Fourth Doctor

1974 - 1981
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From witnessing the genesis of the Daleks to preventing the death of the universe at Logopolis, the Fourth Doctor was an adventurer on an epic scale. Armed with a gleeful smile, swashbuckling charm and righteous morality, he defeated Sontarans, ancient vampires and the Black Guardian.
It was this incarnation of the Doctor that found and reassembled the Key to Time, that tried to reason with Davros at the birth of the Daleks, and was invested as Lord President of the High Council of Time Lords. Always selfless, his fourth body died saving the universe from the Master. But that moment had been prepared for...

  • You may be a doctor. But I'm THE Doctor. The definite article, you might say.

  • There's no point being grown-up if you can't be childish sometimes.

  • All right! I confess, I confess. I confess to your being a bigger idiot than I thought.

  • Killing me isn't going to help you. It isn't going to do me much good either.

  • You're a classic example of the inverse ratio between the size of the mouth and the size of the brain.

Latest Articles

Tom Baker's final interview in Doctor Who Magazine

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Tom Baker at the 50th Celebration

Exclusive video: Four Doctors discuss 50 years of Doctor Who

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Exclusive video of Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy discussing their times in the TARDIS at the Doctor Who Celebration in London.

Former Doctors Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy pose at the Doctor Who Celebration event

Classic Doctor Who comes to Horror Channel

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British Doctor Who fans will be treated to classic adventures in space and time when Horror Channel begins screening adventures featuring the first seven Doctors from Easter 2014.

The first seven Doctors in an advert for Doctor Who comes to Horror Channel

Exclusive interview - Tom Baker: Doctor Who made me a hero

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We chat to Tom Baker about his time on Doctor Who, how he feels about turning 80, and the one word he uses to describe his Doctor…

Tom Baker on stage at the Doctor Who Celebration in November 2013