Thomas Stewart Baker (born 20 January 1934) is an English actor. He is
best known for his portrayal of the fourth incarnation of the Doctor
in the science fiction series
Doctor Who from 1974 to 1981, a
longer tenure than any other actor, and for the narration of the
comedy series Little Britain. Baker's voice, which has been
described as "sonorous", was voted the fourth-most recognisable in the
At the age of 15 Baker began study as a monk. However, he gradually
lost his vocation and at 21 he left monastic life and undertook
National Service in the Royal Army Medical Corps. On leaving the army,
he joined the Merchant Navy and then became an actor, joining the
Royal National Theatre
Royal National Theatre Company under Laurence Olivier.
Baker was in his thirties when his professional acting career began,
and his first major film role was as
Grigori Rasputin in Nicholas and
Alexandra in 1971, when he was 37. He went on to play the villainous
Prince Koura in
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad in 1973, which led to his
casting in Doctor Who. During his period as its star, the series was
distinguished by high viewing figures and many stories which became
regarded as classics. He remains one of the most instantly
recognisable incarnations of the character. He continued to win
regular roles in TV later in his career, most notably in the series
Medics and Monarch of the Glen. In addition to performing acting
roles, Baker has narrated commercials, video games, audiobooks and
In a poll for the
BBC Homes and Antiques magazine in January 2006,
Baker was voted the world's fourth-most eccentric star. He was beaten
Chris Eubank and David Icke. Married three times, the
Doctor Who co-star Lalla Ward, Baker has two sons from his
1 Early life
2.1 Early work
2.2 Doctor Who
2.3 Later film and television work
2.4 Little Britain
2.5 Voice acting
2.6 Video games
3 Personal life
4.3 Video games
4.5 Audio Plays
6 In popular culture
8 External links
Baker was born on
Scotland Road in Liverpool. His parents were working
class; his mother, Mary Jane (née Fleming), a cleaner, was a devout
Catholic, and his father, John Stewart Baker, was a seaman. Baker
attended Cheswardine Boarding School. At 15 he became a novice monk
with the Roman Catholic Brothers of Ploermel in Jersey and later in
Shropshire, but left the monastery six years later
after losing his faith. As he wrote in his autobiography he
realised he wanted to break each of the
Ten Commandments in order and
thought he should get out before he did something serious. He did his
national service in the Royal Army Medical Corps, serving from 1955
until 1957. At the same time, he took up acting, studying at the Rose
Bruford College of Speech and Drama, Sidcup in 1956 where he met his
first wife. He went on to become a professional actor in the late
1960s after the marriage broke down.
After his marriage ended in 1966, Baker eked out a living in
provincial rep theatre. He had his first break in 1968 whilst
performing in a late-night pub revue for the 1968 York Festival. His
performance was seen by someone with the National Theatre who
encouraged him to audition for the company, then headed by Laurence
Olivier. Baker did so and was offered a contract. From 1968 to 1971,
he was given small parts and understudied, one of his bigger roles
being the horse Rosinante in Don Quixote.
His stage work led to work on television where he won small parts in
major series such as Dixon of Dock Green, Z-Cars, Market in Honey Lane
and Softly, Softly.
He had his first big film break with the role of
Grigori Rasputin in
Nicholas and Alexandra
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) after Olivier had recommended
him for the part. He was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for
his performance, one for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and another
for Best Newcomer. Baker appeared as Moore, an artist whose paintings
are imbued with voodoo power, in The Vault of Horror (1973) and as
Koura, the villainous sorcerer, in Ray Harryhausen's The Golden Voyage
of Sinbad (1973).
Baker also appeared in Pier Paolo Pasolini's 1972 version of Geoffrey
Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales as the younger husband of the Wife
Tom Baker as the Doctor
Tom Baker and a
Dalek in London, 1991, at a photocall in Trafalgar
In 1974, Baker took over the role of the Doctor from
Jon Pertwee to
Fourth Doctor in the
BBC TV series. He was recommended
Barry Letts by the BBC's Head of Serials, Bill Slater, who
had directed Baker in a
Play of the Month production of Shaw's play
The Millionairess. Impressed by Baker upon meeting him, Letts then
became convinced he was right for the part after seeing his
performance in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad. Baker was working on a
construction site at the time, as acting jobs were scarce. Initially
he was dubbed "Boiler Suit Tom" by the media because he had been
supplied for a press conference with some old studio set clothes to
replace his modest garments.
Baker quickly made the part his own, viewing figures for his first few
years returning to a level not seen since the height of 'Dalekmania' a
decade earlier. His eccentric style of dress and quirky
personality (particularly his trademark long scarf and fondness for
jelly babies), as well as his distinctive voice, made him an
immediately recognisable figure and he quickly caught the viewing
public's imagination. Baker played the Doctor for seven consecutive
seasons, making him the longest-serving actor in the part. Baker
himself suggested many aspects of his Doctor's personality, but the
distinctive scarf was created by accident. James Acheson, the costume
designer assigned to his first story, had provided far more wool than
was necessary to the knitter, Begonia Pope, intending for her to
choose a suitable colour. However, due to miscommunication Pope
knitted all the wool she was given. It was Baker who suggested that he
wear the ridiculously long scarf, which he did once it had been
shortened a bit to make it more manageable.
The Doctor played by
Tom Baker (1974–81) is often regarded as the
most popular of the Doctors. In polls conducted by Doctor Who
Magazine, Baker has lost the "Best Doctor" category only three times:
Sylvester McCoy in 1990, and twice to
David Tennant in 2006
and 2009. Many of the stories from his era are considered to be
classics of the series, including The Ark in Space, Genesis of the
Daleks, The Brain of Morbius,
The Deadly Assassin
The Deadly Assassin and The Robots of
Death. However, the violent tone of the stories produced by Letts'
successor, Philip Hinchcliffe, saw the series come under heavy
criticism at home from morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse.
Concerns over violence during this early period led to a lightening of
the tone and an erratic decline in both the popularity and quality of
the series. Baker has described Hinchcliffe as "amazing" and
identified that as his favourite period of his time on the series. He
described Hinchcliffe's successor, Graham Williams, as "absolutely
devoted" but lacking Hinchcliffe's flair. He has acknowledged that his
final producer on the series, John Nathan-Turner, made changes he
didn't agree with and they "did not see eye-to-eye really about very
much". He said they became good friends afterwards and forgot their
disagreements. Baker suggested that he may have stayed in the role for
one series too many.
Baker continues to be associated with the Doctor, appearing on
documentaries such as The Story of
Doctor Who and Doctor Who
Confidential and giving interviews about his time on the programme. He
reappeared as the Doctor for the 1993 charity special Dimensions in
Time and audio for the PC game Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctors. In
1996 he appraised his time on the show as the highlight of his life.
He is often interviewed as part of documentaries on the extras of
Doctor Who DVD releases from his era as the Doctor and has recorded
DVD commentaries for many of the stories. In a 2004 interview
regarding the series' revival, Baker suggested that he be cast as the
Master. In a 2006 interview with The Sun newspaper, he claims that
he has not watched any episodes of the new series because he "just
can't be bothered". In a 2010 interview, Baker said that he had
not watched Tennant's performance as the Doctor but thought his Hamlet
While Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul McGann
have all reprised their roles for audio adventures produced since the
1990s by Big Finish (and sometimes the BBC), Baker had declined to
voice the Doctor until 2009, claiming that he hadn't seen a script he
liked. In July 2009, the
BBC announced that Baker would return to the
role for a series of five audio dramas, co-starring Richard Franklin
as Captain Mike Yates, which would begin release in September. The
five audios comprise a single linked story under the banner title
Hornets' Nest, written by well-known author Paul Magrs. He returns
with a sequel to Hornets' Nest called Demon Quest. Baker has also
filmed inserts for a video release of the unfinished
Shada in 1992,
presented the video release The
Tom Baker Years (1992), the latter a
look back at his time on the series watching short clips from his
episodes and also provided narration for several
BBC audio releases of
Doctor Who stories.
In March 2011, it was announced that Baker would be returning as the
Fourth Doctor initially for two series of plays for Big Finish
Productions, starring alongside former companions Leela (Louise
Romana I (Mary Tamm). The first series of six audios were
released starting from January 2012. Big Finish had also arranged
for Baker to record a series of stories reuniting him with Elisabeth
Sarah Jane Smith
Sarah Jane Smith (for which special permission was
obtained from the producers of
The Sarah Jane Adventures
The Sarah Jane Adventures TV series),
but Sladen died in April 2011 before any stories could be
Baker has been involved in the reading of old Target novelisations in
BBC Audio range of talking books, "
Doctor Who (Classic Novels)".
Doctor Who and the Giant Robot was the first release in the range read
by Baker, released on 5 November 2007, followed by Baker reading
Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius (released 4 February 2008), Doctor
Who and the Creature from the Pit (released on 7 April 2008) and
Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars (released 14 August 2008). In
October 2009, Baker was interviewed for
BBC Radio 4's Last Word to pay
tribute to the deceased former
Doctor Who producer Barry Letts. He
described Letts, who originally cast him in the role, as "the big link
in changing my entire life".
On 20 November 2013, Baker revealed that he would appear in the 50th
anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, stating "I am in the
special. I'm not supposed to tell you that, but I tell you that very
willingly and specifically; the
BBC told me not to tell anybody but
I'm telling you straightaway." The episode saw Baker in the role
of a mysterious curator in the National Gallery.
In November 2017, Baker made a return to the role of the Doctor,
completing an episode originally begun in 1979 but abandoned due to
strike action. The story – Shada, written by
Douglas Adams – was
filmed in Cambridge. Animation was added to complete the original
story. He also filmed one new scene for inclusion in the final
Later film and television work
In 1982, Baker portrayed
Sherlock Holmes in a four-part BBC1
miniseries version of The Hound of the Baskervilles; in the US, this
production was telecast on A&E. He also made an appearance in
Blackadder II, in the episode "Potato", as the sea captain "Redbeard
Rum". Much later, he played Puddleglum, a "marsh-wiggle", in the 1990
BBC adaptation of C.S. Lewis' The Silver Chair.
For the third series of the British game show Cluedo, Baker was cast
as Professor Plum, a "man with a degree in suspicion". He was also
cast in the 2004 series Strange, as a blind priest who possessed
knowledge of the Devil. Previously, he had appeared as a guest on the
Have I Got News For You
Have I Got News For You and was subsequently described by
Angus Deayton as the funniest guest in the series' history.
A particular highlight was when Baker gave an anecdotal account of
how, while entering a recording studio in Wales, he was accosted by a
member of the public who told Baker: "I will never forgive you, nor
will my wife, for what you did to our grammar schools." Baker
responded with: "What are you talking about, you daft bugger?" to
which the stranger replied: "I'm so sorry. For a moment I thought you
were Shirley Williams."
According to the Daily Mirror, Baker's appearance made him a cult
figure once again, and helped revive his career. He later returned
Have I Got News For You
Have I Got News For You as a guest host in 2008. Baker played the
role of the Captain in the Challenge version of Fort Boyard, and has
also hosted the children's literature series, The Book Tower. He
recorded a special called, Tom Baker – In Confidence that was
shown in April 2010.
In the late 1990s, it was reported that Baker was a candidate for the
Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films. Baker has since
stated that he was only approached for "a role" in the film, and
turned down the offer when told that it would mean spending months
away in New Zealand. He appeared as Halvarth, the Elven healer, in
Dungeons & Dragons (2000).
After his work on Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World, Baker was cast
as a similar narrator of
Little Britain on
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 and remained in
the role when it transferred to television. Baker has suggested that
he was chosen for the part in
Little Britain due to his popularity
with Lucas and Walliams, part of the generation to whom he is the
favourite Doctor. "I am now being employed by the children who grew up
watching me", he stated in a DVD commentary. Another trademark of
Little Britain's narration is the deadpan quotation of old rap lyrics,
usually in the opening credit sequence. On 17 November 2005, to mark
the start of the third series of Little Britain, Baker read the
continuity announcements on
BBC One from 7 pm to 9:30 pm
GMT. The scripts were written by Lucas and Walliams; Baker assumed his
Little Britain persona. He used lines such as:
Hello, telly viewers. You're watching the
BBC One! In half an hour,
Jenny Dickens's classic serial Bleak House. But first let's see what
the poor people are up to in the first of two visits this evening to
Baker has appeared in various radio productions, including a role as
"Britain's most celebrated criminal barrister", Sir Edward
Marshall-Hall in John Mortimer Presents the Trials of Marshall Hall
(1996), "Josiah Bounderby" in Charles Dickens' Hard Times (1998) and a
part in the 2001
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 version of
The Thirty-Nine Steps
The Thirty-Nine Steps as Sir
Walter Bullivant. He guest starred in The Further Adventures of
Sherlock Holmes (a pastiche series written by Bert Coules) in the 2002
episode "The Saviour of Cripplegate Square". From 2000 to 2005 Tom
voiced the character Max Bear in the
Channel 4 (UK) Max Bear
Productions animated series. More recently, he voiced the role of the
ZeeBad in the 2005 computer-animated film version of The Magic
Roundabout. In 2007 he voiced the character of Robert Baron in the BBC
animated series The Secret Show.
Baker narrates the children's computer-animated series
The Beeps which
is shown on Channel 5's
Milkshake! as well as narrating Tales of Aesop
on BBC, a television series based on
Aesop's Fables with beautiful
puppet animation. Most recently, Baker has returned to the role of the
Fourth Doctor, first in three series of audio adventures for BBC
Audiobooks: Hornet's Nest,
Demon Quest and Serpents' Crest; and now in
a new series of
Doctor Who audio adventures for Big Finish Productions
Louise Jameson as "Leela". There were seven releases in
2013 with Mary Tamm: (The Auntie Matter, The Sands of Life, War
Against the Laan, The Justice of Jalxar, Phantoms of the Deep, The
Dalek Contract and The Final Phase).
In the third season of the animated series Star Wars Rebels, Baker
provided the voice of the Bendu, a powerful Force-sensitive being.
Baker starred as the
Fourth Doctor in the 1997 video game Destiny of
the Doctors where he provided the voice. His voice has also been
featured in Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (2000),
Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior (2003), "Sudeki" (2004), Cold Winter
(2005), MediEvil: Resurrection, Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising, and
Little Britain: The Video Game (2007).
Baker is a prolific voiceover artist and his voice was voted as the
fourth most recognisable in the UK after the Queen,
Tony Blair and
Margaret Thatcher. In 1992 and 1993, Baker narrated
comedy series Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World. In 1994 he provided
the narration for Channel 4's Equinox rave documentary
World. In 2002 he had a speaking role in the critically acclaimed
but commercially unsuccessful
Hostile Waters as the Narrator.
Baker provided the voiceover for the
Perfect Dark (2000) TV adverts.
He also voiced both the narrator and the god "Tetsu" in the
role-playing game Sudeki, but was uncredited. During the first
three months of 2006, his voice was used by BT for spoken delivery of
text messages to landline phones. He recorded 11,593 phrases,
containing every sound in the English language, for use by the
text-to-speech service. The BT text message service returned from
1 December 2006 until 8 January 2007, with two pence from each text
going to the charity Shelter. Also, a single "sung" by Baker's text
voice, "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks, was released on 18 December
2006 with proceeds going to the charity. The creator of the song was
Mark Murphy, designer of the site.
Baker's voice may be heard at London's Natural History Museum
narrating commentary to some of the exhibits that demonstrate Darwin's
theory of natural selection. He has made three other brief forays into
the world of music: he provides the monologue to the track "Witness to
a Murder (Part Two)" on the album Six by Mansun; he appears on
Technocat's single "Only Human" in 1995, and in 2002 he recorded the
monologue to the track "Megamorphosis" on the album Andabrek by
Stephen James, although the album was not released until 2009. Baker
provides narrative at two British tourist attractions: the Nemesis
roller coaster at Alton Towers, Staffordshire; and the London Dungeon,
a museum depicting gory and macabre events in the capital, narrating
the events leading up to and comprising the Great Fire of London.
Baker voiced the character "Max Bear", a series of animated stories
Channel 4 (UK Terrestrial) from 2000 to 2005. He narrated
Australian cartoonist Bruce Petty's 2006 film about world politics,
Baker's autobiography, Who on Earth is Tom Baker?
(ISBN 0-00-638854-X), was published in 1997, and made available
on Kindle devices in September 2013.
Baker has also written a short fairytale-style novel called The Boy
Who Kicked Pigs (ISBN 0-571-19771-X). In 1981 he edited a
collection of poems for children: "Never Wear Your Wellies in the
House and Other Poems to Make You Laugh" (ISBN 0-09-927340-3).
Baker joined the National Theatre in 1968 as an understudy for
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead followed by small parts in The
National Health by
Peter Nichols (directed by Michael Blakemore).
After playing the horse in The Travails of Sancho Panza (directed by
Laurence Olivier subsequently cast him as the Prince
of Morocco in The Merchant of Venice. The play was directed by
Jonathan Miller, with Baker appearing alongside Olivier as Shylock.
Still under contract at the National, Baker also played a Russian in
The Idiot, Sir Frances Acton in A Woman Killed With Kindness, opposite
Anthony Hopkins, and
Filippo in The Rules of the Game.
After leaving the role of The Doctor in 1981, Baker returned to
theatre to play
Oscar Wilde in
Feasting with Panthers
Feasting with Panthers at the
Chichester Festival Theatre. The following year, he played Judge Brack
in Hedda Gabler, with
Susannah York as Hedda, in the West End. Also in
1982, Baker played Dr Frank Bryant in a Royal Shakespeare Company
production of Educating Rita, alongside Kate Fitzgerald as Rita.
He returned to the National Theatre in 1984 to play Mr Hardcastle in
She Stoops to Conquer
She Stoops to Conquer in the
Olivier Theatre and on a later tour. The
following year he played both
Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty in The Mask
of Moriarty by
Hugh Leonard at the
Gate Theatre in Dublin.
In 1987 Baker played
Inspector Goole in a revival production of An
Inspector Calls directed by Peter Dews.
Baker's first marriage in 1961 was to Anna Wheatcroft, niece of rose
grower Harry Wheatcroft, whom he met and began dating when they were
both students in acting school. They had two sons, Daniel and Piers,
but divorced in 1966. Baker lost contact with his sons until a chance
meeting with Piers in a pub in
New Zealand allowed them to renew their
relationship. In December 1980 he married Lalla Ward, who had
Doctor Who (playing his companion Romana) with him for
two years. However, 16 months later in April 1982, the marriage
dissolved, and the pair divorced.
Baker married for a third time in 1986, this time to Sue Jerrard, who
had been an assistant editor on Doctor Who. They moved to the Bell
House, a converted school in Boughton Malherbe, Kent, where they kept
several cats before moving to
France in January 2003. They sold the
Vic Reeves shortly after Baker had worked with him on the
BBC revival (2000–2001) of Randall and Hopkirk. In November
2006, Baker returned to live in England, initially buying a house in
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, before later moving to East Sussex.
Baker is cynical of religion and describes himself as irreligious, or
occasionally as Buddhist, but not anti-religious. He states:
"People are quite happy believing the wrong things. I wasn't unhappy
believing all that shit. Now I'm not unhappy thinking about it because
I can laugh at it." Politically, Baker has expressed disdain for
both the Conservatives and the Labour Party, saying in 1998: "When the
Conservatives were in I cannot tell you how much I hated them. But I
realise how shallow I am because I now hate the Labour Party as
Tom Baker in 2012
The Winter's Tale
Nicholas and Alexandra
The Canterbury Tales
The Vault of Horror
Pope Leo X
Doesn't appear in some versions of the film
Frankenstein: The True Story
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
The Passionate Pilgrim
The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood
Sir Guy de Gisbourne
Dungeons & Dragons
The Magic Roundabout
The Genie in the Bottle
Dixon of Dock Green
Episode: "The Attack"
Market in Honey Lane
Episode: "The Matchmakers"
George and the Dragon
Episode: "The 10:15 Train"
Episode: "Hudson's Way"
Dixon of Dock Green
Episode: "Number 13"
Episode: "The Victims: Frontier"
Episode: "Like Any Other Friday"
Play of the Month
Dr. Ahmed el Kabir
Episode: "The Millionairess"
Arthur of the Britons
Brandreth / Gavron
Episode: "Go Warily"
Jim'll Fix It
Nouvelles de Henry James
Late Night Story
The Book Tower
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Jemima Shore Investigates
Dr. Norman Ziegler
Episode: "Dr. Ziegler's Casebook"
The Five Doctors
The Five Doctors Previously untransmitted archive footage
Episode: "Hounded Steele"
Episode: "The Iron Man"
The Life and Loves of a She-Devil
Captain Redbeard Rum
Kenny Everett Television Show
Season 1, Episode 2
The Silver Chair
Tales of Aesop
Sir Lionel Sweeting
Episode: "The Law Lord"
Professor Geoffrey Hoyt
Episode: "Dimensions in Time"
The Imaginatively Titled Punt & Dennis Show
Actor in supermarket
Have I Got News for You
This Is Your Life
The Canterbury Tales
Voice only. Episode: "The Journey Back"
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)
Fun at the Funeral Parlour
Episode: "The Jaws of Doom"
Episode: "Cars Don't Make You Fat"
Voice only. Series 4, Episode 1
The Little Reindeer
Monarch of the Glen
The Secret Show
Voice only. Episode: "The Secret Room"
Agatha Christie's Marple
Episode: "Towards Zero"
Little Britain USA
Have I Got News for You
Tom Baker: In Confidence
Interviewed by Professor Laurie Taylor
National Gallery Curator
Episode: "The Day of the Doctor"
Star Wars Rebels
Little Red Riding Hood
Destiny of the Doctors
Voice and likeness
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future
Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising
Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior
Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition
Little Britain: The Game
Little Britain: The Video Game
Voice; archive sound
Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World
The Russia House
Fourth Doctor Boxset
Fourth Doctor Adventures
The Light at the End
Who on Earth is Tom Baker?
The Boy Who Kicked Pigs
In popular culture
English synthpop band the Human League recorded a tribute track to the
actor entitled "Tom Baker". In 1981 it was released as the B-side to
their "Boys and Girls" single. The instrumental track was re-released
on some CD versions of their Travelogue album.
A cartoon of Tom Baker, as one of the "esteemed representatives of
television", appeared as the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in The
Simpsons episodes "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming", "Treehouse of Horror
X", and "Mayored to the Mob".
His distinctive voice has become a gift for impressionists such as Jon
Culshaw, who regularly impersonates Baker in the comedy series Dead
Ringers: in one episode, he makes a prank call to Baker in character
as the Doctor, which prompts the memorable reaction from the real
Baker: "No, no, there must be a mistake, I'm the Doctor." Similarly,
when Culshaw called another Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, in character, he
got the response: "Tom? Is that you? Have you been down the pub?"
Other typical "in character" send-ups for Culshaw would include asking
a garage engineer to convert his TARDIS to unleaded and complaining of
the 400-year journey time from Euston to Glasgow by train.
A cartoon version of him appears in The Beast with a Billion Backs,
one of the
Futurama movies. His cartoon also appears in the Futurama
episodes "Mobius Dick" and "All the Presidents' Heads".
Baker is also referred to in pages 101–104 of the Kevin Sampson
fiction novel Awaydays. In this story he is attending the seventh
Doctor Who Convention in Halifax in December 1979, where
the chief protagonists of the novel (a group of Tranmere Rovers
hooligans) accidentally gatecrash. They then befriend him and try to
persuade him to tour the country as the Doctor setting fire to his
farts. This scene wasn't included in the film version of the novel. In
the DVD of the film the producer wanted to include extras with scenes
of Baker in
Doctor Who in it from the time but the
forthcoming because of the violent nature of the film.
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