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Tom Baker quits after seven years

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  • Publication: The Mirror
  • Date: 1980-10-25
  • Author: Hilary Kingsley and Patricia Smylley
  • Page: 3
  • Language: English

THE NEW DOCTOR MAY BE A WOMAN


TOM BAKER is to quit his TV role as Dr. Who.

A woman could replace him in the B B C series.

Tom, Dr. Who for seven years, gave the hint yesterday when he announced he will leave the show in March. He said: "I hope whoever gets the part will have as happy a time as I've had. I wish him—or her—luck."

The, new star will be the fifth time-travelling doctor William Hartnell was the first in 1963, followed by Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom.

"I'm giving up when I'm at the top,' said 46-year-old Tom.

But he added: "I felt this year that things were beginning to drag."

He admitted he was very upset when it was decided to axe K9, the show's robot dog.

A BBC spokesman said last night: "We know who we want to replace Tom, but negotiations are continuing."

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  • APA 6th ed.: Smylley, Hilary Kingsley and Patricia (1980-10-25). Tom Baker quits after seven years. The Mirror p. 3.
  • MLA 7th ed.: Smylley, Hilary Kingsley and Patricia. "Tom Baker quits after seven years." The Mirror [add city] 1980-10-25, 3. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: Smylley, Hilary Kingsley and Patricia. "Tom Baker quits after seven years." The Mirror, edition, sec., 1980-10-25
  • Turabian: Smylley, Hilary Kingsley and Patricia. "Tom Baker quits after seven years." The Mirror, 1980-10-25, section, 3 edition.
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