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Bayldon Copper
Race: Unknown Near-Human race
Home Planet: Sto
Home Era: 2000s
Appearances: DW: Voyage of the Damned
Actor: Clive Swift

Bayldon Copper was an employee aboard the Titanic. He pretended to have a first class degree in "Earthonomics" to get the job of Ship Historian. In reality he had been a student at Mrs Golightly’s Happy Travelling University and Dry Cleaners.

He was a travelling salesman and had reached retirement with little to show for a life's work. He assisted the Doctor in defeating the Host. After this adventure, he stood on Earth with no possessions save for the clothes on his back and a million-pound credit card he'd been issued by the Capricorn Cruise Lines for the use of purchasing trinkets from the local life forms on Earth including samples of their local delicacy, beef.

After being refused an opportunity to travel with the Doctor (because of the Doctor not wanting a new companion at the time), the Doctor informed him that the credit card he had was worth the local equivalent of 50,000,056 Credits. Ecstatic at his newfound wealth, he planned to make a living on Earth so he wouldn't spend the rest of his life in prison on Sto for fraud. (DW: Voyage of the Damned)

A Mr Copper Foundation developed the Sub-wave communication network used by Harriet Jones. (DW: The Stolen Earth) It is not known whether this has any connection to Bayldon Copper.

Behind the Scenes

  • According to Russell T Davies' book The Writer's Tale, iconic American actor Dennis Hopper was considered for the role of Mr. Copper, and was later offered the part of Max Capricorn, and the actor was interested in appearing in the show, but the idea fell through.

This article uses material from the "Bayldon Copper" article on the Dr Who wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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