Amy battles 'kind but killer' robots in Doctor Who

Arthur Darvill has revealed Rory, Amy and The Doctor have to battle robots who try to ''kill you with kindness'' in this week's episode of 'Doctor Who'

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The Hanbots Amy and Rory will have to face

The Hanbots Amy and Rory will have to face

Arthur Darvill and his 'Doctor Who' co-star Karen Gillan have to battle robots who try to "kill you with kindness" in this week's episode.

The 29-year-old actor has revealed his character Rory Williams' wife Amy Pond gets put in quarantine by Handbots in 'The Girl Who Waited' to escape a deadly alien plague.

Although the hospital robots are trying to treat Amy, their help actually has fatal consequences for The Doctor's companion.

Arthur exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Amy gets put in a kind of quarantine and there are these robots called Handbots that try and kill you with kindness. They try to be kind to you by helping and there's this plot thing where they're actually quite dangerous but they're brilliant. Every episode in this part of the series has really got its own style - this one's very bright white and very science fiction but the story's got such a big heart to it."

The star insists the adventure is one of his favourite episodes of the series' autumn run and has revealed viewers will get to find out more about Rory and Amy's relationship and more about the married couple's bond.

Arthur - who also stars in the programme with Matt Smith, who plays The Doctor - added: "I can't say too much about it but it's brilliant, it's one of my favourite episodes and it's a real kind of Amy/Rory episode and it reveals a lot about their relationship and about their feelings toward each other . it really delves into why Amy and Rory like each other and what they mean to each other and it's a brilliant story as well. Me, Matt and Karen watched it together, it's brilliant. Karen's brilliant in it."

'Doctor Who' episode 'The Girl Who Waited' will air at 7.15pm on BBC One this Saturday (10.09.11).

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