The brand new 477 issue of Doctor Who Magazine has a fantastic feature on Tom's episode in the new Doctor Who series - 'Robot of Sherwood'. There are new photos of Tom as Robin Hood, and also a great interview with Tom about his role in the new series, and his boyhood love for Doctor Who. The magazine is available to buy now, though scans are in the galleries.
There's a hint of the rock star about your Robin
I think he's more like a 1930's matinee idol. He's not quite as anarchic as a rock star. It's the Robin Hood that you see in old movies, rather than a kind of modern, updated version with Kevin Costner's accent. Manners matter to him, and honour, and all those things you ascribe to Medieval legends.
The Robot of Sherwood feature also includes an interview with Mark Gatiss, an episode guide, and quotes from the episode.
The Doctor offers Clara a chance to go anywhere in space and time – her choice. Clara asks if she can go to Sherwood Forest in the twelfth century and meet Robin Hood… but the Doctor is dismissive of the idea. There’s no such thing as Robin Hood. He’s made up. Or is he…?
Robin: I am Robin Hood, sir.
The Doctor: No, you’re not.
Robin: I am, sir.
The Doctor: Of course you’re not! Nobody’s Robin Hood. There is no Robin Hood!
Robin: There is, sir, and I am he.
The Doctor: You’re not serious.
Robin: I am many things but never that. Robin Hood laughs in the face of all!