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Local Tom Baker

Tom Baker – the one and only – has been in the press alot recently as part of promotion for his “comeback”, the Doctor Who audio adventure serial Hornet’s Nest. Most recently he spoke to his local publication, the Rye & Battle Observer.

Naturally it is full of those remarkable observations and anecdotes only Tom Baker has, including this spot-on observation:

Relishing his past – “Being an old Doctor Who has its social advantages. I’m licensed to offer jelly babies!” – he is nevertheless fascinated by current developments, such as allowing product placement on British commercial TV.

“That’s really going to change things. Did you see The Truman Show? Wasn’t that a wonderful film? Always taking him by the elbow and moving him into ads.”

And on the matter of his website, www.tom-baker.co.uk, Tom would like everyone to know that this is his only website ever.

“This is the only one,” says the 75-year-old emphatically with that distinctive, rich, deep voice. “A lot of people have said they have got the official site but they haven’t.”

So now you know. It’s a good interview, head on over there now!

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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