A scene in which a man is beheaded has been removed from an episode of the new series of Doctor Who on the order of BBC bosses.
The scene, which was in the episode scheduled to air this weekend in the UK, involved a clash between Robin Hood's men and the soldiers of the Sheriff of Nottingham.
The edit was ordered out of respect to the decapitation murders of two journalists in Iraq by extremist militants.
"In light of recent news events, we have made an edit to episode three out of respect," the BBC said in a brief statement.
The episode, titled Robot of Sherwood, is the third of the new series and was written by Mark Gatiss.
It was filmed in April at Fforest Fawr and Caerphilly Castle in Wales.
In the episode, the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) meet the iconic Robin Hood, played by Tom Riley.
The sensitive move sits as a stark contrast to the poor handling of similar situation by the American studio 20th Century Fox.
A marketing campaign for the Fox series Sleepy Hollow, which focused on the show's central mythological figure, the "headless horseman", was released to media earlier this week.
The campaign provoked a storm of criticism for poor timing and was immediately withdrawn.