Tom Baker

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (9)

  • 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 (34)

  • Tom Baker's favrote roles besodes playing Doctor Who, also included playing numerous roles as a villian.

  • Tom Baker is best remembered for getting angry on the set of Doctor Who.  He never liked John Nathan-Turner, though they became friendly later on.

  • In October 2008, Tom gave a workshop at the Trinity theater before a performance of Love Letters with Louise Jameson and Colin Baker. The proceed from the performance were donated to the theatre. The venue is threatened by the drastic cut in funding from the Arts Council.

  • Tom Baker narrated missing scenes in the VHS version of the Doctor Who episode Shada when the episode could not be completed due to a Strike.

  • Tom provides the Voice Over for a number of Ads, including Tui Beer in New Zealand, Wonder White bread in Australia and Duracel batteries.

  • Tom provides the Voice Over for the Qantas In Sky Shopping advertisements, played on Qantas international flights

  • Tom Baker narrated the Patrick Troughton Doctor Who Audio Adventure: The Power of the Daleks.

  • In 1982, shortly after he left Doctor Who, another Tom Baker, an American actor who starred in the Andy Warhol film, I A Man had died from a drug overdose, several reports falsely stated that this Tom Baker had died

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