Tom Baker is 80 today!

Tom Baker

Tom Baker is 80! National treasure, cult legend and Doctor Who’s longest-serving lead, Tom is now an official octogenarian.

“Well, here we go again…” In 1974, Tom Baker replaced Jon Pertwee as the star of Doctor Who and television history was made. Alright, so Tom’s debut adventure ‘Robot’ is unlikely to lead any fan’s top 10 list, but his commanding charisma had viewers hooked from the off. Jon who?

After a record-breaking seven-year run, Tom ditched the long scarf and waved goodbye to Doctor Who. 1981’s ‘Logopolis’ may not be the perfect send-off, but there’s much to love about its final scene, from Paddy Kingsland’s haunting score to Baker’s broken, haunted turn.

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