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Tom Baker open to Doctor Who return: 'Capaldi might ask for me!'

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Tom Baker has said that he "wouldn't rule... out" another appearance on Doctor Who.

The 80-year-old returned to the BBC sci-fi drama for its 50th anniversary special in November 2013.


"I wouldn't rule anything out," Baker told Digital Spy of a potential return. "If it was a nice part, with some good lines, I might deign to appear!

"I greatly admire [Twelfth Doctor Peter] Capaldi, he's lovely and apparently he's a great fan of Doctor Who - he might ask for me!"

Baker was promoting the launch of the Horror Channel's season of classic Doctor Who episodes.


Speaking earlier to assembled press, the actor admitted that he felt "uneasy" about his Who return, having previously turned down a role in 20th anniversary special 'The Five Doctors' in 1983.

"Going to Cardiff on a winter's morning at 4 o'clock couldn't possibly be fun," he quipped. "I was a bit uneasy, but Matt Smith was a charming young man. We did this little scene which people liked a lot.

"I turned down 'The Five Doctors' because it wasn't long since I'd left - I had left Doctor Who because I think I'd run my course. Also, I didn't want to play 20% [of the part] - I didn't fancy being a feed for other Doctors. In fact, it filled me with horror!

"Now, of course, if someone asked me to do a scene with some other Doctors, I think, if they let me tamper with the script, it would probably be quite droll."

The Horror Channel will begin airing classic Doctor Who episodes with 'An Unearthly Child' on Friday, April 18 at 7pm.

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