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@Ladydetemps I wouldn't wear my tie, though. 

2 hours, 38 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@Ladydetemps The suit that I already wear. Black trousers and jacket, with a shiny blue lining, a dark red/purple long-sleeve shirt, and a kind of shiny grey waistcoat. 

2 hours, 38 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@Nick1995 Well I for one am pleased by his comments, because I don't like the way things have been run for the last few years. And going by what he and Moffat have been saying, I'm probably going to much prefer this new era. 

1 day, 1 hour ago on Capaldi’s Doctor More Alien, Less “human-friendly”

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@Bollyknickers @Calebxy So... any particular reason why you chose that name...?

1 day, 1 hour ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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Is The Genie still around?

1 day, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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YES! FINALLY! 

3 days, 5 hours ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8

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@supermoff  @Calebxy Oh yeah. Thanks. I didn't realise that they were for specific episodes. 

3 days, 23 hours ago on Listen! Series 8 Teaser Trailer

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@Oodkind There have been other teasers??

3 days, 23 hours ago on Listen! Series 8 Teaser Trailer

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I won't be able to watch Deep Breath in the cinema because I'm going to be staying at a hotel! :( But it's ok, I'd rather watch it on TV anyway.

3 days, 23 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@TardisBoy Well as I said, 'Robin Hood' was just a nickname for outlaws in general. 

4 days, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@sontaran17 @Calebxy @The Watchful Guardian Well 'Robyn Hode' (and variants thereof) was simply a nickname given to outlaws. So there were many 'Robin Hoods', though scholars don't agree on whether or not the one from the ballads was based on a real person (though it seems terribly arbitrary and baseless to say that he probably wasn't, in my opinion). But the evidence suggests that he was (or at least, predominantly based on) a cloth merchant named Geoffrey Luttrell III, who travelled between Barnsdale and Sherwood (the earliest ballads switch between those two locations). 


In the part of one of the earliest ballads in which Robin is trying to get his pardon from the king while he was staying in Sherwood for two weeks (something that King Edward II - the king who the Earl of Lincoln was warring against - did actually do), he mentions that he has 'seven score and three' men, and that they're dressed in Lincoln green. Also, the king then asks to buy some material for himself and his men (remember what I said about Geoffrey Luttrell being a cloth merchant?). 


So even if it was all made up, the merry men were at least based on those men from the Earl of Lincoln's private army. 

4 days, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@sontaran17 @The Watchful Guardian And that's why Robin Hood and hin merry men wore 'Lincoln green' clothing. 

4 days, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@sontaran17 @Calebxy @The Watchful Guardian True, they probably won't. :(


Well there's Little John, Much, and Will Scarlock, along with 'seven score' (140) unnamed outlaws. In actuality, the 140 outlaws (the three named ones were different - they were actual servants of Robin) were part of the Earl of Lincoln's private army. He had an army of 300, and when something happened (I can't remember what it was exactly, but I think it was something to do with King Edward II coming to attack the Earl) half of them ran away into the forest. 

4 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@Iris Wildthyme The Snowmen - 9/10


The Bells of Saint John - 6/10


The Rings of Akhaten - 8/10


Cold War - 6/10


Hide - N/A


Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - 7.5/10


The Crimson Horror - 8/10


Nightmare in Silver - 7.5/10


The Name of the Doctor - 9/10


The Day of the Doctor - 8.5/10


The Time of the Doctor - 3/10


Average: 7.25

4 days, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@The Watchful Guardian I hope they're actually going to give him the 143 merry men, rather than the half a dozen companions he had in the BBC series. 

4 days, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I'm really looking forward to the Robin Hood episode! :D

4 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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Then again, that seems like quite a cool name. It reminds me of Avalon (the place where the mythical King Arthur went to when he died... Or something like that).

5 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I just saw someone on the comments call The Rings of Akhaten 'the rings of abazalon'....

5 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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'Robin Hood' was simply the nickname for outlaws in those times. There were many Robin Hoods, and there's no reason to believe that the one from the ballads was made up.

6 days ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8

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I'm really looking forward to seeing how they do the Robin Hood episode.,

1 week ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8

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Haha, glad I could be of service! :D

1 week, 3 days ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Deus Ex Machina

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I'm glad you found it interesting. There's an excellent book about it by a chap called David Greenwood. One of the particularly interesting facts that it explains is that Geoffrey Luttrell was a merchant who travelled between two towns (I can't remember what they were) and the earliest ballads take place in those two towns, even though they're quite some distance away. There is, of course, a lot more evidence than just that, but I just thought that would be good to whet your appetite a bit.

2 weeks ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown

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Robin Hood was simply the stock name for outlaws. Why is it so hard to believe that someone wrote some ballads about one of them? Also, soon before the time when the ballads were supposed to have taken place, the Earl of Lincoln was taking part in a battle, when half of his men ran away into the forest after news of reinforcements for the opposing army came. He had an army of 300 - 150 ran into the forest. Robin Hood's Merry Men numbered 147. There are numerous historical details of a similar nature that tie in amazing well.

You certainly can't just state as a fact that Robin Hood and his men never existed. They may well have done. There is, in fact, quite strong evidence that ties the character of Robin Hood in the earliest ballads to a (perfectly real) merchant named Sir Geoffrey Luttrell III.

2 weeks ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown

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@Malohkeh What dinosaur was in series 6? 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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I do like Capaldi's costume. 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I take it I'm the only one here who's a tiny bit underwhelmed by this? I'm not particularly impressed with the editing, nor many of the clips. I definitely prefer many of the trailers for previous series'. 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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@The Finn Well you can watch it on this site now. 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@The Finn Surely what's shown in the trailers don't count as spoilers?

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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Not that I'm complaining. 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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A T-rex!!!!! Another episode with dinosaurs just one series later?!?!?!

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I find it really impressive that the football people manage to put the VFX on top of the match clips with so little time. 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@Mark McCullough @Calebxy @ClassicWhovian There are a number of men talking, yes (I haven't counted how many). 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@ClassicWhovian I'm watching the match on BBC iPlayer. Do they should the half-time things on there?

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@TheOncomingSnow @Calebxy So it should be any minute now? 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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When is half time? 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@doctorwhotvuk @Calebxy Are you talking about on here or on the articles? 

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@The Finn Oh yeah, that's true. 

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@doctorwhotvuk I don't think you should allow comments. I would say to put them on moderation, but that would, obviously, require an impractical amount of work and time on your part. 

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@doctorwhotvuk @Calebxy I first found this site just before Series 6 started. Isn't that around the point when it started getting really big? 

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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