If you’re a Doctor Who fan then no doubt you’re excited for the latest series 10 which starts in April 2017.
Like a Christmas tradition the series starts with a special episode called The Return of Doctor Mysterio which will air on the 25th December in the United Kingdom and later around the world.
If you want to watch at the same time as the UK debut then you’re likely to be disappointed because most of the world won’t get to see it until later and by then you might have already had it ruined by spoilers posted on the internet.
The good news is there is a really simple way you can watch Doctor Who The Return of Doctor Mysterio and the whole of Series 10 at the exact same time as people in the UK.
In the guide below I’m going to show you how that is possible and just how easy it is.
How to Watch Doctor Who The Return of Doctor Mysterio
The Return of Doctor Mysterio will be shown on BBC 1 in the UK on 25th December 2016 at 17:45.
The online service BBC iPlayer will also be streaming live online at the same time. If you’re in the UK then all you need to do is visit the BBC iPlayer website and you’ll be able to watch live.
If you’re outside the UK you’ll be stopped with a message similar to the one below.
The good news is you can avoid this block simply by using a service known as a VPN (Virtual Private Network)
A VPN is a simple system to protect your privacy online. As part of this privacy protection it allows you to alter your online location so no website or people can track you.
When you visit the BBC iPlayer website outside of the UK it knows you’re not in the UK and so blocks you. When using a VPN you can make it appear as if you are in the UK and rather than block you then you’ll be able to watch Doctor Who The Return of Doctor Mysterio and the whole of Series 10 when it airs in April.
Read below where I’ll show you where to get the best VPN for Doctor Who and how easy it is to use.
Where to get a VPN
These days as people are more concerned about their online privacy and people tracking their location it means the choice of VPN providers is vast and varied.
While they all do much the same job and cost around the same price there are some notable differences in terms of quality of the service and when streaming video such as Doctor Who the Return of Doctor Mysterio you’ll need to make sure you’ve signed up to a provider that offers fast speeds.
My number one recommended VPN provider is ExpressVPN because in my tests I found them to be the fastest but as well as being the fastest they also offer a competitive price when taking an annual package. Click the orange button below to visit their website and sign-up.
Below I’ve put together a step-by-step guide on how to use ExpressVPN to watch Doctor Who the Return of Doctor Mysterio anywhere in the world.
Visit the ExpressVPN website.
Click Get ExpressVPN.
Select a subscription period and enter your payment details then follow the sign-up process.
Once signed up download their Windows or Mac software from the Products area of their website or the mobile app from your app store.
Install and run the software or app.
Login when required.
Press Choose Location select the United Kingdom and press Connect.
The ExpressVPN software will now connect and after 15 seconds or so inform you that connection is made.
Once the software has connected any website you visit will now think you’re in the UK.
All that is left now is to visit the BBC iPlayer website where you’ll be able to watch Doctor Who the Return of Doctor Mysterio either live or on the catch-up service if you miss it.
You’ll also be able to use the same service to watch Series 10 when it airs in April 2017 so it’s worth staying signed up to ExpressVPN for that.
When does Doctor Who the Return of Doctor Mysterio air
Doctor Who the Return of Doctor Mysterio will air on Sunday 25th December 2016 at 17:45 GMT.
The following is a guide to the times in various locations around the world when it will be shown live.
Paris, France : 18:45
New York, USA : 12:45
San Francisco, USA : 09:45
Toronto, Canada : 12:45
Sydney, Australia : 04:45 (Monday 26th)
Auckland, New Zealand : 06:45 (Monday 26th)
Shanghai, China : 01:45 (Monday 26th)
Don’t worry if you miss the live show as you can use the catch-up service for up to 30 days afterwards to watch it too.
If you need to wet your appetite before the special airs then watch the latest trailer below.