Robot of Sherwood
Series 8 Episode 3
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?
  • Tom Riley, whose casting as Robin Hood was announced on 2nd April 2014, has revealed that he was offered the role in the episode by its writer Mark Gatiss without having to audition. "It was lovely to be thought of for something like this," he said. "When things come through directly, you don’t assume it’s going to be such a great part. So it was a treat. It means a lot."
  • Comedian Ben Miller, who portrayed the Sheriff, is a self-confessed Whovian. His comedy partner, Alexander Armstrong, appeared as Reg Arwell in the 2011 Christmas Special The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe and provided the voice of Mr Smith in the CBBC spin off series The Sarah Jane Adventures.