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Published on March 23rd, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

Tom Baker: Ask Me Nicely

At the opening of the Earl’s Court hosting of the Doctor Who Exhibition last week, Fourth Doctor Tom Baker revealed that he would consider a return to Doctor Who!

In typical Tom fashion, after years of denying all interest, he’s decided he might be up for it… although he might get a shock:

"I don’t actually watch [Dr Who]," he said. "I didn’t even watch it when I was in it – for all sorts of reasons.

"But I do get messages from David Tennant and I have seen him in other things of course. He has been a huge success and I am very pleased about that."

"Perhaps I might make a guest appearance – perhaps," he said.

"Providing they ask me nicely, of course."

Why wouldn’t they ask you nicely, Tom?

You can find out more about the opening of the exhibition – including hearing the words of Tom – via some film footage at


About the Author


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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