Time to start watching this show, I suppose.
I had to re-task two satellites just to get a lousy Internet connection. Took more than an hour to torrent the last episode of Doctor Who.
I am the king of the forest
some things just go together
Tom Baker. With cats.
I’ve waited all my life for this.
The Fourth Doctor, that is.
Our friends over at the Nerdist Channel have released this video to promoteRob Zombie’s new show, in which the Grizzled Dead Mountain Bear of Rock and Films (no trademark, I just made it up) waggles a Fourth Doctor doll in front of the camera while doing an ever-so-slightly Dick Van Dyke British accent.
Thomas Stewart Baker was born on January 20, 1934 in Liverpool, England. He is, of course, best known for his work on the BBC series Doctor Whofrom 1974 until 1981. To date, his portrayal of the fourth incarnation of The Doctor is the longest in the show’s history.
After his run on Doctor Who, Baker appeared on the BBC radio and television series Little Britain and portrayed Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1982. He has also written an autobiography, Who on Earth is Tom Baker, which was published in 1997.
Completist Whovians will be cheered to learn that some seldom-seen archive footage of Tom Baker visiting Belfast schools in character as the Fourth Doctor has recently been unearthed and aired for the first time in decades.
Makers of Northern Irish BBC documentary strand Those Were the Days stumbled across the film in the BBC’s Northern Ireland archives and used clips of Baker’s visits in the first episode of the series, which was broadcast last Monday.
The footage shows Baker popping in to classrooms full of astonished children, running around playgrounds, chatting with the kids and letting them try on his hat.
“It was his own initiative,” said novelist Glenn Patterson during the programme. “He had a couple of days and decided to come to Belfast. Eventually American presidents would do that, but the idea that a Time Lord would come in [was something else].”
Fans can see Those Were the Days on BBC iPlayer until Monday 19 December.
The new, 100-page issue of Doctor Who Magazine is out and celebrates the life of Elisabeth Sladen, who died earlier this year. Among those tributes from friends, family and colleagues are my interviews with Doctors Tom Baker, David Tennant, and Matt Smith.
Click through for exclusive audio clips from those interviews.
Just a few of the significant instances where we have heard the TARDIS’s Cloister Bell.
“From the first (I think) ChicagoTARDIS con, although it had a different name.”
Back row: Ian Marter, Tom Baker, John Nathan Turner, Patrick Troughton (and beard), Peter Davison, Jon Pertwee and two people whom I cannot identify, but who are probably members of the crew. Front row: Janet Fielding, Elisabeth Sladen, Carole Ann Ford, Mark Strickson, Sarah Sutton, Louise Jameson, Mary Tamm and Nicola Bryant.
Details of this picture can be found at the source.
Doesn’t Ian look jolly? hehe. This picture is pretty epic though, considering everyone who is in it.
These amazing portraits were created by Lenka Sluková, also known as Houndeye.