The BBC science fiction serial, Dr Who, which first appeared on UK screens in 1963, has now been part of British popular culture for nearly 50 years and still has a primetime slot on BBC television. Tom played the Doctor from 1974 to 1981 and, decades later, is still warmly remembered for that role. Here you can read an overview of Tom's time as the Doctor written by Nicholas Pegg and enjoy pictures from each of his stories enhanced by plot summaries from Jeremy Bentham.
If you want to find out more about Dr Who, there are numerous sites on the web dedicated to all aspects of the programme.
The Classic Dr Who site can be found at:
DVDs and other recordings of Tom’s work as Dr Who (and other BBC productions) can be obtained from the BBC shop at:
The Stamp Centre
The Stamp Centre in the Strand, London, is where Tom makes regular appearances to sign autographs. Their website is at: http://www.stamp-centre.co.uk
The Doctor Who scarf
Here are two websites full of fascinating information about the scarves Tom wore as Doctor Who, and instructions on knitting one of your own: