Tom Baker returns to Doctor Who role for newly-released episode

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Asked why he had returned to the role of Doctor Who for the cameo, Baker said: "Because it never left me, and that's why I can't stay away from it".

The episode was partially filmed in 1979, but an engineering strike prevented the episode from being finished. That's because an abandoned story from 1979, which has gained legendary status over the years, is finally being completed using animation.

Baker has previously donned his iconic coat and scarf for a charity appearance, with this new episode being the first time he portrayed the character in the official series since his run that lasted from 1976 to 1981.

The news triggered an outpouring of surprise and nostalgia among the old guard of the show's fanbase, who remember him as "one of the best actors in the role", according to the BBC.

Though the trailer only gives a brief glimpse of the episode, which will be released as a digital download and DVD special, it perfectly captures the whimsy of a typical Tom Baker episode, with a modern, action-packed twist. "My real life was really rather drab compared with the life of "Doctor Who" when we were making it. "Doctor Who" for me was an asylum and when I was in [it], in full flight, making silly suggestions or pulling amusing faces to make actors laugh, then I was happy".

The scene will feature the Doctor at the TARDIS console, and was filmed at the BBC Television Centre this year. Adams would only write two other episodes for Doctor Who, but "Shada" was always the "what could've been?" after filming for the episode was interrupted by an engineering strike. Producer Charles Norton added that he had been inspired to show Baker as he is now, by a line in Adams' original script which detailed how the Doctor would be seen as a "nice old man" in years to come. In 2013, he was cast in a Doctor Who episode as a curator in the National Gallery. "I have many fond memories of shooting the location scenes in Cambridge, and it was disappointing not to finish the story in studio".

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