Monday, January 28, 2013
Television and Cinema Verities #55
"It sounds so gooey, but it was a stupendous privilege, an amazing gift, like something out of a fairy tale. Everywhere I went I was actually loved and adored by children. And now those children have all got children of their own, and they still come and see me. I was at a sci-fi do at Earl's Court the other day, There were several thousand people there, And scores of them showed me pictures of themselves, these middle-aged men losing their hair, sitting on my knee in 1976 or something. It's all very sweet, that."
- Tom Baker, on playing the fourth incarnation of the Time Lord on Doctor Who.
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