How to watch World on Fire season 2 — stream the new series from anywhere

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The new series of World On Fire is currently airing in the UK on BBC1, with all episodes also available to watch on demand, for free, now, on BBC iPlayer. Season 2 is set to air in the US later this year on PBS Masterpiece. Travelling outside the UK? Use a VPN to watch World On Fire season 2 from overseas if you're a UK citizen away from home. Full TV and streaming details below.

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Premiere: Out now (UK) | October 15 (US)
TV channel: BBC One (UK) | PBS Masterpiece (US)
FREE live stream: BBC iPlayer (UK)
Use ExpressVPN to watch any stream

World on Fire season 2 preview

After a four-year break from screens thanks to pandemic production delays, Peter Bowker’s epic WW2 drama World on Fire has finally made its long awaited return with its second season.

With the first season focusing on the first year of World War Two, this second instalment continues the story of the conflict through the eyes of ordinary people. 

The new series kicks off with the Battle of Britain in full flow and Manchester in the grip of the Blitz, with episodes set to focus on occupied France, Nazi Germany, and the desert settings of North Africa.

Having reunited at the tail end of season 1, following an ambush by German troops, season 2 is set to reveal what happened to British interpreter and soldier Harry (Jonah Hauer-King), and Polish Resistance operative Kasia (Zofia Wichłacz).

The new run also sees Julia Brown reprise her role as Lois Bennett, Harry's childhood sweetheart, and a singer for the Entertainments National Service Association, as well as Lesley Manville, who portrays Robina Chase, Harry's mother.

This six-episode new season is currently airing on BBC One with new episodes shown every Sunday on the channel at 9pm BST. World on Fire season 2 is also available to stream right now, in full., on BBC iPlayer in the UK. Follow our guide to watch World on Fire season 2 free online from anywhere in the world.

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How to watch World on Fire season 2 online FREE in the UK

Away from the UK? Use ExpressVPN to watch BBC iPlayer from abroad.

World on Fire S2 is airing now on on BBC One at 9pm BST on Sunday's.

Episodes of this latest series, as well as every season 1 instalment, are available to stream right now on BBC iPlayer.

Away from the UK? Use ExpressVPN to watch BBC iPlayer from abroad.

BBC iPlayer is free to use (with a valid TV licence) and works across a wide range of devices including smart TVs, laptops, games consoles, mobile phones, tablets and streaming sticks.

How to watch World on Fire S2 from outside your country

If you're abroad right now and struggling to tap into BBC iPlayer, you'll want a VPN. This'll help you circumvent the geo-blocking that will try to stop you watching a World on Fire season 2 live stream in particular parts of the world.

They're a useful means of getting around this issue, are cheap, and easy to set-up as well. Here's how it's done.

Use a VPN to watch BBC iPlayer from anywhere:

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Once you've downloaded the software, just follow the prompts to install it then select the location you want to relocate your IP address to - it really is that easy.

Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, eg: 'UK' for iPlayer.

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - BBC iPlayer for UK citizens abroad.

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Can I watch World on Fire season 2 online in the US?

PBS Masterpiece

Season 1 of World On Fire is currently available on demand via PBS Masterpiece. Season 2 isn't set to premier on the service until Sunday, October 15th at 9 p.m. ET.

PBS Masterpiece is currently offering a 7-day free trial - after that the Amazon Prime Video add-on is priced at $5.99 a month.

It's also wort noting that Season 1 of World On Fire has recently been added to Disney Plus' on-demand library.

Remember: If you're from the UK, you can use  TechRadar's No.1-rated VPN to unblock iPlayer when travelling outside the UK to watch the show.  

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