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The latest instalment of Sir David Attenborough’s plant world documentary series sees the legendary nature film maker return to his former university city. Read on as we explain how to watch The Green Planet episode 3 online and stream the new documentary series today – it’s 100% free to watch in the UK thanks to BBC iPlayer and can also be enjoyed wherever you are in the world right now.

Having already taken in a host of exotic locations in the first two episodes, national treasure Attenborough returns to his roots with the focus of the episode on the plants of Cambridge’s iconic Botanic Garden.

Titled ‘Seasonal World’, episode 3 will examine how plants manage to cope with  seasonal changes from “a frozen hell to a green heaven” in just a few weeks.

Promising to shine a new light on the strategy, deception and remarkable feats of the engineering of plants, the episode will also highlight how getting their their timing right is a crucial element of their survival.

It’s set to be another unmissable episode for nature fans – make sure you’re tuned in and know how to watch The Green Planet episode 3 online by reading our guide below.

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How to watch The Green Planet episode 3 online FREE in the UK

How to watch The Green Planet online when abroad

For anyone abroad right now who still wants to watch Sir David Attenborough’s latest incredible documentary you might struggle from outside of the UK. But don’t let geo-restrictions come between you and Dave.

Simply downloading and installing a VPN to your device will let you watch The Green Planet on the BBC iPlayer from anywhere. A VPN effectively tricks your device into thinking it’s in another location by changing the IP address to elsewhere in the world. 

Three simple steps to using a VPN to watch The Green Planet

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 the BBC iPlayer