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Published on April 22nd, 2014 | by Rebecca Crockett

Jenna Coleman, Doctor Who Cast Seen Filming In Period Costume

Jenna Coleman and others were recently seen wearing what look to be period costumes around the grounds of the lovely Caerphilly Castle while filming scenes for the upcoming season of Doctor Who.

Information in the rest of this post will directly mention episode titles and speculation as to what the episode is about/when or where it is set!! Read on at your own risk!

All indications are that the crew is filming what will be the sixth episode of Series 8, which has already been given the title of Robots Of Sherwood. Guest star Tom Riley has been seen sporting long hair and a long beard as well as clothing and a bow and arrow that point to his playing the prince of thieves, Robin Hood. Will Clara be his Maid Marion? The red gown Jenna Coleman has been seen wearing on set looks like something the lovely lady would wear.

Others have been spotted in peasant costumes and  possibly the outfits of Robin Hood’s Merry Men. An unknown actor has also been spotted in a full suit of chain-mail armour, complete with mask.

The writer of the episode, Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss, has also been on set. He has confirmed that he’s been tasked with writing a few more episodes of the show, though he has also alluded to the possibility that both may not appear in the season currently being filmed. He has also said that the Twelfth Doctor will be ‘following a new set of rules’ as compared to his previous incarnations.

Star Peter Capaldi, who took time to interact with fans who came to watch the production, was filming in what has come to be his Doctor’s usual attire even though the rest of the cast was in period garb. But if you’re familiar with the show, you know the Doctor tends to keep to his own wardrobe, even when traveling through history.

Check out all of the on-set pictures at MailOnline.

I personally am really looking forward to this Robin Hood themed episode. I think I’ve seen just about every major version of the story ever done for movies and television so I can’t wait to see the Doctor Who take on it!


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Rebecca is new to the Who world, having only recently watched the entire new series in a span of 8 days. She is no stranger to sci-fi though, being a life long Trekkie and has vague memories of seeing the 4th Doctor on US television as a child. When not watching, reading, blogging, or talking about Doctor Who, she is a fan of pop culture and loves movies and books so much she has to keep a list of both so she doesn't forget any of them. She also likes to make attempts at various forms of art including photography and painting. Rebecca is currently working her way through as many classic serials and as many books related to the show that she can find and wishes she could have been with the Doctor and Amy when they met Van Gogh.

6 Responses to Jenna Coleman, Doctor Who Cast Seen Filming In Period Costume

  1. avatar TonyS says:

    The episode has been reported as carrying the title “Robots of Sherwood”. I wonder whether it is set in a theme park, rather than in mediaeval England…

    • avatar Calico Jones says:

      “Androids of Tara” drew on “Prisoner of Zenda” so maybe this is along similar lines? A Medieval society where robots exist? Very Old School if so!

      • avatar TonyS says:

        Yes that is also a possibility.

  2. avatar Kyle Edgecomb says:

    I cant take the name “period costume” seriously enough

  3. avatar DonnaM says:

    I’m hoping this is going to be a “foundation of the myth” kind of story – the Doctor and Clara stumbling across a band of fugitives/outlaws and giving the legend a helping hand :-)

    Maybe Clara’s the real inspiration for Maid Marian? I’ll guarantee one thing – given the reaction of my teenage nephew to snaps of her in that dress, one section of the audience is going to be glued to the episode regardless!

  4. avatar Maria says:

    Love her costume! :D

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