Tom Baker has been voted the World’s favourite Doctor in a global poll undertaken by the Doctor Who Appreciation Society (DWAS) to mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. Baker, who played the Fourth Doctor between 1974 and 1981, stormed home in the best Doctor vote attracting nearly double the number of votes of his nearest rival, David Tennant, the Tenth Doctor. Patrick Troughton, who played the Second Doctor, came third just behind Tennant, but ahead of current incumbent Matt Smith, who was placed fourth in the vote. Check out the Top 5 below:
Favourite Doctor1. Tom Baker 26.6%
2. David Tennant 13.6%
3. Patrick Troughton 13.2%
4. Matt Smith 12.2%
5. Jon Pertwee 10.4%
Elisabeth Sladen, who played Sarah Jane Smith, was voted favourite companion. With nearly 25% she scored more than double her nearest rival, actress Catherine Tate, who played Donna Noble alongside David Tennant. Sophie Aldred, Sylvester McCoy's companion, Ace was voted third, whilst Patrick Troughton companion Jamie McCrimmon, played by Fraser Hines, was fourth.
2. Donna Noble 10.5%
3. Ace 7.0%
4. Jamie McCrimmon 6.5%
5. Leela 5.5%
Winners in the other polls conducted were:
Favourite Story: The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Favourite Monster: The Daleks
Favourite Writer: Robert Holmes
Favourite Director: Graeme Harper
The poll, which was open to both members and non-members, was run by DWAS earlier this year and votes were received from around the world. Countries include; United Kingdom, Germany, The United States of America, Canada, Australia & New Zealand. Founded in 1976, the Doctor Who Appreciation Society is the longest running Doctor Who fan club in the world, with members across the globe. To celebrate 50 Years of Doctor Who, today will see the publication of our Anniversary Special issue of Celestial Toyroom, the world's longest running publication based on a television programme.
Thanks to DWAS.