Dr Who: films of Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy

Feature Alex Westthorp 16 Apr 2014 - 07:00

Alex's trek through the film roles of actors who've played the Doctor reaches Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy...

Read the previous part in this series, Doctor Who: the film careers of Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker, here.

In March 1981, as he made his Doctor Who debut, Peter Davison was already one the best known faces on British television. Not only was he the star of both a BBC and an ITV sitcom - Sink Or Swim and Holding The Fort - but as the young and slightly reckless Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great And Small, about the often humorous cases of Yorkshire vet James Herriot and his colleagues, he had cemented his stardom. The part led, indirectly, to his casting as the venerable Time Lord.

The recently installed Doctor Who producer, John Nathan-Turner, had been the Production Unit Manager on
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DVD Review: At the Earth’s Core

At The Earths Core

Stars: Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro, Cy Grant, Godfrey James, Keith Barron, Helen Gill | Written by Milton Subotsky | Directed by Kevin Connor

I’ve been through quite a marathon of Doug McClure Amicus movies as of late and by now you would think I should be getting slightly tired of them, this may be true but also it’s quite an enjoyable experience. At the Earth’s Core may not be the best of the selection but it’s one of the most welcoming, and it’s all for one man, that man being Peter Cushing.

Doug McClure is back as David Innes accompanying Dr. Abner Perry (Peter Cushing) in a test trip of their drilling machine known as the Iron Mole. Testing it in the Welsh mountains it’s not long before they find themselves at the centre of the earth where prehistoric bird
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