The BBC have released the press pack for the seventh and final series of Monarch of the Glen including an interview with former Doctor Who and Monarch cast member, Tom Baker.
According to the pack “eccentric Donald (Tom Baker), who returned to Glenbogle very much against his will last year, is finally at peace with his surroundings. He has fallen for the poetic charm of the Highland idyll and, along with the rest of the clan, is determined Glenbogle will remain with a MacDonald as its laird for generations to come.”
Speaking of his role Tom says “I enjoy overacting and I’m very good at it – I suppose you could say I’ve made a career out of it.”
“Donald MacDonald is a part I can have fun with, which is marvellous because I have a horror of self pity and I try to see the funny side of everything.
The pack also reveals that Tom is “considering an offer to tour Australia in a play especially written for three former Doctor Whos.” Commenting on the prospect he jokes “Well, let’s face it, this country is littered with Dr Whos at the moment, starting with Christopher Eccleston”
Tom also speaks briefly about the new series of Doctor Who; “I haven’t seen the new series, but then I didn’t watch it when I was in it either, so I’m not about to study someone else being him.”
“I am really pleased it has done so well. I saw some pictures of David Tennant the other day and I thought he’d got a lovely face. It will be interesting to see how he goes from classical lothario into a timelord.”
Finishing the interview as only he can Tom adds “I’ve never had a problem with the fame thing, but as I get older I feel I am starting to look less and less like Tom Baker. People used to mistake me for Shirley Williams, but now they just seem to mistake me for my Great Auntie Molly. I have a line I always use when people say to me: ‘Excuse me, are you Tom Baker?’ I have to reply: ‘Well, I’m what’s left of him…'”