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TOM BAKER says he'd do more DOCTOR WHO

Let's face facts, Tom Baker really is the face of classic Doctor Who. No matter who is 'your Doctor', chances are you have a soft spot for Tom. To see him back as the Curator in The Day Of The Doctor was wonderful. In a show full of highlights, that might have been the big one for me.

It was the first time we'd seen him onscreen in Doctor Who since 1981 (not counting Dimensions In Time - largely because every time I think of it I'm a little bit sick in my mouth!) He declined to return for The Five Doctors, there was a variety of reported reasons (including conflict with John-Nathan Turner), but speaking at the launch for the Horror Channel's season of classic Doctor Who episodes he said:
"I turned down the five Doctors because it wasn’t long since I’d left – I had left Doctor Who because I think I’d run my course, I didn’t want to play 20 per cent of the part. I didn’t fancy being a feed for other Doctors – in fact, it filled me with horror."
Apparently the passing of time, and the enjoyment of playing the Curator has helped that horror to subside, because Tom went on to add:
"Now, of course, if someone asked me to do a scene with some other Doctors, I think, if they let me tamper with the script, it would probably be quite drole. I would think about that, yes."
Imagine him coming back as the Curator and playing opposite Peter Capaldi, it would be marvelous stuff. It sounds as if Tom thinks so too:
“I wouldn’t rule anything out. If it was a nice part, with some good lines, I might deign to appear! I greatly admire Capaldi, he’s lovely and apparently he’s a great fan of Doctor Who – he might ask for me!”
And if he does, I hope that Moffat grants his wishes.

Would you like to see more of Tom Baker in Doctor Who?

Whilst we have you here, check out the very nice animated trailer for The Horror Channels season of classic Doctor Who episodes. See how many stories you recognise...

Source: Radio Times

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