How to watch Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Special episode 2 — Wild Blue Yonder tonight

David Tennant as The Doctor in Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder
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The Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials are now underway – much to the delight of Whovians everyone. Episode 2 of the trilogy, a space romp entitled Wild Blue Yonder, airs tonight, so grab your sonic screwdriver and prepare for lift off!

Below we have all the information on how to watch the Doctor Who Special episode 2 – Wild Blue Yonder – from anywhere and potentially for FREE with a VPN.

Doctor Who Special episode 2 start time, channel

The Doctor Who Special episode 2 airs today at 1:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. GMT.
• U.K — FREE on BBC iPlayer
 U.S. — Disney Plus
• Watch iPlayer from abroad — try ExpressVPN risk-free

Episode 1, The Star Beast, saw David Tennant return as the Doctor, only with this being the 14th Doctor rather than Tennant's usual 10th. Also back is Catherine Tate's Donna Noble, who's joined by husband Shaun and daughter Rose.

The conclusion of that first episode saw Donna's memories restored, the meta-crisis energy shared with Rose, and Donna and the Doctor embark on one final TARDIS adventure.

So, what can we expect from episode 2, Wild Blue Yonder? It's been kept under wraps but we do know that 'Fourteen' and his sidekick end up in space and that according to showrunner Russell T Davies, it will be "scary" stuff.

The Doctor Who Special episode 2 comes just as we await the arrival of Ncuti Gatwa's 15th Doctor in the final part of this anniversary offering. Below, we look at all the ways to watch Doctor Who Wild Blue Yonder online and potentially for free.

Watch the Doctor Who Special episode 2 free online

Watch the Doctor Who Special episode 2 online FREE in the U.K.

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The three episodes of Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials will be available in the UK on BBC iPlayer, with the first episode available now. It's totally FREE to view, provided you have a TV license of course.

All three episodes also air on BBC One at 6.30pm UK for three consecutive Saturday evenings - The Star Beast aired on November 25, while Wild Blue Yonder arrives tonight and The Giggle follows on December 9.

If you can't wait in between episode, there is a host of other Doctor Who content available to watch for free on the BBC iPlayer via their Whoniverse hub. 

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How to watch the Doctor Who Special episode 2 from anywhere in the world

If you're fortunate enough to live in the U.K., you will be able to enjoy all three Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials FREE on BBC iPlayer, with the first, The Star Beast, available now. 

But what if you're usually based in the U.K., pay the licence fee, but are visiting the U.S. right now? Perhaps, you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on a paid streaming service in a foreign country when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home.

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below. The best deal on a VPN service right now is ExpressVPN, but you'll find others in our best VPN services list.


Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the show. Head to BBC iPlayer and stream new episodes of Doctor Who online.

Watch the Doctor Who Special episode 2 by country

Can I watch the Doctor Who Special episode 2 online in the U.S.? 

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The Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials are going to become available in the U.S. on Disney Plus with episode one already available. The following episodes will land alongside the U.K. at 10:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. ET. 

If you're outside of the U.S. but have one of these subscriptions, you can watch Tennant and Tate's adventures online now using a good streaming VPN.

Can I watch the Doctor Who Special episode 2 for FREE in Australia?

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Happily for Whovians down under, the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials – including Wild Blue Yonder – are heading to Disney Plus. 

Traveling outside the U.K.? Don't worry — you can watch via a VPN instead. Our favorite VPN service right now is ExpressVPN but you'll find others in our best VPN services list.

Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials – full episode guide

David Tennant and Catherine Tate in the poster for Wild Blue Yonder.

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Doctor Who 2023 episode 1: The Star Beast - Available now. 

It's a fight to the bitter end for The Doctor after a spaceship crash-lands in London. As the battle rages on, fate brings him back to his old sidekick, Donna Noble.

Doctor Who 2023 episode 2: Wild Blue Yonder - Tonight

The Doctor and Donna are back in The TARDIS for another epic adventure. Not only must they escape to save their own lives, the fate of the universe depends on them.

Doctor Who 2023 episode 3: The Giggle - Saturday, December 9

It is the end of the road for the Fourteenth Doctor, but The Toymaker is still wreaking havoc and the Fifteenth Doctor arrives.

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    The latest Dr Who is a dumpster fire not worthy of your attention. Its a politically correct, canon destroying mess most concerning with delivering a modern day message. I hade hopes wirh David Tennant returning but that was only a dream. Don't waste your time.