Peter Davison to Guest in Paradise

Sun, sea, sand and the Doctor; Peter Davison will be washing up on the cosy shores of Saint-Marie when he joins the cast of BBC 1’s Caribbean crime drama Death in Paradise – alongside one-time Doctor Who guest star Michelle Ryan.


The pair will star together in the second episode of the upcoming third series, with Davison playing a screenwriter called Arnold alongside Ryan staring as an actress with a shady past.

Says Ryan:

The action element is always appealing for me and getting to film on the gorgeous island of Guadeloupe was incredible. We had so much fun!

As with filming in such an exotic, sun-drenched part of the world, Death in Paradise has often struggled to fill its guest star spots so has had to insist that the likes of Cold Feet actress Helen Baxendale, The Hour‘s Hannah Tointon, Smash‘s Raza Jaffrey, Lightfields‘ Sophie Thompson, Adrian Scarborough, Kathryn Drysdale, Sophie Colquhoun, Clarke Peters, Tristan Gemmill, Mark Bazeley, Tim Dutton and Haydn Gwynne make the most of a bad situation and just try to enjoy it.

Popping down her Bahama Mama Executive producer Belinda Campbell commented:

We’re thrilled to have another fantastic list of talented guest stars involved for the third series of Death in Paradise.

It’s all change for the third series, where fusty inspector Richard Poole, played by Ben Miller, will depart the island for good, to be replaced in the lead role by the former face of the BT ads, and star of sitcom My Family, Kris Marshall – who’ll be playing the “rather disorganised and gawky” DI Humphrey Goodman.

Co-starring Sara Martins, Gary Carr and Danny John-Jules, the third series of Death in Paradise is expected to air on BBC1 in early 2014.

(Via Radio Times.

Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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