Davison: I'll Be Back As Doctor If You Want Me

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If the internet ever bores of wondering who will replace David Tennant to be the new Doctor, there's now a new possibility: Replace him with an old Doctor. Following his appearance in last November's special episode Time Crash, Fifth Doctor Peter Davison has admitted that he would be perfectly willing to return to Doctor Who if the need ever arose.


In a recent interview, Davison admitted:

I would certainly be able to do it. I'm not suggesting for a moment that it would ever happen. I think it won't happen. But I would have done it anyway. I have two young boys, six and eight, who love Doctor Who, so I sit there and I watch all the new series Doctor Whos about three or four times.


The decider may have been the quality of his short comeback:

'Time Crash' was such a well written piece. It worked on so many levels, commenting on the fact that David watched me when he was young, on the fact the Tenth Doctor had been the Fifth Doctor. It's something that could, if you like, be left in that story ['The Last Of The Time Lords,' the episode it spun out of]. I was very happy and pleased to do it.

If, as is rumored, the writer of that episode, Steven Moffat, takes over as executive producer in the show's 2010 season, then perhaps we'll see Davison again before too long. In the meantime, Davison's daughter, Georgia Moffett (no relation), stars in the upcoming new season of the show, starting next month.

Peter Davison [Digital Spy]


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Discodave: R.O.A.C.H. M.O.T.E.L.

Oh, let it be true about Stephen Moffat having more say in the show...

I'm not sure I like the idea of Davison coming back, although with hindsight he certainly gave the character a more "modern" feel than the crotchety eccentric with added gravitas we got from the second Baker, McCoy and, at times, Eccleston.

@ Plague They could conceivably get away with having Davison playing him despite being the Doctor previously - Romana apparently got to choose her appearance when she regenerated, so there's nothing to say he can't go for a tried and tested favourite form, I suppose.