Doctor Who season 14 episode 3 release date: When the next episode comes out

The fun is only just beginning for Doctor Who's new season, and here's when you can expect the next episode to make its presence felt on your screens.
Doctor Who. Credit: BBC Studios
Doctor Who. Credit: BBC Studios /

Ncuti Gatwa officially steps into the Tardis for his first series of Doctor Who this week, taking over from predecessor Jodie Whittaker. It's a monumental occasion as the classic BBC series is now streaming around the world via the Disney Plus streaming service. It already had an international audience but giving it to them at the same time around the world is sure to increase that audience. And given how popular it has always been in the UK and Ireland, we're predicting it will enjoy a very successful run as a streaming original too.

The new Doctor was joined by new companion Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson) in the Christmas Special of 2023, and the duo made their series debut in the special two-episode premiere of season 14 (or series 1 as it is being marketed). To say that they have been an energetic duo would be an understatement, as their witty banter and strong chemistry has ensured fans that they're in for a thrill-ride of an adventure.

If you have already binged your way through both episodes and would like to know when you can expect the third, here's what you need to know.

Doctor Who series 14 episode 3 comes out next weekend

The third episode of Doctor Who's fourteenth series, titled "Boom", will both air and stream next weekend. If you are watching in the United Kingdom and Ireland, you will be able to stream it on BBC iPlayer at 12:00 a.m. BST on Saturday, May 18. However, if you would prefer to watch it on your TV screen, it will air on BBC One on Saturday evening at 6:50 p.m. BST.

International audiences streaming the show on Disney Plus can tune into the third episode next Friday, May 17, in the evening. "Boom" will arrive on the platform at 7:00 p.m. ET for those watching on the East Coast, and 4:00 p.m. PT for fans watching on the West Coast. Viewers in the Mountain Time zone can watch at 5:00 p.m. MT and fans on Central Time can stream it at 6:00 p.m. CT.

The show will maintain this release pattern, running for eight episodes over the course of the next seven weeks, with the midnight iPlayer release in the UK coinciding with its international release in the US and other territories.

The title of the episode is pretty apt as it will see the Doctor trapped in a very precarious predicament. According to the official synopsis, the Doctor will find himself trapped in a war. However, things get much worse whenever he inadvertently steps on a landmine. Can he save the world without moving at all? And how will Ruby Sunday be involved in the plot? Is she the key to saving the day?

One thing is for sure: The new Doctor Who series has begun on an incredibly strong high and we can't wait to see where it takes us next.

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