Worlds of wonder – the Frozen Planet II Christmas special – will once again take viewers to frozen wilderness in the company of legendary naturalist Sir David Attenborough. The 60-minute special will air on Monday 2 January and is free to watch on BBC iPlayer (also in 4K Ultra HD). Away from home in the UK? Continue to follow this guide how to watch Frozen Planet II: Worlds of Wonder from abroad.
Worlds of wonder opens on a breathtaking Arctic vista with two polar bears seemingly dancing on the ice. The usually solitary animals seem to have struck up a friendship. Life below zero isn’t great for baby harp seals, but at least they don’t have to worry about crossing paths with the largest wolf pack ever recorded.
Then it’s off to the snow-capped peaks of Mongolia, where a short-legged cat struggles on the ice and a golden eagle bites off far more than it can chew. Sir David ends his epic journey in Antarctica, where the coldest, darkest winter on Earth proves surprisingly challenging for a nursery of emperor penguin chicks.
Already a fan of the life-affirming TV gem Frozen planet? You’re in for a treat. Not seen? There are worse ways to start 2023 than with David Attenborough and prancing polar bears.
Frozen Planet II: Worlds of Wonder streams on BBC iPlayer from 8pm GMT on January 2nd. Make sure you know how to look Frozen Planet II: Worlds of Wonder from anywhere.
Watch Frozen Planet II: Worlds of Wonder for free
Frozen Planet II: Worlds of Wonder streams for free BBC iPlayer from January 2. TV viewers will be able to watch the show on BBC One at 8pm GMT that day.
Just sign up for one BBC account (opens in new tab) with an email address and a UK postcode (e.g. W1A 1AA) to access iPlayer.
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Watch Worlds of Wonder from abroad with a VPN
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Using a VPN to watch Worlds of Wonder
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Watch a live stream of Frozen Planet II: World of Wonder in the US
Frozen Planet II: Worlds of Wonder is being produced in partnership with BBC America, so we fully expect it to be available in the United States… eventually. There’s no word on a US air date and it could be a while yet.
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The live stream of Frozen Planet II in Australia
Channel Nine has exclusive rights to broadcast Frozen Planet II in Australia, so we would expect Worlds of wonder continue streaming 9now (opens in new tab)… we just don’t know when. It could take more than six months, if history is anything to buy.
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Watch all episodes of Frozen Planet II now
missed Frozen Planet II? All six episodes can be streamed for free BBC iPlayer in the United Kingdom. You can catch up on all episodes of the original Frozen planet On iPlayerat.
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