Tom Baker - the official website  
Tv, film and theatre
 
 
Visit the Dr Who section
Read Tom's newsletter
Visit the video page
Read Tom's biography
Visit the photo galleries
Write in the Guestbook
 

These are some of Tom’s roles in film, theatre and television.  He has also voiced numerous commentaries and commercials, and appeared on various talk shows and documentaries.

To France & back, Monarch of the Glen & Little Britain

Year TV / Film / Theatre Programme Tom’s role
2008 BBC Television series Have I Got News For You
The satirical panel show with regular panellists Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.
Chairman
2008 BBC Television series Little Britain in America
Matt Lucas’s and David Walliams’ award-winning comedy sketch show.

Click here to visit the BBC’s Little Britain website
Narrator
2007 ITV series  

Miss Marple: Towards Zero
Series based on Agatha Christie’s crime novels with Geraldine McEwan as Miss Marple.

Click to view pictures in the gallery

Click here to visit ITV’s Miss Marple site

Freddie Treves
2003 - 06 BBC Television series Little Britain:
22 episodes, the Computer Game and the Video Game.

Click here to visit the BBC’s Little Britain website
Narrator
2005 Channel 4 Television Britain’s 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches Narrator
2004 - 05 BBC Television series

Monarch of the Glen               
Series loosely based on Compton Mackenzie's Highland novels.  Tom is in series 6 & 7

Click to view pictures in the gallery

Click here to visit the BBC’s site

Donald MacDonald
2005 Feature Film The Magic Roundabout
Film based on the popular children’s television series.
Zeebad, the villain
2003 TV series Fort Boyard
French game show created by Jacques Antoine adopted by numerous other countries and shot in Fort Boyard off the west coast of France near La Rochelle.
Captain Baker
2003 BBC Television series

Strange
Tom appears in series 7 playing a blind monk who warns John Strange of the return of the deadliest of demons.

Click to view a picture in the gallery

Click here to visit the BBC’s site

Father Bernard
2003 BBC Television series

Swiss Toni: Cars Don’t Make you Fat
Tom appears in episode 1 of the first series of this situation comedy spin-off from The Fast Show created by Charlie Higson and others.

Click to view a picture in the gallery

Click here to visit the BBC's site

Derek Asquith

Back to the top

Breaking the mould, Medics, writing & comedy

Year TV / Film / Theatre Programme Tom’s role
2000 - 01 BBC Television series

Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)    
2 series (10 episodes)
Tom plays the ghostly mentor of the dead detective played by Vic Reeves, in this remake of the 1969 series with Bob Mortimer playing the other detective.  

Click to view pictures in the gallery

Prof. Wyvern
2002 Discovery Channel Top 10 Comic Book Heroes 
Documentary about the comic book hero, and its role in our society
Himself/Host
2001 BBC Television series

Fun at the Funeral Parlour
A comedy series set in a Welsh funeral parlour created by various contributors to The Fast Show and other comedians.

Click to view a picture in the gallery

Quimby
2001 Channel 4 television Top Ten TV Sci-Fi
Documentary
Himself - Host
2001 ITV Television Alter Ego
Celebrities interviewed by "themselves" (played by impressionist Jon Culshaw).
Himself 
2000 TV series
(BBC)

This Is Your Life
Michael Aspel surprised Tom while signing copies of his book, “The Boy Who Kicked Pigs”.

Click to view pictures in the gallery

 
2000 Feature film Dungeons & Dragons
The fantasy movie in which Profion, a tyrant, attempts to overthrow a peaceful kingdom ruled by a tough empress.
Halvarth
2000 Channel 4 Television

Max Bear
A children’s cartoon series.

Click to view a video

Max Bear (voice)
1998 BBC Television Have I Got News for You
Tom appeared as a guest.
Himself
  Video game Destiny of the Doctors The Doctor (voice)
1992 - 95 TV series

Medics   34 episodes
The hospital-based drama series made by Granada Television.

Click to view pictures in the gallery

Prof. Geoffrey Hoyt
1994 Theatre UK tour Arsenic and Old Lace

The play written by American playwright Joseph Kesselring in 1939.  Tom played the part originally played by Boris Karloff.

Jonathan Brewster
1993 Television The Diary of Jack the Ripper: Beyond Reasonable Doubt? Narrator
  BBC Television Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time
Produced for a charity TV special to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Doctor Who.
The Doctor 
1992 TV series

Cluedo 
The game show based on Anthony E. Pratt's classic board game. Tom appears in 6 episodes in Season 3

Click to view pictures in the gallery

Prof. Plum
  Video Doctor Who: Shada
Tom presented material from this unfinished Doctor Who story.
The Doctor / Narrator 
1991 ITV mini-series Selling Hitler
Series based on the infamous Hitler Diaries publishing scandal.
Manfred Fischer
1991 Television The Law Lord
Directed by Simon Passmore
Sir Lionel Sweeting
  Video  Doctor Who: The Tom Baker Years Himself 

Back to the top

After Dr Who

Year TV / Film / Theatre Programme Tom’s role
1990 BBC Television Hyperland
A “Fantasy documentary” written by Douglas Adams.
 
Tom
1990 BBC Television

The Silver Chair Chronicles of Narnia
Adaptation of the CS Lewis novel in which Tom plays a Marshwiggle from the Eastern Marshes of Narnia.

Click to view pictures in the gallery

Puddleglum
1988 Greenwich Theatre The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
Comedy by John Bishop first performed on Broadway in 1987, based on several 1940s mystery movies, including The Cat and the Canary.
Ken de la Maize
1987 Westminster Theatre An Inspector Calls
J B Priestley’s play in which Tom played the inspector with Pauline Jameson and Peter Baldwin as the Birlings.  Directed by Peter Dews.  It opened in Theatr Clwyd before transferring to the Westminster.
Inspector Goole
1986 US PBS Television Doctor Who Who's Who
Documentary
Himself 
  BBC TV series  

The Life and Loves of a She-Devil
Series based on Fay Weldon's cautionary tale of adultery.  Cast included Patricia Hodge and Dennis Waterman.

Click to view a picture in the gallery

Father Ferguson
  BBC TV series   Blackadder II
Acclaimed historical sitcom written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton with Rowan Atkinson playing Edmund Blackadder.  Tom made a popular appearance as an old legless sea captain.
Captain Rum
1985 Gate Theatre, Dublin

The Mask of Moriarty
The first production of Hugh Leonard’s play.

Click to view pictures in the gallery

Sherlock Holmes/Moriarty
1984 National Theatre

She Stoops to Conquer
Oliver Goldsmith’s 18th century comedy directed by Giles Block.  The cast included Dora Bryan, Julia Watson and Tony Haygarth.

Click to view pictures in the gallery

Mr Hardcastle
  Feature Film The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood
American film directed by Ray Austen with George Segal as Robin Hood and Morgan Fairchild as Maid Marion.
Sir Guy de Gisbourne
  American TV series Remington Steele
With Pierce Brosnan as Remington Steele
Anatole Blaylock
1984 Film for Cinema The Passionate Pilgrim
Short comedy filmed at Hever Castle in Kent set in medieval times about the rivalry between Eric Morecambe's Lord and Tom Baker's Knight over the affections of the gorgeous Madeline Smith.
Sir Tom
1983 Thames Television series Jemima Shore Investigates: Dr Ziegler’s Casebook
With Patricia Hodge playing Jemima Shore
Dr. Norman Ziegler
1982 - 83 Theatre

Educating Rita
Royal Shakespeare Company tour of Willy Russell’s play with Kate Fitzgerald as Rita.  Directed by Mike Ockrent.

Click to view pictures in the gallery

Frank, the professor
  Theatre Hedda Gabler 
Directed by Donald McWhinnie at the Cambridge Theatre, the cast included Susannah York playing Hedda.
Judge Brack
1982 BBC Television  

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Barry Letts produced this Sherlock Holmes mini-series, Peter Duguid directed and Terence Rigby played Watson.

Click to view pictures in the gallery

Sherlock Holmes

Back to the top

Established career & Dr Who

Year TV / Film / Theatre Programme Tom’s role
1981 Theatre Feasting With Panthers
Peter Coe directed this production (also known as The Trials of Oscar Wilde) at the Chichester Festival.
Oscar Wilde
1980 Film The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
Directed by Philip Leacock, the cast included Patricia Routledge, Robin Ellis, Wendy Hiller, and Eva Marie Saint.
Hasan
1979 ITV series

The Book Tower
22 episodes of a television series for children about books.

Click to view pictures in the gallery

Himself - Presenter
1981 Mermaid Theatre Treasure Island
Directed by Ron Pember.
Long John Silver
1974 - 81 BBC Television

Doctor Who
178 episodes over 7 seasons

Click to view pictures in the gallery

The Doctor
1980 - 81 BBC Television

Dr Who season 18
The Leisure Hive
Meglos
Full Circle (The E-Space Trilogy 1)
State of Decay (The E-Space Trilogy 2)
Warriors' Gate (The E-Space Trilogy 3)
The Keeper of Traken
Logopolis

Click to view pictures in the gallery

The Doctor
1979 - 80 BBC Television

Dr Who season 17
Destiny of the Daleks
City of Death
The Creature from the Pit
Nightmare of Eden
The Horns of Nimon
Shada

Click to view pictures in the gallery

 
1978 - 79 BBC Television

Dr Who season 16
The Ribos Operation (Key to Time 1)
The Pirate Planet (Key to Time 2)
The Stones of Blood (The Key to Time 3)
The Androids of Tara (The Key to Time 4)
The Power of Kroll (The Key to Time 5)
The Armageddon Factor (Key to Time 6)

Click to view pictures in the gallery

 
1977 - 78 BBC Television

Dr Who season 15
Horror of Fang Rock
The Invisible Enemy
Image of the Fendahl
The Sun Makers
Underworld
The Invasion of Time

Click to view pictures in the gallery

 
1976 - 77 BBC Television

Dr Who season 14
The Masque of Mandragora
The Hand of Fear
The Deadly Assassin
The Face of Evil
The Robots of Death
The Talons of Weng-Chiang

Click to view pictures in the gallery

 
1975 - 76 BBC Television

Dr Who season 13
Terror of the Zygons
Planet of Evil
Pyramids of Mars
The Android Invasion
The Brain of Morbius
The Seeds of Doom

Click to view pictures in the gallery

 
1974 - 75 BBC Television

Dr Who season 12
Robot
The Ark in Space
The Sontaran Experiment
Genesis of the Daleks
Revenge of the Cybermen

Click to view pictures in the gallery

 

Back to the top

The National Theatre & pre Dr Who

Year TV / Film / Theatre Programme Tom’s role
1974 BBC Television Call My Bluff
The long-running British game show between two teams of celebrity contestants.
Himself
1974 Feature Film The Author of Beltraffio
A Henry James short story
Directed by Tony Scott
Mark Ambient
1974 Feature Film The Mutations
About a scientist who experiments with crossing humans and plants. Directed by Jack Cardiff.
Lynch
1974 Film The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad.
Produced by Ray Harryhausen and directed by Gordon Hessler.
Koura 
1974 Stage The Trials of Oscar Wilde 
Directed by Peter Coe at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street for the Oxford Festival
Oscar Wilde
1973 Theatre Macbeth 
Shaw Theatre, London
Macbeth
  Film for television Frankenstein: The True Story
A more psychological telling of the Mary Shelley story with a different kind of monster, directed by Jack Smight.
Sea Captain 
  Feature film The Vault of Horror
Five men trapped in the basement vault of an office building share visions with each other of their demise.  Directed by Roy Ward Baker
Moore
1973 Feature film Cari genitori  aka Dear Parents
With Maria Schneider as Antonia, directed by Enrico Maria Salerno.
 
 
1972 BBC Television
 

The Millionairess
Play of the Month by George Bernard Shaw with Maggie Smith playing Epiphania.

Click to view pictures in the gallery

Dr. Ahmed el Kabir
1972 Feature Film The Canterbury Tales
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Jenkin
1972 BBC Television Jackanory         
“The Iron Man” - a story by Ted Hughes - in the series for children in which celebrities read stories in ways to amuse the most restless of children.
The Storyteller
1972 The Bristol Old Vic Theatre Troilus and Cressida
The White Devil
Don Juan
 
1971 National Theatre The Rules of the Game
Pirandello’s play directed by Anthony Page starring Paul Scofield.
Filippo
1971 National Theatre

A Woman Killed With Kindness
Thomas Heywood’s 17th century play directed by John Dexter, the cast including Joan Plowright and Anthony Hopkins

Click to view a picture in the gallery

Sir Francis Acton
1971 Feature Film

Nicholas and Alexandra
Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner with Michael Jayston playing Tsar Nicholas II, and Janet Suzman the Empress Alexandra.  Tom was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

Rasputin 
1970 National Theatre The Idiot
Directed by Anthony Quayle, the cast of Simon Gray’s play based on the novel by Dostoevsky included Derek Jacobi, Edward Hardwicke and Ronald Pickup.
Parfyon Rogozhin
1970 National Theatre

The Merchant of Venice
Jonathan Miller’s production with Laurence Olivier as Shylock

Click to view a picture in the gallery

Prince of Monaco
1970 Television Softly Softly    (1 episode)
BBC Television police drama series
Site Foreman
1969 BBC TV Thirty-Minute Theatre:  The Victims: Frontier
 
Corporal Schabe
1969 National Theatre

The Travails of Sancho Panza 
The play by James Saunders based on Cervantes' story of Don Quixote and his long-suffering servant Sancho Panza.  Joan Plowright and Donald McKechnie directed.

Click to view a picture in the gallery

Rozinante the horse

Back to the top

Early career

Year TV / Film / Theatre Programme Tom’s role
1968 BBC TV Dixon of Dock Green (2 episodes)
BBC Television police drama series
Foreman
  BBC TV Z Cars: Hudson’s Way (2 episodes)
BBC Television police drama series
Harry Russell
  ITV

George and the Dragon  (1 episode)
ATV television sitcom starring Sid James as George, Peggy Mount as Gabrielle

Click to view pictures in the gallery

Porter
  ITV Market in Honey Lane  (1 episode)
The ATV television soap opera set in an east London street market
Doorman
1968 Film The Winter's Tale
Frank Dunlop’s film of his theatre production of Shakespeare’s play
The Bear, Rogero, Autolycus, a gentleman, two dancers
1968   Tom joined the National Theatre  
1968 The Library Theatre, Scarborough A Bout In The Backyard
By David Bramley
Arden Of Faversham
The Strongbox

by Carl Sternheim
Hay Fever
by Noel Coward
Arthur Clarke

Black Will, a murderer

Alphones Silkenhand

Richard Greatham
1967 Theatre Late Night Lowther
An Edinburgh Fringe production written and performed with Laurie Taylor
The dog
1967 Theatre Dial M for Murder
The Reluctant Debutante
Henley-on-Thames
 
1967 Theatre Apple a Day
Stand Still and Retreat Onwards
Shop in the High Street
Edinburgh Festival
 
1966 Theatre The Winter's Tale
Shakespeare’s play directed by Frank Dunlop at the Edinburgh Festival, Cambridge Theatre and Teatro La Fenice in Venice
The Bear, Rogero, Autolycus, a gentleman, two dancers

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