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Jelly Babies on the Train

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.

Tom Baker's NewsletterA case in point comes in Tom’s second newsletter, midway through September.  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.  I thanked him and he kindly autographed the box.   Thanks again Henry.  I also did about 12 radio interviews for Hornets’ Nest.  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.


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