Tom Baker

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  • Tom Baker: In the end it was not hard to leave the programme. I felt it in my finger-tips that the time had come to move over and give someone else a chance. There was nothing more I could do with it.

  • Tom Baker: The programme is like a hovercraft - on a fine line all the time. You don't dare touch the ground. I think it must have been the part of the Doctor that kept me fresh and young. All that fantasy is good for the mind, you know.

  • Tom Baker: The Doctor isn't really an acting part. It's a matter of being inventive enough to project credibility to scenes which aren't credible.

  • Tom Baker: I remember, I was returning with a colleague from Blackpool on a Saturday afternoon and I wanted to see the episode being shown that day. So we stopped at a television shop and asked if we could watch the programme. The assistant said she was just closing, but we could go to her house nearby and see it. When we got there we found her two children glued to the programme which had just started. I sat down quietly. Suddenly one of the children looked across at me. The he looked back at the set. The he looked back at me again. He couldn't believe his eyes!

  • Tom Baker: I went to one of the Doctor Who conventions in Los Angeles. These people were coming up with theories about the Doctor I could not understand. I asked them what they wanted and they all wanted the same thing. Would I take them with me in the TARDIS? It was very strange.

  • Tom Baker: I was terribly out of work when I got the Doctor Who job. I was temporarily on a building site when the BBC asked me. A few weeks later some of the men went out to buy the racing edition of the Standard and there was my picture on the front page. The BBC had told me not to tell anyone. Those men just couldn't believe it, their cement mixer becoming Doctor Who.

  • Tom Baker: (When asked how he felt about having a star named after him) I'm over the moon!

  • Tom Baker: (In a guest column for the Radio Times, regarding the new Doctor Who series) I did watch a little bit of the new Doctor Who and I think the new fella, Tennant, is excellent.

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Trivia (42)


    Tom Baker did voiceovers for Etch a Sketch & Prime Computers.


    Tom Baker did a VHS advertisement for the release of Doctor Who 34 years ago for the BBC. His words were: "You have the power to protect your Universe." Since then Doctor Who is now available on DVD.

  • Up until years later, Tom Baker is the only actor who never watched his episodes of Doctor Who.  Today, Tom owns a collection of DVDs of his Doctor Who and watches them.

  • Ever since he declined to appear in The Five Doctors, Tom Baker has regrets about not appearing.  In an interview, he went on record and said that working on Doctor Who changed his life, and felt bad about the way he treated producers.  Tom said it was childish and stupid of what he did.

  • Tom Baker got angry on the set of The Armageddon Factor at producers, but he got along very well with the director, Brian Hayles.

  • When John Nathan-Turner took over as producer of Doctor Who in 1981, he changed the Fourth Doctor's costume, and Tom Baker was very angry about it.  Tom was not the only person furious about this.  Lalla Ward and Christopher H. Bidmaid were also angry at JNT for taking Doctor Who in a new direction.  None of them liked that at all.

  • Tom Baker made alot of friends on the set of Doctor Who.

  • Tom Baker's most memorable role was playing Anatole Blaylock  a former Interpole Agent turned murderer in Remington Steele entittled "Hounded Steele" in 1984.

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