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Time Lord Who's About to Return

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DR WHO is ready to break out of the BBC's "time lock."

Television's longest lasting science !fiction hero was put into cold storage 18 months ago by BBC-l boss Michael Grade.

The series is being re-vamped and pie violence toned down.

The good doctor will be back in action on our screens next month.

Bringing him to life will be actor Colin Baker—who turns up tonight as a guest on WE LOVE TV (ITV, 7.0).

Baker describes his part as Dr Who as "one of the best on TV."

Getting back into his colourful Dr Who gear again, he says, was "like coming back home. It was odd stopping in mid-stream."

He managed to manifest himself during the enforced break at a couple of Dr Who conventions in America, where Who-mania is even bigger than here.

"Some stations show Dr Who every night of the week," says Colin.

The decision to put the Doctor "on ice" for 181 months cost him money.

"There would have been payments from overseas sales of the programme that were 'lost' because of the break," he says.

He says he'll continue as Dr Who "as long as I feel I'm contributing something and as long as viewers and the BBC want me.

"Tom Baker played him for seven years. That sounds a good target to aim for."


Caption: COLIN BAKER: Back as the Doctor

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