April 13, 2010

Today's Tune: "Child In Time" By Deep Purple

Peter Davison as The Doctor

Happy Birthday Peter Davison! Born Peter Moffett on April 13, 1951, Davison is an English television and stage actor, who has played many popular characters in quite a few popular TV series and stage plays since changing his name to avoid being confused with another veteran actor before his first job in 1975.

Davison later worked with that actor and director, Peter Moffatt, after he landed the BBC TV series role of Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great And Small (1978 - 1990), a comedy / drama based on the books of the British veterinary surgeon Alf Wight, better known under his pseudonym James Herriot.

Among the other quality series in which Peter Davison is remembered for working in, are his detective roles in the TV adaption of Margery Allingham's Campion (as Campion 1989 - 1990) and recurring character Inspector Christmas in Diana Rigg's Mrs Bradley Mysteries (1999). Another of Davison's interesting shows that I like is ITV hit comedy / drama, At Home With The Braithwaites (as David Braithwaite 2000 - 2003).

This 'Today's Tune' links with Peter's most well known acting role of all, the fifth incarnation of The Doctor (1981–1984 and later revivals), in the classic BBC science fiction series, Doctor Who (1963 to 1989, 2005 - present). The Doctor, of course, travels in both time and space. During Davison's time, the Doctor was a young Time Lord of maybe 500 something years old. Therefore, I've chosen "Child In Time" (1970) by the classic British rock band, Deep Purple.

Deep Purple - "Child In Time"

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