How to watch Doctor Who online: stream for free from the UK or abroad

The Tardis has landed once again. Yes, Doctor Who is back for its eleventh season since the 2005 reboot, and it returns to our screens complete with a brand new Doctor. To learn more about that – and how you can catch every Doctor Who episode online no matter where are in the world, just keep scrolling down. 

It's the British TV institution that went global and its back for series 11. Its Doctor Who time once again on the BBC, and we're here to make sure you don't miss a single episode – regardless of whether or not you're in the UK. 

The headline news for the sci-fi show's return is the new Doctor, Jodie Whittaker. In replacing Peter Capaldi, Whittaker becomes the first female Doctor and she'll be accompanied by new characters Graham, Yasmin and Ryan, played by Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole, respectively. 

More fresh impetus comes with the arrival of Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall, who takes over from Steven Moffat as showrunner. The BBC has kept its lips pretty well sealed about the drama that's set to unfold, and with trailers also giving little away, you'll just have to tune in to see what the new era holds for the cult show. 

For those outside the UK, you need not miss out on Doctor Who as you can still tune in using a VPN service. How to get one of those, and which is best for you, can be found out below.

How to watch Doctor Who online for free in the UK:

To watch Doctor Who in the UK, you need simply to have paid your TV licence and have a connection to a BBC One broadcast, via aerial, satellite or over cable. Episode one begins at 6.45pm. 

To watch the show via internet this is possible live using BBC iPlayer or You can also watch the show after it's aired on catch up using BBC iPlayer which is on a host of devices including smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.

And if you're outside of the UK this weekend but still want to watch Doctor Who as it goes out, then there's an easy way to get around any geographical restrictions you encounter. Cast your eyes downwards and take advantage of our nifty little VPN workaround.

Stream Doctor Who from anywhere else in the world for free:

If you're out of the country or live abroad but still want to watch the Doctor live, fret not, it's still possible – and without too much difficulty. You can get around any potential geo-blocks by and watch via a dedicated TV streaming website as long as you appear to be in the UK. This is possible using the tag team of a VPN and

Which VPN is best for you? Our fave is ExpressVPN . And how do you use that to access a Doctor Who live stream? Read on to find out all you need to know.

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