Belfast Telegraph

Colin Baker annoyed at BBC snub

Former Time Lord Colin Baker has hit out at the BBC after his Doctor was excluded from the 50th anniversary special, according to reports.

The Daily Mirror says that the actor, 70, said that being left out of the show made him feel like a "second class citizen."

Colin, who played the Sixth Doctor from 1984 to 1986, was disappointed after discovering that the fourth Time Lord, Tom Baker, had been given a cameo role in The Day Of The Doctor, which starred Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt.

Peter Capaldi, who is set to replace Matt, also featured in Saturday's one-off show

Colin told the Daily Mirror: "All or none, that's what I would have thought. I know Tom did it longer than anybody else and is the oldest Doctor but by asking him and not us, it makes you feel like a second-class citizen.

"Peter Davison, the fifth Doctor, said way back that they were not going to have us in the special.

"At the time, we didn't know that Tom was in it - which was slightly irritating."

Colin said that the show's fans would have wanted to see all the Doctors together, adding: "It would have been nice to get a small part in it - to give back to the fans."


From Belfast Telegraph