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Tom Baker
Tom Baker.jpg
Baker in 2010
BornThomas Stewart Baker
(1934-01-20) 20 January 1934 (age 79)
Liverpool, England
OccupationActor
Years active1968–present
Spouse(s)Anna Wheatcroft (1961–1966; divorced)
Lalla Ward (1980–1982; divorced)
Sue Jerrard (1986–present)
Children2
Website
http://www.tom-baker.co.uk
 
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Tom Baker
Tom Baker.jpg
Baker in 2010
BornThomas Stewart Baker
(1934-01-20) 20 January 1934 (age 79)
Liverpool, England
OccupationActor
Years active1968–present
Spouse(s)Anna Wheatcroft (1961–1966; divorced)
Lalla Ward (1980–1982; divorced)
Sue Jerrard (1986–present)
Children2
Website
http://www.tom-baker.co.uk

Thomas Stewart "Tom" Baker (born 20 January 1934) is an English actor. He is best known for his role as the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in the science fiction television series Doctor Who, which he played from 1974 to 1981.[1]

Early life[edit]

Baker was born in Scotland Road, Liverpool, England. His mother, Mary Jane (née Fleming), was a cleaner, and his father, John Stewart Baker, was a sailor who was rarely at home. His parents were working class Liverpudlian ; his mother was a devout Catholic and his father was a Jewish naval man.[2] Baker attended Cheswardine Boarding School until he left school at 15 to become a Roman Catholic monk and remained in this lifestyle for six years, but left after losing his faith.[3] He did his national service in the Royal Army Medical Corps, serving from 1955 until 1957. At the same time, he took up acting, first as a hobby but he turned professional towards the end of the 1960s.

Career[edit]

Early work[edit]

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Baker was part of the National Theatre Company, then headed by Laurence Olivier, and had his first big film break with the role of Grigori Rasputin in the film Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) after Olivier had recommended him for the part.[4] He was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for his performance, one for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and another for Best Newcomer. Baker appeared as Moore, an artist whose paintings are imbued with voodoo power, in The Vault of Horror (1973) and as Koura, the villainous sorcerer, in Ray Harryhausen's The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973).

He also appeared in Pier Paolo Pasolini's 1972 version of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales as the younger husband of the Wife of Bath.

Doctor Who (1974–81)[edit]

Tom Baker and a Dalek in London, 1991, at a photocall in Trafalgar Square

In 1974, Baker took over the role of the Doctor from Jon Pertwee to become the Fourth Doctor in the BBC TV series.[1] He was recommended to producer Barry Letts by the BBC's Head of Serials, Bill Slater, who had directed Baker in a Play of the Month production of Shaw's play The Millionairess. Impressed by Baker upon meeting him, Letts was convinced he was right for the part after seeing his performance in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad.[5] Baker was working on a construction site at the time, as acting jobs were scarce. Initially he was dubbed "Boiler Suit Tom" by the media because he had been supplied for a press conference with some old studio set clothes to replace his modest garments.[6]

He quickly made the part his own. As the Fourth Doctor, his eccentric style of dress and speech (particularly his trademark long scarf and fondness for jelly babies) made him an immediately recognisable figure, and he quickly caught the viewing public's imagination. Baker played the Doctor for seven consecutive seasons over a seven-year period, making him the longest-serving actor in the part. Baker himself suggested many aspects of his Doctor's personality, but the distinctive scarf was created by accident. James Acheson, the costume designer assigned to his first story, had provided far more wool than was necessary to the knitter, Begonia Pope; Pope knitted all the wool she was given. It was Baker who suggested that he wear the ridiculously long scarf, which he did once it had been shortened a bit to make it more manageable.[7] When John Nathan-Turner took over as producer of Doctor Who in 1981, Tom Baker was infuriated by the changes made to his wardrobe.

The Doctor played by Tom Baker (1974–1981) is often regarded as the most popular of the Doctors. In polls conducted by Doctor Who Magazine, Baker has lost the "Best Doctor" category only three times: once to Sylvester McCoy in 1990, and twice to David Tennant in 2006 and 2009.[8] In a poll published by BBC Homes and Antiques magazine in January 2006, Baker was voted the fourth most eccentric star. He was beaten by Björk, Chris Eubank, and David Icke.[9]

He continues to be associated with the Doctor, appearing on documentaries such as The Story of Doctor Who and Doctor Who Confidential and giving interviews about his time on the programme. He reappeared as the Doctor for the 1993 charity special Dimensions in Time and audio for the PC game Destiny of the Doctors. In 1996 he appraised his time on the show as the highlight of his life. He is often interviewed as part of documentaries on the extras of Doctor Who DVD releases from his era as the Doctor and has recorded DVD commentaries for many of the stories. In a 2004 interview regarding the series' revival, Baker suggested that he be cast as the Master.[10] In a 2006 interview with The Sun newspaper, he claims that he has not watched any episodes of the new series because he "just can't be bothered".[11] In June 2006, Baker once again expressed interest in the role in a guest column for Radio Times, noting that he "did watch a little bit of the new Doctor Who and I think the new fella, Tennant, is excellent."[citation needed]

While Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul McGann have all reprised their roles for audio adventures produced since the 1990s by Big Finish (and sometimes the BBC), Baker had declined to voice the Doctor until 2009, claiming that he hadn't seen a script he liked. In July 2009, the BBC announced that Baker would return to the role for a series of five audio dramas, co-starring Richard Franklin as Captain Mike Yates, which would begin release in September. The five audios comprise a single linked story under the banner title Hornets' Nest, written by well-known author Paul Magrs.[12] He returns with a sequel to Hornets' Nest called Demon Quest.[13] Baker has also filmed inserts for a video release of the unfinished Shada in 1992, presented the video release The Tom Baker Years (a look back at his time on the series watching short clips from his episodes) and also provided narration for several BBC audio releases of old Doctor Who stories.

In March 2011, it was announced that Baker would be returning as the Fourth Doctor for two series of plays for Big Finish Productions, starring alongside former companions Leela (Louise Jameson) and Romana I (Mary Tamm). The first series of six audios were released starting from January 2012.[14] Big Finish had also arranged for Baker to record a series of stories reuniting him with Elisabeth Sladen's character Sarah Jane Smith (for which special permission was obtained from the producers of The Sarah Jane Adventures TV series), but Sladen died in April 2011 before any stories could be recorded.[15]

Baker has been involved in the reading of old Target novelisations in the BBC Audio range of talking books, "Doctor Who (Classic Novels)". Doctor Who and the Giant Robot was the first release in the range read by Baker, released on 5 November 2007, followed by Baker reading Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius (released 4 February 2008), Doctor Who and the Creature from the Pit (released on 7 April 2008) and Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars (released 14 August 2008). In October 2009, Baker was interviewed for BBC Radio 4's Last Word to pay tribute to the deceased former Doctor Who producer Barry Letts. He described Letts, who originally cast him in the role, as "the big link in changing my entire life".

On 20 November 2013, Baker revealed that he would appear in The Day of the Doctor, the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who, which aired on 23 November. He stated, "I am in the special. I'm not supposed to tell you that, but I tell you that very willingly and specifically; the BBC told me not to tell anybody but I'm telling you straightaway."[16] The episode saw Baker in the role of a mysterious curator in the National Gallery.

Later film and television work[edit]

Tom Baker 2008

In 1982, Baker portrayed Sherlock Holmes in a four-part BBC1 miniseries version of The Hound of the Baskervilles; in the U.S., this production was telecast on A&E.[17] He also made an appearance in Blackadder II, in the episode "Potato", as the sea captain "Redbeard Rum". Much later, he played Puddleglum, a "marsh-wiggle", in the 1990 BBC adaptation of C.S. Lewis' The Silver Chair.

For the third series of the British game show Cluedo, Baker was cast as Professor Plum, a "man with a degree in suspicion". He was also cast in the 2004 series Strange, as a blind priest who possessed knowledge of the Devil. Previously, he had appeared as a guest on the quiz show Have I Got News For You and was subsequently described by presenter Angus Deayton as the funniest guest in the series' history. A particular highlight was when Baker gave an anecdotal account of how, while entering a recording studio in Wales, he was accosted by a member of the public who told Baker: "I will never forgive you, nor will my wife, for what you did to our grammar schools." Baker responded with: "What are you talking about, you daft bugger?" to which the stranger replied: "I'm so sorry. For a moment I thought you were Shirley Williams."

According to the Daily Mirror, Baker's appearance made him a cult figure once again, and helped revive his career.[18] He later returned to Have I Got News For You as a guest host in 2008. Baker played the role of the Captain in the Challenge version of Fort Boyard, and has also hosted the children's literature series, The Book Tower. He has recorded a special called, Tom Baker – In Confidence that was shown in April 2010.

In the late 1990s, it was reported that Baker was a candidate for the role of Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films.[19] Baker has since stated that he was only approached for "a role" in the film, and turned down the offer when told that it would mean spending months away in New Zealand.[citation needed] He appeared as Halvarth, the Elven healer, in Dungeons & Dragons (2000).

Little Britain[edit]

After his work on Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World, Baker was cast as a similar narrator of Little Britain on BBC Radio 4 and remained in the role when it transferred to television. Baker has suggested that he was chosen for the part in Little Britain due to his popularity with Lucas and Walliams, part of the generation to whom he is the favourite Doctor. "I am now being employed by the children who grew up watching me", he stated in a DVD commentary.[20] Another trademark of Little Britain's narration is the deadpan quotation of old rap lyrics, usually in the opening credit sequence. On 17 November 2005, to mark the start of the third series of Little Britain, Baker read the continuity announcements on BBC One from 7 pm to 9:30 pm GMT. The scripts were written by Lucas and Walliams; Baker assumed his Little Britain persona. He used lines such as: "Hello, tellyviewers. You're watching the BBC One! In half an hour, Jenny Dickens's classic serial Bleak House. But first let's see what the poor people are up to in the first of two visits this evening to the EastEnders."

Voice acting[edit]

Baker has appeared in various radio productions, including a role as "Britain's most celebrated criminal barrister", Sir Edward Marshall-Hall in John Mortimer Presents the Trials of Marshall Hall (1996), "Josiah Bounderby" in Charles Dickens' Hard Times (1998) and a part in the 2001 BBC Radio 4 version of The Thirty-Nine Steps as Sir Walter Bullivant. He guest starred in The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (a pastiche series written by Bert Coules) in the 2002 episode "The Saviour of Cripplegate Square". From 2000 to 2005 Tom voiced the character Max Bear in the Channel 4 (UK) Max Bear Productions animated series. More recently, he voiced the role of the villain ZeeBad in the 2005 computer-animated film version of The Magic Roundabout. In 2007 he voiced the character of Robert Baron in the BBC animated series The Secret Show.

Baker narrates the children's computer animation series The Beeps which is shown on Channel 5's Milkshake! as well as narrating Tales of Aesop on BBC, a television series based on Aesop's Fables with beautiful puppet animation. Most recently, Baker has returned to the role of the Fourth Doctor, first in three series of audio adventures for BBC Audiobooks: Hornet's Nest, Demon Quest and Serpents' Crest; and now in a new series of Doctor Who audio adventures for Big Finish Productions also starring Louise Jameson as "Leela". Seven releases are due in 2013 which feature Mary Tamm (The Auntie Matter, The Sands of Life, War Against the Laan, The Justice of Jalxar, Phantoms of the Deep, The Dalek Contract and The Final Phase).[21]

Video games[edit]

Baker starred as the Fourth Doctor in the 1997 video game Destiny of the Doctors. His voice has also been featured in Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (2000), Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior (2003), "Sudeki" (2004), Cold Winter (2005), MediEvil: Resurrection, Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising, and Little Britain: The Video Game (2007).

Narration[edit]

Baker is a prolific and highly recognisable voiceover artist. In a 2005 survey of British adults, Baker's voice was found to be the fourth most recognisable after the Queen, Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher.[22] In 1992 and 1993, Baker narrated BBC radio comedy series Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World. In 1994, Baker provided the narration for Channel 4's Equinox rave documentary Rave New World.[23] In 2002 he had a speaking role in the critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful Hostile Waters as the Narrator.

Baker provided the voiceover for the Perfect Dark (2000) TV adverts. He also voiced both the narrator and the god "Tetsu" in the role-playing game Sudeki, but was uncredited.[24] During the first three months of 2006, his voice was used by BT for spoken delivery of text messages to landline phones. He recorded 11,593 phrases, containing every sound in the English language, for use by the text-to-speech service.[25] The BT text message service returned from 1 December 2006 until 8 January 2007, with two pence from each text going to the charity Shelter. Also, a single "sung" by Baker's text voice, "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks, was released on 18 December 2006 with proceeds going to the charity. The creator of the song was Mark Murphy, designer of the site.[26][27]

Baker's voice may be heard at London's Natural History Museum narrating commentary to some of the exhibits that support Darwin's theory of natural selection. He has made three other brief forays into the world of music: he provides the monologue to the track "Witness to a Murder (Part Two)" on the album Six by Mansun; he appears on Technocat's single "Only Human" in 1995, and in 2002 he recorded the monologue to the track "Megamorphosis" on the album Andabrek by Stephen James, although the album was not released until 2009. Baker provides narrative at two British tourist attractions: the Nemesis roller coaster at Alton Towers, Staffordshire; and the London Dungeon, a museum depicting gory and macabre events in the capital, narrating the events leading up to and comprising the Great Fire of London.

Tom Baker voiced the character "Max Bear", a series of animated stories broadcast on Channel 4 (UK Terrestrial) from 2000 to 2005. He narrated Australian cartoonist Bruce Petty's 2006 film about world politics, Global Haywire.

Books[edit]

Baker's autobiography, Who on Earth is Tom Baker? (ISBN 0-00-638854-X), was published in 1997, and made available on Kindle devices in September 2013.

He has also written a short fairytale-style novel called The Boy Who Kicked Pigs (ISBN 0-571-19771-X). In 1981 he edited a collection of poems for children: "Never Wear Your Wellies in the House and Other Poems to Make You Laugh" (ISBN 0-09-927340-3).

Personal life[edit]

Baker's first marriage in 1961 was to Anna Wheatcroft (niece of the rose grower Harry Wheatcroft). They had two sons Daniel and Piers, but divorced in 1966 and Baker lost contact with his sons until a chance meeting with Piers in a pub in New Zealand allowed them to renew their relationship.[18] In December 1980 he married Lalla Ward who had co-starred in Doctor Who (playing his companion Romana) with him for two years. However, the marriage lasted only 16 months.

In 1986, Baker married for a third time, this time to Sue Jerrard, who had been an assistant editor on Doctor Who. They moved to the Bell House, a converted school in Boughton Malherbe near Maidstone, Kent where they kept several cats, before moving to France in January 2003. They sold the property to Jim Moir (Vic Reeves), shortly after Baker had worked with him on the BBC1 revival (2000–01) of Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased).[28] In November 2006, Baker returned to live in the UK, initially buying a house in Tunbridge Wells, before later moving to the East Sussex countryside.[29][30]

Baker is sceptical of religion[31] and describes himself as irreligious, or occasionally as Buddhist, but not anti-religious. "People are quite happy believing the wrong things. I wasn't unhappy believing all that shit. Now I'm not unhappy thinking about it because I can laugh at it."[32] Politically, Baker has expressed disdain for both the Conservatives and the Labour Party saying, in 1998, "When the Conservatives were in I cannot tell you how much I hated them. But I realise how shallow I am because I now hate the Labour Party as much."[18]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1968The Winter's TaleThe bear
1971Nicholas and AlexandraRasputin
1972The Canterbury TalesJenkin
1973Cari GenitoriKarl
1973The Vault of HorrorMoore
1973LutherPope Leo XDoesn't appear in some versions of the film
1973Frankenstein: The True StorySea captain
1973The Golden Voyage of SinbadKoura
1974The MutationsLynch
1980The Curse of King Tut's TombHasan
1984The Passionate PilgrimSir TomShort film
1984The Zany Adventures of Robin HoodSir Guy de Gisbourne
1998BacktimeSarge
2000Dungeons & DragonsHalvarth
2005The Magic RoundaboutZeebadVoice
2010The Genie in the BottleNarratorShort film
2011Jacqueline Hill: A Life in PicturesThe DoctorIt was included in the DVD release of the Doctor Who story Meglos.
2013Saving SantaSanta ClausVoice

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1968Dixon of Dock GreenThe manEpisode: "The Attack"
1968Market in Honey LaneDoormanEpisode: "The Matchmakers"
1968George and the DragonPorterEpisode: "The 10:15 Train"
1968Z-CarsHarry RussellEpisode: "Hudson's Way"
1968Dixon of Dock GreenForemanEpisode: "Number 13"
1969Thirty-Minute TheatreCorporal SchabeEpisode: "The Victims: Frontier"
1970Softly, SoftlySite foremanEpisode: "Like Any Other Friday"
1972Play of the MonthDr. Ahmed el KabirEpisode: "The Millionairess"
1973Arthur of the BritonsBrandreth / GavronEpisode: "Go Warily"
1974–1981Doctor WhoThe Doctor172 episodes
1975Jim'll Fix ItThe Doctor1 episode
1976Piccadilly CircusMark Ambient
1977Nouvelles de Henry JamesMark Ambient
1978Late Night StoryHost4 episodes[33]
1979The Book TowerPresenter22 episodes
1982The Hound of the BaskervillesSherlock Holmes
1983Jemima Shore InvestigatesDr. Norman ZieglerEpisode: "Dr. Ziegler's Casebook"
1983Doctor WhoThe DoctorEpisode: "The Five Doctors"
1984Remington SteeleAnatole BlaylockEpisode: "Hounded Steele"
1985JackanoryStorytellerEpisode: "The Iron Man"
1986The Life and Loves of a She-DevilFather Ferguson
1986Blackadder IICaptain Redbeard RumEpisode: "Potato"
1986The Kenny Everett Television ShowPatient
John Thompson
Blu-Tac
Tom
Season 1, Episode 2
1986Roland Rat: The SeriesBBC Three presenter
The Doctor
Season 4, Episode 1
1990The Silver ChairPuddleglum
1990Tales of AesopNarrator
1990HyperlandSoftware agent
1990BoomCo-presenter
1991Selling HitlerManfred Fischer4 episodes
1992CluedoProfessor Plum6 episodes
1992Screen TwoSir Lionel SweetingEpisode: "The Law Lord"
1992–1995MedicsProfessor Geoffrey Hoyt
1993Doctor WhoThe DoctorEpisode: "Dimensions in Time"
1994The Imaginatively Titled Punt & Dennis ShowActor in supermarketCameo
1998Have I Got News For YouHimself
2000This Is Your LifeHimself
2000The Canterbury TalesSimpkinVoice
Episode: "The Journey Back"
2000Max BearMax BearVoice
2000–2001Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)Professor Wyvern10 episodes
2001Fun at the Funeral ParlourQuimbyEpisode: "The Jaws of Doom"
2003Swiss ToniDerek AsquithEpisode: "Cars Don't Make You Fat"
20032DTVThe DoctorVoice
Series 4, Episode 1
2003StrangeFather BernardEpisode: "Asmoth"
2003Fort BoyardCaptain Baker
2003–2006Little BritainNarrator36 episodes
2004The Little ReindeerSanta ClausVoice
2004–2005Monarch of the GlenDonald MacDonald12 episodes
2006The Secret ShowRobert BaronVoice
Episode: "The Secret Room"
2007MarpleFrederick TrevesEpisode: "Towards Zero"
2007–2008The BeepsNarrator45 episodes
2008Little Britain USANarrator6 episodes
2008Have I Got News For YouHimself
2010Tom Baker: In ConfidenceHimselfInterviewed by Professor Laurie Taylor
2013Doctor Who[34]National Gallery Curator/ The DoctorEpisode: "The Day of the Doctor"

Video games[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997Destiny of the DoctorsThe DoctorVoice and likeness
2000Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the FutureNarratorVoice
2001Hostile Waters: Antaeus RisingNarratorVoice
2003Warhammer 40,000: Fire WarriorNarratorVoice
2004SudekiNarratorVoice
2005Heretic Kingdoms: The InquisitionNarratorVoice
2005MediEvil: ResurrectionDeathVoice
2006Cold WinterJohn GrayVoice
2006Little Britain: The GameNarratorVoice
2007Little Britain: The Video GameNarratorVoice

Radio[edit]

YearTitleRole
1994The Russia HouseBarley Blair
1998Hard TimesJosiah Bounderby
1999Nicholas NicklebyVincent Crummles
2009Hornets' NestThe Doctor
2010Demon QuestThe Doctor
2011Serpent CrestThe Doctor

Doctor Who – The Fourth Doctor Adventures (Big Finish)[edit]

Series 1[edit]

This series of adventures is set between seasons 14 and 15 of the classic series, and features Tom Baker and Louise Jameson reprising their roles as the Doctor and Leela.

#Series SortedTitleAuthorFeaturingReleased
14S/ADestination: NervaBriggs, NicholasNicholas BriggsLeelaJanuary 2012
24S/BThe Renaissance ManRichards, JustinJustin RichardsLeelaFebruary 2012
34S/CThe Wrath of the IceniDorney, JohnJohn DorneyLeelaMarch 2012
44S/DEnergy of the DaleksBriggs, NicholasNicholas BriggsLeela, DaleksApril 2012
54S/ETrail of the White Worm (Part 1)Barnes, AlanAlan BarnesLeela, The MasterMay 2012
64S/FThe Oseidon Adventure (Part 2)Barnes, AlanAlan BarnesLeela, The Master, KraalsJune 2012

Series 2[edit]

This series of adventures is set between seasons 16 and 17 of the classic series, and features Tom Baker, Mary Tamm and John Leeson reprising their roles as the Doctor, Romana and K-9 respectively.

#TitleAuthorFeaturingReleased
1The Auntie MatterMorris, JonathanJonathan MorrisRomana IJanuary 2013
2The Sands of Life (Part 1)Briggs, NicholasNicholas BriggsRomana I, K-9February 2013
3War Against The Laan (Part 2)Briggs, NicholasNicholas BriggsRomana IMarch 2013
4The Justice of JalxarDorney, JohnJohn DorneyRomana I, Jago & LitefootMarch 2013
5Phantoms of the DeepMorris, JonathanJonathan MorrisRomana I, K-9May 2013
6The Dalek Contract (Part 1)Briggs, NicholasNicholas BriggsRomana I, K-9, DaleksJune 2013
7The Final Phase (Part 2)Briggs, NicholasNicholas BriggsRomana I, K-9, DaleksJuly 2013

50th Anniversary Special[edit]

One off 50th Anniversary Special and features Tom Baker and Louise Jameson reprising their roles as the Doctor and Leela. Also features Doctors Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann

#TitleAuthorFeaturingReleased
*The Light at the EndBriggs, NicholasNicholas BriggsLeelaOctober 2013

Series 3[edit]

This series of adventures, like Series 1, is set between seasons 14 and 15 of the classic series, and features Tom Baker and Louise Jameson reprising their roles as the Doctor and Leela. Chronologically, it will take place after The Oseidon Adventure.

#TitleAuthorFeaturingReleased
1The King of SontarJohn DorneyLeela, SontaransJanuary 2014
2The White GhostsAlan BarnesLeelaFebruary 2014
3The Crooked ManJohn DorneyLeelaMarch 2014
4The Evil OneNicholas BriggsLeela, The MasterApril 2014
5Last of the ColophonJonathan MorrisLeelaMay 2014
6Destroy the InfiniteNicholas BriggsLeela, The EminenceJune 2014
7The AbandonedLouise Jameson & Nigel FairsLeelaJuly 2014
8Zygon HuntNicholas BriggsLeela, ZygonsAugust 2014

Fourth Doctor Lost Stories[edit]

#Series SortedTitleAuthorDoctorFeaturingReleased
14R/A & 4V/AThe Fourth Doctor Boxset
  1. "The Foe from the Future"
  2. "The Valley of Death"
  1. Robert Banks Stewart and John Dorney
  2. Philip Hinchcliffe and Jonathan Morris
4thLeelaJanuary 2012

Bibliography[edit]

YearTitleNotes
1997Who on Earth is Tom Baker?ISBN 0-00-638854-X
1999The Boy Who Kicked PigsISBN 0-571-19771-X

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

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  30. ^ Biodata. Tom-baker.co.uk.
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