History LargeHam / DoctorWho

26th Jun '17 1:52:35 AM Maddoxsort
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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[ShutUpHannibal Powerful! Crush the lesser races!]] ''Conquer the galaxy!'' '''Unimaginable Power! [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking UNLIMITED RICE PUDDING!]] Etcetera! Etcetera!'''"]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[ShutUpHannibal Powerful! Crush the lesser races!]] ''Conquer the galaxy!'' '''Unimaginable Power! [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Power!''' '''''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking UNLIMITED RICE PUDDING!]] Etcetera! PUDDING!]]''''' '''Etcetera! Etcetera!'''"]]
30th May '17 10:37:33 PM bweb
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** Michelle Gomez's Missy is probably one of the few characters who can go LargeHam and DeadpanSnarker [[BeyondTheImpossible at the same time!]]
-->'''Supreme Dalek''': You are an enemy of the Daleks!
-->'''Missy''': Yes, well, anyone who isn't a Dalek is an enemy of the Daleks, so that ''' ''was an easy guess'' '''!
27th May '17 9:25:21 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* [[[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E3RobotOfSherwood Robin Hood]]. Boisterous and hammy. Especially the over the top laughter, which he performs about 10 times before the episode is over.

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* [[[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E3RobotOfSherwood [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E3RobotOfSherwood Robin Hood]]. Boisterous and hammy. Especially the over the top laughter, which he performs about 10 times before the episode is over.
5th Apr '17 5:02:25 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** In [[[[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie the single movie he played as the Doctor]], he sliced enough Ham to cover the much longer tenures other Doctors had.

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** In [[[[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie the single movie he played as the Doctor]], he sliced enough Ham to cover the much longer tenures other Doctors had.
30th Mar '17 8:26:29 PM AthenaBlue
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** It's worth observing that, while the overall performance is extremely hammy, the ''character'' is shown to have an [[StylisticSuck even hammier]] acting style. We see him begin to act a little ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen Revenge of the Cybermen]]", and it's [[ChewingTheScenery pretty extreme]]. In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime The Invasion of Time]]" he's forced to pretend to be insane as part of a plan, which he uses as an excuse to lay it on thick with the EvilLaugh and SuddenlyShouting. And then there's the part where there's "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E6TheArmageddonFactor only my will because I possess the]] '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq0WE_qmIUA&feature=related Key to Time!]]'''"
* Creator/PeterDavison's Doctor was mostly one of the more subdued, least hammy Doctors in all of ''Doctor Who'', but at the end of the day, a Doctor is still a Doctor. Just take this gem from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E6Earthshock Earthshock]]":

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** It's worth observing that, while the overall performance is extremely hammy, the ''character'' is shown to have an [[StylisticSuck even hammier]] acting style. We see him begin to act a little ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen Revenge [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen "Revenge of the Cybermen]]", Cybermen"]], and it's [[ChewingTheScenery pretty extreme]]. In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime "The Invasion of Time]]" Time"]] he's forced to pretend to be insane as part of a plan, which he uses as an excuse to lay it on thick with the EvilLaugh and SuddenlyShouting. And then there's the part where there's "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E6TheArmageddonFactor only my will because I possess the]] '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq0WE_qmIUA&feature=related Key to Time!]]'''"
* Creator/PeterDavison's Doctor was mostly one of the more subdued, least hammy Doctors in all of ''Doctor Who'', but at the end of the day, a Doctor is still a Doctor. Just take this gem from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E6Earthshock Earthshock]]":[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E6Earthshock "Earthshock"]]:



** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani The Mark of the Rani]]" is one big three-way Ham-fest between Baker ("DON'T MOVE, PERI! THE TREE WON'T HURT YOU!"), Anthony Ainley as the Master ("SHE'LL HAVE A SEIZURE!"), and Kate O'Mara as the Rani ("AND SO WILL ANYONE ELSE WHO INTERFERES!"). Good rule of thumb: the more Time Lords in a story, the bigger your serving of ham.
** The exchanges between the Doctor and King Yrcanos (played by Creator/BrianBlessed himself) in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]]" are great. It's like the Doctor can't decide whether to be annoyed at how loud and over the top Yrcanos is or about him being more over the top than the Doctor himself.

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani "The Mark of the Rani]]" Rani"]] is one big three-way Ham-fest between Baker ("DON'T MOVE, PERI! THE TREE WON'T HURT YOU!"), Anthony Ainley as the Master ("SHE'LL HAVE A SEIZURE!"), and Kate O'Mara as the Rani ("AND SO WILL ANYONE ELSE WHO INTERFERES!"). Good rule of thumb: the more Time Lords in a story, the bigger your serving of ham.
** The exchanges between the Doctor and King Yrcanos (played by Creator/BrianBlessed himself) in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]]" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp "Mindwarp"]] are great. It's like the Doctor can't decide whether to be annoyed at how loud and over the top Yrcanos is or about him being more over the top than the Doctor himself.



** It helps that in the script, the Doctor was supposed to have had part of Yrcanos' personality unintentionally melded with his own just prior their earlier encounters.

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** It helps that in the script, the Doctor was supposed to have had part of Yrcanos' personality unintentionally melded with his own just prior to their earlier encounters.



** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]" has one of his most glorious moments of ham:

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield "Battlefield"]] has one of his most glorious moments of ham:



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqqRUh69L8A#t=05m04s Here he is performing Eleven's speech to the assembled space ships]] from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens The Pandorica Opens]]". It's ''a million times'' more hammy than Creator/MattSmith's performance. Which says something, considering Smith is quite the ham himself.
** And could anyone forget this extremely hammy line in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance of the Daleks]]", when the Doctor cuts Davros off, who has just started saying "We shall become all-"
--->Powerful! Crush the lesser races! Conquer the galaxy! UNIMAGINABLE POWER! UNLIMITED RICE PUDDING! Et cetera! Et cetera!

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqqRUh69L8A#t=05m04s Here he is performing Eleven's speech to the assembled space ships]] from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens]]".Opens"]]. It's ''a million times'' more hammy than Creator/MattSmith's performance. Which says something, considering Smith is quite the ham himself.
** And could anyone forget this extremely hammy line in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks "Remembrance of the Daleks]]", Daleks"]], when the Doctor cuts Davros off, who has just started saying "We shall become all-"
--->Powerful! --->"Powerful! Crush the lesser races! Conquer the galaxy! UNIMAGINABLE POWER! UNLIMITED RICE PUDDING! Et cetera! Et cetera!cetera!"



---> "You may think the worst thing I can do to you is hurt you..."

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---> "You --->"You may think the worst thing I can do to you is hurt you..."



** There was his scene alone with the Dalek in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek Dalek]]", in which Eccleston was ''literally'' foaming at the mouth by the end of his scary, awesome speech:

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** There was his scene alone with the Dalek in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek Dalek]]", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]], in which Eccleston was ''literally'' foaming at the mouth by the end of his scary, awesome speech:



** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild The Empty Child]]": "GO TO YOUR ROOM!". Then remarks about how bad those LastWords would have been. From the same episode:

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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The Empty Child]]": Child"]]: "GO TO YOUR ROOM!". Then remarks about how bad those LastWords would have been. From the same episode:



** And a certain moment from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances The Doctor Dances]]":

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** And a certain moment from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances "The Doctor Dances]]": Dances"]]:



** Pretty much any line from the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWho2005CiNSDoctorWhoChildrenInNeed Doctor Who: Children in Need]]".

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** Pretty much any line from the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWho2005CiNSDoctorWhoChildrenInNeed Doctor Who: [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CiNSDoctorWhoChildrenInNeed 2005 Children in Need]]".Need special]].



** And in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter The Doctor's Daughter]]", what could be the hammiest ''proclamation of pacifism'' ever:

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** And in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter "The Doctor's Daughter]]", Daughter"]], what could be the hammiest ''proclamation of pacifism'' ever:



** Since "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars The Waters of Mars]]" was one of his last performances as the Doctor, Tennant apparently decided to go out with a bang. The scenery-chewing when he decides to actually take action is so completely over the top it threatens to implode in a singularity of ham.

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** Since "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars "The Waters of Mars]]" Mars"]] was one of his last performances as the Doctor, Tennant apparently decided to go out with a bang. The scenery-chewing when he decides to actually take action is so completely over the top it threatens to implode in a singularity of ham.



** Tennant manages to compress a metric ton of Ham into one word in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time]]": '''[[GlamourFailure SHIIIIMMER!]]'''

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** Tennant manages to compress a metric ton of Ham into one word in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time]]": Time"]]: '''[[GlamourFailure SHIIIIMMER!]]'''



** Tennant's most hammy habit was adding explosive "-a!" sounds to the end of words as he got excited and started-a to over-enunciate-a. See "AND I'M NOT LISTENING-A!" from series two's "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E7TheIdiotsLantern The Idiot's Lantern]]" and "BAREFOOT ON THE MOON-A!" from series three's "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones Smith and Jones]]" for particularly jarring examples.

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** Tennant's most hammy habit was adding explosive "-a!" sounds to the end of words as he got excited and started-a to over-enunciate-a. See "AND I'M NOT LISTENING-A!" from series two's "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E7TheIdiotsLantern The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E7TheIdiotsLantern "The Idiot's Lantern]]" Lantern"]] and "BAREFOOT ON THE MOON-A!" from series three's "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones Smith [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones "Smith and Jones]]" Jones"]] for particularly jarring examples.



** From "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow The Beast Below]]":

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** From "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow "The Beast Below]]":Below"]]:



** In the first Dalek-centered episode of his reign, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks Victory of the Daleks]]":

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** In the first Dalek-centered episode of his reign, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks Victory tenure, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory of the Daleks]]":Daleks"]]:



** He does a hell of a lot of shouting in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone Flesh and Stone]]":

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** He does a hell of a lot of shouting in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone Flesh [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone "Flesh and Stone]]":Stone"]]:



** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon Day of the Moon]]", the Eleventh Doctor declares, "AND ONE '''WHACKING''' BIG KICK UP THE BACKSIDE FOR THE SILENCE!!!"

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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon Day [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon "Day of the Moon]]", Moon"]], the Eleventh Doctor declares, "AND ONE '''WHACKING''' BIG KICK UP THE BACKSIDE FOR THE SILENCE!!!"



** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten The Rings of Akhaten]]" has the hammiest Eleven speech yet, complete with ManlyTears:

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten "The Rings of Akhaten]]" Akhaten"]] has the hammiest Eleven speech yet, complete with ManlyTears:



** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver Nightmare in Silver]]" has him at about thrice the usual ham level when he's possessed by the Cyber-Planner and becomes "Mr. Clever." He isn't just ChewingTheScenery, ''he's eating it in great massive gulps.''
** Suffice it to say the Eleventh Doctor goes out at his absolute hammiest in his last episode, "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor]]". Upon receiving his new regeneration cycle from the Time Lords, he delivers quite possibly his single most spectacular speech in his entire three-year run, complete with shamelessly theatrical cane-waving:
---> '''Eleventh Doctor:''' Sorry, what did you say? Did you mention the ''rules?'' Now, listen, bit of advice: tell me the truth, if you think you know it - lay down the law if you're feeling brave! But, Daleks, never, ever '' '''TELL ME THE RULES!''' ''\\

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver Nightmare [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in Silver]]" Silver"]] has him at about thrice the usual ham level when he's possessed by the Cyber-Planner and becomes "Mr. Clever." Clever". He isn't just ChewingTheScenery, ''he's eating it in great massive gulps.''
** Suffice it to say the Eleventh Doctor goes out at his absolute hammiest in his last episode, "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor "The Time of the Doctor]]".Doctor"]]. Upon receiving his new regeneration cycle from the Time Lords, he delivers quite possibly his single most spectacular speech in his entire three-year run, complete with shamelessly theatrical cane-waving:
---> '''Eleventh --->'''Eleventh Doctor:''' Sorry, what did you say? Did you mention the ''rules?'' Now, listen, bit of advice: tell me the truth, if you think you know it - lay down the law if you're feeling brave! But, Daleks, never, ever '' '''TELL ME THE RULES!''' ''\\



*** And then he immediately proceeds to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AxCoMbiZfk regenerate]] in by far the hammiest such scene in the entire series. Basically, the Daleks are haminated!
* Between bellowing about "attack eyebrows" and flirting with a Tyrannosaur in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath Deep Breath]]", Creator/PeterCapaldi made his debut in suitably hammy fashion. Given just ''who'' Capaldi is, this is not a surprise in the slightest.

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*** And then he immediately proceeds to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AxCoMbiZfk regenerate]] in by far ''by far'' the hammiest such scene in the entire series. Basically, the Daleks are haminated!
* Between bellowing about "attack eyebrows" and flirting with a Tyrannosaur in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath Deep Breath]]", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath "Deep Breath"]], Creator/PeterCapaldi made his debut in suitably hammy fashion. Given just ''who'' Capaldi is, this is not a surprise in the slightest.



** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E2IntoTheDalek Into the Dalek]]" has him impersonate the titular creature at one point. Naturally he's as hammy as the Daleks.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist Time Heist]]", the Twelfth Doctor's EurekaMoment is so hammy that he bangs a gong to accentuate it!
** And then there's his BiggerOnTheInside rant from "[[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong The Husbands of River Song]]"! River doesn't recognize this Doctor as her sweetie, so he decides to have a little fun when she steals his TARDIS and assumes he'll be shocked when he steps inside. If you look carefully, you can see teeth marks during that scene, but as he says afterward "Sorry. I've always wanted to see that done properly."

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E2IntoTheDalek Into [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E2IntoTheDalek "Into the Dalek]]" Dalek"]] has him impersonate the titular creature at one point. Naturally he's as hammy as the Daleks.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist Time Heist]]", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist "Time Heist"]], the Twelfth Doctor's EurekaMoment is so hammy that he bangs a gong to accentuate it!
** And then there's his BiggerOnTheInside rant from "[[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong The [[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong "The Husbands of River Song]]"! Song"]]! River doesn't recognize this Doctor as her sweetie, so he decides to have a little fun when she steals his TARDIS and assumes he'll be shocked when he steps inside. If you look carefully, you can see teeth marks during that scene, but as he says afterward afterward: "Sorry. I've always wanted to see that done properly."



Not to be outdone by his arch-nemesis, The Master is always a prime source of Ham. Really, ''any'' incarnation of the Master who doesn't rattle the heavens and leave teeth marks on the scenery through the sheer force of their acting is just flat-out doing it wrong.

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Not to be outdone by his arch-nemesis, The the Master is always a prime source of Ham. Really, ''any'' incarnation of the Master who doesn't rattle the heavens and leave teeth marks on the scenery through the sheer force of their acting is just flat-out doing it wrong.



** Speaking of his incarnation of the Master, Peri parodies this trope with him in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire Planet of Fire]]":

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** Speaking of his incarnation of the Master, Peri parodies this trope with him in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire Planet [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire "Planet of Fire]]":Fire"]]:



** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani The Mark of the Rani]]":

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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani "The Mark of the Rani]]":Rani"]]:



* Creator/DerekJacobi during the last ten minutes of his performance in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia Utopia]]". Having given a subtle, moving performance as the kindly Professor Yana for most of the episode, [[spoiler:he then is transformed into the Doctor's uber-evil arch-foe the Master... and at the same moment, into a really Large Ham.]]

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* Creator/DerekJacobi during the last ten minutes of his performance in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia Utopia]]". [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia "Utopia"]]. Having given a subtle, moving performance as the kindly Professor Yana for most of the episode, [[spoiler:he he then is transformed into the Doctor's uber-evil arch-foe ArchEnemy the Master... and at the same moment, into a really Large Ham.]]



** Not to mention that the first minutes of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords Last of the Time Lords]]" (the episode that follows that whole "Here Come The Drums" thing) is the Master singing "I Can't Decide" by Music/ScissorSisters.
** When he returns in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time]]":

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** Not to mention that the first minutes of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords Last [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords "Last of the Time Lords]]" Lords"]] (the episode that follows that whole "Here Come The Drums" thing) is the Master singing "I Can't Decide" by the Music/ScissorSisters.
** When he returns in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time]]":Time"]]:



* Creator/MichelleGomez' Missy is a ''delightful'' ham. Her lines in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath Deep Breath]]" stand out, drawing out the word "Paradise" as "PARADIIIISSSSE", then subduing her performance to provide a sharp, unnervingly dark contrast as she says, "Welcome... to Heaven." Followed by a quick pivot back to ham with a guttural snarl and a click of the teeth, then a Film/MaryPoppins-esque twirl around a stone garden fixture while swinging an umbrella around. By the time the show reaches "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven Death in Heaven]]", she actually reveals herself to have been ''holding back on the ham'' up until that point, and goes ''all out''. Also:

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* Creator/MichelleGomez' Creator/MichelleGomez's Missy is a ''delightful'' ham. Her lines in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath Deep Breath]]" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath "Deep Breath"]] stand out, drawing out the word "Paradise" as "PARADIIIISSSSE", then subduing her performance to provide a sharp, unnervingly dark contrast as she says, "Welcome... to Heaven." Followed by a quick pivot back to ham with a guttural snarl and a click of the teeth, then a Film/MaryPoppins-esque twirl around a stone garden fixture while swinging an umbrella around. By the time the show reaches "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven Death [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven "Death in Heaven]]", Heaven"]], she actually reveals herself to have been ''holding back on the ham'' up until that point, and goes ''all out''. Also:



** The longer Creator/NicholasBriggs plays the Daleks, the more they're becoming ''DAAAAAAAAAAHHHHRRRR-LEKS''. This is doubly true for every Creator/BigFinish episode he wrote himself. (Oh, and he hammily played the Doctor for four seasons in his ''AudioPlay/DoctorWhoAudioVisuals''.) By the time of "Doomsday", they sound like this:
--->'''Dalek:''' ''[to the Cyber-leader]'' [[AC:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu6_IxkAHsI This is not war, this is pest control!]]]]
* In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan The Daleks' Master Plan]]", Kevin Stoney is both nuanced and over-the-top at the same time, playing the traitorous "I, MAVIC Chen, [=GUARdian=] of the Solar System!"
* Professor Zaroff in the Second Doctor story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace The Underwater Menace]]" is a GLORIOUS ham all the way through, his most magnificent bit of ham being the cliffhanger of part three:

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** The longer Creator/NicholasBriggs plays the Daleks, the more they're becoming ''DAAAAAAAAAAHHHHRRRR-LEKS''. This is doubly true for every Creator/BigFinish episode he wrote himself. (Oh, and he hammily played the Doctor for four seasons in his ''AudioPlay/DoctorWhoAudioVisuals''.) By the time of "Doomsday", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday "Doomsday"]], they sound like this:
--->'''Dalek:''' --->'''Dalek Sec:''' ''[to the Cyber-leader]'' [[AC:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu6_IxkAHsI This is not war, this is pest control!]]]]
* In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan "The Daleks' Master Plan]]", Plan"]], Kevin Stoney is both nuanced and over-the-top at the same time, playing the traitorous "I, MAVIC Chen, [=GUARdian=] of the Solar System!"
* Professor Zaroff in the Second Doctor story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace "The Underwater Menace]]" Menace"]] is a GLORIOUS ham all the way through, his most magnificent bit of ham being the cliffhanger of part three:



* Azal, the LastOfHisKind Dæmon from "The Dæmons", continuously bellows every single word he speaks with a fierce, echoing voice. Sometimes, he even froths at the mouth.
* Omega, from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors The Three Doctors]]", with the help of some truly hammy scriptwriting.

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* Azal, the LastOfHisKind Dæmon from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons "The Dæmons", Dæmons"]], continuously bellows every single word he speaks with a fierce, echoing voice. Sometimes, he even froths at the mouth.
* Omega, from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors "The Three Doctors]]", Doctors"]], with the help of some truly hammy scriptwriting.



* Irongron in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E1TheTimeWarrior The Time Warrior]]" (incidentally the serial in which the Sontarans debuted) is barely capable of getting through a sentence without both bellowing and erupting into guffaws of boisterous laughter. Combine that with Robert Holmes' SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, a bit of EvilIsHammy and some manly backslapping and the effects are almost Pythonesque.
* The K-1 robot in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot Robot]]" provides some nice moments of Robo-Ham:

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* Irongron in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E1TheTimeWarrior The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E1TheTimeWarrior "The Time Warrior]]" Warrior"]] (incidentally the serial in which the Sontarans debuted) is barely capable of getting through a sentence without both bellowing and erupting into guffaws of boisterous laughter. Combine that with Robert Holmes' SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, a bit of EvilIsHammy and some manly backslapping and the effects are almost Pythonesque.
* The K-1 robot in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot Robot]]" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot "Robot"]] provides some nice moments of Robo-Ham:



* Sutekh in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E3PyramidsOfMars Pyramids of Mars]]" manages to be a LargeHam while speaking in barely more than a whisper. This was lampooned in the DVD extra "Oh Mummy!", in which Sutekh (still voiced by Gabriel Woolfe) attempts to find work after "Pyramids of Mars", featuring a truly unforgettable gag in which Sutekh shows the "documentary" crew his cute little bunny rabbit.

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* Sutekh in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E3PyramidsOfMars Pyramids [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E3PyramidsOfMars "Pyramids of Mars]]" Mars"]] manages to be a LargeHam while speaking in barely more than a whisper. This was lampooned in the DVD extra "Oh Mummy!", in which Sutekh (still voiced by Gabriel Woolfe) attempts to find work after "Pyramids of Mars", featuring a truly unforgettable gag in which Sutekh shows the "documentary" crew his cute little bunny rabbit.



-->'''Morbius''': Your puny mind is powerless against the might of Morbius!

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-->'''Morbius''': -->'''Morbius:''' Your puny mind is powerless against the might of Morbius!



* "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E6TheTalonsOfWengChiang The Talons of Weng-Chiang]]" features Magnus Greel, an enormously hammy [[spoiler: 51st-century time traveller]] kidnapping girls in Victorian London and draining their life-energy.

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* "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E6TheTalonsOfWengChiang The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E6TheTalonsOfWengChiang "The Talons of Weng-Chiang]]" Weng-Chiang"]] features Magnus Greel, an enormously hammy [[spoiler: 51st-century time traveller]] kidnapping girls in Victorian London and draining their life-energy.



* The Captain of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet The Pirate Planet]]" was the biggest ham imaginable (and clearly intentional, with Douglas Adams writing the script), often loudly exclaiming such things as "BY THE BURSTING SUNS OF BANTAR!" and "NO, BY THE SKY DEMON - I SAY NOOO!", but it turned out to be [[spoiler: a case of ObfuscatingStupidity -- he was actually an engineering genius and trying to hide it.]]

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* The Captain of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet "The Pirate Planet]]" Planet"]] was the biggest ham imaginable (and clearly intentional, with Douglas Adams writing the script), often loudly exclaiming such things as "BY THE BURSTING SUNS OF BANTAR!" and "NO, BY THE SKY DEMON - -- I SAY NOOO!", but it turned out to be [[spoiler: a case of ObfuscatingStupidity -- he was actually an engineering genius and trying to hide it.]]



* In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E5TheHornsOfNimon The Horns of Nimon]]":

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* In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E5TheHornsOfNimon The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E5TheHornsOfNimon "The Horns of Nimon]]":Nimon"]]:



* Between his wardrobe, mannerisms and obsession with fine dining, one-off villain Shockeye from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors]]" is one of the hammiest characters ever to appear.

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* Between his wardrobe, mannerisms and obsession with fine dining, one-off villain Shockeye from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors "The Two Doctors]]" Doctors"]] is one of the hammiest characters ever to appear.



* Lady Cassandra. ''MOIST''URIZE ME! (Keeps the Ham nice and juicy.) Also bleeds over into Creator/BilliePiper ("It's like living in a ''bouncy castle''!!") and David Tennant ("a little bit ''fox-ay''!") when the Doctor and Rose end up [[BodySurf hosting Cassandra's personality]] in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E1NewEarth New Earth]]".
* Hamminess seems to scale with rank with the Daleks, because the hammiest of all Daleks truly has to be the Dalek Emperor from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays The Parting of the Ways]]", who has the most bombastic disposition of any Dalek, and a god complex to match. Fittingly, it has the deepest and loudest voice of any Dalek ever seen.

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* Lady Cassandra. ''MOIST''URIZE ME! (Keeps the Ham nice and juicy.) Also bleeds over into Creator/BilliePiper ("It's like living in a ''bouncy castle''!!") and David Tennant ("a little bit ''fox-ay''!") when the Doctor and Rose end up [[BodySurf hosting Cassandra's personality]] in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E1NewEarth New Earth]]".
[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E1NewEarth "New Earth"]].
* Hamminess seems to scale with rank with the Daleks, because the hammiest of all Daleks truly has to be the Dalek Emperor from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays "The Parting of the Ways]]", Ways"]], who has the most bombastic disposition of any Dalek, and a god complex to match. Fittingly, it has the deepest and loudest voice of any Dalek ever seen.



* John Lumic, creator of the Cybermen from a parallel universe in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen "Rise of the Cybermen"]]. "And how will [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness you]] '''HAM''' from ''beyond the grave?!''"
* The Wire, from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E7TheIdiotsLantern The Idiot's Lantern]]", really rates a mention here.
--> '''"FEEEEEEEEED MEEEEEEEEEEE!!!"'''
* The Empress of Racnoss, villain of the 2006 Christmas special "[[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride The Runaway Bride]]", was an enormous piece of Spider-Ham. "''KIIIIILL'' THIS LITTLE CHATTERING DOCTOR-MAN!"
* The Carrionites in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode The Shakespeare Code]]". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA3tAHiJA3E Around 1:19]].
* Son of Mine, from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature Human Nature]]" / "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood The Family of Blood]]". Considering his other modes of speaking are CreepyMonotone and Goddamn Unsettling Sing-Song, this is one of the few times where straight up hamming comes as a ''relief.''
--> '''"JUST SHUT UP STOP TALKING CEASE AND DESIST THERE'S A GOOD GIRL!"'''
* Though he's from the spin-off ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', The Trickster deserves a mention:
--> '''The Trickster:''' YOU... HAVE... GIVEN... THIS WOOOOORLD... TO... THE TRIIIIIIICKSTAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!
* From "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time]]", [[spoiler: Creator/TimothyDalton's Rassilon]] delivers some spectacularly spittle-flecked lines.
--> "''FOR GALLIFREY! FOR VICTORY! FOR THE END... OF TIME...'' '''''ITSELF!!!'''''"\\

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* John Lumic, creator of the Cybermen from a parallel universe in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen "Rise of the Cybermen"]]. "And how will [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness you]] '''HAM''' do that from ''beyond the grave?!''"
* The Wire, from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E7TheIdiotsLantern The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E7TheIdiotsLantern "The Idiot's Lantern]]", Lantern"]], really rates a mention here.
--> '''"FEEEEEEEEED -->'''"FEEEEEEEEED MEEEEEEEEEEE!!!"'''
* The Empress of Racnoss, villain of the 2006 Christmas special "[[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride The [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride "The Runaway Bride]]", Bride"]], was an enormous piece of Spider-Ham. "''KIIIIILL'' THIS LITTLE CHATTERING DOCTOR-MAN!"
* The Carrionites in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode "The Shakespeare Code]]".Code"]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA3tAHiJA3E Around 1:19]].
* Son of Mine, from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature Human Nature]]" / "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature "Human Nature"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood "The Family of Blood]]".Blood"]]. Considering his other modes of speaking are CreepyMonotone and Goddamn Unsettling Sing-Song, this is one of the few times where straight up hamming comes as a ''relief.''
--> '''"JUST -->'''"JUST SHUT UP STOP TALKING CEASE AND DESIST THERE'S A GOOD GIRL!"'''
* Though he's from the spin-off ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', The the Trickster deserves a mention:
--> '''The -->'''The Trickster:''' YOU... HAVE... GIVEN... THIS WOOOOORLD... TO... THE TRIIIIIIICKSTAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!
* From "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time]]", Time"]], [[spoiler: Creator/TimothyDalton's Rassilon]] delivers some spectacularly spittle-flecked lines.
--> "''FOR -->"''FOR GALLIFREY! FOR VICTORY! FOR THE END... OF TIME...'' '''''ITSELF!!!'''''"\\



* Rosanna Calvieri of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice The Vampires of Venice]]". Manages to alternate between hamminess and seriousness with ease.
* The Ice Warrior Skaldak in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E8ColdWar Cold War]]":
--> '''Skaldak:''' My planet is dead, but a new Red Planet will rise... '''REEEEEED WITH THE BLOOOOD OF HUMANITYYYYYY!!'''

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* Rosanna Calvieri of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice "The Vampires of Venice]]". Manages Venice"]] manages to alternate between hamminess and seriousness with ease.
* The Ice Warrior Skaldak in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E8ColdWar Cold War]]":
--> '''Skaldak:'''
[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E8ColdWar "Cold War"]]:
-->'''Skaldak:'''
My planet is dead, but a new Red Planet will rise... '''REEEEEED WITH THE BLOOOOD OF HUMANITYYYYYY!!'''



--> ''[[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee Permission to squeeeeeeeeeee!]]''
* British comedian [[Series/TheInbetweeners Greg]] [[Series/MockTheWeek Davies]] as King Hydroflax, the villain of the 2015 Christmas special "[[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong The Husbands of River Song]]".

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--> ''[[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee -->"''[[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee Permission to squeeeeeeeeeee!]]''
squeeeeeeeeeee!]]''"
* British comedian [[Series/TheInbetweeners Greg]] [[Series/MockTheWeek Davies]] as King Hydroflax, the villain of the 2015 Christmas special "[[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong The [[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong "The Husbands of River Song]]".Song"]].



* Though best known for playing the CreepyMonotone Nyder, Peter Miles delivers an astounding amount of ham as Dr Lawrence in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E2DoctorWhoAndTheSilurians Doctor Who and the Silurians]]". In his final scene, he goes from zero to screeching in a matter of seconds.
* Aris from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E3Kinda Kinda]]", when he gets taken over by the Mara and is granted the gift of speech (and Ham).

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* Though best known for playing the CreepyMonotone Nyder, Peter Miles delivers an astounding amount of ham as Dr Lawrence in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E2DoctorWhoAndTheSilurians Doctor [[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E2DoctorWhoAndTheSilurians "Doctor Who and the Silurians]]".Silurians"]]. In his final scene, he goes from zero to screeching in a matter of seconds.
* Aris from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E3Kinda Kinda]]", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E3Kinda "Kinda"]], when he gets taken over by the Mara and is granted the gift of speech (and Ham).



* Creator/BrianBlessed as Yrcanos in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]]".

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* Creator/BrianBlessed as Yrcanos in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]]".[[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp "Mindwarp"]].



-->''Raggedy man, I remember you, and'' '''YOU ARE LATE FOR MY WEDDING-A!'''

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-->''Raggedy man, Man, I remember you, and'' '''YOU ARE LATE FOR MY WEDDING-A!'''



** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler Let's Kill Hitler]]" features River at her hammiest, [[spoiler: because EvilIsHammy!]]

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler Let's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler "Let's Kill Hitler]]" Hitler"]] features River at her hammiest, [[spoiler: because EvilIsHammy!]]



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** It's worth observing that, while the overall performance is extremely hammy, the ''character'' is shown to have an [[StylisticSuck even hammier]] acting style. We see him begin to act a little ''Macbeth'' in "Revenge of the Cybermen", and it's [[ChewingTheScenery pretty extreme]]. In "Invasion of Time" he's forced to pretend to be insane as part of a plan, which he uses as an excuse to lay it on thick with the EvilLaugh and SuddenlyShouting. And then there's the part where there's "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E6TheArmageddonFactor only my will because I possess the]] '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq0WE_qmIUA&feature=related Key to Time!]]'''"
* Creator/PeterDavison's Doctor was mostly one of the more subdued, least hammy Doctors in all of ''Doctor Who'', but at the end of the day, a Doctor is still a Doctor. Just take this gem from "Earthshock":

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** It's worth observing that, while the overall performance is extremely hammy, the ''character'' is shown to have an [[StylisticSuck even hammier]] acting style. We see him begin to act a little ''Macbeth'' ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' in "Revenge "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen Revenge of the Cybermen", Cybermen]]", and it's [[ChewingTheScenery pretty extreme]]. In "Invasion "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime The Invasion of Time" Time]]" he's forced to pretend to be insane as part of a plan, which he uses as an excuse to lay it on thick with the EvilLaugh and SuddenlyShouting. And then there's the part where there's "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E6TheArmageddonFactor only my will because I possess the]] '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq0WE_qmIUA&feature=related Key to Time!]]'''"
* Creator/PeterDavison's Doctor was mostly one of the more subdued, least hammy Doctors in all of ''Doctor Who'', but at the end of the day, a Doctor is still a Doctor. Just take this gem from "Earthshock":"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E6Earthshock Earthshock]]":



** "The Mark of the Rani" is one big three-way Ham-fest between Baker ("DON'T MOVE, PERI! THE TREE WON'T HURT YOU!"), Anthony Ainley as the Master ("SHE'LL HAVE A SEIZURE!"), and Kate O'Mara as the Rani ("AND SO WILL ANYONE ELSE WHO INTERFERES!"). Good rule of thumb: the more Time Lords in a story, the bigger your serving of ham.
** The exchanges between the Doctor and King Yrcanos (played by Creator/BrianBlessed himself) in "Mindwarp" are great. It's like the Doctor can't decide whether to be annoyed at how loud and over the top Yrcanos is or about him being more over the top than the Doctor himself.

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** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani The Mark of the Rani" Rani]]" is one big three-way Ham-fest between Baker ("DON'T MOVE, PERI! THE TREE WON'T HURT YOU!"), Anthony Ainley as the Master ("SHE'LL HAVE A SEIZURE!"), and Kate O'Mara as the Rani ("AND SO WILL ANYONE ELSE WHO INTERFERES!"). Good rule of thumb: the more Time Lords in a story, the bigger your serving of ham.
** The exchanges between the Doctor and King Yrcanos (played by Creator/BrianBlessed himself) in "Mindwarp" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]]" are great. It's like the Doctor can't decide whether to be annoyed at how loud and over the top Yrcanos is or about him being more over the top than the Doctor himself.



** "Battlefield" has one of his most glorious moments of ham:

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** "Battlefield" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]" has one of his most glorious moments of ham:



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqqRUh69L8A#t=05m04s Here he is performing Eleven's speech to the assembled space ships]] from "The Pandorica Opens". It's ''a million times'' more hammy than Creator/MattSmith's performance. Which says something, considering Smith is quite the ham himself.
** And could anyone forget this extremely hammy line in "Remembrance of the Daleks", when the Doctor cuts Davros off, who has just started saying "We shall become all-"

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqqRUh69L8A#t=05m04s Here he is performing Eleven's speech to the assembled space ships]] from "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens The Pandorica Opens".Opens]]". It's ''a million times'' more hammy than Creator/MattSmith's performance. Which says something, considering Smith is quite the ham himself.
** And could anyone forget this extremely hammy line in "Remembrance "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance of the Daleks", Daleks]]", when the Doctor cuts Davros off, who has just started saying "We shall become all-"



** In the single movie he played as the Doctor, he sliced enough Ham to cover the much longer tenures other Doctors had.

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** In [[[[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie the single movie he played as the Doctor, Doctor]], he sliced enough Ham to cover the much longer tenures other Doctors had.



** There was his scene alone with the Dalek in "Dalek", in which Eccleston was ''literally'' foaming at the mouth by the end of his scary, awesome speech:

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** There was his scene alone with the Dalek in "Dalek", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek Dalek]]", in which Eccleston was ''literally'' foaming at the mouth by the end of his scary, awesome speech:



** In "The Empty Child": "GO TO YOUR ROOM!". Then remarks about how bad those LastWords would have been. From the same episode:

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** In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild The Empty Child": Child]]": "GO TO YOUR ROOM!". Then remarks about how bad those LastWords would have been. From the same episode:



** And a certain moment from "The Doctor Dances":

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** And a certain moment from "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances The Doctor Dances": Dances]]":



** Pretty much any line from the episode "The Christmas Invasion".

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** Pretty much any line from the episode "The Christmas Invasion"."[[Recap/DoctorWho2005CiNSDoctorWhoChildrenInNeed Doctor Who: Children in Need]]".



** And in "The Doctor's Daughter", what could be the hammiest ''proclamation of pacifism'' ever:

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** And in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter The Doctor's Daughter", Daughter]]", what could be the hammiest ''proclamation of pacifism'' ever:



** Since "The Waters of Mars" was one of his last performances as the Doctor, Tennant apparently decided to go out with a bang. The scenery-chewing when he decides to actually take action is so completely over the top it threatens to implode in a singularity of ham.

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** Since "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars The Waters of Mars" Mars]]" was one of his last performances as the Doctor, Tennant apparently decided to go out with a bang. The scenery-chewing when he decides to actually take action is so completely over the top it threatens to implode in a singularity of ham.



** Tennant manages to compress a metric ton of Ham into one word in "The End of Time": '''[[GlamourFailure SHIIIIMMER!]]'''

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** Tennant manages to compress a metric ton of Ham into one word in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time": Time]]": '''[[GlamourFailure SHIIIIMMER!]]'''



** Tennant's most hammy habit was adding explosive "-a!" sounds to the end of words as he got excited and started-a to over-enunciate-a. See "AND I'M NOT LISTENING-A!" from series two's "The Idiot's Lantern" and "BAREFOOT ON THE MOON-A!" from series three's "Smith and Jones" for particularly jarring examples.

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** Tennant's most hammy habit was adding explosive "-a!" sounds to the end of words as he got excited and started-a to over-enunciate-a. See "AND I'M NOT LISTENING-A!" from series two's "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E7TheIdiotsLantern The Idiot's Lantern" Lantern]]" and "BAREFOOT ON THE MOON-A!" from series three's "Smith "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones Smith and Jones" Jones]]" for particularly jarring examples.



** From "The Beast Below":

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** From "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow The Beast Below":Below]]":



** In the first Dalek-centered episode of his reign, "Victory of the Daleks":

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** In the first Dalek-centered episode of his reign, "Victory "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks Victory of the Daleks":Daleks]]":



** He does a hell of a lot of shouting in "Flesh and Stone":

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** He does a hell of a lot of shouting in "Flesh "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone Flesh and Stone":Stone]]":



** In "Day of the Moon", the Eleventh Doctor declares, "AND ONE '''WHACKING''' BIG KICK UP THE BACKSIDE FOR THE SILENCE!!!"

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** In "Day "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon Day of the Moon", Moon]]", the Eleventh Doctor declares, "AND ONE '''WHACKING''' BIG KICK UP THE BACKSIDE FOR THE SILENCE!!!"



** "The Rings of Akhaten" has the hammiest Eleven speech yet, complete with ManlyTears:

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** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten The Rings of Akhaten" Akhaten]]" has the hammiest Eleven speech yet, complete with ManlyTears:



** "Nightmare in Silver" has him at about thrice the usual ham level when he's possessed by the Cyber-Planner and becomes "Mr. Clever." He isn't just ChewingTheScenery, ''he's eating it in great massive gulps.''
** Suffice it to say the Eleventh Doctor goes out at his absolute hammiest in his last episode, "The Time of the Doctor". Upon receiving his new regeneration cycle from the Time Lords, he delivers quite possibly his single most spectacular speech in his entire three-year run, complete with shamelessly theatrical cane-waving:

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** "Nightmare "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver Nightmare in Silver" Silver]]" has him at about thrice the usual ham level when he's possessed by the Cyber-Planner and becomes "Mr. Clever." He isn't just ChewingTheScenery, ''he's eating it in great massive gulps.''
** Suffice it to say the Eleventh Doctor goes out at his absolute hammiest in his last episode, "The Time "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor".Doctor]]". Upon receiving his new regeneration cycle from the Time Lords, he delivers quite possibly his single most spectacular speech in his entire three-year run, complete with shamelessly theatrical cane-waving:



* Between bellowing about "attack eyebrows" and flirting with a Tyrannosaur in "Deep Breath", Creator/PeterCapaldi made his debut in suitably hammy fashion. Given just ''who'' Capaldi is, this is not a surprise in the slightest.

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* Between bellowing about "attack eyebrows" and flirting with a Tyrannosaur in "Deep Breath", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath Deep Breath]]", Creator/PeterCapaldi made his debut in suitably hammy fashion. Given just ''who'' Capaldi is, this is not a surprise in the slightest.



** "Into The Dalek" has him impersonate the titular creature at one point. Naturally he's as hammy as the Daleks.

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** "Into The Dalek" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E2IntoTheDalek Into the Dalek]]" has him impersonate the titular creature at one point. Naturally he's as hammy as the Daleks.



** And then there's his BiggerOnTheInside rant from "The Husbands of River Song"! River doesn't recognize this Doctor as her sweetie, so he decides to have a little fun when she steals his TARDIS and assumes he'll be shocked when he steps inside. If you look carefully, you can see teeth marks during that scene, but as he says afterward "Sorry. I've always wanted to see that done properly."

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** And then there's his BiggerOnTheInside rant from "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong The Husbands of River Song"! Song]]"! River doesn't recognize this Doctor as her sweetie, so he decides to have a little fun when she steals his TARDIS and assumes he'll be shocked when he steps inside. If you look carefully, you can see teeth marks during that scene, but as he says afterward "Sorry. I've always wanted to see that done properly."



** Speaking of his incarnation of the Master, Peri parodies this trope with him in "Planet of Fire":

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** Speaking of his incarnation of the Master, Peri parodies this trope with him in "Planet "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire Planet of Fire":Fire]]":



** In "The Mark of the Rani":

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** In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani The Mark of the Rani":Rani]]":



* Jonathan Pryce's Master from ''Recap/DoctorWhoTheCurseOfFatalDeath'' has to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do-wDPoC6GM seen to be believed.]]

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* Jonathan Pryce's Creator/JonathanPryce's Master from ''Recap/DoctorWhoTheCurseOfFatalDeath'' has to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do-wDPoC6GM seen to be believed.]]



* Creator/DerekJacobi during the last ten minutes of his performance in the episode "Utopia". Having given a subtle, moving performance as the kindly Professor Yana for most of the episode, [[spoiler:he then is transformed into the Doctor's uber-evil arch-foe the Master... and at the same moment, into a really Large Ham.]]

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* Creator/DerekJacobi during the last ten minutes of his performance in the episode "Utopia"."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia Utopia]]". Having given a subtle, moving performance as the kindly Professor Yana for most of the episode, [[spoiler:he then is transformed into the Doctor's uber-evil arch-foe the Master... and at the same moment, into a really Large Ham.]]



** Four words. "Here! Come! The Drums!" Cue "Voodoo Child" by Rogue Traders.
** Not to mention that the first minutes of "Last of the Time Lords" (the episode that follows that whole "Here Come The Drums" thing) is the Master singing "I Can't Decide" by Scissor Sisters.
** When he returns in "The End of Time":

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** Four words. "Here! Come! The Drums!" Cue "Voodoo Child" by Rogue Traders.
Music/RogueTraders.
** Not to mention that the first minutes of "Last "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords Last of the Time Lords" Lords]]" (the episode that follows that whole "Here Come The Drums" thing) is the Master singing "I Can't Decide" by Scissor Sisters.
Music/ScissorSisters.
** When he returns in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time":Time]]":



* Michelle Gomez' Missy is a ''delightful'' ham. Her lines in "Deep Breath" stand out, drawing out the word "Paradise" as "PARADIIIISSSSE", then subduing her performance to provide a sharp, unnervingly dark contrast as she says, "Welcome... to Heaven." Followed by a quick pivot back to ham with a guttural snarl and a click of the teeth, then a Mary Poppins-esque twirl around a stone garden fixture while swinging an umbrella around. By the time the show reaches "Death In Heaven", she actually reveals herself to have been ''holding back on the ham'' up until that point, and goes ''all out''. Also:

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* Michelle Gomez' Creator/MichelleGomez' Missy is a ''delightful'' ham. Her lines in "Deep Breath" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath Deep Breath]]" stand out, drawing out the word "Paradise" as "PARADIIIISSSSE", then subduing her performance to provide a sharp, unnervingly dark contrast as she says, "Welcome... to Heaven." Followed by a quick pivot back to ham with a guttural snarl and a click of the teeth, then a Mary Poppins-esque Film/MaryPoppins-esque twirl around a stone garden fixture while swinging an umbrella around. By the time the show reaches "Death In Heaven", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven Death in Heaven]]", she actually reveals herself to have been ''holding back on the ham'' up until that point, and goes ''all out''. Also:



* In "The Daleks' Master Plan", Kevin Stoney is both nuanced and over-the-top at the same time, playing the traitorous "I, MAVIC Chen, [=GUARdian=] of the Solar System!"
* Professor Zaroff in the Second Doctor story "The Underwater Menace" is a GLORIOUS ham all the way through, his most magnificent bit of ham being the cliffhanger of part three:

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* In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan The Daleks' Master Plan", Plan]]", Kevin Stoney is both nuanced and over-the-top at the same time, playing the traitorous "I, MAVIC Chen, [=GUARdian=] of the Solar System!"
* Professor Zaroff in the Second Doctor story "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace The Underwater Menace" Menace]]" is a GLORIOUS ham all the way through, his most magnificent bit of ham being the cliffhanger of part three:



* Omega, from "The Three Doctors", with the help of some truly hammy scriptwriting.

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* Omega, from "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors The Three Doctors", Doctors]]", with the help of some truly hammy scriptwriting.



* Irongron in "The Time Warrior" (incidentally the serial in which the Sontarans debuted) is barely capable of getting through a sentence without both bellowing and erupting into guffaws of boisterous laughter. Combine that with Robert Holmes' SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, a bit of EvilIsHammy and some manly backslapping and the effects are almost Pythonesque.
* The K-1 robot in "Robot" provides some nice moments of Robo-Ham:

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* Irongron in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E1TheTimeWarrior The Time Warrior" Warrior]]" (incidentally the serial in which the Sontarans debuted) is barely capable of getting through a sentence without both bellowing and erupting into guffaws of boisterous laughter. Combine that with Robert Holmes' SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, a bit of EvilIsHammy and some manly backslapping and the effects are almost Pythonesque.
* The K-1 robot in "Robot" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot Robot]]" provides some nice moments of Robo-Ham:



* Sutekh in "Pyramids of Mars" manages to be a LargeHam while speaking in barely more than a whisper. This was lampooned in the DVD extra "Oh Mummy!", in which Sutekh (still voiced by Gabriel Woolfe) attempts to find work after "Pyramids of Mars", featuring a truly unforgettable gag in which Sutekh shows the "documentary" crew his cute little bunny rabbit.

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* Sutekh in "Pyramids "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E3PyramidsOfMars Pyramids of Mars" Mars]]" manages to be a LargeHam while speaking in barely more than a whisper. This was lampooned in the DVD extra "Oh Mummy!", in which Sutekh (still voiced by Gabriel Woolfe) attempts to find work after "Pyramids of Mars", featuring a truly unforgettable gag in which Sutekh shows the "documentary" crew his cute little bunny rabbit.



* Morbius is extremely hammy for a BrainInAJar .

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* Morbius [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainOfMorbius Morbius]] is extremely hammy for a BrainInAJar .



* "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" features Magnus Greel, an enormously hammy [[spoiler: 51st-century time traveller]] kidnapping girls in Victorian London and draining their life-energy.

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* "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E6TheTalonsOfWengChiang The Talons of Weng-Chiang" Weng-Chiang]]" features Magnus Greel, an enormously hammy [[spoiler: 51st-century time traveller]] kidnapping girls in Victorian London and draining their life-energy.



* The Captain of "The Pirate Planet" was the biggest ham imaginable (and clearly intentional, with Douglas Adams writing the script), often loudly exclaiming such things as "BY THE BURSTING SUNS OF BANTAR!" and "NO, BY THE SKY DEMON - I SAY NOOO!", but it turned out to be [[spoiler: a case of ObfuscatingStupidity -- he was actually an engineering genius and trying to hide it.]]

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* The Captain of "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet The Pirate Planet" Planet]]" was the biggest ham imaginable (and clearly intentional, with Douglas Adams writing the script), often loudly exclaiming such things as "BY THE BURSTING SUNS OF BANTAR!" and "NO, BY THE SKY DEMON - I SAY NOOO!", but it turned out to be [[spoiler: a case of ObfuscatingStupidity -- he was actually an engineering genius and trying to hide it.]]



* In "The Horns of Nimon":

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* In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E5TheHornsOfNimon The Horns of Nimon":Nimon]]":



* Between his wardrobe, mannerisms and obsession with fine dining, one-off villain Shockeye from "The Two Doctors" is one of the hammiest characters ever to appear.

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* Between his wardrobe, mannerisms and obsession with fine dining, one-off villain Shockeye from "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors" Doctors]]" is one of the hammiest characters ever to appear.



* Lady Cassandra. ''MOIST''URIZE ME! (Keeps the Ham nice and juicy.) Also bleeds over into Billie Piper ("It's like living in a ''bouncy castle''!!") and David Tennant ("a little bit ''fox-ay''!") when the Doctor and Rose end up [[BodySurf hosting Cassandra's personality]].
* Hamminess seems to scale with rank with the Daleks, because the hammiest of all Daleks truly has to be the Dalek Emperor from "The Parting of the Ways", who has the most bombastic disposition of any Dalek, and a god complex to match. Fittingly, it has the deepest and loudest voice of any Dalek ever seen.

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* Lady Cassandra. ''MOIST''URIZE ME! (Keeps the Ham nice and juicy.) Also bleeds over into Billie Piper Creator/BilliePiper ("It's like living in a ''bouncy castle''!!") and David Tennant ("a little bit ''fox-ay''!") when the Doctor and Rose end up [[BodySurf hosting Cassandra's personality]].
personality]] in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E1NewEarth New Earth]]".
* Hamminess seems to scale with rank with the Daleks, because the hammiest of all Daleks truly has to be the Dalek Emperor from "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays The Parting of the Ways", Ways]]", who has the most bombastic disposition of any Dalek, and a god complex to match. Fittingly, it has the deepest and loudest voice of any Dalek ever seen.



* The Wire, from the episode "The Idiot's Lantern", really rates a mention here.

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* The Wire, from the episode "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E7TheIdiotsLantern The Idiot's Lantern", Lantern]]", really rates a mention here.



* The Empress of Racnoss, villain of the 2006 Christmas special "The Runaway Bride", was an enormous piece of Spider-Ham. "''KIIIIILL'' THIS LITTLE CHATTERING DOCTOR-MAN!"
* The Carrionites in "The Shakespeare Code". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA3tAHiJA3E Around 1:19]].
* Son of Mine, from "Human Nature"/"The Family of Blood". Considering his other modes of speaking are CreepyMonotone and Goddamn Unsettling Sing-Song, this is one of the few times where straight up hamming comes as a ''relief.''

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* The Empress of Racnoss, villain of the 2006 Christmas special "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride The Runaway Bride", Bride]]", was an enormous piece of Spider-Ham. "''KIIIIILL'' THIS LITTLE CHATTERING DOCTOR-MAN!"
* The Carrionites in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode The Shakespeare Code".Code]]". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA3tAHiJA3E Around 1:19]].
* Son of Mine, from "Human Nature"/"The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature Human Nature]]" / "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood The Family of Blood".Blood]]". Considering his other modes of speaking are CreepyMonotone and Goddamn Unsettling Sing-Song, this is one of the few times where straight up hamming comes as a ''relief.''



* From "The End of Time", [[spoiler: Creator/TimothyDalton's Rassilon]] delivers some spectacularly spittle-flecked lines.

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* From "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time", Time]]", [[spoiler: Creator/TimothyDalton's Rassilon]] delivers some spectacularly spittle-flecked lines.



* Rosanna Calvieri of "The Vampires of Venice". Manages to alternate between hamminess and seriousness with ease.
* The Ice Warrior Skaldak in "Cold War":

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* Rosanna Calvieri of "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice The Vampires of Venice".Venice]]". Manages to alternate between hamminess and seriousness with ease.
* The Ice Warrior Skaldak in "Cold War":"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E8ColdWar Cold War]]":



* British comedian [[Series/TheInbetweeners Greg]] [[Series/MockTheWeek Davies]] as King Hydroflax, the villain of the 2015 Christmas special.

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* British comedian [[Series/TheInbetweeners Greg]] [[Series/MockTheWeek Davies]] as King Hydroflax, the villain of the 2015 Christmas special.special "[[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong The Husbands of River Song]]".



* Though best known for playing the CreepyMonotone Nyder, Peter Miles delivers an astounding amount of ham as Dr Lawrence in "The Silurians". In his final scene, he goes from zero to screeching in a matter of seconds.
* Aris from "Kinda", when he gets taken over by the Mara and is granted the gift of speech (and Ham).

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* Though best known for playing the CreepyMonotone Nyder, Peter Miles delivers an astounding amount of ham as Dr Lawrence in "The Silurians"."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E2DoctorWhoAndTheSilurians Doctor Who and the Silurians]]". In his final scene, he goes from zero to screeching in a matter of seconds.
* Aris from "Kinda", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E3Kinda Kinda]]", when he gets taken over by the Mara and is granted the gift of speech (and Ham).



* Creator/BrianBlessed as Yrcanos in "Mindwarp".

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* Creator/BrianBlessed as Yrcanos in "Mindwarp"."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]]".



** "Let's Kill Hitler" features River at her hammiest, [[spoiler: because EvilIsHammy!]]

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** "Let's "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler Let's Kill Hitler" Hitler]]" features River at her hammiest, [[spoiler: because EvilIsHammy!]]



* Robin Hood. Boisterous and hammy. Especially the over the top laughter, which he performs about 10 times before the episode is over.

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* [[[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E3RobotOfSherwood Robin Hood.Hood]]. Boisterous and hammy. Especially the over the top laughter, which he performs about 10 times before the episode is over.
22nd Feb '17 10:36:48 AM HodgeReturns
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** It helps that in the script, the Doctor was supposed to have had part of Yrcanos' personality unintentionally melded with his own just prior their earlier encounters.
28th Jan '17 5:21:55 PM Wyldchyld
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** Though his non-hammy evil turn in [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho054TheNaturalHistoryOfFear "The Natural History of Fear"]] is such concentrated terror that ham would almost be preferable. Hammy evil Eight is entertaining as hell, but his subdued evil manages to be utterly terrifying. (And a bit of FetishFuel as well.) Listening to him whisper while he's lobotomizing a woman who's awake, aware, and terrified... good ''grief''.

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** Though his non-hammy evil turn in [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho054TheNaturalHistoryOfFear "The Natural History of Fear"]] is such concentrated terror that ham would almost be preferable. Hammy evil Eight is entertaining as hell, but his subdued evil manages to be utterly terrifying. (And a bit of FetishFuel a fetish as well.) Listening to him whisper while he's lobotomizing a woman who's awake, aware, and terrified... good ''grief''.
18th Jan '17 5:25:23 AM Outis
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhlmNkk5r0k Here he is performing Eleven's speech to the assembled space ships]] from "The Pandorica Opens". It's ''a million times'' more hammy than Creator/MattSmith's performance. Which says something, considering Smith is quite the ham himself.

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** [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhlmNkk5r0k com/watch?v=TqqRUh69L8A#t=05m04s Here he is performing Eleven's speech to the assembled space ships]] from "The Pandorica Opens". It's ''a million times'' more hammy than Creator/MattSmith's performance. Which says something, considering Smith is quite the ham himself.
14th Jan '17 1:04:20 PM kkhohoho
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---> '''Eleventh Doctor:''' Sorry, what did you say? Did you mention the ''rules?'' Now, listen, bit of advice: tell me the truth, if you think you know - lay down the law if you're feeling brave! But, Daleks, never, ever '' '''TELL ME THE RULES!''' ''\\

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---> '''Eleventh Doctor:''' Sorry, what did you say? Did you mention the ''rules?'' Now, listen, bit of advice: tell me the truth, if you think you know it - lay down the law if you're feeling brave! But, Daleks, never, ever '' '''TELL ME THE RULES!''' ''\\
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