Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode: Peter Davison not asked
Doctor Who producer Caroline Skinner has confirmed that March 18th would be the first date of filming for the 50th anniversary special. With that date coming close, there are still no confirmation on who the guest stars will be. All we know is that it will have Matt Smith (11th and current Time Lord) and Jenna-Louise Coleman (Clara) – and possibly her reveal on how she died twice and is still alive in this universe.
In the beginning, people have been wondering if ALL eleven Doctors will appear in the 50th anniversary special – including digital footage of the deceased actors who portrayed the Doctor. With David Tennant‘s (10th Doctor) recent loss of hope of being asked, we have Tennant’s father-in-law, 5th Doctor Peter Davison, also denying being involved with the special.
At the recent Mysticon Convention, Davidson said, “I don’t think it will involve the older Doctors, certainly in their present form, because of course we’re meant to look exactly as we did when we left the TARDIS and none of us really do… I should think it’s probably footage lifted from older Doctor stories.”
Davidson joked he would get together with Colin Baker (6th Doctor) and Sylvester McCoy (7th Doctor) and make their own 50th special.
Davidson did give the fans a glimmer of hope with a scheduled meeting he has with the head of BBC Wales. He said, “I’ve got a meeting with the head of BBC Wales when I get back to go through various things the BBC have got planned. I don’t think she’s going to offer me a part in it… I might be wrong.”
Davidson did reprise his role in 2007 in a special for Comic Relief with Tennant’s Incarnation. So it is possible.
Let’s hope you get asked for a part, Doctor. We’ll report more as we get the news.
Source: Radio Times