We better reblog this as much as we can 2013 is almost over
NO FREAKING WAY
To celebrate Doctor Who drama "An Adventure In Time And Space" being on TV tonight (9pm, BBC Two)… here’s my Tom Baker story:
In the queue at a signing for City Of Death DVD. Waiting to grab prizes for the BBC Cult site.
Girl in front of me gets to The Baker. She places a copy of the DVD on the table. He takes it and moves one hand to write his autograph with a marker… and the other over hers to hold her in place.
TOM: And who shall I sign this to?
TOM: (Smiling) Yes. Of course.
Tom Baker starts signing, keeping his eyes down on the task at hand.
TOM: How are you Peter?
GIRL: I’m not Peter.
Stops signing. Looks up. Furious.
TOM: (Angry) You’re NOT Peter?
TOM: Well where the hell is Peter?
GIRL: He’s at work. They wouldn’t let him -
TOM: I’D NEVER HAVE SIGNED THE FUCKING THING IF I’D KNOWN YOU WEREN’T PETER!
Girl is terrified.
Tom releases her hand, gives her the signed DVD and grins.
TOM: I’m only joking my dear!
Girl sprints out of HMV.
Working on The X Factor you sometimes just sense which act is about to leave the show.
Take, for instance, the young lady I met yesterday who had “Kingsland Road” properly tattooed on the back of her neck…
… at that moment, I knew.
Poe graffiti found on Canal Street. (Photo by @TheRetropolitan)