Leaving Dr Who, A Question

Read guidelines first. Start new topic in February 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.

Leaving Dr Who, A Question

Postby ThetaSigma on February 18th, 2012, 1:22 am

Hi Tom!

Question: Is it true that during your seven-year tenure as Dr Who, you at least once considered
resigning from the part long before you actually left in 1981?

Thanks so much!

Posts: 213
Joined: November 8th, 2011, 11:11 pm
Location: Southern United States

Re: Leaving Dr Who, A Question

Postby Tom Baker on February 27th, 2012, 5:52 pm


Quite true. I wrote and delivered my letter of resignation to the Producer, Graham Williams. The senior management were deeply unhappy and a series of meetings followed and I was persuaded to withdraw my resignation. It was a very anxious time and poor Graham was made very unhappy by my views. He was followed by John Nathan Turner and by then I was resolved to leave. John accepted my resignation with relief, and with relief I left. And now here I am recording for BBC Audio and Big Finish as I'd never been away.

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

Return to Questions for February 2012

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