11 Doctors. 50 years. 23rd November 2013.
  Peter Davison
The Fifth Doctor (1981-1984)

The start of the 1980s was all about cricket and celery, as the Doctor's fifth incarnation, brought to life by Peter Davison, took over the TARDIS. After a problematic regeneration, this Doctor seemed to have a more vulnerable side. While the Doctors before him were authoritative in the face of impending doom, the Fifth Doctor was somewhat reserved, often leaving it up to fate to determine the outcome with the flip of a coin.

Celebrating the Fifth Doctor Celebrating the Fifth Doctor
Throughout May we'll be celebrating the Fifth Doctor, as played by Peter Davison from 1981 to 1984.
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A Brief History A Brief History
Take a trip in the TARDIS to learn more about the show's origins in our (brief) history of time and space.
A Brief History »
Time Crash Time Crash
Relive the historic moment two Doctors collided in the 2008 Children in Need special.
Time Crash »
The Fifth Doctor Regenerates The Fifth Doctor Regenerates
Watch the moment the Fifth Doctor transformed before Peri's eyes in The Caves of Androzani.
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The Caves of Androzani BFI Q&A  The Caves of Androzani BFI Q&A 
Peter Davison, Sarah Sutton, Janet Fielding, Matthew Waterhouse and Graeme Harper at the BFI.
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A Stamp in Time A Stamp in Time
Doctors of the past and present join forces to celebrate the launch of the Royal Mail's 50th anniversary stamps.
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The First Doctor at the BFI! The Fifth Doctor at the BFI!
The BFI are celebrating the Fifth Doctor's era with a special screening of a classic adventure this May.
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Royal Mail Doctor Who Stamps Royal Mail Doctor Who Stamps
The Royal Mail are commemorating the 50th anniversary with the launch of their collectible Doctor Who stamps.
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The Light at the End The Light at the End
November 23rd 1963 proves to be a significant day in the lives of all eight Doctors in this new Big Finish multi-Doctor adventure commemorating the 50th anniversary.
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Regenerations Through Time Regenerations Through Time
The Doctor's regenerations are brought together in this new collector's edition DVD boxset, released June 2013.
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Tip of the Tongue Tip of the Tongue
The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa investigate a Truth Tellers craze in a new e-book adventure by Patrick Ness.
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Smoke and Mirrors Smoke and Mirrors
The Fifth Doctor answers a psionic distress call from England in the 1920s in this new audio adventure by Steve Lyons.
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The Fifth Doctor Revisited The Fifth Doctor Revisited
Peter Davison's era in the TARDIS is revisited in a brand new special on BBC America this May.
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