It’s still over a year and a half until the fifth series of “Doctor Who” premieres and the guest-star rumor mill is going wild.Â Â As we previously reported, actor Patrick Stewart has reportedly expressed an interest in a guest-role on the popular BBC series and now comes news that one of the icons on the show’s history wants to come back for a return appearance.
According to a report by SkyTV, the man most associated with the role of the Doctor, Tom Baker, is interested in making an appearance on the show in 2010.Â Â Baker played the role of the Doctor for seven seasons in the mid-70’s, the longest tenure of any actor as the Doctor and is easily the most identifable Doctor of the original series.Â
Sky takes their reports from a Sun article, claiming a “Doctor Who” insider said that Baker was in negotations to return.Â Official sources for the BBC and Tom Baker have declined comment on the rumors.Â Â
Baker had previously expressed an interest in returning to the show in the role of the Master.Â It was never really confirmed if this was an actual desire or BakerÂ being facetious. Â
Baker played the role from 1974-1981.Â He has previously turned downÂ an opprtunityÂ to return to his most famous role during the series’ twentieth anniversary special, “The Five Doctors” and has not participated in any of the Big Finish audio dramas to date.Â Â Baker does participate in commentaries and documentaries for the release of his serials on DVD and has been shown to have a fondness for the role of the fourth Doctor.
As of now, nothing official has been confirmed. It’s all rumor and speculation.Â Â So, take this one with a grain of salt.