Colin Baker: He’s Fabulous!

Colin Baker is on tour with the play She Stoops to Conquer at the moment, and they’re opening in Edinburgh on Tuesday 16th February. The Scotsman has spoken to Colin’s co-star Jonathan Broadbent, who it seems is a bit of a fan…

Although to be honest, I don’t know how many times Colin has been described as “Fabulous”; I can scarcely – thankfully – see him clad in pink satin mincing around a new York disco…


“He’s fabulous,” says the 30-year-old Londoner, “He’s a very seasoned and experienced theatre actor, although he’s hugely well-known for his TV work. He’s great.

I was a huge Doctor Who fan when I was young and he, along with Peter Davison and Sylvester McCoy, registered as one of my Doctors.

It’s always quite interesting when you finally meet someone you used to watch on TV as a kid, but we’ve got a very happy company.”

She Stoops to Conquer is Irish author Oliver Goldsmith’s celebrated comedy, a tale of class, courtship and dysfunctional families that has kept audiences in stitches since it’s first performance in 1773. It seems we haven’t really changed that much in 200 years…

The show has been attracting excellent reviews, with Colin playing opposite ex-wife Liza Goddard; that’s an interesting tale on its own…

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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