OUT TODAY: Is There Life Outside the Box by Peter Davison
THE OFFICIAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE FIFTH DOCTOR WHO
FOREWORD BY DAVID TENNANT
Peter Davison is one of the most iconic faces in British TV as the star of 1970s classic All Creatures Great and Small and more famously the Fifth Doctor WHO in the classic BBC TV series during 1980s.
Not only is Peter Davidson’s one of the UKs best loved Doctors but he’s been keeping it in the family as his daughter Georgia Moffett is married to fellow Doctor, David Tennant, after they met on the Doctor Who set in 2008 when she played The Doctor’s daughter.
In this his first autobiography, Peter shares anecdotes and stories from his varied career. Starting out the son of a mixed-race immigrant from British Guiana to playing opposite a young Jeremy Irons, receiving singing tips from Imelda Staunton, being reviewed by Meryl Streep, almost being thrown out of class by Eric Thompson (father of Emma Thompson), song writing for David Clark and shooting a short film with John Cleese and Prince Charles.
At twenty-nine years old, Davison was the youngest actor to land the iconic role of the Doctor before Matt Smith took the role thirty years later. During his tenure as The Doctor from 1982 -1984, Peter appeared in 20 episodes and coined the iconic catch phrase ‘Sorry, must dash!’ As the Fifth Doctor, he was the last in the original series to use the Sonic Screwdriver and saw the return of classic villains such as Omega and The Cybermen. Peter is also well known for his high profile TV roles including The Tomorrow People, Love Lydia and the role that first made him a household name, the youthfully mischievous Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small.
In November 2016, Peter will begin filming an upcoming British romantic comedy feature film Fish Without Bicycles, produced by his daughter Georgia Moffett and starring opposite son-in-law David Tennant.
John Blake Publishing Ltd
6th October 2016 | HB £20.00