11 Doctors. 50 years. 23rd November 2013.
  Tom Baker
The Fourth Doctor (1974-1981)

In 1974, after a fatal encounter with radiation poison, the Doctor's fourth incarnation was born, with an audience of nearly 9 million watching with bated breath as Tom Baker's Time Lord uttered his first words. Starting as he meant to go on, the Fourth Doctor was eager to explore new worlds. Never short of a jelly baby or two, this whimsical and often unpredictable multi-coloured scarf wearing incarnation of the Doctor is also the longest serving to date.

Celebrating the Fourth Doctor Celebrating the Fourth Doctor
Throughout April we'll be celebrating the Fourth Doctor, as played by Tom Baker from 1974 to 1981.
Celebrating the Fourth Doctor »
A Brief History A Brief History
Take a trip in the TARDIS to learn more about the show's origins in our (brief) history of time and space.
A Brief History »
"A tear, Sarah Jane?" "A tear, Sarah Jane?"
After seven epic years in the TARDIS, the Fourth Doctor bid an emotional adieu on 21st March 1981.
The Fourth Doctor regenerates »
Remembering Mary Tamm Remembering Mary Tamm
We remember Mary Tamm, the actress who played the first incarnation of the Fourth Doctor's companion Romana.
Remembering Mary Tamm »
When Zygons Attack! When Zygons Attack!
The Zygons, who first appeared in the Fourth Doctor serial Terror of the Zygons, will be back for the 50th anniversary.
When Zygons Attack! »
Doctor Who Celebration Weekend Doctor Who Celebration Weekend
Meet Tom Baker at the BBC's official anniversary celebratory weekend taking place in London this November.
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Richard Franklin Richard Franklin
"Who wouldn't want to be an heroic lover-boy?"
We chat to Richard Franklin about his memories of playing swaggering ladies-man Captain Mike Yates.
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John Leeson John Leeson
"Were it not for the fans, I wonder if we'd even be celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who this year..."
We chat to John Leeson, the voice of the Doctor's beloved companion K-9. Affirmative!
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Louise Jameson Louise Jameson
"It is no secret me and Tom Baker didn't get on back then as well as we do now."
Louise Jameson chats to us about her memories of playing the leather clad barbarian warrior Leela.
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The Robots of Death BFI Q&A The Robots of Death BFI Q&A
Tom Baker, Louise Jameson and Philip Hinchcliffe discuss the era of the Fourth Doctor at the BFI.
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Tom Baker talks regeneration Tom Baker talks regeneration
Tom Baker discusses the complicated emotions around regeneration.
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A Stamp in Time A Stamp in Time
Doctors of the past and present join forces to celebrate the launch of the Royal Mail's 50th anniversary stamps.
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Don't miss...
The First Doctor at the BFI! The Fourth Doctor at the BFI!
The BFI are celebrating the Fourth Doctor's era with a special screening of a classic adventure this April.
BFI screening details »
Royal Mail Doctor Who Stamps Royal Mail Doctor Who Stamps
The Royal Mail are commemorating the 50th anniversary with the launch of their collectible Doctor Who stamps.
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Own the Fourth Doctor's scarf! Own the Fourth Doctor's scarf!
Ever wanted to dress to impress in your very own multi-coloured Fourth Doctor scarf? Well now you can!
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The Roots of Evil The Roots of Evil
The Fourth Doctor and Leela visit the Heligan Structure in a new e-book by Buster Bayliss author Philip Reeve.
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Babblesphere Babblesphere
The volcanic world of Hephastos is home to a colony of composers and painters, but artistic collaboration has been taken a stage too far.
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The Fourth Doctor Revisited The Fourth Doctor Revisited
Tom Baker's era in the TARDIS is revisited in a brand new special on BBC America this April.
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The Light at the End The Light at the End
November 23rd 1963 proves to be a significant day in the lives of all eight Doctors in this new Big Finish multi-Doctor adventure commemorating the 50th anniversary.
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Regenerations Through Time Regenerations Through Time
The Doctor's regenerations are brought together in this new collector's edition DVD boxset, released June 2013.
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