Robot Of SherwoodStory Number: 244
No of Episodes: 1
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Director: Paul Murphy
Executive Producer: Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin
Starring: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Tom Riley, Ben Miller
BBC One (United Kingdom):
First Broadcast: Saturday 6th September 2014
Running Time: 46 minutes, 16 seconds
Average Audience: 7.28 Million Average AI: 82
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?
Filmed in March alongside episode 6.
Ben Miller is set to guest star opposite Peter Capaldi when the new series of Doctor Who returns this autumn.
Commenting on his role, Ben Miller says: "As a committed Whovian I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures. My only worry is that they'll make me leave the set when I'm not filming."
Miller achieved fame as half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller before success in dramas, including Primeval and, more recently, as DI Richard Poole, the central character in the first two series of the BBC’s Death In Paradise.
Miller’s partner in comedy, Alexander Armstrong, appeared in Doctor Who’s 2011 Christmas Special, playing Reg Arwell, but it’s Miller’s first time on the show and he’ll be starring in an episode written by Mark Gatiss.
Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, adds: “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!”
The BBC have taken the decision to edit a brief scene from Robot of Sherwood when broadcast on BBC One this Saturday: