Colin Baker: I’ll Never Forget Who

Sixth Doctor Colin Baker has told Wales Online that he’ll never tire of being linked to Doctor Who.

Baker, whose tenure as the Doctor included an 18-month hiatus following his first full season until he was unceremoniously fired at the behest of new BBC controller Michael Grade, has said that he has no desire to end his association with the Whoniverse:

“I don’t think I’ll ever move away from that and to be honest, I have no particular desire to move away from it. I don’t understand those who are precious about these things. I don’t get it when actors say, ‘Oh that’s something I did 20 years ago, I don’t want to talk about’.”

Despite Internet chatter concerning the BBC’s commitment to the series Baker is pleased to see the show receiving the backing it finally deserves:

“Let’s be honest, Doctor Who is special, it’s played a huge part in the British public’s consciousness. It’s good to see the BBC appreciating it and valuing it now, which they didn’t do during my time in the late ’80s.

“I’ve enjoyed immensely watching it. However when I left, the ratings were exactly the same, 5 to 6 million, as they are now, they were no different. I know the television landscape has changed but it’s ironic nonetheless.”

Baker can next be seen playing another iconic television character, Inspector Morse in the stage production of Inspector Morse: House Of Ghosts which runs at The New Theatre, Cardiff until Saturday.

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(via Digital Spy)

Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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