In 1996, the summer before the fire we had a special guest... TOM BAKER. He agreed to appear
at one of our humble events! Somehow I didn't even set eyes on him the entire day (where was I?!)
I had been working
on the estate as a Cyberman as usual or the Gallifrean, and enjoying the DR WHO day from inside the costumes and
as there were hardly any senior staff about, I spent a lot of my rather elongated breaks enjoying the attractions of
the DR WHO DAY and hiding in the estate office! I took a jeap around to see the Cyberman performance 'A quiet day in The
Country' staring Nicholas Courtney and David Rodan, and as you can see, I lay in the sun and saw a bit of the show - which
was ending as soon as I sat down LOL!
I didn't work at Longleat after that season until 2001 DR WHO DAY, but more
of that later.