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''Series/DoctorWho'', in all its myriad incarnations, is a bountiful supply of ham. It's one of the things that makes the series so fun.

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* In general, the Doctors can ham it up. Of course, depending on the situation, this can either be [[TranquilFury good]] or [[RefugeInAudacity bad]] for those who cross them.
* It begins right with Creator/WilliamHartnell. His first encounter with the Daleks is particularly memorable.
* Creator/PatrickTroughton could do tense, cold, and tender scenes with the best of them, but most of the time behaved like an animated character come to life.
* Although Creator/JonPertwee generally delivered his lines with a reasonable level of restraint, his [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FAChG7Qnq9I/UdyZ1SFQlaI/AAAAAAAANgg/nxduithRHUo/s320/terrorautons+gurningagain.png facial expressions]] more than made up for it. His dramatic gurning has a well-deserved reputation.
* This especially fits Creator/TomBaker, who hams it up to almost {{BRIAN BLESSED}} levels both in the show and off it. Apparently there's a gene in any person with the surname Baker that transforms them into concentrated ham when in the presence of a TARDIS.
** ''"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E6TheArmageddonFactor There is only my will because I possess the]] '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq0WE_qmIUA&feature=related Key to Time!]]'''"''
** Creator/RobertHolmes once theorised that Tom Baker's extreme hamminess was part of the reason his tenure was recognised as being a show high point in terms of writing -- it forced the writers to create strongly defined, [[RoundedCharacter rounded]] and [[WorldOfHam memorable]] supporting characters, because if they didn't, Tom would dominate completely.
* Creator/ColinBaker as the Sixth Doctor:
** "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 [[BrianBlessed Yrcanos]] 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.
--->I am Yrcanos and you are scum!
--->No, actually I'm known as the Doctor.
* Creator/SylvesterMcCoy surely deserves a mention here, he of the [[TrrrillingRrrs rrrrolling rrrr's]]. "Battlefield" has one of his most glorious moments of ham:
--> '''STOOOOOOOP!''' I '''COMMAND''' IT! THERE. WILL. BE. NO. BATTLE. '''HERE!!!'''
** He ''really'' goes to town in the Creator/BigFinish audio "Unregenerate!" [[GoMadFromTheRevelation until he gets his sanity back]]...
-->"HOME IS WHEREVER YOU LAY YOUR HAT! ''THIS IS MY HAT!'' '''THERE! I'VE LAID IT!'''"
** [[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.
** 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-"
-->Powerful! Crush the lesser races! Conquer the galaxy! UNIMAGINABLE POWER! UNLIMITED RICE PUDDING! Et cetera! Et cetera!
* Creator/PaulMcGann, while fairly subdued as Doctors go, has his moments...
** In the single movie he played as the Doctor, he sliced enough Ham to cover the much longer tenures other Doctors had.
---> "WHOOOOO AAAAM IIIII?!?!?!"
---> "The Master wants to take all my remaining lives! SO THAT HE WILL ''LIVE'' AND I WILL '''DIE'''!"
** He gets very hammy at times in the Creator/BigFinish audio plays, especially when engaging in HamToHamCombat with his enemies, or when he's pretending to be ''[[EvilIsHammy eeeevil]]''. The trope should be renamed [[FaceHeelTurn Face Ham Turn]] in his honor.
** His brief stint merged with EldritchAbomination Zagreus was three full hours of ham:
--->"''I''... am become... '''ZAGREUS!!!'''"
** 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''.
---> "You may think the worst thing I can do to you is hurt you..."
* Though overall more subtle than Four, Six, and Ten, Creator/ChristopherEccleston's Ninth Doctor made ham sandwiches in some episodes.
** 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:
--->"Why don't you finish the job, and make the Daleks extinct? Rid the universe of your filth! ''Why don't you just '''DIE'''?!''"
** And a certain moment from "The Doctor Dances":
--->"EVERYBODY LIVES, ROSE!!! JUST THIS ONCE, '''[[EverybodyLives EVERYBODY LIVES]]!!'''"
** In the previous episode, "The Empty Child":
--->"GO TO YOUR ROOM!" Then remarks about how bad those LastWords would have been.
** From the same episode:
---> "'''''Screwdriver'''''"!
* Creator/DavidTennant has blood made of espresso.
** Pretty much any line from the episode "The Christmas Invasion".
---->"This hand? It's a ''fightin''' hand!"
** And in "The Doctor's Daughter", what could be the hammiest ''proclamation of pacifism,'' ever:
---> ''"WHEN YOU START THIS NEW WORLD! THIS WORLD OF HUMAN AND HATH! REMEMBER THAT! MAKE THE FOUNDATION OF THIS SOCIETY A MAN WHO NEVER WOULD!"''
** 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.
--->'''The Doctor''': "The Laws of Time are MINE! And [[FreakOut THEY WILL OBEY ME]]!!!"
** Tennant manages to compress a metric ton of Ham into one word in "The End of Time": '''[[GlamourFailure SHIIIIMMER!]]'''
--->'''The Doctor''': "There's an old Earth saying, Captain. A phrase of great power and wisdom, and consolation to the soul in times of need."
--->'''Vinvocci''': "And what's that then?"
--->'''The Doctor''': "'''''ALLONNNNS-Y!!'''''" *slams the throttle forward full-blast*
** 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.
* Creator/MattSmith is a ''very'' talented ham. In keeping with his incarnation's rather self-aware nature, a lot of his hammy moments are also intentional ploys to psych up himself, psych out his enemies, encourage his companions, or all three.
** He's quite a ham just after his regeneration:
--->"''Legs! I've still got legs. Good. Arms! Hands! Oooh fingers, lots of fingers! ... Hair? I'm a GIRL?!?''"
** In the first Dalek centered episode of his reign:
--->"''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I! Am! the Doctor!]] and YOU are the DAAAAAAAAHHHHHH-LEKS!!''"
** From "The Beast Below":
--->"NO ONE HUMAN HAS ANYTHING TO SAY TO ME TODAY!"
** GERONIMO!
** He does a hell of a lot of shouting in "Flesh and Stone":
--->'''River''': It's never going to work.
--->'''The Doctor:''' ''' WHAT ELSE HAVE YOU GOT?!''' '''''River, TELL ME!'''''
--->'''River''': Like what, for instance?
--->'''The Doctor''': '''''LIKE! ME! FOR! INSTANCE!!!!!!!!!!'''''
** Then there was "I WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS!"
** And of course "I! Am! TAAAAAAAALKING!"
** One of Matt Smith's great moments: "TARDIS bang bang, Daleks BOOM!"
** In "Day of the Moon", Matt declares, "AND ONE '''WHACKING''' BIG KICK UP THE BACKSIDE FOR THE SILENCE!!!"
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E4ThePowerOfThree "WELCOME BACK, LEFTY!!!"]]
** "The Rings of Akhaten" has the hammiest Eleven speech yet, complete with ManlyTears:
--->"I walked away from the Last Great Time War. I marked the passing of the Time Lords. I saw the birth of the universe and I watched as time ran out, ''moment by moment'', until nothing remained. ''No'' time. ''No'' space. ''Just me!'' I've walked in universes where the laws of ''physics'' were devised by the mind of a '''''MAD... MAN'''''. I've watched universes ''freeze'' and creations ''burn''. I have seen things you wouldn’t believe. ''I have lost things you'll never understand!'' And I know things. Secrets that must never be told. Knowledge that must never be spoken. ''Knowledge that will make parasite gods BLAZE!'' '''''SO COME OOOOON THEN! TAKE IT! TAKE IT ALL, BABY! HAVE IT! YOU HAVE IT ALL!'''''"
** "Nightmare In Silver" has him at about thrice the usual ham level when he's possessed by the Cyberplanner and becomes "Mr. Clever." He isn't just ChewingTheScenery, ''he's eating it in great massive gulps.''
** Suffice it to say Eleven goes out at his absolute hammiest in "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:
----> '''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!''' ''
----> '''Dalek Commander:''' EMERGENCY. EMERGENCY! [[WhamLine THE DOCTOR IS REGENERATING! THE DOCTOR IS REGENERATING!]]
----> '''Eleventh Doctor:''' Oh, look at this! Regeneration number thirteen! We're breaking some serious science here, boys! I tell you what - it's gonna be a ''WHOPPER!''
----> '''Dalek Commander:''' EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE THE DOCTOR!
----> '''Eleventh Doctor:''' HA! You think you ''can stop me now'', Daleks!? ''IF YOU WANT MY LIFE, '''COME... AND... GET IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTT!!!''' ''
*** And then he immediately proceeds to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYAc-012gRU&t=6m47s regenerate]] in by far the hammiest such scene in the entire series.
* Between bellowing about "attack eyebrows" and flirting with a Tyrannosaur, Creator/PeterCapaldi has made his debut in suitably hammy fashion.
---> [To dinosaur]: '''HEYYY! BIG SEXY WOMAN!!!'''

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* Not to be outdone by his arch-nemesis, TheMaster is always a prime source of Ham.
** Anthony Ainley on playing the Master: "I'm not a ham. You can ''cure'' a ham!"
** Speaking of The Master, Peri parodies this trope with him:
-->'''The Master:''' I am the Master!\\
'''Peri:''' So what? I'm Perpugilliam Brown, and I can shout just as loud as you!
** Jonathan Pryce's Master from ''Recap/DoctorWhoTheCurseOfFatalDeath'' has to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do-wDPoC6GM seen to be believed]].
-->'''The Master:''' Naturally, Doctor, I wanted you to know... that your certain death is now... CERTAIN!
** Really, ''any'' incarnation of the Master who doesn't rattle the heavens and leave tooth marks on the scenery through the sheer force of his acting is just flat-out doing it wrong.
-->'''The Master:''' ''Finito'' TARDIS! How's ''that'' for style?\\
'''The Master:''' '''''[[ImAHumanitarian DINNERTIIIIIIIIIIIIME!!!!!]]'''''
** The Master of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin "The Deadly Assassin"]] is one of the hammiest characters in all of ''Doctor Who''.
-->'''The Master:''' Ya '''CRAVEN'''-'Earteeeed... SPINE-less... POLTROON!
** 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.]]
** JohnSimm's Master may be the hammiest yet. 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.
* [[OmnicidalManiac Davros]] fits this trope like a glove. He starts out quietly, speaking with precision as he lays out what is about to happen, but he can't contain himself forever and by the end he's shaking with passion and screaming at the top of his voice.
-->'''Davros:''' This! Is my ultimate victory, Doctor: [[spoiler: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHujK0lwIdI THE DESTRUCTION! OF REALITY!! ITSEEELLLF!!!]]]]
* Davros' creations, the Daleks, are a grocer's worth of canned ham. The fact that [[NoIndoorVoice they almost perpetually scream all their lines]] certainly helps.
** 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 DoctorWhoAudioVisuals.)
-->'''Dalek:''' (''to the Cyber-leader'') [[/folder]]

[[folder: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu 6 Ixk A Hs I It is not war, it is pest control! ]]
]]
** With Daleks, hamminess seems to scale with rank. The Dalek Supreme from the 2008 series is incredibly bombastic, as is the Supreme Dalek from 2010's series, but the hammiest of all Daleks truly has to be the Dalek Emperor, 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.
-->'''Dalek Emperor:''' [[/folder]]

[[folder: I reached into the dirt and made new life. I AM THE GOD OF ALL DALEKS! ]]

* Following close behind is [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen John Lumic, creator of the Cybermen from a parallel universe]]. "And how will [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness you]] '''HAM''' from ''beyond the grave?!''"
* Captain Jack has his hammy moments, mostly on ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', but it's generally scarier when he's delivering a cold BreakingSpeech to his [[spoiler: mutinying]] team.
* The AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio play "Omega" has an in-universe LargeHam in the form of Daland. A ClassicallyTrainedExtra on a ShowWithinAShow, he declares, upon hearing that he might be replaced by a robot: "no mere ''machine'' could do my job!!" To which [[DeadpanSnarker Sentia]] replies: "I dunno, a fridge could do your job. You can fit a lot of ham in a fridge."
* From Creator/BigFinish's ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' parody "Bang-Bang-A-Boom!", [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Patricia Quinn]] as the outrageous Queen Angvia, the [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Green Skinned Space]]... [[BrawnHilda Valkyrie]]. Her HamToHamCombat with Creator/SylvesterMcCoy is ''marvellous''.
--> "''Ze Universe can VAIT!'' '''I AM A VOMAN!!!'''"
* Big Finish's remake of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada Shada]]" features an incredibly Hammy turn from [[Series/FawltyTowers Andrew Sachs]] as the [[SissyVillain hysterically camp]] [[BigBad Skagra]].
-->"''REMOVE'' all the contents of his ''MIND?'' Why not? [[EvilLaugh Muah-ha-ha!]] ''[[EvilLaugh Muah-HA-HA!]]'' '''[[UpToEleven AH-HAH-HA-HA-HAAAA!]]'''"
** Hell, Andrew even gives ''Adric'' a pretty hamtastic upgrade while voicing his [[NotGoodWithPeople crazy-old-man/scorpion-king]]/[[AGodAmI God-Mode]] self (yes, [[ItMakesSenseInContext you read that right]]) in "The Boy That Time Forgot".
--> '''Adric:''' "THAT'S NOT ENOUGH! ''[[LoveMakesYouCrazy I need you to LOVE me, Nyssa!]]"''
** Special mention for Andrew as Crassostrea in the Big Finish story "Orbis", who vividly describes how he has to gorge on food and develop female organs so he can SPAAAAWWWN. He then proceeds to invade a nation of jellyfish and give birth, in a glorious explosion of ham.
* 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!"
* To go a little more old school, Professor Zaroff in the Second Doctor story "The Underwater Menace" is a GLORIOUS bit of ham all the way through, his most magnificent bit of ham being the cliffhanger of part three: "[[NothingCanStopUsNow NOSSING IN ZE VORLD CAN SHTOP ME NOW!]]"
* The ''fantastic'' antics of Graham Crowden in "The Horns of Nimon", particularly his death scene, complete with manic cackling, staring eyes, "Lord Nimon? Lord ''Niiiiimon''? It is I, Soldeed!" and "You Fools! Fools!! You will die for your interference!!!"
-->"My ''dreeeams'' of '''''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6gyUgPl1SU CONQUEST!!!]]'''''"
** Graham Crowden was originally cast as the Fourth Doctor, but turned the part down. Let that sink in for a minute.
** Malcolm Terris as the co-pilot was visibly having the most fun of his life. At one point, he overacts so hard that ''his trousers split''. And he gets to face off against Soldeed!
--> '''WEAKLING SCUM!!!'''
*** This line was not only ''improvised on the spot'', it was so grand that it got included in the first Creator/BigFinish episode featuring the Nimons.
* 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!"
* 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.]]
** Other notable quotes of his include:
-->By the LEFT Frontal LOBE of the SKY DEEEMOOON!
-->'''MOOOOOOOOOOONS''' OF MADNESS!
-->DESTROY... '''EVERYTHING!'''
** And when he faces off against the Doctor... well. It's Tom Baker. Put your fingers in your ears.
* The K-1 in "Robot" provides some nice moments of Robo-Ham: "AHHHHHH, I HAVE KILLED [[spoiler: THE ONE WHO CREATED MEEEEEE!]]"
* "[[Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures YOU... HAVE... GIVEN... THIS WOOOOORLD... TO... THE TRIIIIIIICKSTAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!]]"
* Michael Jayston in his role as the Valeyard also fits here wonderfully. He spits out lines like ''"You cannot speak as though reality is a one-dimensional concept."'' with such delight in his role. To top it off, his first appearance was ''14 episodes long.''
* The Carrionites in "The Shakespeare Code". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA3tAHiJA3E Around 1:19]].
* {{BRIAN BLESSED}} as Yrcanos in "Mindwarp".
-->"''Today, prudence shall be our watchword. Tomorrow, I shall soak the land in blood''!"
-->"'''VAROOOOOOOOONIIIIIIIIIK!'''"
* From "The End of Time", [[spoiler: TimothyDalton's Rassilon delivers some spectacularly spittle-flecked lines.]]
--> "''FOR GALLIFREY! FOR VICTORY! FOR THE END... OF TIME...'' '''''ITSELF!!!'''''"
--> "I. ''Will''. '''NOT DIE!!! ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis DO]]''! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis YOU! HEAR! ME?!]]'''"
* [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor Jackson Lake]] was probably a lot more... ''florid'' than usual [[spoiler:when he ''thought'' he was the Doctor]]. Those [[spoiler:Cyberman infostamps]] must have come with some kind of Ham template.
* "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.
-->'''Magnus Greel''': "Let the [[TitleDrop Talons of Weng-Chiang]] SHRED your FLEEEEEESSH! [[EvilLaugh HAHAHAHAHAHA!]]"
* Rosanna Calvieri of "The Vampires of Venice". Manages to alternate between hamminess and seriousness with ease.
* 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]].
* Aris from "Kinda", when he gets taken over by the Mara and is granted the gift of speech (and Ham).
-->'''Aris:''' I still control them! ''I am Aris''! I. HAVE. VOICE!
-->'''Fifth Doctor:''' YES, SO I HEAR!
* The final form of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E2TheHandOfFear Eldrad]], despite only being in one episode, easily produces enough ham to feed a family for months.
-->'''Eldrad''': I CREATED THIS WOOOOOORRRRRRLLLLLLD!!!!!! IT IS MIIIINE!!! MINE BY RIIIGGGHHHT!!!
* Also Omega, from "The Three Doctors", with the help of some truly hammy scriptwriting.
-->'''Omega:''' ''I created this world through the power of my WILL. I created the organisms which BROUGHT you here. THIS! is the source of the light-stream you travelled along. AND I CREATED IT. I ALONE!!!!! OMEGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!''
** And another example:
-->'''The Third Doctor:''' All my life I've known of you and honoured you as our greatest hero!
-->'''Omega:''' A '''HERO?''' I should have been a '''GOD!'''
** SFDebris described Omega as "the kind of performance where BrianBlessed tells you to take it down a notch."
* Amy Pond isn't averse to busting out the ham on occasion, for example [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02BxPxLTR3M this scene]]. However, TropesAreNotBad, as she manages to be simultaneously hammy, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] ''and'' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]].
-->''Raggedy man, I remember you, and'' '''YOU ARE LATE FOR MY WEDDING-A!'''
* River Song. While Creator/AlexKingston tends to be a little more kosher than most ''Who'' actors, she appears to be having a little more fun with the character.
-->"It's like I told you on the dance floor... You might want to find something to hang onto."
** "Let's Kill Hitler" features River at her hammiest, [[spoiler: because EvilIsHammy!]]
* Donna Noble, fastest HAM in Chiswick.
** Her time as the [=DoctorDonna=] transformed Donna into one of the best examples of a female LargeHam, resulting in a bit of HamToHamCombat between her and David Tennant and a truly amazing David Tennant impersonation. It would have been truly awesome if not for how it [[{{Tearjerker}} ended]].
* 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.''
* The Wire, from the episode "The Idiot's Lantern", really rates a mention here.
--> '''"FEEEEEEEEED MEEEEEEEEEEE!!!"'''
* 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.
--> "YOU CANNOT ESCAPE SHOCKEYE O' THE QUANCING GRIG!"
* In the 1980s, the Cyber Leader, despite being supposedly emotionless, delivers some of the hammiest lines in the history of the show.
-->"DESTROY THEM! DESTROY THEM AT ONCE!"
-->"''Eeeexcellent!''"
-->"MOOORE POWERR!"
-->"My army awaits, DOCTOR!"
* Sutekh in "Pyramids of Mars" and the ''FactionParadox'' audio series 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 bunnyrabbit. "I call him Neil. Neil. '''NEIL BEFORE THE MIGHT OF SUTEKH!'''"
* In the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel "The Tomorrow Windows" by Jonathan Morris, one character is a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of BrianBlessed.
--> ‘Big part, is it?’\\
‘Biggest.’\\
‘Meaty?’\\
‘Bratwurst.’\\
‘Does it involve –’\\
‘Shouting?’ said his agent. ‘Lots of it. Nothing but. It’s shouting, shouting, shouting. Shouting till the Dryrths come home.’\\
Prubert swung his chair round. ‘Tell me more.’
* The Sontarans, being a race of BloodKnight SuperSoldier Potato Dwarf Clones who live for war, are not to be outdone in the Ham front. ''Especially'' Strax, a Sontaran nurse/butler who serves as TheComicallySerious.
* The Ice Warrior Skaldak in "Cold War":
--> '''Skaldak:''' My planet is dead, but a new Red Planet will rise... '''REEEEEED WITH THE BLOOOOD OF HUMANITYYYYYY!!'''
* Franchise/IrisWildthyme, the Doctor's DistaffCounterpart with her own WidgetSeries, spends around 99% of her episodes absolutely blind drunk. The ham is magnificent. Especially in [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho051TheWormery "The Wormery"]], where she teams up with the Sixth Doctor to fight tequila-powered space worms ''in song''.
* Azal, the LastOfHisKind Daemon from "The Daemons", continuously bellows every single word he speaks with a fierce, echoing voice. Sometimes, he even frothed at the mouth.
* 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.
* Michelle Gomez as Missy. 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.