Doctor Who update: Sherwood synopsis, Chris Addison, female Doctor

News Rob Leane
22 Aug 2014 - 07:38

With Doctor Who returning to our screens tomorrow, here’s a news update…

There’s now only one day between us and Doctor Who series eight opener, Deep Breath. Following on from his kidney-discussion-heavy appearance in 2013 Christmas special The Time Of The Doctor and a cameo for his furrowed-eyebrows in The Day Of The Doctor, we’re on the cusp of finally seeing Peter Capaldi’s Doctor helm his first full episode. We are, understandably, hugely excited.

Naturally, news has been rife about the show this week, with the suggestion that Chris Addison’s role in the series finale could be that of a new full-time companion becoming an incredibly hot rumour. Addison and Capaldi had great chemistry in The Thick Of It, which we’d be very happy to see more of in Doctor Who.

Additionally, Danny Cohen, the big cheese of BBC TV Drama, has voiced his support for the idea of introducing a female Doctor at some point in the future. “I hope so” was his response when asked if it would ever happen.

Finally, Steven Moffat has been kind enough to drop a full synopsis on us for the third episode of the new series, The Robots Of Sherwood. Here it is:

“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?”

If you too can barely control your excitement, have a quick read of our spoiler-free review to get you ready for the episode.

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