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| name = Oliver Harper
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|origin = [[Earth]]
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|mother = Oliver Harper's mother{{!}}Mother
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|partner = Georgie
| appearances = {{il|[[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Perpetual Bond (audio story)|The Perpetual Bond]]''|[[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Cold Equations (audio story)|The Cold Equations]]''|[[AUDIO]]: ''[[The First Wave (audio story)|The First Wave]]''}}
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| actor = Tom Allen
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'''Oliver Harper''' was a city trader in [[London]] in [[1966]]. He travelled with the [[First Doctor]] and [[Steven Taylor]] for a brief period. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Perpetual Bond (audio story)|The Perpetual Bond]]'')
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'''Oliver Harper''' was a city [[trader]] in [[London]] in [[1966]]. He travelled with the [[First Doctor]] and [[Steven Taylor]] for a brief period.
   
At the time that he joined the [[The Doctor's TARDIS|TARDIS]] crew, Oliver was facing arrest by the [[Metropolitan Police Service]] for engaging in homosexual practices, then still a crime under British law. He initially kept this information from the Doctor and Steven as he believed that they would disapprove and force him to leave the TARDIS if they were to find out. After he had confessed his secret, Steven assured Oliver that the Doctor would do nothing of the sort. Furthermore, Steven told him that by his time, there was no longer any stigma attached to homosexuality and same-sex relationships were common. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Cold Equations (audio story)|The Cold Equations]]'')
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== Biography ==
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Oliver was a [[twitcher]] when he was young. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Cold Equations (audio story)|The Cold Equations]]'') He was a [[fagging|fag]] at school ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Perpetual Bond (audio story)|The Perpetual Bond]]'') and, whilst he studied [[mathematics]], he did not consider himself especially good at it. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Cold Equations (audio story)|The Cold Equations]]'')
   
He was killed by the [[Vardan]]s on the [[planetoid]] [[Grace Alone]] but remained as a [[ghost]] in the TARDIS. As a ghost, he witnessed the Doctor's [[regeneration]] [[The Tenth Planet (TV story)|into his]] [[Second Doctor|second incarnation]] in [[Antarctica]] in [[December]] [[1986]]. ([[AUDIO]]:'' [[The First Wave (audio story)|The First Wave]]'')
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Oliver became a city trader in [[London]], a job that he enjoyed. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Perpetual Bond (audio story)|The Perpetual Bond]]'') By [[1966]], he had fallen in love with [[Georgie (The Cold Equations)|Georgie]]. In that year, the [[Metropolitan Police Service]] questioned Georgie, who admitted the relationship ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The First Wave (audio story)|The First Wave]]'') and thus left Oliver facing arrest himself. This panic meant that he was able to perceive the true form of the [[Fulgurite]]s, whom he helped the [[First Doctor]] and [[Steven Taylor]] defeat before asking to join them in [[the Doctor's TARDIS|the TARDIS]], seeking to escape the police as he felt his life was over. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Perpetual Bond (audio story)|The Perpetual Bond]]'')
   
=== Behind the scenes ===
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He initially kept his sexuality from the Doctor and Steven, as he believed that they would disapprove and force him to leave the TARDIS if they were to find out. After he had confessed his secret, though, Steven assured Oliver that the Doctor would do nothing of the sort. Furthermore, Steven told him that by his time, there was no longer any [[homophobia|stigma attached to homosexuality]] and that same-sex relationships were common. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Cold Equations (audio story)|The Cold Equations]]'')
* To date, Oliver is the only companion created for ''[[The Companion Chronicles]]'' as well as the only companion created by [[Big Finish Productions]] for any incarnation of the Doctor prior to the [[Fifth Doctor]].
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He travelled to the [[planetoid]] [[Grace Alone]] as the Doctor saw in a [[database]] that they had been there. He was killed by the [[Vardan]]s but remained as a [[ghost]] in the TARDIS. As a ghost, he witnessed the Doctor's [[regeneration]] into his [[Second Doctor|second incarnation]] in [[Antarctica]] in [[December]] [[1986]]. ([[AUDIO]]:'' [[The First Wave (audio story)|The First Wave]]'')
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== Personality ==
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Oliver was polite and had a strict moral code resulting from his upper-class upbringing. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Perpetual Bond (audio story)|The Perpetual Bond]]'') He kept his [[sexuality]] a secret and feared that Steven and the Doctor would reject him once he divulged it. He blamed himself and his running from his problems on Earth for his death. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The First Wave (audio story)|The First Wave]]'')
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== Behind the scenes ==
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As of 2019, Oliver is, chronologically, the earliest known non-heterosexual human companion of the Doctor, from an in-universe point of view.
   
 
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Oliver Harper was a city trader in London in 1966. He travelled with the First Doctor and Steven Taylor for a brief period.

Biography Edit

Oliver was a twitcher when he was young. (AUDIO: The Cold Equations) He was a fag at school (AUDIO: The Perpetual Bond) and, whilst he studied mathematics, he did not consider himself especially good at it. (AUDIO: The Cold Equations)

Oliver became a city trader in London, a job that he enjoyed. (AUDIO: The Perpetual Bond) By 1966, he had fallen in love with Georgie. In that year, the Metropolitan Police Service questioned Georgie, who admitted the relationship (AUDIO: The First Wave) and thus left Oliver facing arrest himself. This panic meant that he was able to perceive the true form of the Fulgurites, whom he helped the First Doctor and Steven Taylor defeat before asking to join them in the TARDIS, seeking to escape the police as he felt his life was over. (AUDIO: The Perpetual Bond)

He initially kept his sexuality from the Doctor and Steven, as he believed that they would disapprove and force him to leave the TARDIS if they were to find out. After he had confessed his secret, though, Steven assured Oliver that the Doctor would do nothing of the sort. Furthermore, Steven told him that by his time, there was no longer any stigma attached to homosexuality and that same-sex relationships were common. (AUDIO: The Cold Equations)

He travelled to the planetoid Grace Alone as the Doctor saw in a database that they had been there. He was killed by the Vardans but remained as a ghost in the TARDIS. As a ghost, he witnessed the Doctor's regeneration into his second incarnation in Antarctica in December 1986. (AUDIO: The First Wave)

Personality Edit

Oliver was polite and had a strict moral code resulting from his upper-class upbringing. (AUDIO: The Perpetual Bond) He kept his sexuality a secret and feared that Steven and the Doctor would reject him once he divulged it. He blamed himself and his running from his problems on Earth for his death. (AUDIO: The First Wave)

Behind the scenes Edit

As of 2019, Oliver is, chronologically, the earliest known non-heterosexual human companion of the Doctor, from an in-universe point of view.

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