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November 5th, 2021 30 comments

Bob Baker 1939 – 2021

From The Offcial Twitter Page: It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear friend and business partner, the iconic BOB BAKER.


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30 comments

  • Ron

    November 11th, 2021 - 3:04pm

    With the sad passing of Bob Baker I wonder what will happen with the K9 plans? I seem to remember they were doing a film & then re-decided to go back to the TV Series format? Bob by all accounts was also heavily involved with the Cutaway Comics comic range & featured various characters of his.

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  • Prof Horner

    November 7th, 2021 - 12:18pm

    Yes it sad news.coming as it does so soon after the passing of another great of Doctor Who, Michael Ferguson. RIp.

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    • Auton

      November 7th, 2021 - 2:27pm

      And now Clifford Ross from warriors gate has passed away so it’s definitely turning out to be a very sad year for doctor who actor losses

    • Auton

      November 7th, 2021 - 7:29pm

      Rose

    • the ergon

      November 7th, 2021 - 7:34pm

      They are all knocking on, its inevitable. I dread the day when Tom baker passes. And so does Tom Baker.

    • Doctor… Who?

      November 7th, 2021 - 9:23pm

      Nah, Ergon, Tom’s immortal

    • Auton

      November 7th, 2021 - 9:56pm

      Ik but it’s still sad whenever anyone from doctor who dies

    • The ergon

      November 7th, 2021 - 10:59pm

      I hope toms here for many more years to come. My childhood tv hero but hearing him on the big finish cds sometimes hes aware of his mortality now hes advancing in years.

  • Doug Who

    November 6th, 2021 - 11:02pm

    Very sad news. Thoughts with his family, friends and colleagues.

    An enormous television legacy, ‘Doctor Who’ and beyond and of course did what very few ever do. Gave us a character in K-9 that made a real mark in popular culture and one that will no doubt outlive us all.

    One day I must watch ‘Sky’ again…I have very hazy childhood memories of it.

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    • Coleman

      November 7th, 2021 - 11:30am

      Never heard of alot of stuff he wrote like Sky, King of the Castle or Into the Labyrinth.
      Will have to check them out when ive some spare time.
      RIP Bob.

    • Coleman

      November 7th, 2021 - 11:42am

      No, definitely never watched them. Just been checking small clips out on YouTube, thought I might have seen them but just forget about them. Trying to rekindle my memory.
      Shame really, I would have loved shows like this in the seventies when I was only around 10.

  • NickD

    November 6th, 2021 - 9:08pm

    Been watching him talking on the season 12 box set extras.:( Rest in Peace Bob Baker.

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  • Erato

    November 6th, 2021 - 7:50am

    Legend.

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  • Nick Rich

    November 5th, 2021 - 11:35pm

    Met himnat the stamp center got his autograph onnwallacecand gromit dvd and k9nand company dvd with tomnbaker and louise jameson very said tobhear nice bloke

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  • bryan

    November 5th, 2021 - 11:09pm

    Such a lovely man . So much creativity , diversity and Fun. Bonkers Plots and settings .

    Love to his family at this difficult time.

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  • Popplewick

    November 5th, 2021 - 9:50pm

    The Mutants is sadly often overlooked and underrated. Personally I think its a smasher, the idea of the mutation actually being natural development is brilliant and the giant Skybase looks superb. A story Id very much like to have seen a sequel too.

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    • Children of davros

      November 7th, 2021 - 1:21am

      I think the mutants is a decent story, I’ve always enjoyed reading the Terrance book but I don’t think the TV version is the best executed story in the letts era. It’s by no means terrible though and I’ve enjoyed watching it over the years. A case of good story, no so great TV. It’s the same with eden. Great story but poorly made. (I still love watching eden though as it’s fun.)

  • Jay

    November 5th, 2021 - 6:18pm

    Really sad news and a great Who writer from some of my favourite era’s of the classic series. Personal favourites are The Claws of Axos, The Three Doctors and The Sontaran Experiment. RIP Bob.

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    • Tim M

      November 6th, 2021 - 9:43am

      Those are also my top 3 favourite stories from the pens of Bob Baker and Dave Martin. 1st ‘The Three Doctors’ (Outstanding). 2nd ‘The Sontaran Experiment’ (Brilliant), 3rd ‘The Claws of Axos’ (Underrated).

    • Jay

      November 8th, 2021 - 9:11am

      I agree Claws of Axos is underrated.

  • pupbenny

    November 5th, 2021 - 6:12pm

    RIP Bob Baker.

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  • bob hellier

    November 5th, 2021 - 5:47pm

    sad to hear bob baker has died he and dave martin did a lot of great stories doctor who during jon pertwee and tom baker eras

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  • Popplewick

    November 5th, 2021 - 3:13pm

    Co writer of two of my all time favourite Who’s ,my second and third favourites from the Pertwee era and a two part Baker which absolutely thrashes any current 50 minute episodes and shows how the Sontarans should be used in Doctor Who. A very sad loss to the world of Doctor Who whose works with co author Dave Martin will be well remembered for a long time to come. Not one poor story between them.

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  • Finlay

    November 5th, 2021 - 2:59pm

    Fantastic writer. Co-created some of the most memorable stories in Classic Who. Will certainly be missed and remembered.

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  • Auton

    November 5th, 2021 - 2:12pm

    Rip Bob Baker, such a sad loss and the loss of the last surviving 3rd doctor writer. Nightmare of Eden and claws of axos are some of my favourite stories he wrote/ co-wrote. It’s only going to make the in conversation with him on season 17 Blu Ray boxset even more poignant and important to watch

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  • Book collector

    November 5th, 2021 - 1:59pm

    Goodbye Bob. Will have to watch a who and a Wallace later on this week in tribute.

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  • the ergon

    November 5th, 2021 - 1:31pm

    Another great writer gone. He and writing partner Dave Martin left us with such a legacy of landmark television. Every year religiously around Halloween when the nights draw in i settle to some of my 1970s childhood tv for nostalgia. These include King of the Castle and Sky. And with all those writing credits, classic who and the wonderful K-9 they achieved so much and kept generations of fans happy.
    RIP Bob Baker. You will be missed.

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  • Tim M

    November 5th, 2021 - 1:23pm

    Great writer. 50 years ago Bob Baker and Dave Martin wrote their first televised Doctor Who script, ‘The Claws of Axos’. Very good story, although ‘The Three Doctors’ is probably my favourite of their stories.

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  • prototype dalek

    November 5th, 2021 - 1:18pm

    So sad to hear you go, we’ll always remember the many stories you gave us over the years.

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  • MJS

    November 5th, 2021 - 1:04pm

    Aw how sad. RIP Bob Baker

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