To date Colin Baker is the only actor to have played the Doctor who has previously played a role in the TV series. Colin’s association with Doctor Who began in 1983 when he played Commander Maxil, a Gallifreyan guard who shoots the fifth Doctor, playing opposite Peter Davison in “Arc of Infinity”.
Colin made a big impression on his fellow cast and the producer of the programme, and little did Colin himself know that circumstance would put him in the drivers seat in a few short months.
Colin was cast as the sixth BBC Doctor Who by producer John Nathan-Turner in late 1983.
It was to be a role that would make Colin’s face recognisable all over the world. During the three years that he was The Doctor, Colin battled Cybermen, Daleks, Sontarans, Sil and even Kate O’Mara.
His interpretation of the Time Lord was brash, loud, opinionated and didn’t suffer fools gladly. Sadly Colin’s tenure turned out to be the most turbulent period in the programmes long history, with an 18 month hiatus followed by Michael Grade instructing that Colin be replaced as the Doctor after only two seasons on screen. However, during his short stay on television the sixth Doctor gathered many admirers, and fans around the world were upset at Colin’s treatment by the BBC, feeling that he had been made a scapegoat for the show’s troubles.
Much to his credit Colin never turned his back on Doctor Who and reprised the role on stage in 1989 during the tour of “Doctor Who: The Ultimate Adventure” and on television during the 1993 Children In Need sketch “Dimensions In Time”. He has since gone on to play the Doctor in Numerous Big Finish Audio adventures and has been a regular, and much in demand, guest at Doctor Who conventions around the world.
Colin looks forward to seeing all his fans at the Brisbane expo ONLY and will be appearing each Saturday 10.30am to 5.30pm and each Sunday 11am to 5pm for autograph* and photo* sessions and Q&A sessions at each expo.
Please note: Colin will not be appearing at the VIP cocktail party due to prior commitments.
* Autograph ($30 each) and photograph ($40 each) fees apply
- Guest confirmed health and other commitments pending