Time Crash - Behind the Scenes - Part Two
Excerpts from the Radio Times interview with Peter Davison (2007):
David Tennant and I very much got on and did the scene. I only found out afterwards that he was a fan of my Doctor, because he sent me a nice text saying that he was at first a bit tongue-tied. I wasn’t aware of that at all! We were probably feeling the same, in a way, for different reasons.
But it was enormous fun working with him, because I go quite fast when I’m acting - it’s quite energetic, and he is as well. So together we were whizzing around the console at the speed of light - it was really quite exciting.
And, oddly enough, our little scene was directed by Graeme Harper, the same person who directed my last Doctor Who [the 1984-episode The Caves of Androzani], so there was total continuity of my scenes.
There was a moment at first when I walked on, and felt that my costume was a little out of place in the surroundings, but as I grew into it again after an hour or so, that disappeared.
[With the costume] David has a better deal in some respects, although I suppose mine is eminently recognizable, whereas David’s is just a suit. I did warn him, however, that he might be making a mistake by buttoning it up. I could still get into the coat; I just couldn’t do it up.
If he comes back in 25 years’ time and is required to do the jacket up, it might be a little bit tight!
Excerpt from Radio Times interview with Steven Moffat:
Where did the idea come from?
I bumped into David [Tennant] at a concert and we talked about a way of getting Peter Davison back, because we are both big fans of Peter’s Doctor. They hadn’t had different Doctors meeting up on the new show; it hasn’t been done for a long time [since the multiple Doctor stories of the classic series]. So if we could justify him being a bit older and pop him back in, that would be a laugh.
Presumably they had a whale of a time?
They loved each other! And they work really well together because they’ve both got a lot of pace and energy as actors. There’s a tremendous charm to these two men: both Doctors and both Doctor Who fans.
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