Doctor Who: Rare archive footage of Tom Baker unearthed

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.

Doctor Who: Rare archive footage of Tom Baker unearthed

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.




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