Peter Davison's best work

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 October 2011
Peter Davison

Peter Davison

Peter Davison rates his performance in comedy drama 'A Very Peculiar Practice' as among his best ever work

Peter Davison rates his performance in 'A Very Peculiar Practice' as among his best ever work.

The 60-year-old actor appeared in the comedy drama about medical undergraduates between 1986 and 1988 and he insists it matches up to his other famous TV programmes, which include 'All Creatures Great and Small', 'Doctor Who', 'Unforgiven' and 'Law and Order'.

Peter - who is currently appearing in a West End stage version of 'Legally Blonde' - exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I think from my point of view it's right up there near the top I think in terms of personal enjoyment of it. I mean I loved doing it - I enjoy doing every show I do actually - but I think it just held a special place because the writing was so good. And it's one of those scripts you get where you just don't want to change a word . It really is terrific, the really well written scripts are easy to learn, they just flow and it makes the whole process so much easier. This show had it."

Peter - who played Doctor Stephen Daker, an idealistic young physician who takes on a post at a university medical centre, in the BBC series - also thinks a lot of what is depicted in the show resonates with modern times.

He added: "I would imagine that university life has not changed too much, so to speak, apart from the technology, mobile phones and everything. But from the point of view of the day-to-day of university life I don't think it has changed at all. So I would think that would resonate hugely."

The Network DVD box set of 'A Very Peculiar Practice' is available to buy now.

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