Fave's FAVE

A List of Tom Baker's Most Favourite Things


several of Edward Gorey's hang in his home

litho © 1957 Edward Gorey from The Doubtful Guest.
"Honest ... Doctor ... I'm only borrowing it."


(has a large collection of reference book including the 16 volume Oxford Dictionary & Dictionary of National Biography in 32 volumes)

Nobel Lecture on Literature -- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The Complete Angler -- Isaak Walton
Tobermory -- Saki (H. H. Munro)
A Rebours - Against Nature -- Joris-Karl Huysman
Heart of Darkness -- Joseph Conrad
The Wind In The Willows -- Kenneth Graham
Falstaff -- Robert Nye
Sex and Destiny -- Germaine Greer
Shoeless Joe -- W. P. Kinsella

(Possibly Most Favourite) Book:

Slaughterhouse 5 -- Kurt Vonnegut

Collection of Books - Authors:

#1 -- The Holy Bible
(especially The Old Testament)

the Sherlock Holmes tales -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Works of Charles Dickens

Kurt Vonnegut Collection:

Cat's Cradle
Player Piano
The Sirens of Titan
Mother Night
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Welcome to the Monkey House
Happy Birthday, Wanda June
Between Time And Timbuktu
Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons
Breakfast of Champions


Oscar Wilde
Thomas Paine
Kurt Vonnegut
Charles Bukowski
Mervyn Peake
Beatrix Potter

Science Fiction Writer:

Stanislaw Lem

Actor To Star In A Feature Film With:

John Cleese

Actress To Star In A Feature Film With:

Maggie Smith


Ralph Richardson
Alec Guinness
Sir Laurence Olivier
Vincent Price
Sidney Greenstreet


"Long Day's Journey Into Night"
"Strange Interlude"
"King Lear"
"You Can't Take It With You"
"On Your Toes" -- Musical
"Little Me" -- Musical
"42nd Street" -- Musical
"A Little Hotel On The Side"
"Wild Honey"
"Platonov" -- (Tom would like to do it also!)
"The Mysteries"

Shakespearean Role:



"Ash Wednesday" -- T. S. Elliot
"The Cocktail Party" -- T. S. Elliot
"To Maeve" -- Mervyn Peake
"A Pushcart at The Curb" -- John Dos Passos


W. H. Auden
e e cummings
Robert Lowell
John Donne
Lord Byron

Feature Films:

"The Meaning of Life"
"Close Encounters of The Third Kind"
"E. T."
"The Way We Were"
"Reuben, Reuben"
"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"
"Monsieur Hulot's Holiday"
"Mon Oncle"
and ... Thomas Stewart Baker is ... obsessed with horror films.

Characters In Literature To Portray:

Peter Pan/Captain Hook

Person of the Past To Be:

Saint Francis of Asissi


1) human beings
2) cats
3) otters
4) sharks (who think they are dolphins)


mostly off whites ... creams ... (though Tom did go through a short lived [fortunately] phase of pinks) ... nature's greens ... autum colours

Classical Music:

#1 -- Verdi

Music (Other):

the occasional rock concert
country music of the USA

Kind of Girl:

one who can love
one who is interesting




Drinking wine with lovely people.


None. (Tom doesn't believe in personal sports. Though he does ride a bicycle, occasionally.)

Spare Time Activity:

Talking to anyone who will listen to Tom Baker.


None -- doesn't believe in them ... as pranks hurt people.

Sleeping Attire:

nothing -- zilch -- nada


very thin cucumber sandwiches
East India Food
Chineese Food


A very large Caesar Salad with finely chopped ham and lots of pepper; crusty bread and red wine


A good vintage champagne


As far as Tom is concerned, an absolutely impossible question to answer ... as there are dozens of truly great ones.

Dr Who Episodes:

Talons of Weng-Chiang
Ark in Space
Brain of Morbius
Seeds of Doom

Dr Who Writer:

Douglas Adams

Dr Who Monster:

The brain in Brain of Morbius.

Dr Who episode:


Dr Who lines:

#1 -- "Is that finger loaded?"
"There is no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes."

Dr Who Console Room:

not the Edwardian one!

Character On Dr Who:


Part Dr Who conventions:

The children's talks.

K9 Story:

On location once ... Tom asking K9 (actually communicating with John Leeson who was in a BBC van) what the answers were to the London Times crossword puzzle he was working ... and K9 answering back (as John also had a copy of the Times crossword) and people believing K9 was solving it for him!!!

Era To Go Back To:

the 18th century -- but only if rich


none ... that Tom has ever admitted to

British Pantomime:

none ... rather surprising ... don't you think?

Things American:

the quick wit habit of theirs of dashing off one-liners
very, very vital grannies who make great propositions
their incredible Heart and Enthusiasm
spicy mustard

Likes (Not Loves):

ORANGE jelly babies
the colours in the Doctor's original scarf
the colour white (but only when feeling cowardly)
the colour black (but not always)
Kit-Kats candy bars
fizzy mineral water
bacon butties
having one of the LARGEST Fan Sites on the World Wide Web

Second Most FAVoritE Thing

His collection of real ... kitty cats ... nearly twenty of them

Most FAVoritE Thing Of All Time And Space

A Girl Named Sue

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