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August 7, 2001
Davison became a father for the third time August 7. The baby's name is Joel, and he weighed in at 8 lbs., 15 oz. However exciting the arrival of a new member of the family may have been, Davison capped off his day at the hospital with his partner, actress and playwright Elizabeth Morton, by apprehending and making a citizen's arrest of an armed robber in his Belsize Park neighborhood. The 15-year-old bandit had taken the video camera that still had the tape of the birth in it out of Davison's car, parked near his home. Davison gave chase on foot and by car, and caught the teen. No doubt, all those corridors he ran down as Doctor Who helped. "He was flailing about with what I thought was a knife for quite a bit but I looked down and couldn't see any blood so I just wrestled him to the floor and basically sat on him for 10 minutes," Davison said. "He said he'd give the video camera back - it was then I realised the pictures from all day at the hospital were on it," he said.

The full story is on the Ananova news site.
A longer account ran on The Times website.
Outpost Gallifrey has a quote from Peter that relates the incident to his upcoming series, "The Last Detective," which also indicates that he has finished work on the series.†
June 18, 2001
The Doctor Who story, "The Caves of Androzani," will be released on DVD (Region 2, not playable on North American DVD players) on June 18. It will include a commentary track recorded by Peter Davison. This was Peter's last regular appearance as the Doctor in the television series, and is considered by many to be his finest outing as the Doctor. It will be available from Blackstar. Note: The Five Doctors is already available on DVD.
March 12, 2001
Peter Davison's new play "Under the Doctor," will sadly be closing early, on Saturday, March 24, 2001.
February 11, 2001
Peter Davison Will be appearing at Invasion 2001, an event put on by The 10th Planet, a science fiction bookstore in Barking, on the East London/Essex borders. Also appearing will be Frazer Hines, Anthony Ainley, Mark Strickson and Elisabeth Sladen. There will be autographs and guest discussions.
Peter Davison has been announced as the star for a pilot for "Dangerous Davies, Last of the Detectives" to air later this year on ITV. More details as we get them.
February 2001
"Under the Doctor," a new farce with a medical theme, opens February 15, 2001 at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End. It will star Peter Davison and Anton Rodgers, and was written by Peter Tilbury. Fiona Laird is directing. The show is booking through May 12, 2001. For ticket information, check out The London Theatre Guide-Online.
January 2001
"At Home with the Braithwaites," series two, has begun airing on ITV in the UK. Davison returns as David Braithwaite, irritable father and wandering husband of Allison, who won a £38 million lottery prize in the first series last year. The second series will deal with the family's adjustment to their sudden wealth.
May 2000
"Red Dawn," a Big Finish Fifth Doctor audio adventure starring Peter Davison and Nicola Bryant, will be released in May 2000. Notable in the cast as listed on the Big Finish homepage is an appearance by Georgia Moffatt, Davison's daughter.
April 2000
"At Home with the Braithwaites" will be available on PAL video. The release date is in early April. The tape is available through Blackstar. "Braithwaites" is a six-hour series, in which Davison plays David Braithwaite, the philandering husband in a family plagued by secrets. NOTE: PAL tapes will not play on most North American VCRs or televisions. If you purchase a tape through Blackstar, and you live in the United States or Canada, you will have to have the tape converted to NTSC format. If you need more information on format conversions, please email Elsa Frohman.
July 16, 2000
Peter Davison will be appearing Sunday, July 16, 2000 at the Playhouse Theatre, Weston-super-Mare, as part of a celebration of Doctor Who, alongside Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, Louise Jameson, Lis Sladen, Mark Strickson, and making her debut at a UK convention, Bonnie Langford. For more information, visit, a new on-line magazine of interest to Doctor Who fans.
Feb. 25-26, 2000
Peter Davison will be doing introductions to favorite Doctor Who and All Creatures Great and Small episodes on Feb. 25-26 on KTEH-TV, in San Jose, California.
Feb. 22, 2000
Some pictures from The Eleventh Hour of Gallifrey One.
†January 2000Through late January and part of February, Peter Davison is being seen in two new series at the same time in the UK. The first is the Mrs. Bradley Mysteries, where he plays Inspector Christmas, who often calls on Adela Bradley, played by Dame Diana Rigg, for help solving crimes. Starting January 20, 2000, he's being seen in At Home With the Braithwaites, the six-part story of a family changed by a secret lottery win.
January 2000Land of the Dead, a new audio adventure from Big Finish Productions, has been released on CD. It features Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor and Sarah Sutton as Nyssa. The CDs are available directly from Big Finish, or in North America, it may be more convenient to order them through the Ministry of Sound and Vision or Who North America.

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