Peter Davison is an actor who portrayed the fifth incarnation of the Doctor on “Doctor Who” from 1982 to 1984. At 29 when he filmed his first episode, he was the youngest actor to portray the Doctor until Matt Smith took over the role in 2010. Since “Doctor Who,” he has appeared regularly on television, most recently alongside fellow “Who” alumna Freema Agyeman on the UK version of “Law and Order.”
If you had a TARDIS where would you go and why?
“I’d go back to the Battle of Hastings and repel the French.”
If you could be a companion to any of the Doctors, which Doctor?
“It would be interesting being my own companion. But it’s an impossible question for an ex-Doctor to answer.”
How would a female Doctor be different than the other Doctors?
“I’ve never quite liked the idea of a female Doctor. I think they’ve found a perfect situation now where they have the slightly faulted Doctor with all his mad genius, and you have the strong woman as the Companion. I think that works very well. If you reversed it it would be difficult because you’d have the woman as the mad genius, but is she vulnerable? And then you just have a strong man as the Companion. And somehow that doesn’t work well to me.”