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Where Are They Now?

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Tom Baker (aka Doctor Who)

WIDELY regarded by people in anoraks as the one, true and only Doctor Who, Tom Baker appeared in 178 episodes of the show throughout the 1970s. His face will be forever associated with the fight against three foot robots in the 68 countries where the programme was shown.

Nowadays, he spends much of his time looking after 10 Burmese cats in his home near Maidstone in Kent. Other adventures include weeding the graves in the churchyard that backs on to his home, which he shares with his wife.

Baker wisely avoids Dr Who conventions, although he will go if it's for a favourite charity. He says that his main passions are no longer space travel and dodgy costumes but beer and melancholy jazz (while he's ironing). He also swapped 1970s' time machines for restoring the bell tower in his house.

He still makes some money from his TV past. Last year, he recorded introductions for the video release of some of his best 70s horror movies. He has also recorded a narration to an American TV documentary series on the 20th century.

"Life is good and I can't complain," he says, "but in fact, I will because there aren't any decent pubs in our village."

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  • APA 6th ed.: O'Driscoll, Seán (1998-06-21). Where Are They Now?. Tribune (London) p. Magazine, p. 2.
  • MLA 7th ed.: O'Driscoll, Seán. "Where Are They Now?." Tribune (London) [add city] 1998-06-21, Magazine, p. 2. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: O'Driscoll, Seán. "Where Are They Now?." Tribune (London), edition, sec., 1998-06-21
  • Turabian: O'Driscoll, Seán. "Where Are They Now?." Tribune (London), 1998-06-21, section, Magazine, p. 2 edition.
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