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Tom Baker kicks off Christmas in vintage Doctor Who news segment

December 19th, 2011 by Rick Marshall · No Comments ·

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.”

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