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  • Publication: Radio Times
  • Date: 2023-02-25
  • Author: Huw Fullerton & Louise Griffin
  • Page: 6
  • Language: English

September 2023 marks Radio Times's 100th birthday — and in preparation for that milestone, we've been delving into our archive, unearthing a trove of unseen images. A prime example? These exclusive never-before-published photos of Doctor Who's Peter Davison in 1981, before his first episode aired the following year. Back then, he was the fresh-faced 30-year-old fifth Doctor — and now, he's a beloved part of the show's own long history.

"This year is the 60th anniversary [of Doctor Who] so that's very exciting," Davison, 71, tells RT. "Now the people who grew up watching the programme when I did it are making the show, and presumably the same thing will happen in the future. The lunatics are running the asylum!"

Davison's Doctor made a surprise return in Jodie Whittaker's swansong last year. "Although the programme looks much better with all the special effects on the screen, it's still made with the same degree of chaos and panic," he says, "Nobody knew what the heck they were doing. So nothing really ever changes!"

Caption: BATTING CLEVER Peter Davison's incarnation of the Time Lord had a passion for cricket. He was photographed by Radio Times in 1981 during filming at Buckhurst Park in East Sussex

Caption: DOCTOR NOW Peter Davison at this year's Radio Times Covers Party

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  • APA 6th ed.: Griffin, Huw Fullerton & Louise (2023-02-25). Whozat, Doctor?. Radio Times p. 6.
  • MLA 7th ed.: Griffin, Huw Fullerton & Louise. "Whozat, Doctor?." Radio Times [add city] 2023-02-25, 6. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: Griffin, Huw Fullerton & Louise. "Whozat, Doctor?." Radio Times, edition, sec., 2023-02-25
  • Turabian: Griffin, Huw Fullerton & Louise. "Whozat, Doctor?." Radio Times, 2023-02-25, section, 6 edition.
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