1985: Portrayed The Doctor in the BBC radio play 'Slipback' based on "Doctor Who" (1963). Released on tape and CD in the 1990s.
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I was a little unhappy that [script editor] Eric Saward
took the opportunity to say he thought I should never have been cast in the first place, which given the fact that this was a guy I'd entertained in my home and never indicated to me how he felt - I thought it was a bit shabby. When people you think are your friends let you down that's crappy, but Michael Grade
wasn't a friend of mine. ...
Baker was the only actor ever to have been fired from playing the Doctor in Doctor Who
(1963) due to dwindling ratings. In an unprecedented event in the history of the series, the decision to remove the actor was made by a BBC executive, BBC One Controller Michael Grade
, who had just brought the series back after an 18-month hiatus. Series producer John Nathan-Turner
, who had originally cast ...