Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: Former Time Lord Peter Davison to make an appearance in special?

by Anna Howell


In the run up to the special November episode to mark Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary, former Time Lord Peter Davison has hinted that he will be making an appearance!

So far already it has been confirmed that the episode, entitled The Day of the Doctor, will include current Time Lord and his companion Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman, along with their predecessors David Tennant and Billie Piper, as well as a guest appearance from legendary British actor John Hurt, who will play a former version of the Doctor expected by many to be 8.5.

Davison was the fifth Doctor Who, taking over from Tom Baker (the fourth Doctor) in 1981, when he was only 29 years old, for three years.

During his time in the Tardis Davison encountered many of the Doctor’s best-known adversaries, including the Daleks (in Resurrection of the Daleks) and the Cybermen (in Earthshock). However, Peter Davison later stated that he felt too young for the role as all the previous actors had been over 40, and if given the chance at the role again now he would have made a better Doctor.

And it seems that now he may have his chance….

Discussing the possibility of making a return to the show for the much-anticipated anniversary celebrations, Davison revealed that he would be back, but remained rather coy when it came to whether or not an appearance would be made in the 75 minute special episode this November, telling BANG Showbiz:

“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 actor, whose other previous credits include James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small, At Home with the Braithwaites and Law & Order: UK, went on to admit that he feels audiences may tire of the hit BBC family sci-fi series eventually, explaining:

“There will get to a point where people get a bit tired of Doctor Who,’ he added. ‘I don’t know, maybe it will need a little rest. I’d love to see it carry on but you can never tell.”


Finally addressing his Doctor Who family connection following the marriage of his daughter, Georgia Moffett, to the 11th Doctor Who, David Tennant he went on:

The Day Of The Doctor is set to screen on BBC TV’s and cinemas across the country, in 2D & 3D, on November 23.