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Tom Baker

Cultural icon; acting legend; British eccentric; self-styled oddball; former Sohoite; devoted husband; gay idol; compulsive fibber; professional faker; formidable anecdotalist; a most delicate monster; his own spin-doctor; an outré sort of genius; “too f***ing opinionated”; Doctor Who’s elder statesman, and the most compelling interviewee that the programme has ever produced. Fourth Doctor actor Tom Baker is sharp and spurious, complex and wonderful, rich and strange, and utterly convinced by his own silliness, but never, ever dull. “Life is too short to be dull,” he tells me in sonorous tones. “Be interesting. Because not very much else matters, does it?”

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Doctor Who Magazine's 500th birthday celebrations continue! DWM 501 is a Tom Baker Special: a bumper 100-page souvenir issue that features the mag's biggest interview ever with the man himself, and dozens of rare photos. Plus, the start of a brand-new comic strip, The Pestilent Heart, which introduces a new companion; a look at all the latest Doctor Who CD releases; and much, much more!