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Published on March 8th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

Davison into “Companion-Swapping”

Recently, at the massive fan convention Gallifrey One, former Fifth Doctor Peter Davison appeared on a panel to answer all sorts of question relating to Doctor Who, during which time he offered his thoughts on buttons and companion swapping.

The actor answered a myriad of questions regarding his tenure on the show, returning to film the Children in Need mini episode Time Crash with David Tennant and also his work with Big Finish. Offered to you now are some of the choice cuts of dialogue from the Q and A session.

On Time Crash:

“I was just happy to fit into the old suit, I’m larger now. David [Tennant]’s foolish for buttoning his jacket up all the time, when he comes back years from now to meet a future Doctor and he’s larger, he’ll regret that.

Peter’s thoughts regarding his clothing that he wore during his three years as the Doctor:

“I would have preferred the Doctor to have gone into the changing room and just picked things off the shelf, mixed and matched. It was a bit too designed for my liking, but it was a very comfortable costume…”

On his Big Finish audio plays

“It’d be foolish to recreate the exact same young Doctor. I sound a little older now, a little more irritable. It’s great fun… I think we should have some companion-swapping. I’d like to work with Sheridan Smith (Lucie Miller in the Eighth Doctor adventures).”

Davison also commented on certain aspects of Doctor Who during the 1980’s that he was not so keen on and some of his influences that he used when playing the role of the Doctor. The full transcript of the interview can be found at NewsRama.com and is full of interesting little facts that you may not have known about Peter!

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