DWM 501 - Tom Baker Photo © Oliver McNeil http://www.theworldoflegend.com
DWM 501 – Tom Baker Photo © Oliver McNeil http://www.theworldoflegend.com

 

“Life is too short to be dull. Be interesting. Because not very much else matters does it? In large areas of our lives, hardly anything matters at all. I mean, nothing can beat being with loving friends, and a few wines, and a few beers, and a few lies, and a few yarns. And to still be adored after 40-odd years… yeah that’s the life. Maybe I’m the longest-serving actor, in the whole history of actors, who’s actually still, 40-odd years later, adored for the same part and enjoying it in the same way. When I get sent messages from middle-aged men… or from the wives of middle-aged men, who say, ‘Tell Mr Baker he cannot imagine how important he was to my beloved husband when he was a boy’… it moves me deeply to think about it. I was just going to work. I didn’t know, to begin with, how far-reaching this role would be. I was aware of the excitement, and the generosity, and the affection of the fans, but how could I ever have dreamed of all this?”

Tom Baker – The Fourth Doctor 

Right on the heels of the beautiful and huge 500 issue, Doctor Who Magazine has another spectacular edition.   And this one is completely devoted to Tom Baker – the Fourth Doctor. He portrayed the Doctor from 1974 to 1981, longer than any other actor.   Since then he has returned in numerous Big Finish Doctor Who drama and also played the mysterious curator in the 50th Anniversary special – The Day of the Doctor.

The magazine is dominated by Tom Baker: The Ultimate Interview, in which Tom talks about life, death and, of course, Doctor Who…  It is a must have for any Whovian.

The interview extravaganza is split into seven gripping parts:

  • The Unbreakable Tom Baker
  • The Insatiable Tom Baker
  • The Impeccable Tom Baker (with June Hudson)
  • The Irrepressible Tom Baker
  • The Unstoppable Tom Baker (with Louise Jameson, John Leeson and Geoffrey Beevers)
  • The Unforgettable Tom Baker
  • The Irreplaceable Tom Baker

The magazine also features a new comic strip –  The Pestilent Heart  and a report from the set of Doctor Who’s new series 10.

Doctor Who Magazine 501 is on sale Thursday 30 June 2016 for £5.99

 

Doctor Who Magazine 501 - Tom Baker
Doctor Who Magazine 501 – Tom Baker
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Susan Hewitt
Susan Hewitt is the Editor and Site Owner of Blogtor Who. She has loved all Doctor Who for over 5 decades now. Prisoner, Blake-7, Space-1999, Star Wars and Star Trek were also huge favourites. Her favourite Doctor is Tom Baker with Peter Capaldi following in a close second. However, David Tennant does rank as one of her favourite actors particular due to his brilliant work in theatre. She followed her heroes and became an Electrical Engineering in the semiconductor industry and worked for ATI, AMD and ARM. She is the CTO of Ryff when she isn't writing or editing Blogtor Who.

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