How to watch Noughts and Crosses season 2 online and stream new episodes every week from anywhere

Jack Rowan and Masali Baduza in Noughts and Crosses
(Image credit: BBC)

Noughts and Crosses has returned for second season. This gripping adaptation of Marjorie Blackman’s book series continues as star-crossed lovers Callum (Jack Rowan) and Sephy (Masali Baduza) abscond from the discriminatory government of Albion. Our guide below details how to watch Noughts and Crosses season 2 online and 100% FREE for free via BBC iPlayer in the UK.

Watch Noughts and Crosses season 2 online

Premiere date: April 26, 10.40pm GMT on BBC One

New episodes: every Tuesday at the same time

Free stream: BBC iPlayer

Watch from anywhere: tune in today with a 100% risk-free VPN

Noughts and Crosses imagines an alternative history: one in which, 700 years ago, a collective of West African nations created the Aprican Empire and colonized Europe. That resulted in a Black political orthodoxy whose elite, called “Crosses”, live a fraught co-existence with a white underclass, called the “Noughts”.

Season 2 sees the country of Albion in turmoil. A pregnant Sephy is on the run with Callum after the Nought’s terrorist attempts to derail the government – run by corrupt politician Kemal (Peterson Joseph) – while Jude (Josh Dylan) goes into hiding when the actions of the Liberation Militia result in vigilante violence.

Alongside the main cast, Cara (Top Boy’s Jasmine Jobson) makes an unlikely ally for Jude, while rapper Michael Dappah features as an influential TV personality with his onscreen foil Chidi Abara played by Judi Love.

Blackman promises fans lots of surprises and suspense. So read on as we explain how to watch Noughts and Crosses season 2 online now and stream every episode from anywhere.

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How to watch Noughts and Crosses season 2 online for FREE in the UK

every Tuesday 10.40pm BST

Will true love overcome all? Find out in season 2 of Noughts and Crosses airing weekly on BBC One every Tuesday from April 26 at 10.40pm BST, with episodes repeated every Wednesday at the earlier time of 9pm. 

If you’d rather watch online, however, then all four episodes are on BBC iPlayer , which means you don’t need to wait to watch the entire season.

BBC iPlayer is 100% free to stream, but you will need a valid TV licence. And whether you want to watch live or on catch-up, you can access iPlayer on any of the following devices: desktop on Windows and Mac machines, on smartphone apps for Android and iOS, as well as media streaming devices like Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Roku and more. You can also get BBC iPlayer on PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

How to watch Noughts and Crosses season 2 online from outside your country

Don't let geo-restrictions prevent you from watching brand-new episodes of Noughts and Crosses. If you’re travelling abroad when the show airs, you’ll struggle to access your normal streaming service. However, we can get you out of this sticky situation with the help of a VPN.

The best VPN – otherwise known as a virtual private network – offers a simple solution. This piece of software alters your IP address to appear as though you're based in another country, allowing you to gain access to your preferred streaming platform, and watch episodes live or on-demand just like you would at home.

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Three simple steps to using a VPN to watch Noughts and Crosses

1. Download and install a VPN - we recommend ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the relevant server location - launch the VPN app, click on 'choose location' and select the right location i.e. UK for iPlayer

3. Head to the chosen broadcaster's live stream - in this case, head to BBC iPlayer

Daniel Pateman

Daniel Pateman is a freelance writer, producing articles across the cultural spectrum for magazines like Aesthetica, Photomonitor, The Brooklyn Rail and This is Tomorrow. He also provides text-writing services to individual curators and artists worldwide, and has had work published internationally. His favourite film genre is horror (bring on Scream 5!) and he never tires of listening to Absolute 80s on the radio.