You were one of my favorite classic who doctors when i was in middle school and today as well. I almost cried when you regerated and i NEVER cry at TV shows. I so wish i could meeg you. Anyway, you got me through some tough times in my life. Everytime i came home weak and weary from another tormenting day of bullies at school, I'd sit down and watch your era of Doctor Who, and I'd instantly feel better. You also made me finally try jelly babies which is not an easy task in America.
As an avid fan of both PBS and Doctor Who... I wanted to tell you that I very much enjoyed your portrayal of the Doctor. Your dedication to the series was what made my years as an everyday fan of watching your character so enjoyable. You seemed to add such a flavor to the role, that I'm sure made it difficult for other actors after you to follow. I think your look and personality for the years you played the Doctor, was definitely the most appealing. So I want to thank you many times over for being a part of a series that fed this 'older guy's' appetite for science fiction. I have always remembered 'you' as the Doctor of Doctor Who.........
Mr. Baker, I'm sure you get thousands - perhaps millions of well wishers with stories of gratitude. I will echo those sentiments with a personal quip. I understand as an actor your time as the Doctor as one of many roles in a lifetime-from the standpoint of a young American pre-teen in the 1980s - when heroes came in 1 size - huge- and 1 gun size - huge- when little of the heart and mind was valued in finding solutions, your portrayal of someone smart, yet playful, decisive, yet with responsibility, curiosity, with passion and empathy. Those are traits and characteristics that you gave to your role which by fate could continue to grow over time. It may be an interesting legacy, but this is a heroes story, and these are the stories that through time define us - from Gilgamesh, Achilles, Ulysses, Arthur, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes etc. - Thank you for defining a hero, whether intentional or not for generations of people who sought and still seek role models who can be confident with who they are, and can overcome obstacles with their minds and heart equally.
All the best, good Sir! Thank you!
I have been a huge fan of your era Doctor Who since I was young. My 8 year old daughter also loves your era and as I write this she is watching Destiny of the Daleks on DVD. We both cheered when we saw you in Day of the Doctor at the cinema.
Matt & Lizzie Ridgey
I was feeling a bit sad today. So I looked for things to improve my mood. So here I am, reading your newsletters, looking at pictures and remembering MY Doctor and all the wonderful adventures you took me on via the television. Thank you so much Tom Baker. Thank you so very, very much for creating a Doctor that can always make me smile.
Hello 🙂 Just really saying a belated 'thanks' for when you autographed my issue of Marvel's Doctor Who comic, and my copy of Doctor Who and the Deadly Assassin book at Stars newsagents in Wolverhampton way back in 1979. You made this kid's day, indeed decade! A true gentleman and a scholar, and sparked a lifelong love of science fiction and fact that's with me to this day - bless you sir! 🙂
First off Tom, I would like to say thank you for filling my childhood with some of the greates Doctor Who moments ever put on television; and fueled countless dreams. I would watch with my father, as you were and still are his favorite of all the doctors to ever grace the character. Thank You from the bottom of my heart.
Dear Mr. Baker
I hope this note finds you happy and well. I am very glad of the opportunity to write you. I was so delighted to see you in the Day of the Doctor! The minute I heard your rich, distinctive voice from off camera I got goose pimples! Suddenly, I was a shy, young girl again watching my dashing, enigmatic hero arriving in the nick of time to save the day. All teeth and curls and sly looks married to a fierce intellect, a mighty heart and a merry wit! What a tremendous inspiration you were to me! Through your portrayal of the Doctor, I learned to be fearless, to have an inquisitive mind and to stand up for what's right no matter what the cost. I especially gloried in your Doctor's ability to look trouble in the eye, tweak its nose and laugh in its face. I'm now a woman of 50, a librarian and an educator.
I haven't forgotten these valuable lessons. I do my best to teach others to be courageous, to speak truth to power and to have a questing mind....largely because of you. Thank you! All my best wishes!
I am Tom as well and is 14 years old from Yorkshire. You are my favorite Doctor Who, full of comedy and some great story lines. I recently bought your Doctor Who Time Capsule which is great and I shall always cherish it. I one day hope to meet you and that would just be the best day of my life. Thank you for being so great.
Your Fan Tom Howson
I have always enjoyed your performances.
To Mr. Baker
I just wanted to stop by your page and thank you for all of the wonderful memories over the years you have provided. As a child growing up some of my fondest memories are of my family and I watching you perform your craft, which you did brilliantly.
As I have grown older I still find your episodes a absolute joy to watch especially compared to todays programming, and even find the rebooted Doctor Who series a pale comparison to the one you were on.
My dream would be to get to England and get to meet you and I am hopeful to someday make that happen. Hopefully you are still making appearances at that time so I can indulge on a childhood dream of meeting my Doctor!
Thanks again and best wishes!
Doctor, and Tom Baker who is the epitome of the Doctor. Thankyou for everything, you have motivated me to get through a supremely hard time. You Sir, have made me believe in the fundamental ability of man to stretch beyond his mortal limits and reach to the stars. Thank you for your help, without which I don't think I would have made it. Hope you have a pleasant weekend.
I just wanted to thank you for being my favorite Doctor on Doctor who. The way you acted as yourself basically on the show is real inspiration. Reminded me of myself in every day life a little bit. I get nervous a lot and i act silly in order to help ease the strain. Once people start laughing I feel more comfortable. You see I am a man with Autism and that is one of my ways of dealing with social problems with my disability. So to see somebody like you on the show was really refreshing to know. Wish I could meet you, but I do not think it is in the cards for me, because i am not lucky enough to be in any area that somebody as great as you would be in. Well, anyway, I again thank you very much for being, in my opinion, the best Doctor the world will ever know.
Good day Tommy.
Your mesmerising performance as The Doctor led me to pursue science as an educational theme. I am now an engineer at Land Rover (aged 43) because I enjoyed seeing you confronted with a problem and solving the issues by deduction and investigation. That is what I do on a day-to-day basis. You are my inspiration and by reflection, you unintentionally make the UK car industry the powerhouse that it is today. Surely I cannot be alone in this.
p.s. thank you for the fine autobiog, voice talent and flying the flag for Britain as a brand. You make me smile, which is a gift. Thank you.
I first started watching Doctor Who about two years ago, quickly moving through the new series. I wondered why I hadn't been watching before. I then went back in time to explore The Doctors past. Watching all I could find to watch. But out of it all you quickly became my favorite. The eccentricities you brought to the role. It simply puts a smile on my face. It makes a bad day a little better. And when I was finally able to see The Day of the Doctor I had chills as you walked on screen. Truely phenomenal. I hope I can one day have the pleasure of meeting you. You're a spectacular human being, and I thank you for being as such.
I was always fond of Dr who going up as a child. My dad had tapes of you and I watched all the time as I grew up. My wife and I were trying to find ways to spend time each other, and she liked the new series of Dr who so I introduced her to the original series with you as the Dr. She loves your portrayal. We talk for hours about Dr who and we enjoy watching all your crazy adventures and your witty remarks. You had a way about you that my wife and I very much enjoy. I want to thank you so much for giving me a chance to grow closer with my wife and share childhood with her in the process. I look forward to any new endeavors you take on. And I would love to see you in the new series again. I totally geeked out and wanted to cry as soon as I heard your voice. You take care of yourself. And Dr. Have a jelly baby for and my wife.
Mr. Baker, you were by far (in my opinion) the best Doctor ever--and that's saying a lot, because I think David Tennant knocked it out of the park.You should contact the BBC about making an episode of Doctor Who where the current Doctor meets the 4th Doctor. It would be a hit.Please show the world that you're still out there. Your fans in the US never hear about you anymore.
I fed Tom on the set of Author of Beltraffio! I was a student working for Lewis & Clarke, location caterers, and the film was shot in Kent somewhere in 1974 or 1975. Tom, I remember, arrived after lunch one day to be filmed and announced to us on our catering wagon he had come down from London and had been filming the opening credits of Doctor Who. Although I was prety impressed at meeting him I still told him off for jumping up on to the back step of the catering van and making everything slide everywhere! I've never seen the finished piece and after Tony Scott died recently I enquired of the BFI (British Film Institute) if "Author" was available; although they have an archived copy it is not available on DVD. So Tom: do you have a copy I could borrow to watch, by any chance? Not that far from you in Rye - I live in Eastbourne.
Buubi Anna Green hello Mr baker iv'e always been taught not to use first names to my superiors otherwise I would get a clout round the ear by my mum .iv'e just turned 30 last month and still get a clout if I do anything wrong,which I often do me and my boy get into all kinds of scrapes but we come out on top all the time I. I just wanted to let you know you probably hear this all the time but I think you are a wonderfull actor I and you got me through my years of being picked on from bullies and I have read your stories and admired you ever since I have just purchessed your either biography or auto biography I don't know the difference any way I just wanted to say thankyou for all the help your stories and you have helped me and changed my life for the better .kind regards Sarah louise jean green .p.s. my boy by the way is my rescued greyhound called reuben or the greate boobianna ( because he had his own flea circus until I rescued him) it has sadly gone into liquidation due to lack of fleas anyway I love my baby boy so much and couldn't imagin life without him . I love your dog poppy she is beautifull and like your poppy boobie is always sleeping at my feet and wont leave my side . thankyou for taking the time to reed this kind regards to you and poppy .
I dont know about you Tom but I did not know a lot,correction nothing about my Grandad so I decided to give my grandchildren some sort of insight into my life.Under the section did I know anybody famous and then I remembered the mighty Tom Baker a cricket bowler with so much pace that when he bowled a short one the batman had no chance and on most occasions an injury was the outcome.And this Tom Baker became my favourite Doctor Who. Do you remember my brother Les,he played cricket with you.Also do remember the school teachers Miss Egan and Miss Cullshore.I am not surprised you never made progress on the educational front nobody from St Swithins made it Grammar School.It is good to feel I have made some contact with the past which I can pass on . Congratuations on all you have achieved Tom and if you want to make contact with me. Send me an e-mail