If you haven’t yet paid a visit, I would strongly advise adding www.tom-baker.co.uk to your favourites list – the official website of the Fourth Doctor Who is marvellously entertaining with both archive material and wonderful “newsletter” style updates providing glimpses into Tom’s remarkable world.
A case in point comes in Tom’s second newsletter, midway through September.Â In it he recalls a recent signing for the Hornet’s Nest CD launch, and was asked by a young boy named Harry if he had any Jelly Babies.
Upon discovering that Tom had none, the boy vanished – only to reappear later on with a large box of the sweets.
“He’d run all the way to Hyde Park Corner, I think. Â I thanked him and he kindly autographed the box. Â Thanks again Henry. Â I also did about 12 radio interviews for Hornets’ Nest. Â On the train home I ate some of Henry’s jelly babies and offered them around. One man ate seven.”
It’s marvellous stuff and the whole site is a wonderful way to get a regular dose of The Great Man if DVDs of Doctor Who and recordings of guest appearances on Have I Got News For You aren’t enough.