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How to watch 'Doctor Who' season 14 finale online from anywhere

The Fifteenth Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) and Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson) on an adventure in Doctor Who season 14.

After the excitement of the return of weekly adventures with our favorite Time Lord, we've reached the business end of this latest outing. Below we have all the information on how to watch the "Doctor Who"  season 14 finale from anywhere with a VPN and potentially for free.

'Doctor Who' season 14 start time, channel

The "Doctor Who" season 14 finale drops on Friday, June 21, in the U.S. and on Saturday, June 22 in the U.K..
• WATCH FREE BBC iPlayer (U.K)
• U.S. — Watch on Disney Plus
Unblock any stream with NordVPN

As The Fifteenth Doctor, Ncuti Gatwa made history from the get-go as he effected a bi-generational split – rather than a traditional regeneration – with fourteenth Doctor (David Tennant) in "The Giggle", the third of the 60th anniversary specials late last year.

Consequently, Dr Who fans were impatient for this landmark new season to land and not least because writer/showrunner Russell T. Davies returned to the fold to deliver another eight episodes. New Doctor, new companion, RTD back in the chair. What could possibly go wrong? Apart from babies running a spaceship, vengeful ancient gods, planet-wide warfare, "Bridgerton" obsessed aliens and malicious folklore spirits that is. 

The new deal with Disney+ means that this season of Doctor Who has been broadcast to it's biggest ever potential audience but while the show has been fairly lore-light there's also millions of new eyes on the show that might need some of the Whoniverse explained to them. While we won't spoil things in too much detail, the finale baiting cliffhanger bought back a villain with a very long standing grudge to settle. 

Read on for our guide to everything you need to know on how to watch from anywhere.

Watch 'Doctor Who' season 14 free online

Watch 'Doctor Who' season 14 online free in the U.K.

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The "Doctor Who" season 14 finale drops at midnight BST on Saturday, June 22.

It will then air later that same day on BBC One at 6.40pm BST (1.40 p.m. ET/ 10.40 a.m. PT).

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. Look out for a special "Tales from the TARDIS" landing Thursday, June 20 that might provide some insight in to this season's 'big bad'.

Watch 'Doctor Who' season 14 from anywhere

How to watch 'Doctor Who' season 14 from anywhere in the world

If you're fortunate enough to live in the U.K., you will be able to enjoy "Doctor Who" season 14 for free on BBC iPlayer.

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 NordVPN, but you'll find others in our best VPN services list.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, NordVPN has a great deal.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're visiting the U.S. and want to view your usual BBC iPlayer account, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to BBC iPlayer and watch "Doctor Who" season 14.

Watch 'Doctor Who' season 14 by country

How to watch 'Doctor Who' season 14 online in the U.S.

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The "Doctor Who" season 14 finale is available in the U.S. on Disney Plus with the epic conclusion dropping Friday, June 21, at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET

If you're outside of the U.S. but have one of these subscriptions, you can watch the new Doctors' adventures online with a VPN such as NordVPN.

How to watch 'Doctor Who' season 14 in Australia

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Happily for Whovians down under, "Doctor Who" season 14 has materialized on Disney+ with the finale set for Saturday, June 22.

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

'Doctor Who' S14 episode guide

'Doctor Who' S14 episode guide

Episode 1: Space Babies 

Ruby learns the Doctor’s amazing secrets when he takes her to the far future. There, they find a baby farm run by babies. But can they be saved from the terrifying bogeyman?

Episode 2: The Devil's Chord

The Doctor and Ruby meet The Beatles but discover that the all-powerful Maestro is changing history. London becomes a battleground with the future of humanity at stake.

Episode 3: Boom

Caught in the middle of a devastating war on Kastarion 3, the Doctor is trapped when he steps on a landmine. Can he save himself and Ruby, plus the entire planet... without moving?

Episode 4: 73 Yards

Landing on the Welsh coast, the Doctor and Ruby embark on the strangest journey of their lives. In a rain-lashed pub, the locals sit in fear of ancient legends coming to life. 

Episode 5: Dot and Bubble 

The world of Finetime seems happy and harmonious. But an awful terror is preying on the citizens. Can the Doctor and Ruby make them see the truth before it’s too late? 

Episode 6: Rogue

The Doctor and Ruby land in 1813, where guests at a duchess’s party are being murdered and a mysterious bounty hunter called Rogue is about to change the Doctor’s life forever. 

Episode 7: The Legend of Ruby Sunday

The Doctor and UNIT investigate Ruby's past. But as the Time Window reveals horrifying secrets from Christmas Eve, the mysterious Triad Technology unleash the greatest evil of all. 

Episode 8: Empire of Death

The Doctor has lost, his ageless enemy reigns supreme, and a shadow is falling over creation. Nothing can stop the devastation... except, perhaps, one woman.

'Doctor Who' S14 cast

Ncuti Gatwa as The Fifteenth Doctor

Millie Gibson as Ruby Sunday

Bonnie Langford as Melanie ‘Mel’ Bush

Michelle Greenidge as Carla Sunday

Angela Wynter as Cherry Sunday

Anita Dobson as Mrs Flood

Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart

Yasmin Finney as Rose Noble

Alexander Devrient as Colonel Christopher Ibrahim

Aneurin Barnard as Roger ap Gwilliam

Indira Varma as The Duchess

Lenny Rush as Morris

Jinkx Monsoon as Maestro

Jonathan Groff as Rogue

George Caple as Paul McCartney

Chris Mason as John Lennon

Philip Davies as George Harrison

James Hoyles as Ringo Starr

Who played The Doctor before Ncuti Gatwa?

In order of appearance...

  1. William Hartnell, 1963 – 1966
  2. Patrick Troughton, 1966 – 1969
  3. John Pertwee, 1970 – 1974
  4. Tom Baker, 1974 – 1981
  5. Peter Davidson, 1981 – 1984
  6. Colin Baker, 1984 – 1986
  7. Sylvester McCoy, 1987 – 1989
  8. Paul McGann, 1996
  9. Christopher Eccleston, 2005
  10. David Tennant, 2005 – 2010
  11. Matt Smith, 2010 – 2013
  12. Peter Capaldi, 2013 – 2017
  13. Jodie Whittaker, 2017 – 2022
  14. David Tennant, three episodes, 2023
  15. Ncuti Gatwa, 2024 –

Where have we seen Ncuti Gatwa before?

Mizero Ncuti Gatwa, is a Scottish actor probably best known for his debut as Doctor Who in "The Giggle", a 60th-anniversary special that aired in November 2023, where the Time Lord split into two incarnations (Gatwa and David Tennant) rather than as a direct replacement. 

Before this he played Eric Effiong in the Netflix comedy series Sex Education (2019–2023) - for which he received three BAFTA Television Award nominations for Best Male Comedy Performance - and has recently appeared in "Barbie" (2023) and "Masters of the Air" (2024).

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