Tom Baker has filmed a new scene for the new v…

Tom Baker has filmed a new scene for the new version of Shada

Speaking about returning to the role, Baker said the Doctor “probably never left me”.

“That’s why I can’t stay away from it, it was a lovely time of my life,” he added.

“I loved doing Doctor Who, it was life to me. I used to dread the end of rehearsal because then real life would impinge on me. Doctor Who… when I was in full flight, then I was happy.”

Of his time filming Shada in Cambridge in 1979, Baker said: “Mostly I remember being mocked by the students on the [River] Cam because I wasn’t very good at punting, I kept losing the pole.”