When you have good memories about a place, or a time in your life, you tend to do what you can to maintain it and let others know of the good times that you’ve had.
Colin Baker, or old sixy as he prefers to be called sometimes, is doing just that at the moment by putting his name to a petition to save the BBC’s TC8 studio at Television Centre from closure.
TC8 forms part of the BBC Television Centre and is scheduled to be closed down for good next month, after that only studios TC1, TC2 and TC3 will remain open.
Now at this point, some of you may be asking why TC8 is so important, why not just let it be shut down to make way for bigger and better BBC projects? To answer your question, not only is TC8 considered a vitally important mid-sized studio in London, it also contains a rich history for the Second Doctor all the way up to the Seventh. It was used to record a multitude of Doctor Who stories including The War Games, Terror of the Autons, The Three Doctors, Genesis of the Daleks, The Seeds of Doom, The Hand of Fear, The Deadly Assassin, Earthshock, The Twin Dilemma, Revelation of the Daleks and Remembrance of the Daleks to name a few.
It’s no wonder Colin Baker’s so eager to save it, he filmed not only his first ever Doctor Who story there but also his only ever Dalek story.
TC8 even featured in a David Tennant Doctor Who Confidential episode during his tenure, underlining its importance to Doctor Who it’s incredibly important.
Get involved now – head to www.ipetitions.com/
(With thanks to Charles)