Colin Baker, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Paul McGann and Sylvester McCoy all attended the Collectormania convention at the weekend, and spend some time answering questions from fans – ALL IN THE SAME ROOM!
Naturally, there was a question that had to be answered: would the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth stars of the show return – if asked – for the fiftieth anniversary?
Tom Baker: Well, if they ask me nicely or I could see what they wanted me to do I would consider it because I think the fans have been so good to me, they expect me at least to make an appearance so of course I would consider that. If it was something witty but I would want to know what the detail of the scene was or what I was supposed to do. I just don’t want to be paraded through as some shagged out old icon of the last century.
We’ve heard that Tom would be interested in coming back for the 50th anniversary, would the rest of you?
Colin Baker: No
Sylvester McCoy: Yes.
SM: Oh, all the fans will hate you.
CB: I think hate is a powerful emotion. Get some hate going and when you’re somebody nice, a little bit nice, they like you again.
TB: I think it would depend. I said I’m not automatically in, if the BBC ring me up, naturally of course I get very suspicious. Even if you say ‘BBC’, I think ‘allo, ‘allo dodgy. But if they ring me up and ask me if I want to take part, I would want to know what they would want me to do.
There’s much more than that in the full published interview in the Independent…