Companions was a reference book written by David J. Howe and Mark Stammers

Publisher's summary Edit

Doctor Who has been around for over 30 years and is still one of the world's most fondly remembered TV series. Whatever the secret of its appeal, everyone agrees that the companions played a significant part. This volume pays tribute to every one of the gallant travellers who allowed us brief insight into the Doctor's magical universe, telling the stories both of the characters and the actors who played them. 160 photos, 80 in color.

Subject matter Edit

This book includes detailed coverage of all the Doctor's travelling companions and the actors and actresses who brought the characters to life.

Contents Edit

Introduction Why does the Doctor Need a Companion Anyway? Who Were the Companions?

In the Beginning
Susan Foreman
Ian Chesterton
Barbara Wright
Three becomes Two
Steven Taylor
Sara Kingdom
Ben Jackson
Polly Wright
Jamie McCrimmon
The Troughton Years
Victoria Waterfield
Zoe Herriot
A United Front
Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart
Mike Yates
Liz Shaw
Jo Grant
Sarah Jane Smith
Harry Sullivan
Aliens in the TARDIS
Romana I
Romana II
Tegan Jovanka
Vislor Turlough
A Sign of the Eighties
Future Matters, A Novel Solution (films, comics and novel)
Bernice Summerfield
Index of Companions (Actor's biographies)

Notable features Edit

  • This book is fully illustrated with photographs throughout — many had never been published before.
  • Among those photographs is "the one" with actress Katy Manning (aka Jo Grant) posing naked with a Dalek.
  • Each companion has a featured TARDIS log infobox detailing name, likes, dislikes, why they joined and left the Doctor and a general descriptive comment.

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