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Thursday, 4 September 2014 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The Doctor, Robin and Clara (Credit: BBC/Adrian Rogers)The BBC have taken the decision to edit a brief scene from Robot of Sherwood when broadcast on BBC One this Saturday:

In light of recent news events, we have made an edit to episode three out of respect.

It is unknown at present whether the edit will be undertaken in other broadcasts around the world, or if this may impact the DVD/Blu-ray release of the episode in the future.

Update: BBC Worldwide for Australia and New Zealand have confirmed that both ABC and PRIME will be broadcasting the edited version of the episode.

The scene has been reported to feature a beheading of a character during the episode, which in light of the murder of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff has been considered inappropriate for this broadcast.

This episode isn't the only one this series to have received the editing treatment. The South China Morning Post has reported that series premiere Deep Breath was edited for its broadcast on BBC Entertainment in the Asia-Pacific region in order to ensure it met with broadcasting standards of all countries served by the channel regarding the depiction of same-sex relationships - with the moment where Vastra kisses Jenny to enable her to breathe being removed in this case.