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The Five Doctors – Official Doctor Who 50th Celebration

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In an EXCLUSIVE video we capture the moment when a select group of Time Lords come together to mark 50 years of Doctor Who. Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Matt Smith, all in the same space and time.

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Tom Baker Returns in 50th Anniversary Special

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ImageOn 20 November the Doctor Who Mind Robber reported on a claim by the Huffington Post that Tom Baker would appear in the 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor. Baker was indeed telling the truth when he stated, ”I am in the special, I’m not supposed to tell you that, but I tell you that very willingly and specifically; the BBC told me not to tell anybody but I’m telling you straightaway.”

Relive Tom Baker’s appearance with the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, at the BBC’s Doctor Who website here.

Huffington Post Claims Tom Baker to Appear in 50th Anniversary Special

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In a report just published in the “Weird News” section of The Huffington Post, journalist Aaron Sagers has claimed that Tom Baker will return in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor. In an exclusive interview with Huff Post, Baker said, “I am in the special, I’m not supposed to tell you that, but I tell you that very willingly and specifically; the BBC told me not to tell anybody but I’m telling you straightaway.”

When asked for a response a BBC Spokesperson stated, “As with William Hartnell’s recent appearance in the last season finale, anything is possible in Doctor Who. But nothing is certain.”

You can read Sager’s article and interview with Tom Baker here.

Meanwhile Tom Baker, together with a number of other Doctor Who alumni appeared at 50th Anniversary gathering at Buckingham Palace yesterday. Baker is pictured below with the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison.

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Tom Baker Faces the Press as Doctor Who Nears 50th Anniversary

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In the lead-up to Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary, Tom Baker has spoken to members of the British press about his role as the Fourth Doctor.  Several excellent articles have been published on Baker’s interview including one on Digital Spy, which includes discussion on the longevity of Doctor Who; why he turned down participating in the 20th Anniversary Special; why he’s never watched Doctor Who; and why, for once, he’ll be watching The Day of the Doctor. 

You can read Digital Spy’s article here, and also access a Radio Times article here and a BBC News, Entertainment & Arts article here.

Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor

Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor

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Peter Davison and Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary

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Speculation is rife on the nature of Peter Davison’s involvement in Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.  Digital Spy has reported Davison to have said “I’m making an appearance somewhere over that period of time but I can’t reveal in what. I can’t reveal anything specific about it. I’m not allowed to. It is a big year for the show and we’re all doing our bit for it. Trust me.”

A recent photo of Peter Davison

A recent photo of Peter Davison

Davison, who played the Fifth Doctor from 1981 to 1984, could be alluding to anything from a convention appearance, of which he has four scheduled for November 2013, to a role in the 50th Anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor. 

BBC promotional poster for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor

BBC promotional poster for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor

In March 2013 TV Rage reported that Davison had denied being involved in the 50th Anniversary Special. Speaking at the Mysticon convention in the US Davison said “I don’t think it will involve the older Doctors, certainly in their present form, because of course we’re meant to look exactly as we did when we left the TARDIS and none of us really do. Some of us are not here any more and others of us have weathered less well than others. I don’t know where I’d put myself in that category. I’m not going to make that decision.”

Davison, along with Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann, was in Australia for the Lords of Time Conventions in April 2013.  It was at that time that the location shooting for The Day of the Doctor was being undertaken in the UK. Appearing on the Australian television morning show, the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors denied any official involvement in the official 50th Anniversary television special.

Three Doctors on Channel 9 Australia Morning Show

Perhaps the involvement that Davison is alluding to is audio rather than television. It has previously been confirmed that Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann will be appearing in the special 50th Anniversary Big Finish audio production, The Light at the End.  Joining the five Doctors will also be Louise Jameson (Leela), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Sophie Aldred (Ace), India Fisher (Charley Pollard), Geoffrey Beevers (The Master).  The Light at the End is due for release in November.

Big Finish 50th Anniversary Official Audio Aventure.

As to what Davison’s true involvement in the 50th Anniversary celebrations is remains to be seen.  With only a little more than two months left until 23 November we don’t have long to wait for the answer.

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