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Tom Baker returns as the Doctor

by Brad Trechak, posted Jul 23rd 2009 9:02PM
Doctor WhoGet your scarves out. Tom Baker is returning to the lead in Doctor Who after 30 years of pretty much abandoning the role (playing it again only for a fraction of a second in the 1993 Children In Need special). He'll be starring in a set of BBC audio plays along with Richard Franklin, who will return alongside the fourth Doctor as Captain Mike Yates, one of the Doctor's companions from that era.

This is big news. Until David Tennant, Baker was synonymous with the role yet absolutely refused to do any performances related to it. Big Finish has been doing Doctor Who audio dramas for a decade with four of the other actors who played the part, yet the company was never able to snag Tom Baker for one.

I'm certain going to seek out this audio. Hopefully this is only the beginning of more Doctor Who audio plays starring Mr. Baker. He has been sorely missed.

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He hadn't completely abandoned it. The VHS production of the Douglas Adams-penned-"lost" episode called Shada was hosted by Tom Baker, who not only introduced the episodes, but filled in the missing parts that had been lost throughout the years. It's not much, but it's something

July 27 2009 at 12:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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