How to watch The Tourist season 2 online from anywhere now(Image credit: BBC)

The UK’s most watched drama series in 2022 returns for a fresh six episodes, with Jamie Dornan’s amnesiac Elliott Stanley still trying to discover the painful truth about his past — and The Tourist season 2 is available right now.

You can watch The Tourist season 2 for FREE in the UK on the BBC iPlayer streaming service. But don’t worry if you’re on holiday while it’s on, because you can watch The Tourist on iPlayer from anywhere with a VPN.

Quick links

UK: iPlayer (free with licence fee)
Stan (free)
How to use a VPN to watch any stream

The first Bafta-nominated series of The Tourist saw Dornan’s (The Fall) unnamed character wake up in hospital without a clue of who he is or how he got there. With only a mysterious piece of paper in his pocket telling him to meet a stranger in a café, he is soon set on perilous mission across the Australian outback to rediscover his identity while avoiding the pursuit of deadly assailants hell bent on stopping him.

The Tourist season 2 transfers the action halfway around the world to the protagonist’s homeland of Ireland. But if he thought that meant he was in for a quiet life, he’s proved wrong before long when he’s subject to a violent kidnapping. Good craic, this isn’t.

At least this time he had somebody watching his back, with love interest Helen Chambers played by Danielle Macdonald (Patti Cake$) having accompanied Elliott to the Emerald Isle to help him decipher the mysteries that lay in his past. Can he work out why so many people wish him ill? And how does the dangerous McDonnell family fit in? We won’t spoil anything here, but safe to say it’s an explosive new adventure for Elliott and Danielle.

Here’s how to watch The Tourist season 2 online from anywhere in the world and for free. We’ve got all the information you need below.

How to watch The Tourist in the UK


The BBC aired The Tourist season 2 on BBC One in the UK and all six episodes are now available to watch online on the BBC iPlayer. You can take our choice of the best TV dramas BBC iPlayer too.

BBC One and iPlayer are free to watch for TV licence fee payers. If you’re trying to access iPlayer while outside the UK, you might want to try a VPN to allow you to watch from abroad. Scroll down for more details.

How to watch The Tourist season 2 in the US

US fans are able to watch The Tourist season 2 on Netflix, after the streaming service announced that it obtained the rights from HBO’s Max platform.

The six episodes of season 2 (and the previous season) are available now.

How to watch The Tourist season 2 in Australia

Just like the first run, you can watch The Tourist season 2 on the Stan streaming service Down Under and it’s there for your binging pleasure right now.

Stan plans start from $10 a month for its most basic plan, but you can give it a try with the service’s 30-day free trial.

How to watch The Tourist from anywhere with a VPN

You can watch The Tourist season 2 on any of the streaming services above by using a VPN – no matter where you are in the world!

Normally a streaming service will know where you are trying to tune in from and block you if you’re not in the right country but a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is an app that hides your location. That means you can access your usual entertainment and sports streaming services even while you’re traveling abroad.

Our favorite VPN is ExpressVPN, which is the No. 1-rated VPN in the world right now according to our sister site, TechRadar, where you’ll find a deeper reader on the best VPN services available right now.

How to use a VPN to watch any stream

  • Download the app at ExpressVPN
  • Choose the location of the streaming service you want to watch (UK, US, etc)
  • Navigate to the streaming service and start watching!

ExpressVPN is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to watch what you want from anywhere you want to watch it.

It’s straightforward and easy to use, has great security, is available on loads of streaming devices and, best of all, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it out 100% risk-free.

What is the The Tourist season 2 release date?

Season 2 of The Tourist was broadcast on BBC One. The whole series was released the same day as the linear premiere online on the iPlayer.

It landed in Australia on Tuesday, January 2, and finally arrived in the US on February 29.

The UK broadcast schedule was as follows (all times in UK):

  • Episode 1 – January 1 at 9 pm
  • Episode 2 – January 2 at 9 pm
  • Episode 3 – January 7 at 9 pm
  • Episode 4 – January 14 at 9 pm
  • Episode 5 – January 21 at 9 pm
  • Episode 6 – January 28 at 9 pm

All you need to know about The Tourist season 2

What is The Tourist season 2 cast?

  • Jamie Dornan as Elliott Stanley
  • Danielle Macdonald as Helen Chambers
  • Greg Larsen as Ethan Krum
  • Conor MacNeill as Detective Ruairi Slater
  • Olwen Fouéré as Niamh Cassidy
  • Réginal-Roland Kudiwu as Monsieur Tioté
  • Diarmaid Murtagh as Donal McDonnell
  • Nessa Matthews as Orla McDonnell
  • Mark McKenna as Fergel McDonnell
  • Francis Magee as Frank McDonnell

Who is Jamie Dornan?

Jamie Dornan is a 41-year-old actor and model from Holywood, County Down in Northern Ireland.His first acting role was in Sofia Coppola’s 2006 film Marie Antoinette, with his first notable small screen performance as the Huntsman in ABC’s fantasy series Once Upon a Time. Outside of the The Tourist, he is probably best known for playing Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades franchise and as a serial killer in The Fall.Dornan is married to actress and musician Amelia Warner, with whom he has three children.

Is The Tourist on Netflix?

Season 2 of The Tourist will be available to watch on Netflix, but only in the US.Originally, the first season was streamed on HBO’s Max platform. But the streamer discontinued its association with The Tourist and removed all episodes from the service.On December 14 2023, Netflix announced that it would be adding season 1 of The Tourist to its US catalog on February 1, followed by season 2 on February 29.

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