Baker Beaten In Doctor Who Battle

Written by Rachel Cohen. Posted in TV

Baker Beaten In Doctor Who Battle

Published on December 07, 2006 with No Comments

Tom BakerFor only the second time ever, Jewish Doctor Who¬†actor Tom Baker has not won the title of best ever Doctor in a poll by the readers of the sci-fi series’ official magazine.

New Doctor David Tennant, who made his debut at the end of 2005, has beaten Baker into second place, taking 28.2% of the vote compared to 26.5% for 72-year-old Baker.

“The iconic image of Doctor Who has always been of Tom Baker in his floppy hat and long, multi-coloured scarf,” said magazine editor Clayton Hickman, “but it looks like that’s been replaced.”

Baker, who recently enjoyed a career revival thanks to being the voice of Little Britain, is the son of a Jewish sailor who he didn’t see much of during his childhood.

He played the role of the Timelord from 1974 until 1981.

Meanwhile, a recent poll on the BBC News website saw Baker triumphant once again, gaining 43.5% of the votes, beating Tennant who came second with 26%. 11,849 people took part in the survey.

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