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THIS is the new Dr. Who — "unknown" T V actor Tom Baker.

Tom, a 40-year-old bachelor, will become the fourth Dr. Who since the series began ten years ago.

The present Doctor, Jon Pertwee, will be "killed off" at the end of the current series and Tom will take over next January.

Tom played Rasputin in the film "Nicholas and Alexandra," but he has not done much T V work,

He said yesterday:

"I'm a great fan of Dr. Who, and this role appeals to me very much."

Tom, who has been acting since he was 23, added: "It's also going to mean a great deal of security for me. I have signed a contract for one year, with options to do more programmes."

The new Doctor lives in a £6-a-week one-room flat in Pimlico, London. " I've got only one suit to my name and one good overcoat, and I don't have a car," he said.

Barry Letts, producer of Dr. Who, explained: " There is a transformation of the doctors.

"Dr Who is a time lord who is ageless. He transforms by a miracle of T V electronics into a completely new body."

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