Doctor Who – Robot of Sherwood Preview

The third episode of this year’s series of Doctor Who sees the Doctor and Clara head into legendary Britain as they join forces with Robin Hood. What is the Robot of Sherwood? Are legends real? Since it’s mid-week, we thought we’d share a few teaser images from the episode with you.

I have to say that of all the episodes of Doctor Who ever, this is the title that fills me with the most trepidation. Robot of Sherwood. Two out of three words have me worried.  You see, I am a bit of a Robin Hood geek and am quite precious about the outlaw’s place as a legend rather than a historical figure.

I think there is a reason that the series has never delved into the legendary outlaw before – the legend has changed so much over the centuries that there isn’t really a hook for our Time Lord to get in with. It will be interesting to see how Mark Gatiss manages to bring my two favourite fictions together in one place. Will this be the Robin of the early ballads or the more far fetched Errol Flynn vein of hero? Is he real? or something else?

The Doctor and Robin Hood (Tom Riley)

The Doctor and Robin Hood (Tom Riley)

Ben Miles is The Sheriff

Ben Miles is The Sheriff

Clara Joins the Fray

Clara Joins the Fray

The Merry Men Gather in Sherwood

The Merry Men Gather in Sherwood

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Source: BBC America Press Release

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