Articles Tagged 'Robin Hood'

Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood

‘Doctor Who’ Recap: ‘Robot of Sherwood’

After last week’s shrunken unpleasantness, it is time to take a trip to somewhere less Daleky. Clara has a hankering to meet Robin Hood. But the Doctor does not believe he exists and even an ice-creamy spoon won’t lighten his mood on the topic. So off they go to Sherwood Forest in 1190 (ish) so […]

Robot of Sherwood

Was Robin Hood Real?

This week’s Doctor Who story “Robot of Sherwood” seeks to answer one of the greatest mysteries in popular English history: was there really a Robin Hood? Did he do the things he is reputed to have done and if so, when and where did these things take place? Naturally, being Doctor Who, the answer will […]

Crimson Horror

10 British Acting Families (Who Are Not the Redgraves)

This week Doctor Who fans will get to see mother-daughter duo Dame Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling in “The Crimson Horror.” The actresses will also be playing a mother-daughter pair in the show with Rigg as Winifred Gillyflower and Stirling as Ada Gillyflower. This is not the first British family affair in show business, let […]

Aidan Turner, Richard Armitage Set For Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’

Methinks director Peter Jackson is a BBC AMERICA fan. Deadline.com broke the news tonight about several actors who have been cast in Jackson’s upcoming two-part adaptation of The Hobbit, and many names familiar to BBC AMERICA viewers are set for pivotal roles. Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Office) is already locked in to play Bilbo Baggins, […]

Crowe Brings Star Power, Drama to Robin Hood Press Tour

  Hey Anglophenia readers: let me introduce you to our new guest blogger, Paul Hechinger. He is a longtime journalist and producer, with credits from The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, Time Magazine, National Public Radio, CourtTV, ABC News, MSNBC, and Dow Jones Television to his name. His love of film and literature will make him a fine […]

Robin Hood Gets The Ax in the UK

Just weeks after the news about Primeval‘s axing, it has been announced that Robin Hood has been cancelled in the UK, meaning that the show’s third season (which will air on BBCA later this year) will be its last. The Guardian reports, “It is understood the BBC decided to end the show…after believing it had […]

Robin Hood Will Undergo “Doctor Who” Makeover

Warning: links contain spoilers. It has been announced that At Home with the Braithwaites writer Sally Wainwright will take over the reins for Robin Hood‘s fourth season. “The BBC has asked me to take over Robin Hood in a way Russell [T. Davies] does on Doctor Who. They have a third series going out in […]

Robin Hood’s Richard Armitage Wants Your Respect, Not Your Knickers

Robin Hood star Richard Armitage (Guy of Gisborne) wants respect more than he craves adoration from his female fans (who’ve dubbed themselves, quite cheekily, “the Armitage Army”.) “I want to play characters that are disgusting, and who look ugly and crap. I’m quite happy to do that, and, in fact, I’d prefer to do that.” […]

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