He’s set to portray a ‘gossipy vicar’ on ITV’s Darling Buds Of May reboot The Larkins.
And Peter Davison was seen preparing to transform into his role as he stepped out for the first time in Eynsford, Kent earlier this month.
The Doctor Who star, 70, appeared to be set to film some amusing scenes as he was covered in straw for the shoot.
On set: Peter Davison was seen for the first time on Darling Buds Of May reboot set and was covered in straw to transform into a ‘gossipy vicar’ for the ITV show in Kent this month
Peter was dressed in a grey jacket that they donned over his black clergy shirt and grey trousers, while he also had a pair of smart black shoes on.
The actor had small patches of straw glued onto his ensemble, including his shirt and jacket, as well as on his boater hat.
Heading to river Darent, Peter was seen pulling along a small cart that had white feathers attached to the sides.
Peter was also seen with a number of extras on set, including one woman who was dressed in a white dress and a white-and-red polka dot head scarf.
Ensemble: Peter was dressed in a grey jacket that they donned over his black clergy shirt and grey trousers that had been covered in straw
Quirky look: The actor had small patches of straw glued onto his ensemble, including his shirt and jacket, as well as on his boater hat
Joker: The Doctor Who star appeared to be set to film some amusing scenes for the shoot
Peter joins Bridgerton star Sabrina Bartlett, 29, who is set to portray the character Mariette Larkin, a role made famous by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the 1990s comedy, opposite Bradley Walsh, 60, and Joanna Scanlan, 59.
In April, The Sun reported that the actor had joined the cast with a TV source saying: ‘Peter’s vicar will be a colourful character who thrives on local gossip and is more than happy to have a light refreshment with Pop Larkin [Walsh].
‘The new drama will feature a variety of recurring characters who all live in and around the village.
Preparing: Peter was also seen with a number of extras on set, including one woman who was dressed in a white dress and a white-and-red polka dot head scarf
Busy schedule: The crew had cordoned off the only road to the river Darent for the shoot
‘Everyone’s over the moon Peter is on board. He’s well-respected and liked and a great addition to the cast.’
Mailonline contacted representatives for ITV and Peter for comment at the time.
It was revealed back in December that Bradley Walsh would play Pop Larkin, originally played by David Jason, and Joanna was set to portray his wife Ma, first played by Pam Ferris.
Darling Buds Of May tells the story of The Larkins, who, along with their six children, navigate their idyllic life in the Kent countryside whilst dealing with threats from government officials and snobby neighbours.
Original cast: The popular ’90s family drama, which was set in 50s, followed Pop Larkin, his wife Ma and their children in all their antics
The series also focuses on the beloved love story between Mariette and village newcomer Cedric ‘Charley’ Charlton, an accountant who is sent to deal with the Larkins’ tax affairs.
Pop Larkin actor David famously introduced his catchphrase ‘Perfick’ on the show.
ITV has said that the adaptation, written by The Durrells screenwriter Simon Nye, ‘aims to capture the warmth, optimism and escapism of The Larkin family for a modern generation.’
Simon previously said that he plans on ‘expanding the Larkins’ world a little’.
Lookalike: Sabrina Bartlett (left) is playing Mariette in the ITV remake of The Darling Buds of May – the same role which catapulted Catherine Zeta Jones (right) to stardom
He added: ‘The novels are short, hilarious and magical. We can’t wait to immerse ourselves in this glorious countryside idyll.’
Sharing her excitement at taking the part, Sabrina, who stars as opera singer Siena Rosso in Bridgerton, said in a statement: ‘I am really, really excited to be taking on the role of Mariette Larkin in this new adaption of the H.E. Bates novels.
‘I can’t wait to bring these heart-warming stories to life alongside such a wonderful team. It’s just the perfect dose of escapism we all need right now.’
Matriarch: Among the cast is Joanna Scanlan (left) who takes over from Pam Ferris (right) as Pop’s wife Ma Larkin
Doctor Who star Bradley said of the drama: ‘I’m thrilled to be asked to be part of this much loved and iconic series of stories.
‘The warmth and affection that HE Bates has generated through his books is so uplifting and I cannot wait to be part of the Larkin family. It’ll be a hoot!’
Meanwhile, No Offence actress Joanna said of the new show: ‘What better comfort could there be from all we have endured this year than the rolling laughter and outsize hugs of Ma and Pop?
Family: It was revealed back in December that Walsh (left) would play Pop Larkin, originally played by David Jason (right) and Joanna was set to portray his wife Ma
‘It’s going to be an honour to help bring The Larkins to the nation’s devices!’
It was also announced on Thursday that Tok Stephen had joined the cast in the role of Cedric ‘Charley’ Charlton, Mariette’s husband.
Discussing being a part of the cast, Tok said: ‘I am thrilled to be cast as Charley in such a beloved and wonderful show.
‘I can’t wait to work alongside Joanna, Bradley and Sabrina. I’m incredibly excited. I hope we can impress fans of the original novels with our version.’
Romance: Mariette’s love interest Cedric ‘Charley’ Charlton is played by Tok Stephen (left) and was previously played by Philip Franks (right) in the original series