Skip to comments.If I Ruled The World (Doctor Who is a liberal)
Posted on 02/22/2007 9:38:48 AM PST by Kuksool
Peter Moffatt [sic], 55, was born in London. He changed his surname to Davison when he embarked on an acting career.
His big break came in the series All Creatures Great and Small in 1978, but arguably his most famous role was as the fifth Doctor in sci-fi series Doctor Who in 1981.
After he left in 1984, Davison starred in A Very Peculiar Practice, and subsequent credits include Campion, Hope and Glory, At Home with the Braithwaites, The Last Detective and The Complete Guide to Parenting.
His new series, Fear, Stress and Anger, airs on BBC Two on Thursday, February 22 at 9pm.
Davison lives in Twickenham and has an actress daughter, Georgia, from his previous marriage to Sandra Dickinson, and two sons, Louis and Joel, with his present wife Elizabeth.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR FIRST ACT AS RULER?
"To decree that anyone who started a war had to be strapped to the front of the tank when it went into battle. We'd go back to the old days when the ruler would lead from the front."
WHO WOULD BE YOUR MOST TRUSTED ADVISER?
"Stephen Fry. I've never heard him say anything I didn't agree with and think he's extraordinarily wise. He'd be a good person to have around."
WHO WOULD YOU BANISH?
"Anyone who complains about the number of immigrants in this country. I've liked nearly every person who has come into this country from abroad I've ever met. I'm sure there are bad ones, but the overwhelming majority come here, work hard and love this country, bizarrely."
WOULD YOU BE A DICTATOR OR A BENEVOLENT LEADER?
"I think you have to be both. You can't be a benevolent leader because everyone would just walk all over you, and a dictator implies brutality, but the ideal has always been a blend. That's the theory, and I know it always goes wrong, but I'd be the first to get it right."
WHO WOULD YOU SINGLE OUT FOR A KNIGHTHOOD AND WHY?
"Jeremy Paxman for all his industry in needling the politicians over the years. I'll always be very happy to watch an interview with a politician when he's doing it."
WHO WOULD YOU SEND TO THE TOWER/PUT IN THE STOCKS?
"That would have to be our present Prime Minister. I think in order to prevent disaster ever happening again you have to pursue relentlessly the people who are responsible for it. You cannot start from the position that we too often say 'well, this is where we are now, we have to sort it out.'"
WHICH LAW WOULD YOU ABOLISH?
"In Twickenham, where I live, they've just come out with this insane law which means they'll double or triple the residents' permit if you have a large car. That would be fine if it was an across-the-board tax, but everyone who has a house big enough to have a driveway or a garage doesn't have to pay it, so they're taxing everyone whose cars are at the side of the road. It's really annoyed me."
WHICH LAW WOULD YOU INTRODUCE?
"All women must have their purses out ready to pay at supermarket checkouts - but I'd also ban men from being on the tills. They're absolutely hopeless. If you ever get stuck with a bloke at the till, it's a disaster. They go about two miles an hour and none of them ever seem to know what they're doing. But why is it that ladies wait until everything is checked through before they start to look for their purse? There's also the expression 'at the end of the day'. I hate it, so I'd ban people from saying it."
WHICH BUILDING WOULD YOU DEMOLISH AND WHY?
"I'm tempted to say the MI5 building, but rather than pull it down I'd rather turn it into something nice."
WHICH RULER/MONARCH DO YOU MOST ADMIRE OR HAVE MOST IN COMMON WITH?
"I have a sneaking suspicion that in 50 years time we'll discover that Castro isn't half as bad as we think he is. He outlived his enemies, he's managed to take Cuba back from America's playground, and hold them off for all those years. We hear lots of terrible stories about him, but most end up being nonsense. I have also come to admire President Clinton. He was a pretty bright man."
IF YOU COULD CHANGE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM FOR ANOTHER PIECE OF MUSIC, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
"I don't think I'd want to change it. If I was in charge, presumably they would be singing about me."
he sucks.. Tom Baker was the best DR WHO!!!!
I think we should tax actors/musician $10000 bucks for every IQ point under one hundred and give the money to charity. That way we could say Alex Baldwin, Bono, the Dixie Chicks really did give millions to help the poor.
And this flaming idiot's opinion is important why?
A former Doctor Who star reveals his political views.
"In Twickenham, where I live, they've just come out with this insane law which means they'll double or triple the residents' permit if you have a large car."
If I were ruler, and could abolish ANY law at all ... it would be the one that makes it expensive to park on the street. Because I'm a selfish little nitwit you see, with no real concept of how to make the world a better place.
Actually, Peter Davidson is a lot more polite in expressing his political views than other Doctor Who actors.
In SFX magazine, Tom Baker blasted Bush & Blair and wished Bill Clinton was President again.
Also at a DW Convenation that I attended in Chicago last November, Sly McCoy made a couple of cheap shots at American foreign policy.
McCoy: "I held a fundraiser with Ben Kingsley for Amnesty International becuase someone got to protect the world from American aggression."
Yup,just nonsense.So that would mean that Cubans set out for Florida in bathtubs and '57 Chevys because Cuba is,after all,a seafaring nation.
ROTFLMAO! This nugget, saved for the very end, tells you all you need to know about this moron.
Darn. I've been enjoying All Creatures on DVD. Bummer to find out Peter is just another actor who can't fathom reality.
LISTEN to the man.
He once played an obscure 70s British Sci-Fi character surrounded by cheesy cardboard props wrapped in tinfoil.
is he any realtion to Doctor Who writer Steven Moffatt?
well I liked his Dr Who not his politics.. most sci-fi writers and actors tend to be leftists kooks --< sigh >
He was such a cutie! It's a shame he's a goofball!
Have you seen Siegfried Farnon playing the Minister of Magic in the Harry Potter movies?
I don't think so.
Peter Davison changed his surname, because there was already a BBC director named Peter Moffatt. To avoid confusion, Peter Davison changed his surname. interestingly, Peter Moffatt, the director, worked with Peter Davison on "Doctor Who" and "All Creatures Great & Small".
He's even gayer than the wanker with the Isadora Duncan (I wish) scarf.
Yes! My daughter and I think he was the perfect choice for Cornelius Fudge!
I agree. He's aged well.
Without reading the title one would think this could be the next version of the democrat platform.
Maybe there's something about the radiation the TARDIS puts out that screws with their brains.
Tom Baker was the best, but I also rather liked John Pertwee's portrayal! Absolute worst, though, was Colin Baker. Bleh!
LOL! Good one.
My sentiments exactly. I loved him as Tristan Farnon.
I wonder how Mr. Tolerant will feel about immigrants once the Muslims finish taking over Great Britain and impose sharia law.
Colin Baker (who was at last weekend's LA Dr Who con) would have been better if the gay producer during his time hadn't directed the show in a ridiculous, campy over-the-top way. Just IMHO.
I was appalled by this, and would remember Davison as the very nice guy at Dr Who cons back in the 1980's. I was at a Dr Who con last weekend. The British group that did a Dr Who play put in a few anti-Bush cracks (such as saying something like Bush couldn't be an "evil genius" - implying he was just evil). It ruined the play for me.
I knew Jon Pertwee for years and he never got into political discussion with me. Only time he got even close to that was when that Iranian jetliner was supposedly shot down; we were at a Dr Who convention. When I walked into the hotel room, he glared at me and said angrily "Look what you've done!" As if all Americans were responsible! End of discussion. It was so unusual that I remember it like it was yesterday.
You might be right. We stopped watching during that time - and our family had almost NEVER missed an episode before that.
Well next time, keep your sneaking suspicions to yourself, oh, and ask an actual authority on the subject mmmmm, k?
my ratings for doctors:
1. Tom Baker (4th)
2. John Pertwee (3rd)
3. Christoher Eggleston (9th)
4. David Tennant (10th)
5. Patrick Troughton (2nd)
6. William Russell (1st)
7. Peter Davidson (5th)[too sappy]
8. Sylvester McCoy (7th)[too cheesy]
9. Paul McGann (8th)[not enough stories]
10. Colin Baker (6th)[crapy stories]
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