The Sixth Doctor Who, Colin Baker

Are Baker and Purves Antiques Experts?

Colin Baker and Peter Purves are to appear in Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.

Colin Baker & Peter Purves set to appear in Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

The actors, who played the Sixth Doctor and companion, Steven Taylor, respectively, were paired with antiques ‘experts,’ James Braxton and – yes, really – Will Axon as they tried to out-sell each other’s (sometimes) great finds at the British Bespoke Auctions in Gretton Road, Winchcombe.

They began their journey in Cheltenham in late June and took to the road in a Morris 1000 before ending up in Winchcombe. Colin told the Gloucestershire Echo:

“I’ve never been here before, but it has been a real delight. I have loved every minute filming with the crew and being at British Bespoke Auctions. Winchcombe is just a lovely town. The people who came to the auction did not seem to want to part with too much of their money though.”

Presumably, the Time Lords banned the use of the Doctor’s TARDIS so the competition was fair. The money they make goes to their selected charities.

The newspaper also questioned the pair about the Twelfth Doctor, after it was announced (in case you missed it) that Matt Smith is to depart the Type 40 ship at Christmas. Baker said:

“I think it should be someone we have never heard of. That will be a great change. Every actor in Britain has the capability to be the Doctor, but it is up to the producer to find the ideal Doctor. I absolutely loved being the Doctor. It was the best three years of my professional life.”

Purves, meanwhile, maintained that, to him, there will only ever be one Doctor:

“To be honest, I have no idea who the next one should be. I hope they don’t change it too much. To me, William Hartnell will always be the Doctor.”

Their episode of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip is yet to be scheduled – so keep an eye on BBC1, folks!


When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates (Kasterborous' former Editor) pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. He is the co-founder of The Doctor Who Companion:

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