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#FollowFriday: Colin Baker

It’s Friday, and you know what that means: #FollowFriday, an opportunity for us to show some appreciation for the wonder we call Twitter – more specifically, someone related to Doctor Who you should follow.
And it’s Sixth Doctor Week at the DWC. No prizes for guessing that today’s #FF is… Colin Baker!
Colin obviously played the Time Lord between 1884 and 1986, but previously appeared in Doctor Who as Commander Maxil in Arc of Infinity (1983), the first of only two actors to play both the main role and a guest role (the other being Peter Capaldi).
He first came to prominence, however, in The Brothers, in which he played the manipulative merchant banker, Paul Merroney between 1974 to 1976, working alongside directors like Timothy Combe (Doctor Who and the Silurians; The Mind of Evil), and Lennie Mayne (The Three Doctors; The Hand of Fear). Baker has since starred in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!Doctors, and the very first episode of Jonathan Creek.
A regular at conventions, Baker’s incarnation of the Doctor has proved particularly popular at Big Finish, and gaining new companions like Evelyn (Maggie Stables), Constance (Miranda Raison), and Flip (Lisa Greenwood).
But before we delve deep into his Twitter feed: a game. Colin tweeted this:

So who do you think it is? A further clue:

We’ll reveal the answer later on. Well, Colin will, at least.
Baker’s very active on Twitter, particularly when it comes to politics and animals, two things he’s naturally passionate about. He’s a great ambassador for animal charities, actually, so expect plenty of love for pets.

And there’s plenty to please Doctor Who fans.

Okay, so briefly back to that game…

Before we announce who that actually is, here are a few miscellaneous tweets from good old Sixie:

And the correct answer is…

Ah, Chunky Gilmore. I feel a rewatch of Remembrance of the Daleks is in order, followed by Revelation of the Daleks.
Follow Colin @SawbonesHex.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

#FollowFriday: Colin Baker

by Philip Bates time to read: 2 min
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