I am still in Germany,
following intensive testing I am delighted to report that BBC IPlayer is working absolutely fine, providing that I redirect the "Whole Computer" via London.
The option to watch BBC iPlayer simply does not work period!
Further it depends on which browser I use. My normal browser (Firefox 64Bit) does not perform very well, whereas IE or Chrome perform perfectly. I believe this has to do with with the speed ( bandwidth) of my location (8Mbs).
At another of my family with 60Mbs internet even my Firefox works perfectly..but not with "Watch BBC IPlayer"
It goes without saying that I am best pleased.