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In January 2014, Tom Baker celebrated his 80th birthday. In March 2014, Tom sat down with Nicholas Briggs to look back over his 80 amazing years - his youth, his early acting career, his great success with Doctor Who and beyond...and his return to his most famous role with Big Finish.

This candid and intimate interview forms two fascinating hours of engaging entertainment in the unique company of Mr. Baker.

©2014 Big Finish Productions (P)2014 Big Finish Productions

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  • carl
  • 18-07-17

A nice intimate chat with my favourite Dr Who

I love Tom Baker, the best Doctor ever, subjectively. This recording is a fireside chat with tea and crumpets, chatting about his life. To know him is to love him . Any questions? lol.

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  • D. M. Farmbrough
  • 23-04-21

An entertaining listen, if you like Tom Baker

This is, as far as I know, the first interview Nicholas Briggs has conducted with Tom Baker since 1989's Mythmakers, when Briggs asked whether an actor could be in control of his career. He knows the questions to ask that will set Tom off, and this time, he has the focus of Baker's 80th birthday. This places Baker in a reflective mode, and while some of the same stories are trotted out, we learn how he's come to terms with forever being Doctor Who, how he's learned to be kinder to people, and how his life has changed with old age.
If I have any complaint about this, it's that it's too short.

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  • Jesus Ronquillo
  • 24-09-16

Who was and is Tom Baker!

Great time listening as always... has a way of storytelling that captivates. A peek behind the scenes of the man who would be the 4th.

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  • Matthew
  • 29-10-16

An absolute delight.

Tom Baker being magical and wonderful, funny and moving. I adored listening to this lovely lovely man.

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  • Karl Byfield
  • 28-04-21

Loved it!

Loved it this from begining to end.
Great voice acting by Sir Tom and a story that both brings memories of old Dr Who with tales that could be done today.
Oh and that last piece on Sarah Jane, wonderful...sob.

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  • Sausage Manufactory
  • 13-04-21

Interesting but sad...

To hear about Tom Baker's life, against the never-ending flow of life ebbing away.
There will never be another one like this again. This is a must listen for any Tom Baker fan as he recollects memories from his life.

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  • C N S MATTHEWS
  • 13-09-19

The Wonderful Tom Baker!

This is an enjoyable listen. Tom recounts some of his past in an amusing way. Toms autobiography “who on Earth is Tom Baker” is a title to seek out. Probably the best autobiography I have listened to, but does not appear on Audible as of date. Hopefully they will offer it soon!

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  • Andy Jamieson
  • 07-07-18

Just womderful in a conversational style

wish it was longer much longer and in more depth but Tom's fabulous fruity tones are glorious. lots of funny anecdotes along the way.

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  • Stanley Hamilton
  • 01-11-20

Easy Listening

A little glimpse of Tom Baker’s life as an interview,
At 80 he is as witty, cheerful and engaging as ever.
Very easy & enjoyable to listen to, if you loved him as the 4th Doctor Who you’ll love listening to this book.