Published on December 15th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley
Colin Baker is Mellow
Sixth Doctor Who star Colin Baker has been interviewed recently by Digital Spy – with his Lost Stories currently being released as audio adventures by Big Finish, it’s a good opportunity to speak with the much maligned star.
Covering Doctor Who new and old, audio costumes, beating Sylvester McCoy and Peter Davison as the Doctor with most stories under his belt and even the 1985 cancellation/hiatus, Colin always has a lot to say. He certainly seems to have changed his view on Michael Grade…
Has your stance towards the initial cancellation of Doctor Who in 1985 changed over the past two decades?
“Iâ€™ve mellowed quite quickly. I was a little unhappy that [script editor] Eric Saward took the opportunity to say he thought I should never have been cast in the first place, which given the fact that this was a guy Iâ€™d entertained in my home and never indicated to me how he felt – I thought it was a bit shabby. When people you think are your friends let you down thatâ€™s crappy, but Michael Grade wasnâ€™t a friend of mine.
It’s probably fair to say that everyone accepts Colin was treated shabbily by the BBC – but that sort of treatment from large organizations has been common for years. Getting slated by so-called friends on the other hand…