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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #225 on: February 13, 2015, 03:39:42 PM »
They got married the following year.  It turned out to be a fairly poor idea and only lasted three years.  Lalla has since said that they mistook their characters being in love for them being in love.

Tom Baker's written a lot about that. He was going through really bad times, and preferred to go off drinking instead of being with her. He said Lalla suggested they take some time apart, he agreed, and they never saw each other again.

Looking through the excerpts of his autobiography posted to his website, he had a very tortured life. His first marriage ended with him abandoning his kids after attempting to commit suicide and murder his mother-in-law. Doctor Who was a saving grace for him, but it wasn't until he married Sue Jerrard that he was finally able to find peace.

He blames his Catholic upbringing for a lot of the mental trauma. They even forced him to repeat "I am nothing" over and over again.

A lot of it's here: http://thomas-stewart-baker.com/article04.html

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« Reply #226 on: February 13, 2015, 03:43:11 PM »
Now, if you want to talk creepy:

You had Five, Nyssa, Tegan, and Adric. The BBC were so worried about any perceptions that The Doctor might be having sex with his companions that they said he was never to put his arm around Nyssa or Tegan, with the result being that you only ever saw him do it with the young Adric. Yeah, no possibility of misperceptions there...

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« Reply #227 on: February 16, 2015, 12:23:20 AM »
Now, if you want to talk creepy:

You had Five, Nyssa, Tegan, and Adric. The BBC were so worried about any perceptions that The Doctor might be having sex with his companions that they said he was never to put his arm around Nyssa or Tegan, with the result being that you only ever saw him do it with the young Adric. Yeah, no possibility of misperceptions there...

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« Reply #228 on: February 16, 2015, 09:02:19 AM »
Now, if you want to talk creepy:

You had Five, Nyssa, Tegan, and Adric. The BBC were so worried about any perceptions that The Doctor might be having sex with his companions that they said he was never to put his arm around Nyssa or Tegan, with the result being that you only ever saw him do it with the young Adric. Yeah, no possibility of misperceptions there...

And this is while they changed Nyssa's outfit from having a large, complex skirt and flats to skin tight jeans and high heels.  (Which, it is implied, the Doctor must have supplied her with, since she's not shown to have any source of clothing other than what's available in the TARDIS.  Then, when they wrote the character out of the show, she spent most of her final adventure in just her underwear.)