Peter Davidson was my first Doctor. I was watching Grantchester with my mother (I sometimes head in and watch a mystery with her and I like this new one) when suddenly I saw a familiar face.
Me: “Hey, is that Peter Davidson? Doctor Who? All Creatures Great and Small? I remember he loved cricket so it makes sense that he’d do this bit but… ”
Me: “No, it can’t be him. I know he never stopped acting but naw, that can’t be him. Just seems like him.”
“THERE IT IS! The Peter Davidson look!”.
I just took a peek to see if others had a similar “wait-what” reaction and lo-and-behold, I wasn’t alone.
What got me confused is that this character was a total racist. I was like “No, can’t be Peter Davidson… not Doctor Who.. he wouldn’t be so racist…” and then the secret Freemason handshake to curry favor with the police… naw… can’t be….