Tom Baker will always be my Doctor. And though David Tennant is a close second in my heart, The Fourth Doctor, with his amazing scarf and ridiculous hair is still The Doctor I think of when someone mentions “Doctor Who.”
The BBC just posted this vintage video of Baker during a visit to Northern Ireland, where he lit the Christmas lights and spoke to a pretty raucous crowd of fans and a local reporter. The audio cuts out for a while in the middleof the clip, but stick with it — it returns later on when Baker is being interviewed by a newsman.
Man, just hearing Baker talk brings back a flood of memories from the days when I would watch old PBS broadcasts of BBC shows like “Doctor Who” and “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.”