The Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials are here and the first episode, The Star Beast, more than lived up to expectations with David Tennant and Catherine Tate reuniting for new adventures in the Tardis. Episode 2, Wild Blue Yonder, hits TV screen and streaming services shortly. We'll see the Doctor and companion duo flung across time and space and find themselves materializing on a seemingly abandoned spaceship. Popcorn at the ready. Here we go...
Much of the plot of episode two is shrouded in mystery, but Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies has described Wild Blue Yonder as "weird" and "scary", with the sneak peak making it seem a long way from last week’s romp. The second of the 60th Anniversary Specials is once again written by Davies (Torchwood) and is directed by franchise newcomer Tom Kingsley (This is Going to Hurt).
Initially airing on BBC One, Whovians in the UK can watch Doctor Who Wild Blue Yonder online today for free on BBC iPlayer (with a valid TV licence). Elsewhere around the world, the second of the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials will be available to watch on Disney Plus.
Out of the country? Why not try a VPN to watch BBC iPlayer as if you were at home and watch Doctor Who Wild Blue Yonder online from anywhere.
How to watch Doctor Who Wild Blue Yonder online in the UK
Wild Blue Yonder, the second of the three Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials, airs on Saturday, December 2 at 6.30pm GMT on BBC One. The final instalment, The Giggle, airs at the same time the following Saturday, December 9.
Episodes will be available to watch for FREE on demand on BBC iPlayer the same day, with episode one, The Star Beast, available now. Note: you should be a possession of a valid UK TV license, as these now cover digital content consumption, too.
BBC iPlayer is also home to the Whoniverse, and is your one-stop hub for classic Doctor Who (1963-1996), revival Doctor Who (2005-2022) and everything going forward.
Out of the country? You can always use a VPN to access BBC iPlayer from anywhere.
How to watch Doctor Who Wild Blue Yonder online from anywhere
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How to watch Doctor Who Wild Blue Yonder in the US
All Doctor Who episodes from here on will arrive on Disney Plus internationally the same time that they air in the UK. This includes the US, meaning Wild Blue Yonder, episode 2 of the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials will land on Saturday, December 2.
Traveling outside the States? You'll need to use a VPN to access you Disney Plus account when overseas.
How to watch Doctor Who Wild Blue Yonder in Canada
It's the same story in Canada, with Disney Plus being your home for new Doctor Who, including the Doctor Who special episode 2, Wild Blue Yonder on Saturday, December 2.
How to watch Doctor Who special episode 2 in Australia
Disney Plus is where you want to go for the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials in Australia with episode 1, The Star Beast, already available. Episode 2, Wild Blue Yonder, will materialize on Sunday, December 3.
Everything Nu Who (2005-2022) can be found on Binge Down Under, but unfortunately the classic series has been exterminated from Aussie streaming services for now.
Again, you'll need to use a VPN when traveling outside Oz.
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Who is in the cast of Doctor Who Wild Blue Yonder?
- David Tennant as The Doctor
- Catherine Tate as Donna Noble
- Yasmin Finney as Rose Temple-Noble.
- Miriam Margolyes as The Meep
- Ruth Madeley as Shirley Anne Bingham
- Jacqueline King as Sylvia Noble
- Karl Collins as Shaun Temple
- Jemma Redgrave as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart
Is there a synopsis for Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder?
The official synopsis for the episode reads:
"The TARDIS takes the Doctor and Donna to the furthest edge of adventure. To escape, they must face the most desperate fight of their lives, with the fate of the universe at stake."
Already watched episode 1 but didn't catch everything that happened? Here's a detailed explanation [CONTAINS SPOILERS] of the ending.
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