Visiting School in Belfast

Read guidelines first. Start new topic in November to post your question.

Moderator: Forum Moderator

Forum rules
Start new topic to post your question. One question allowed per member per month. Ask one concise question per post, and please refrain from including information and comments irrelevant to your question.
These questions are for Tom to answer, so please do not be tempted to post a reply to someone else’s question. If you want to make a comment, post it in the Fan Community → About Tom’s Newsletters and Answers to Questions subforum.
Please do your research before asking a question and try not to ask questions which Tom has answered before – either here or in interviews such as the Doctor Who Magazine articles available on this website in the Doctor Who section. If your question is factual, please try googling it first to see if you can find the answer.
Questions about whether Tom will appear at a convention or in a particular programme or film are wasted questions as he cannot talk about any offers in advance, and the moment agreement is reached, he announces the news on his website.

Visiting School in Belfast

Postby Toothy Grin on November 17th, 2011, 3:35 pm

Hello Tom,

Hope today finds you in good spirits.

I recently came across a short video clip of when you visited a primary school in Belfast during your time in Doctor Who. You seemed to be loving the attention and the clip shows you running around the playground with the children following behind as if you were the pied piper! I know you visited lots of schools but as this one was in Belfast during a particularly troubled period I wondered if you had any memories of it?

All the best,

Toothy Grin
Posts: 310
Joined: November 2nd, 2009, 12:07 pm
Location: West Yorkshire, England

Re: Visiting School in Belfast

Postby Tom Baker on December 4th, 2011, 4:43 pm

Dear Mark,

I do remember it but I did so many visits in those days.

Later, (1984?) I was in Educating Rita at Belfast Opera House and we sold out the entire week. And in the pub after the first night I accepted an offer to visit a children's home. Not a wise move. Someone instantly wanted to know what my politics were! We were in a pub and very happy because of our ecstatic reception and the guinness. I was not thinking clearly. It was a little diplomatic incident! Luckily someone from the Royal Shakespeare company swiftly arranged for me to also visit "the other community" and the tension evaporated. It was an amazing week and Kate Fitzgerald as Rita caused a sensation with her wonderful performance.

User avatar
Tom Baker
Site Admin
Posts: 623
Joined: October 27th, 2009, 1:31 pm

Return to Questions for November 2011

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

web design london : pedalo limited   Website and contents copyright © Tom Baker Ltd 2009 except where stated otherwise