Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Smarter for 10; MARION MCMULLEN TAKES A LOOK AT SOME FORMER TARDIS GUESTS AS DOCTOR WHO'S LATEST COMPANION IS REVEALED

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Smarter for 10; MARION MCMULLEN TAKES A LOOK AT SOME FORMER TARDIS GUESTS AS DOCTOR WHO'S LATEST COMPANION IS REVEALED

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Byline: MARION MCMULLEN

THAT GIRL? 1WHO'S PEARL MACKIE has been announced as Doctor Who's new assistant Bill. The Londoner, who will make her first appearance next year, said: "I always loved stage combat at drama school so I can't wait to get on set and kick some evil monsters into the next dimension."

WAS AHeAd Of HeR TIme? 2WHO TEENAGER Susan, played by Carol Ann Ford, was the first ever companion. She was introduced as the granddaughter of the Doctor (William Hartnell) and stayed until she was locked out of the Tardis to allow her to slow down the pace of her life and spend time with the freedom fighter she loved.

need A LIfT? 3AnyOne INVESTIGATIVE journalist Sarah Jane Smith, played by Elisabeth Sladen, stowed away on the Tardis in 1973. She accompanied Jon Pertwee's Doctor and stayed with him after he regenerated into Tom Baker. She returned more than 30 years later to feature in spin-off show The Sarah Jane Adventures. Elisabeth died in 2011 at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer.

HeAded bAck TO THe fuTuRe? 4WHO LOUISE JAMESON played fierce warrior Leela in the 1970s. Leela was one of the descendants of a survey team left stranded on a remote planet. She ended up on Gallifrey, the home of the Time Lords, with Commander Andred and the first version of K-9.

HAD ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD? 5WHO ROMANA, played by both Mary Tamm and Lalla Ward, proved notable in the series as she became the first of the Doctor's companions to regenerate. A fellow Time Lord, she was ordered to accompany Tom Baker's Doctor to find the Keys of Time. Lalla and Tom married in real life.

ROSe by Any OTHeR nAme? 6A BILLIE PIPER appeared as brave and feisty shop assistant Rose Tyler when the sci-fi series was revived in 2005. The former teen pop star turned actress appeared opposite the ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) for his one-series run and then opposite David Tennant's Time Lord. …

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