— Abraham Hicks
"I get on terribly well with Vic. The thing is, people say [Vic and Bob] are not actors and I say ‘rubbish’, they’re more important than that - they’re stars. There’s a difference. This technique of being a competent or glib actor is not at all the same as simply existing in a state of stardom. The distinction is that stars, unlike actors, have a kind of personality that in itself appeals to the public imagination and that’s how they build up this huge reservoir of affection. True stardom is such an elusive quality. If we knew what it was we’d manufacture it." Baker pauses and sips at his drink, reflecting on the differences between actors and stars, aware of the fact that the real Tom Baker is hidden behind the roles he has played, whereas the roles played by Vic Reeves hide behind the man.
- ‘An audience with Tom Baker’, Randall & Hopkirk, The Files
Never watched a single ep of Randall and Hopkirk, but this quote hits right on the money regarding V+B
Oh, and you’re not so bad yourself, Mr. Baker!