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'Doctor Who' 803 promo and photos: The Doctor and Clara meet Robin Hood

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"Doctor Who" season 8 continues next week with episode 3, "Robot of Sherwood," and yes, that does mean to get ready for Robin Hood. On Tuesday, Sept. 2, BBC America released promotional photos teasing what to expect.

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In this next "Doctor Who" episode, written by Mark Gatiss and directed by Paul Murphy, the Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars in a sun dappled Sherwood forest. He strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood, and with all of Nottingham at stake, the Doctor has to figure out who is real and who is fake. Guest stars include Tom Riley and Ben Miller.

Back when Miller's casting was first announced, lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat said in a statement, "Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with Capaldi in the TARDIS, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it's about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!"

In the "Robot Of Sherwood" promo, Clara says there's someone she's always wanted to meet, and it looks like she's going to get her wish. "No such thing as Robin Hood," the Doctor declares, but he may be about to be proved wrong.

The episode 803 photos in the slideshow offer a look at the Doctor and Clara in Sherwood forest. Plus, get a look at Tom Riley as Robin Hood, Ben Miller as the Sheriff and Robin's Merry Men.

"Doctor Who" season 8 airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. on BBC America. What do you think of the episode 3 "Robot of Sherwood" photos and promo?


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