Tom Baker to make cameo appearance in lost 'Doctor Who' episode

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What I would ask, as an avid Whovian, is that iTunes and the BBC, please, please, please release more Classic episodes onto iTunes from any of the Doctors incarnations.

The episode was also written by Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy author Douglas Adams, who later recycled some of the unused characters for his novel Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.

"When I was doing Doctor Who it was the realisation of all my childhood fantasies... so I took to it like a duck to water and I still do", said Baker. "Doctor Who... when I was in full flight, then I was happy".

Baker was forced to abandon filming the episode in 1979 due to a BBC strike, with around seven hours completed.

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The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), meanwhile, passed the film without cuts. Such reactions have disturbed members of the film fraternity.

It has also been announced that Tom Baker, now 83 years old, will have a brief cameo in a newly filmed scene, along with his voice for animation.

Tom Baker, who played Doctor Who, has returned to screens to complete an unfinished storyline. The Guardian reports Tom Baker has donned his iconic scarf once more to film a "lost" episode of the BBC TV show from 1979.

However, it will include footage of Baker as he is today, filmed using 1970s cameras. The reimagined Shada is available for digital download in the United Kingdom and is soon available on DVD. Together, they will defeat the alien, Skagra, who has an evil plan of trying to steal intergalactic secrets to the prison planet of Shada. "I loved doing Doctor Who, it was life to me".

First off, he turned up in non-canon multi-Doctor special "Dimensions in Time", which aired as part of the 1993 Children in Need celebrations. And as to why he chose to return to the role, he explained: "I think it never left me and that's why I can't stay away from it".