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Tom Baker returning to 'Doctor Who' (sort of)

Posted by on July 22, 2009 – 1:59 pm

“Would you like a jelly baby?”

dwm_411The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine reports that Tom Baker, the man most people still picture when think of Doctor Who, will return to the TARDIS after nearly three decades for a series of five plays for BBC Audio. He will be joined by Richard Franklin, who played UNIT Capt. Mike Yates in the classic TV series at the time Baker stepped into the role.

The 75-year-old Baker has certainly kept busy since his defining six-year stint as the Time Lord ended, making guest appearances on television and film and doing voice-over work that includes the role of narrator on Little Britain.

The magazine also reveals that Baker’s contemporary John Leeson, the perennial voice of the Doctor’s robot companion K9, will return for the upcoming Australian TV spinoff.

(Via The Doctor Who News Page)

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