One of the most enduring figures in the Dr Who franchise and the longest run as the Doctor Tom Baker is reprising his role as the man himself. At the age of 75 and after 28 years , Baker agreed to reprise his role in a 5 part audio drama called Hornet’s Nest.
- Stuff of Nightmares – 3rd September
- The Dead Shoes – 8th October
- The Circus of Doom – 5th November
- A Sting in the Tale – 3rd December
- Hive of Horror – 3rd December
In the interview with Wired.com Baker said that.
“The BBC caught me at a good moment,” Baker said. “And part of the bait was dear Nicholas Courtney, who was to play the Brigadier. Unfortunately, he was unwell and had to be replaced before recording. So I carried on and pretended Nick was there.”
When asked about his feelings on the role her replied with this remark which warms the heart.
Playing the role is easier than putting on an old pair of boots. I said that I never stopped being Doctor Who — not when I walked off the set every day in the ’70s and not since I left the show. I said ‘never’ and I mean it.
“How could I stop? The Doctor was just Tom Baker. No acting. So, when it came time to record [Hornet’s Nest], I just dropped into the studio and picked up the script and away we went. Just like the old days.”
And he also made a note that he will be willing to return as the Dr in more stories .
“If the fans like them, then there will be more,”
To me Tom Baker was the Dr. he was and still is my favorite out of the 11. Well to be honest I have not seen the 11th yet since the states are a step behind in seeing the series even with SYFY and BBC America. Don’t get me wrong all the actors that played them were wonderful especially the ones that filled the revival of the Dr that I have seen. But Baker seem to have that role owned in my opinion. So glad to see him back playing the role that fits so well .
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