Baker said that while he's never really watched Doctor Who (the episodes starring him included), he's willing to watch the 50th anniversary special:
“I hope it’s going to be terrific. It’s such a landmark. It’ll be a big, emotional thing, but I don’t know what they’ll do – I’ll make an exception and watch that.”He went on to reminisce about his tenure as the Doctor from 1974 to 1981:
"I was going through a bad time of feeling rejected, even though I'd had a flirtation with movies. So when the opportunity came to play Doctor Who, it was a jackpot. It was a great experience. Actors want a big audience, and to be admired and to get applause is one thing, but to be adored is something I recommend."
"Everywhere I went I was waving like royalty and dishing out 50 pence pieces. It was so much better than real life. I stayed so long because real life at the time wasn't so terrific.Being Doctor Who, I used to look at the clock and know at half past four we were going to stop rehearsing - and that was a sad moment for me because I wanted to stay in this beautiful, unreal world."Baker got his own first class stamp earlier this year, which can be ordered from the Royal Mail.
[Source: BBC News]