 minutes long.

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Kayleigh Dray is editor of Stylist.co.uk, where she chases after rogue apostrophes and specialises in films, comic books, feminism and television. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. 

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