Former Doctor Who star Colin Baker appears in BBC One’s Hustle this week, as a patsy for a scam who ends up dying of a heart attack!
To celebrate Digital Spy called the Sixth Doctor himself to have a chat and after discovering that Colin doesn’t watch a lot of the more popular evening serials due to his stage career, the topic moves on to Doctor Who, and whether David Tennant should have gone when he did.
“That’s entirely up to him. I think in his case, possibly, because he’s shown every side of being highly employable in its aftermath. He’s a very fine actor and from what I’ve seen of his Doctor, he’s been superb. I think whenever he went, it would have been fine because he’s good enough.”
Colin is also enthusiastic about the upcoming Steven Moffat-lead series of Doctor Who:
“I hadn’t realised, until I checked, that the stories I liked best are the ones he’s written. ‘The Doctor Dances’ and ‘Blink’ were both written by him. So if the series continues in that vein it can only get better.”
He’s also heard nothing about a multi-Doctor story. Not. A. Jot.
Also appearing in Hustle is Robert Glenister – he played Salateen in 1984’s The Caves of Androzani, the story that was coincidentally Colin’s first appearance as the Doctor!
If you missed this week’s Hustle on it’s initial broadcast on Monday evening, catch it on BBC HD on Sunday night at 11.30pm or try BBC iPlayer!