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Small-screen vet and space-hopping Time Lord Peter Davison steps out (1985)

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SMALL-SCREEN vet and space-hopping Time Lord Peter Davison steps out in a challenging and curiously-apt new role tomorrow.

After a three-year run as Dr Who, the busy 34-year-old actor is back in the studios ... as a doctor.

He stars in A Very Peculiar Practice, a seven-part series of 50-minute dramas from BBC Birmingham, which goes out on BBC1 in January.

The new show charts the erratic progress of a young GP, with a campus practice at a provincial university— "not so much Redbrick," -says the star, "as concrete-jungle."

As Dr Stephen Dacre, Davison contrives to combine the authority of the veteran time-traveller with the easygoing charm of country vet Tristan Farnon.

He sees the new role as an inevitable and not wholly unwelcome break with both Dr Who and the long-running Daleside saga.

During a break in filming a 90-minute Christmas edition of All Creatures at Richmond, Yorkshire, this week, the tall, diffident star said : "Its come at the right time.

"I have finished with Dr Who. It was good fun and hard work. I would go back now only if they called me np for another round-up of the actors who ever appeared in the role."

If Davison's switch from small-screen vet to small-screen GP is abrupt so, too, is his story-line transition in the new series...

He said: "I move from being a GP in a depressed area to a hectic new scene at the University of Lowlands.

"From a steady professional life in a run-down community, I find myself in a hot-bed of lunatics."

In his new role, the handsome star finds romance in the opening episodes.

"I come on the scene as a young doctor in the process of being divorced, and become romantically involved with a mature student of considerable physical attractions.

"It's a lively start-- and I think it's going to be a very lively series."


Caption: Peter-- still a medic

Spelling correction: Dr. Stephen Daker

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  • APA 6th ed.: Dempsey, Gerard (1985-06-29). Small-screen vet and space-hopping Time Lord Peter Davison steps out. Daily Express p. 15.
  • MLA 7th ed.: Dempsey, Gerard. "Small-screen vet and space-hopping Time Lord Peter Davison steps out." Daily Express [add city] 1985-06-29, 15. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: Dempsey, Gerard. "Small-screen vet and space-hopping Time Lord Peter Davison steps out." Daily Express, edition, sec., 1985-06-29
  • Turabian: Dempsey, Gerard. "Small-screen vet and space-hopping Time Lord Peter Davison steps out." Daily Express, 1985-06-29, section, 15 edition.
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