Peter Davison Confirms He’ll Be Involved With Doctor Who’s 50th: Other Classic Doctors May Be As Well


doctor who bannerWhile all of the Whovians are pretty excited about the upcoming 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor, we’re all a little curious to see if Steven Moffat will include the surviving classic series Doctors or not. We know Christopher Eccleston passed on the whole thing and let John Hurt take his place, but the other previous incarnations of our favorite Time Lord have said they weren’t asked at recent convention appearances. It appears over the last month or so that has changed. At least for 5th Doctor Peter Davison that is.

davisonEarlier this week Davison (serving as The Doctor from 1981-1984) revealed that he had a copy of the 50th Anniversary script and that we should keep our eyes open for things going on for and around the broadcast of the special. Well today he confirms he is indeed involved…with something at least. He told Female First (via

I’m making an appearance somewhere over that period of time but I can’t reveal in what. I can’t reveal anything specific about it. I’m not allowed to. It is a big year for the show and we’re all doing our bit for it. Trust me.

The part about “we’re all doing our part” seems to hint that Davison‘s former  Doctor pals may be involved as well. Whether it be for The Day of the Doctor or some other segment of the celebrations, it is reassuring to hear that the classic Doctors haven’t been forgotten. Davison, Tom Baker, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul McGann are all working on a Big Finish prodcution teaming up all the classic series Doctors called A Light At The End, but we’re all hoping that they get some time in the TV episode. We’ll have to wait and see, but Davison is telling us we’ll be seeing him in some form or fashion. With David Tennant being his son-in-law and Steven Moffat having previously worked with Davison for Time Crash, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that they had him suit up for a quick scene or two. What do you think?

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Source : DoctorWhoTV.Co.UK