Peter Davison is writing his autobiography, which is currently titled The Fifth(ish) Doctor and will be published in April 2016. The book will feature a foreword by his son-in-law and former Doctor, David Tennant.
Davison is only the third Doctor actor to write an autobiography. Jon Pertwee wrote two autobiographies; 1984’s Moon Boots and Dinner Suits (republished in 2013) and I am the Doctor in 1996, the year of his death. Tom Baker came out with Who on Earth is Tom Baker? in 1997, though he didn’t mention much of Doctor Who. While not autobiographies, Colin Baker released two books; Look Who’s Talking (2010) and Second Thoughts (2011) which were compilations of the columns he wrote for Bucks Free Press.
The Fifth(ish) Doctor
Written by Peter Davison, with Andrew Merriman
Foreword by David Tennant
Published on 7th April 2016 (available for pre-order)
‘Peter? It’s John Nathan Turner here. How would you like to be the next Doctor Who…’
After receiving this life-changing phone call in March 1980, actor Peter Davison would go on play the Doctor in the hit BBC series from 1981–84, fighting Daleks, Cybermen and the Master. Now, for the first time, Davison reveals what it was really like to take on this role of a lifetime.
Davison also talks exclusively about this childhood and personal life, as well as describing his work on shows such as All Creatures Great and Small, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Miranda, Sherlock and Law and Order UK.
An 8 page colour plate section will feature images of Davison in his most famous roles, including the Doctor, as well as photographs from his personal collection which have never been published before.
Peter Davison is one of Britain’s best-known actors, having starred in All Creatures Great and Small, Doctor Who, Miranda, New Tricks, Lewis and Law and Order UK. Peter also enjoys a successful career in the theatre, starring in Arsenic and Old Lace, Legally Blonde, Spamalot and Gypsy. He lives in London.
Format: Hardback, 304 Pages
Illustrations: 8 Page colour plate section
Size: 9.213 in x 6.024 in / 234 mm x 153 mm
Published: Apr. 7, 2016