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Dishy Dr Peter Says Ta-Ta to Tardis! (1983)

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TV Time Lord is quitting

Dishy Dr Who Peter Davison decided yesterday it was time to quit his Tardis.

The heart-throb actor wants to -bow out of the BBC's long-running hit Sci Fi series after less than three years.

Peter—the sexiest Doctor to date — denied his decision to move on was the result of a backstage bust-up.

But as the show's producer John Nathan-Turner launched his search for a new Time Lord. he admitted: "We want to change the style of the Doctor completely.

"The new character will be vastly different to Peter.

"The next Doctor will be older and a little more eccentric. And I'm not ruling out the choice of having a lady Doctor."

When 31-year-old Peter took over the Tardis time machine, the BBC tried to cash in on his sex appeal by going for a older audience.

They switched the show from its Saturday children's slot to two peak-time weekday evening screenings.

But viewing figures were pegged at around the eight million mark--a massive drop from the 1976 peak of 14 million when Tom Baker was the Doctor.

Peter, who is filming a new Dr Who series for screening next January said: "It is very easy for an actor to stay in a safe role, but there's a danger of being typecast."

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  • APA 6th ed.: Ferrari, Nick (1983-07-29). Dishy Dr Peter Says Ta-Ta to Tardis!. The Sun p. 3.
  • MLA 7th ed.: Ferrari, Nick. "Dishy Dr Peter Says Ta-Ta to Tardis!." The Sun [add city] 1983-07-29, 3. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: Ferrari, Nick. "Dishy Dr Peter Says Ta-Ta to Tardis!." The Sun, edition, sec., 1983-07-29
  • Turabian: Ferrari, Nick. "Dishy Dr Peter Says Ta-Ta to Tardis!." The Sun, 1983-07-29, section, 3 edition.
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