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Doctor Who Robot Of Sherwood Brand New Trailer

Series 8 Episode 3 Doctor Who Robot Of Sherwood

In a sun-dappled Sherwood forest, the Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars and strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood.

With all of Nottingham at stake, the Doctor must decide who is real and who is fake. Can impossible heroes really exist?

Episode 3/12

Saturday 6 September

7.30pm to 8.20pm BBC ONE, BBC ONE HD




    September 4th, 2014 - 7:10pm

    Just learned that a scene from this episode has been edited out before Saturday’s broadcast involving a beheading scene in the story as a mark of respect for the 2 US Journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff who was both recently beheaded by ISIS Jihadists.

    I didn’t think Doctor Who would ever do a story featuring any kind of beheading, except maybe ‘The Five Doctors’ when a Cyberman has his head chopped off by the Raston Warrior Robot during that Cyber Massacre in the Death Zone on Gallifrey.

    • booboo

      September 4th, 2014 - 7:17pm

      they wouldn’t full stop to a “human” character

      cut the scene by all-means but I’m not sure the way this is been portraid is necessary

    • David

      September 6th, 2014 - 8:23am

      Over the years there have been a few scenes like this with the Doctor “about” to be be beheaded (happened to Peter Davison twice at least) but as booboo says it would never actually happen (in shot) to a humanoid character….it is more off screen implied threat.

      Robots have lost their heads a lot though….

      It didn’t need the papers to portray it how they have though but that is tabloid journalism for you.

    • Space1999

      September 6th, 2014 - 6:58pm

      I wounder if the scene will be on the DVD


    September 4th, 2014 - 11:19am

    Its all looking a bit Hal the archer with bits of ‘the time warrior’ thrown in with those robots.

  • Obsie

    September 2nd, 2014 - 9:57pm

    Why is the trailer using the theme from the last series, are we being given a chance to say which one we prefer?


      September 3rd, 2014 - 5:09pm

      Yeah, they really need to change the theme from the 2012 version to the modern 2014 version.

  • David Strachan

    September 2nd, 2014 - 3:37pm

    With the Doctor constantly insisting that Robin Hood isn’t real, I wonder if the Land of Fiction from Patrick Troughton’s era will be the twist in this story 🙂

    • Last Goth Standing

      September 4th, 2014 - 6:54am

      That would be interesting.

  • THE Silence

    September 2nd, 2014 - 1:00pm

    cant wait till the end of the week but it is worth the whight

  • Anonymous

    September 2nd, 2014 - 11:20am

    Looks like Capaldi’s growing his hair out again 😛

  • Dalekparadigm2

    September 1st, 2014 - 11:52pm

    Looking forward to this episode as I’m hopefully going to meet Ben Miller (Sheriff) the next day at Nor-Con (Norwich Sci-Fi Convention)

  • DalekSec

    September 1st, 2014 - 11:45pm

    What is the music?

  • DalekSec

    September 1st, 2014 - 11:38pm


    • DalekSec

      September 1st, 2014 - 11:41pm

      Everything Is Awesome! 😀


    September 1st, 2014 - 10:35pm

    this is much better than the first trailer

  • Obsie

    August 31st, 2014 - 10:36am

    How many times now had an arrow been fired and hit the TARDIS? I can only remember three.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    August 31st, 2014 - 3:56am

    I dunno, it looks like it would work better with the Eleventh Doctor, with it looking like a bright, fun episode, which doesn’t really fit in with the theme of the Twelfth Doctor’s character arc about finding out whether or not he’s a good man, but we’ll see… We’ll see…

    • Aussie

      September 1st, 2014 - 9:35pm

      You mean the twelfth and thirteenth doctor, don’t you? 😉

    • Dalek The Supreme

      September 2nd, 2014 - 4:25am

      No I don’t. It was all cleared up in The Time of the Doctor. The War Doctor isn’t numbered because he didn’t call himself the Doctor during the Time War, and the Tenth Doctor, due to vanity issues, found a way to regenerate and keep the same face. So Matt Smith IS the Eleventh Doctor.

    • Anonymous

      September 2nd, 2014 - 9:58am

      This is all the Doctors in order…

      The First Doctor (First Incarnation)
      The Second Doctor (Second Incarnation)
      The Third Doctor (Third Incarnation)
      The Fourth Doctor (Fourth Incarnation)
      The Fifth Doctor (Fifth Incarnation)
      The Sixth Doctor (Sixth Incarnation)
      The Seventh Doctor (Seventh Incarnation)
      The Eighth Doctor (Eighth Incarnation)
      The War Doctor (Ninth Incarnation)
      The Ninth Doctor (Tenth Incarnation)
      The Tenth Doctor (Eleventh Incarnation)
      The Tenth Doctor (Twelfth Incarnation)
      The Eleventh Doctor (Thirdteenth Incarnation)
      The Twelfth Doctor (Fourteenth Incarnation)

  • Dalek Supreme

    August 30th, 2014 - 9:37pm

    Eh. This doesn’t look so good. Hopefully it won’t be too bad, like ‘Unicorn and the Wasp’ bad. But, I’m setting the bar low for this one.

    • Doctor Stu

      August 30th, 2014 - 10:06pm

      Unicorn and the wasp was amazing


      August 30th, 2014 - 11:01pm

      unicorn was great!

    • Last Goth Standing

      September 4th, 2014 - 6:56am

      The Unicorn and the Wasp was excellent!!!

  • the astronaut of death

    August 30th, 2014 - 8:50pm

    this looks amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • The Surgeon

    August 23rd, 2014 - 11:50am

    I’m looking forward to Deep Breath today! The Half-Face Man is unsettling, not only because yesterday I was looking at the picture of him in DWM, and I realised there was something wrong with him. And then I figured out that he had three hands!
    I think Robot of Sherwood will be absolutely awful. I’m looking most forward to Kill the Moon, Mummy on the Orient Express, Flatline and The Forest of the Night. I’m also glad to see the Cybermen return in Dark Water, although I hope they are better than they were in Nightmare in Silver.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      August 31st, 2014 - 3:58am

      I don’t see what was so bad about the Cybermen in Nightmare in Silver. They were both a merciless, unstoppable army of silver soldiers and creepy lurking things that would turn you into the living dead throughout the episode.

  • dalek 105

    August 22nd, 2014 - 3:42pm

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1 DAY LEFT ARHHHHHHHHH!!

    • Doctor Who 64

      August 22nd, 2014 - 11:05pm

      Ya so excited

    • dalek 105

      August 23rd, 2014 - 2:54pm

      OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO DAYS LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • dalek 105

      August 23rd, 2014 - 2:55pm


  • Anonymous

    August 21st, 2014 - 8:35pm

    Here are other official story synopsis for the episodes of Series 8…

    Ep.4 – Listen
    What happens when the Doctor is alone pacing the TARDIS by candlelight, poking the shadows with a stick, listening for a footfall among all those endless, empty rooms? What scares the grand old man of space and time? What horrors lurk under his bed?

    Ghosts of the past and future crowd into the lives of the Doctor and Clara: a terrified caretaker in a children’s home, the last man standing in the universe, and a certain little boy who doesn’t want to join the army

    Ep.5 – Time Heist
    The Bank of Karabraxos is the deadliest bank in the cosmos, only a fool or a genius would attempt to rob it. Fortunately for the Doctor, he is both

    with the help of a beautiful shape-shifter and a cyber-augmented gamer, the Doctor and Clara fight their way past the most dangerous security system ever devised. But nothing the Doctor has encountered can prepare them for the Teller: a creature of terrifying power that can detect guilt

    Ep.6 – The Caretaker
    Clara has it all under control: her life at school, her life in space, her new boyfriend and her mad old Time Lord. Everything is humming along just fine, so long as everybody never actually meets.

    And then, one morning, just before assembly, Coal Hill School welcomes a new relief caretaker with a Scottish accent.

    With Clara’s world about to explode around her, terrifying events near the school make it clear that the rest of the world is about to do the same. The Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity and worse, any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet

    • Anonymous

      August 21st, 2014 - 8:40pm

      Ep.7 – Kill The Moon
      In the near future, the Doctor and Clara arrive on a decrepit shuttle making a suicide mission to the Moon. Crashing on the lunar surface, they find a mining base full of eviscerated corpses, spider-like creatures scuttling in the dark, and a terrible dilemma.

      When Clara turns to the Doctor for hep she gets the shock of her life. Is the man she has trusted so long really a hero after all? Is he even her friend?

      Ep.8 – Mummy on the Orient Express
      Aboard the most beautiful train in history speeding along the stars of the future, a legend is stalking the passengers. Once you see the Mummy, you have 66 seconds to live. No exceptions, no reprieve.

      As the Doctor races against the clock to defeat this mythical foe, Clara sees him at his deadliest and most ruthless and finally realises she has made the right decision.

      Because this is their last adventure: it’s time to say goodbye to the Time Lord

      Ep.9 – Flatline
      Separated from the Doctor, Clara discovers a new menace from another dimension. But how do you hide when the walls are no protection?

      With people to save and no madman in a box to help, Clara goes against an enemy that exists far beyond normal human perception

    • Anonymous

      August 21st, 2014 - 8:47pm

      Ep.10 – In the Forest of the Night
      have moved back in. Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth, an impossible stranglehold of vegetation, The Doctor soon realises that the final days of humanity have arrived…

      Ep.11 – Dark Water
      You betrayed me. You betrayed my trust, our friendship, and everything I’ve ever stood for. You let me down.

      In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Old friends and old enemies manoeuvre round the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming before him.

      Death is not the end, promises the sinister organisation known only as 3W but as the Doctor and Clara discover, you might wish it was

      Ep.12 – Death in Heaven
      The Earth has been invaded by Cybermen, will the combined forces of the Doctor, Clara and UNIT be enough to prevent the end of the world?

    • Doctor Stu

      August 22nd, 2014 - 11:54am

      Is this official or is it just your own interpretation

    • the astronaut of death

      August 22nd, 2014 - 11:57am

      this a previews made by moffat in the latest magazines

    • WFK DVD Collector 14

      August 22nd, 2014 - 3:20pm

      Episode 8 sounds terrifying!!!

    • Anonymous

      August 23rd, 2014 - 1:22pm

      Yeah but Episode 5 to 12 wasn’t previews made by Moffat in the latest DWM

    • Dalek The Supreme

      August 31st, 2014 - 4:01am

      All of these sound very creepy and very dark. I’m looking forward to it.

    • Anonymous

      August 31st, 2014 - 11:06pm

      Wow, most of these sounds phenomenal! Still not sure about The Caretaker and In The Forest of the Night, but I hope hope HOPE that Mummy in the Orient Express is simply fantastic! I’m excited for Listen, too!

    • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

      August 31st, 2014 - 11:07pm

      Oops, anonymous was me 😛


    August 21st, 2014 - 5:58pm

    Well I loved ‘robin of sherwood’,well the Michael praed version anyway until he regenerated himself into ‘Jason connery.Then I switched off. Mark gatiss says this ended up being more of a romp, so maybe Robin of Sherwood meets maid marion and her merry men but still retaining the sci-fi element with regards to the myth of robin hood.

  • Anonymous

    August 21st, 2014 - 5:34pm

    robin hood ! WOW COOL !!

  • T4RD1S

    August 21st, 2014 - 3:55pm

    sounds good

  • WFK DVD Collector 14

    August 21st, 2014 - 3:32pm

    Sounds very good. I wonder if Robin Hood will turn out to be the Robot of Sherwood??? 😉

  • Doctor who is ACE

    August 21st, 2014 - 12:07pm

    That episode sounds epic

  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

    August 21st, 2014 - 11:17am

    This sounds amazing


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