Anyone whose ever hung out around a Whovian for longer than a few hours knows that there’s almost too much Doctor Who to be had. Since the series began in the ’60s, there’s been almost 1000 episodes that even the BBC has a hard time cataloging them. Literally. They lost or taped over 97 episodes that are forever lost to time. Or are they? Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones is dragging a few lost adventures back from the void.
A few of these previously lost episodes will be revamped into an animated special two-night, six-episode Doctor Who arc. Despite the BBC losing all but four of the six episodes featured in this special, off-air recording from dedicated Whovians helped make this serial a complete adventure again. And its one you won’t want to miss.
Here’s everything you need to know to stream Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones.
What is Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones?
- Airtime: Episodes 1-3 premiere Wednesday, October 7 at 8pm EST. The second half of the episodes, 4-6, will air Thursday, October 8 at 8pm EST.
- Channel: BBC America
- Genre: Sci-fi
- Starring: Patrick Troughton as The Doctor
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How to stream Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones
BBC America is available on a few of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.
Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones on Philo
Philo is a budget-minded streaming service, and depending on what channels you want, it might be right for you. The 59 Philo channels lean decidedly toward entertainment; the Philo channel list includes AMC, Discovery, IFC, Lifetime, and the Paramount Network, all for $20 a month. If you’re a fan of BBC America, you’re in luck: You can find it on Philo. Philo also comes with free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.
Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones on Sling TV
If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package. To gain access to Sling TV, you’ll either need Sling Orange, Sling Blue, or Sling Orange + Blue. Sling also has a number of add-ons, including robust international packages organized by languages all over the globe.
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Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones on FuboTV
FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 181 FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel coming on board in 2020, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.
To watch Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV level.
Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones on YouTube TV
The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.
If you’re looking for Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.