The time Doctor Who turned up as an Angry Person in a Local Newspaper


Our spotter Laura writes, apropos of the kerfuffle over the BBC casting Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor.

“It reminds me of a story I wrote 10 years ago about staff at a local tip potentially losing their jobs.

“All pretty mundane stuff until they passed the phone over to a celebrity backing their cause – Tom Baker.

“As a result, managed to get a good compo face photo, featuring the Timelord himself.”

Boom! and just look at that scowl. There’s a man who knows how to portray fury on camera, and is not scared to let one of his comrades in the workers’ struggle lean on his shoulder.

You wouldn’t see the likes of Tennant, Smith or Capaldi getting down there with the high-vis tabards.


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