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Tom's 'resignation'

Post 1

Ϯ Lady MacbethϮ - 42

didn't happen.

It may have been the official explanation, but there was nothing mutual about it.


Tom's 'resignation'

Post 2

Smij - Formerly Jimster

That's not what Tom himself said. It was just that he was always threatening to resign but John Nathan-Turner took him at his word and no-one fought hard to make him stay that time.


Tom's 'resignation'

Post 3

Ϯ Lady MacbethϮ - 42

Well, I beg to differ - having got it from the mouth of the horse - so to speak.


Tom's 'resignation'

Post 4

Smij - Formerly Jimster

What you have to remember is Tom is very good at making the most of having an audience. The facts are, he threatened to resign (as he'd doen repeatedly over the previous two years or so), the new producer said 'fine, we'll replace you' and Tom regretted being so rash soon after. He wasn't sacked though, if that's what you're suggesting. He and the producer worked together on his announcement and even jointly came up with the joke about casting a woman just to wind up the Press. smiley - winkeye


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