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Why Long Tom Baker feels as sick as a parrot! (1982)

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  • Publication: The Sun
  • Date: 1982-01-06
  • Author: Tim Ewbank and Kay Goddard
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  • Language: English

TOM BAKER, television's recently retired Dr Who, is finding his new role a bit of a burden to shoulder.

After years of fighting Daleks as telly's time-travelling Doctor, Baker is sick as a parrot over the behaviour of his feathered co-star in the London pantomime Treasure Island.

We hear that Baker, who plays Long John Silver, was attacked by the bird — and its manners have not always been impeccable.

It has played the parrot Jack Spratt for many years in the panto at London's Mermaid Theatre, and has sat happily on the shoulder of BERNARD MILES when he played Long John.

CHANGE

"It probably found the change of actor too much," a member of the cast told us."

Baker has gallantly continued with the parrot, after his request for a stuffed substitute was refused.

He says : "I don't like parrots at the best of times. You can get some funny disease from them, can't you?"

Caption: Tom Baker with this puckish partner

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  • APA 6th ed.: Goddard, Tim Ewbank and Kay (1982-01-06). Why Long Tom Baker feels as sick as a parrot!. The Sun .
  • MLA 7th ed.: Goddard, Tim Ewbank and Kay. "Why Long Tom Baker feels as sick as a parrot!." The Sun [add city] 1982-01-06. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: Goddard, Tim Ewbank and Kay. "Why Long Tom Baker feels as sick as a parrot!." The Sun, edition, sec., 1982-01-06
  • Turabian: Goddard, Tim Ewbank and Kay. "Why Long Tom Baker feels as sick as a parrot!." The Sun, 1982-01-06, section, edition.
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