“Doctor Who comes with this responsibility. Obviously to an older fan or to an adult I was Tom Baker but there are an awful lot of small children who watch the programme. Now if they saw me behaving badly they would be disillusioned - they’d lose that sense of magic, the aura of the Doctor which I tried to convey.
"My friends used to think it was unnecessary, but then they didn’t have my sense of responsibility to the image of the show - I know that sounds very pompous but it was something I thought very consciously and carefully about."
- Tom Baker, Doctor Who Magazine #92, September 1984.