Tom Baker Returns Rumour # 950

So, we get this rumour once a year, and however lovely and nostalically nice it might seem, let’s face it, it is unlikely to happen.

Sky TV of all places reckon that Tom – the legendary and iconic Fourth Doctor – is making a return to the show in the next full series of Doctor Who, in 2010.

Apparently the BBC and Tom’s agency have declined to comment on the rumour – although we can only take Sky’s word for it that they’ve even been asked.

Such a return would make the return of Paul McGann look like a regular piece of casting… no one knows yet what role Tom may or may not be playing, but let’s face it if it’s true it would be totally marvellous.  My money is on Rasputin…

Of course, there have been rumours of a role for Brian Blessed… perhaps they’re filming a version of The Dark Dimension…?

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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