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Doctor Who: Companions and Allies was an information guide published in April 2008 and written by Steve Tribe. This was the fifth illustrated guide in the series of tie-in reference books and focussed on the Doctor's friends.
Publisher's summary Edit
The Doctor has been travelling through space and time for centuries, showing his friends and companions the wonder of the universe. From Sarah Jane Smith and the Brigadier to Martha Jones and Donna Noble, Companions and Allies celebrates the friends that have been by his side and the heroes that have helped him battle his deadliest foes. Find out:
- How the Doctor uprooted schoolteachers Ian and Barbara from their twentieth-century lives
- Why the Third Doctor worked for UNIT
- How the Fifth Doctor sacrificed his life for Peri
- Who helped the Eighth Doctor save Earth from the Master
- What became of Rose Tyler and her family
And much more. Beautifully illustrated and including — for the first time — a complete story guide to the adventures of all ten Doctors, Companions and Allies is the definitive guide to the Doctor's intergalactic family.
Featured material Edit
- Harriet Jones
- You (a reference to the online game Attack of the Graske)
- Reinette, Madame de Pompadour
- Mickey Smith
- Francine and Tish Jones
- Clive and Leo Jones
- Joan Redfern
- Sally Sparrow
- Astrid Peth
- River Song
- Sylvia Noble and Wilf
Additional notes Edit
- Published in 2009, the RRP was £7.99 (UK)
- Released before the Easter Special Planet of the Dead, this book includes a page on newest companion, Lady Christina de Souza (and as such contained some spoilers for the special).
- The spelling of the second Doctor's companion Jamie is given as Macrimmon, rather than the alternative McCrimmon.
- Jackson Lake's companion Rosita is given the surname of Farisi.
- The book assigns the title Born Again to the 2005 Children in Need Special mini-episode, something disputed in Doctor Who Magazine's review of the book in DWM#409 and not supported by BBC Video in its DVD release of the story.
- This book omits several characters that are elsewhere referred to as companions, e.g. Sabalom Glitz.
- On page 92, Dalek Caan is misspelled as "Dalak Caan".