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Short Trips: Companions

Short Trips: Companions cover

Edited by: Jacqueline Rayner

ISBN: 1 84435 007 X

Published: 2003

Links: The collection consists of standalone stories focussed around the Doctor's Companions.

Note: As this is being done as I read through the stories, it may take a while to list the whole collection.

The Tip of the Mind The Splintered Gate
The Man from DOCTO(R) Apocrypha Bipendium
A Boy's Tale Kept Safe and Sound
The Lying Old Witch in the Wardrobe Hearts of Stone
Distance Qualia
Cirriculum Vitae Notre Dame Du Temps
The Little Drummer Boy Hidden Talent
The Canvey Angels Balloon Debate
A Long Night

The Tip of the Mind

Peter Anghelides

Doctor: The Third

The Third Doctor

The third Doctor has white hair, a large nose, and tends to dress as a society dandy. He has a love of technology, historical name-dropping, and vehicles. At the end of his previous incarnation, in The War Games, the Time Lords exiled him to Earth.
Companions: Zoe Heriot:

Zoe is a 21st century astrophysicist who met the Doctor in The Wheel in Space (season 5). She has an eidetic memory and vast reasoning ability. At the end of The War Games, the Time Lords wiped her memory and returned her to her own time.

Recurring Characters: None.
Recommended Viewing: Zoe's native era is seen in The Wheel in Space (Season 5), her memories were wiped in The War Games (Season 6), and there are lots of minor references to the stories in between. The Time Lords exiled the Doctor to Earth in The War Games (Season 6)/Spearhead from Space (Season 7).
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: None.

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The Splintered Gate

Justin Richards

Doctor: None
Companions: Ian Chesterton:

Ian is a science teacher from Coal Hill School, 1963. In 100,000 BC (season 1), he and colleague Barbara Wright were intrigued by the strange behaviour of Susan Foreman, one of their pupils. They followed her home to what appeared to be a junkyard. This led them to force their way into the TARDIS. The Doctor took exception to this and whisked them away. This story happens before then.

Barbara Wright:

Barbara Wright

Barbara is a history teacher from Coal Hill School, 1963. In 100,000 BC (season 1), she and colleague Ian Chesterton were intrigued by the strange behaviour of Susan Foreman, one of their pupils. They followed her home to what appeared to be a junkyard. This led them to force their way into the TARDIS. The Doctor took exception to this and whisked them away. This story happens before then

Recurring Characters: None.
Recommended Viewing: None.
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: None.

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The Man from DOCTO(R)

Andrew Collins

Doctor: None
Companions: Harry Sullivan:

Harry Sullivan is a medical doctor who served in the Royal Navy. He helped UNIT briefly during Face of the Enemy, and after that, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart recruited him as UNIT's medical officer. He was present when the third Doctor regenerated into the fourth in Robot (Season 12). Following this, he took a trip aboard the TARDIS, landing himself in a number of adventures. Harry thinks of himself as a gentleman, though his actions sometimes resemble those of a buffoon.

Recurring Characters: None.
Recommended Viewing: None.
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: None.

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Apocrypha Bipendium

Ian Potter

Doctor: The Eighth

The Eighth Doctor

The eighth Doctor has byronesque hair and tends to wear velvet coats. He is childlike and has a sense of wonder about him.
Companions: Charley Pollard:

Charley is an edwardian lady who wanted to be an adventuress. She was travelling on the R101 airship when she met the Doctor in Storm Warning. His actions saved her from dying onboard the R101, but by doing this, he caused Charley's very existence to be a paradox.

Recurring Characters: Vicki Pallister Vicki was a companion of the first Doctor. Born in the 25th Century, she was on a space flight which crashed on the planet Dido. She was one of two survivors by the time the TARDIS happened to materialise on the planet, and the other, a villainous type called Bennett died at the hands of the natives whilst there. She joined the TARDIS crew in The Rescue (Season 2). In The Myth Makers (Season 3), the TARDIS visited the end of the Trojan war, adn Vicki fell in love with a Trojan called Troilus, taking the name Cressida.
William Shakespeare Generally thought to be the greatest playwright in history, William Shakespeare lived in Tudor and Stuart times, and wrote many of the most famous plays in history. One of his plays was Troilus and Cressida, which was set after the Trojan War. He has met the Doctor on numerous occasions, including one time when the Doctor helped him to write Hamlet. His first meeting with the Doctor (from his point of view) was during Time of the Daleks, where he travelled in time and actually read some of his future plays. Following this story, the Doctor and Charley returned him to his own time.
Recommended Viewing: Vicki saw Shakespeare on the Time Space Visualiser and also encountered a Dalek robot designed to imitate the Doctor in The Chase (Season 2). She left the TARDIS to live in ancient Troy in The Myth Makers (Season 3).
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: The Doctor and Charlie's encounter with Shakespeare in Time of the Daleks sets the scene, and Charlie's paradoxial existence came about in Storm Warning. There are also a couple of teaser comments regarding Neverland

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A Boy's Tale

Gary Russell

Doctor: None.
Companions: Adric:

Adric is a genius at mathematics from the planet Alzarius in another universe known as E-Space. His people believed themselves to be descended from the crew of a crashed Starliner from the planet Terradon, and lived in the remains of the spaceship.In Full Circle (Season 18), Adric met the Fourth Doctor, Romana, and K9, who helped Adric's people fend off an attack from natives called the Marshmen, though they also discovered that Adric's people were actually highly evolved descendants of the Marshmen. Adric stowed away on the TARDIS after this, and became part of the TARDIS crew. He and the Doctor left Romana and K9 in E-Space during Warrior's Gate (Season 18)

Romana II and K9 Mark 2

Romana was a Time Lady from the planet Gallifrey who travelled with the Doctor between The Ribos Operation (Season 16) and Warrior's Gate (Season 18). K9 Mark 2 was a highly intelligent robotic dog constructed by the Doctor, and was onboard the TARDIS between The Ribos Operation and Warrior's Gate as well.

Recurring Characters: Varsh Varsh is Adric's brother, who was part of a group called the Outlers who had rebelled against Adric's society.
Recommended Viewing: Adric's home environment is seen in Full Circle (Season 18). He left Romana and K9 in E-Space during Warrior's Gate (Season 18), and spent time with Nyssa and Tremas in The Keeper of Traken (Season 18). All of these stories provide the background to this story.
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: None.

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Kept Safe and Sound

Paul Magrs

Doctor: None.
Companions: K9 Mark 3:

K9 is a robot shaped like a dog who was built by the Doctor. The Doctor gave K9 to his former companion Sarah Jane Smith in K9 and Company (1980 spin-off pilot). He and Sarah reappeared in The Five Doctors (Season 20), and in a number of other novels and short stories since then. In Decalog 3: Moving On, Sarah was possessed by an alien intelligence who tinkered with K9's circuits in a way that severely reduced his capabilities. K9 was subsequently confined to a box in an attic. K9 is highly intelligent, equipped with hover capability, a laser, and able to interface with a wide variety of technology.

Recurring Characters: None.
Recommended Viewing: None.
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: None.

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The Lying Old Witch in the Wardrobe

Mark Michalowski

Note: This story is intertwined with events in Destiny of the Daleks.

Doctor: The Fourth

The Fourth Doctor

The fourth Doctor is tall, has curly brown hair, a distinctive smile, a floppy hat, and a ridiculously long scarf. He comes across as otherworldly and bohemian.
Companions: Romana:

Romanadvoratrelundar is a Time Lady from the Doctor's home planet of Gallifrey. She was chosen by the White Guardian, a godlike being, to accompany the Doctor on a quest for the Key to Time in The Ribos Operation (Season 16). Romana and the Doctor achieved their goal in The Armageddon Factor (Season 16). In Destiny of the Daleks (Season 17), Romana regenerated for the first time. Her orginal personality was very aloof and superior - showing lots of "book learning", but little experience of the universe outside Gallifrey. Her second incarnation was much more fun-loving and relaxed.

K9 Mark 2:

K9 is a robotic dog built by the Doctor at some point before The Armageddon Factor. He is highly intelligent and has a number of capabilities including hover ability and a stun gun built into his nose.

Recurring Characters: None.
Recommended Viewing: The whole story is set around events in Destiny of the Daleks. In particular, when Romana regenerated at the beginning of that story, she appeared to try on different bodies before settling on the likeness of Princess Astra. The rest of that story saw the Doctor and Romana facing the Daleks and their creator Davros on the Daleks' home planet of Skaro.
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: None.

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Hearts of Stone

Steve Lyons

Doctor: The Fifth

The Fifth Doctor

The fifth Doctor is much younger-looking than his other incarnations. He wears old-style cricketing clothes and a sprig of celery. He is much more vulnerable and innocent than his other incarnations and more like an older brother to his companions.
Companions: Adric: Adric is a genius at mathematics from the planet Alzarius in another universe known as E-Space. His people believed themselves to be descended from the crew of a crashed Starliner from the planet Terradon, and lived in the remains of the spaceship.In Full Circle (Season 18), Adric met the Fourth Doctor, Romana, and K9, who helped Adric's people fend off an attack from natives called the Marshmen, though they also discovered that Adric's people were actually highly evolved descendants of the Marshmen. Adric stowed away on the TARDIS after this, and became part of the TARDIS crew. He and the Doctor left Romana and K9 in E-Space during Warrior's Gate (Season 18). Adric subsequently saw the Doctor regenerate in Logopolis/Castrovalva (Seasons 18 and 19).
Nyssa: Nyssa is the last survivor of Traken, an alien civilisation where evil was unknown. She met the Doctor in The Keeper of Traken (Season 18), where the Master took over the body of her father, Tremas, the Keeper of Traken. She was brought to help the Doctor shortly before his regeneration in Logopolis (Season 18), and Castrovalva (Season 18). During these events, the Master destroyed large chunks of the universe including Nyssa's home - the Union of Traken.
Tegan Jovanka:

Tegan Jovanka

Tegan is an Australian air stewardess from the 1980s. She first met the Doctor in Logopolis (season 18). She is a bit of a loudmouth.
Recurring Characters: None.
Recommended Viewing: None.
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: None.

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Distance

Tara Samms

Doctor: None.
Companions: Ian Chesterton: Ian was a science teacher at Coal Hill School in 1963 when, in 100,000 BC (season 1), he and colleague Barbara Wright were intrigued by the strange behaviour of Susan Foreman, one of their pupils. They followed her home to what appeared to be a junkyard. This led them to force their way into the TARDIS. The Doctor took exception to this and whisked them away. Later in the story, he realised he was wrong and began trying to get them home. Ian and Barbara had many adventures with the first Doctor whilst he was trying to return them home. Eventually in The Chase (Season 2), they were able to return home in a stolen Dalek time machine, arriving in 1965. Ian and Barbara then got married, and Ian had a scientific career, at one pont (in Face of the Enemy) aiding UNIT in the Third Doctor's absence. Ian and Barbara had a son called John who grew up to become the famous singer Jonny Chess.
Barbara Chesterton:

Barbara Wright

Barbara was a history teacher from Coal Hill School in 1963 when, in 100,000 BC (season 1), she and colleague Ian Chesterton were intrigued by the strange behaviour of Susan Foreman, one of their pupils. They followed her home to what appeared to be a junkyard. This led them to force their way into the TARDIS. The Doctor took exception to this and whisked them away. Later in the story, he realised he was wrong and began trying to get them home. Ian and Barbara had many adventures with the first Doctor whilst he was trying to return them home. Eventually in The Chase (Season 2), they were able to return home in a stolen Dalek time machine, arriving in 1965. Ian and Barbara then got married, and Barbara continued teaching, and would later write several history textbooks for schoolchildren. At one point (in Face of the Enemy), Barbara and Ian helped UNIT in the Third Doctor's absence. Ian and Barbara had a son called John who grew up to become the famous singer Jonny Chess.
Recurring Characters: None.
Recommended Viewing: None.
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: None.

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Qualia

Stephen Fewell

Doctor: The Fifth

The Fifth Doctor

The fifth Doctor is much younger-looking than his other incarnations. He wears old-style cricketing clothes and a sprig of celery. He is much more vulnerable and innocent than his other incarnations and more like an older brother to his companions.
Companions: Tegan Jovanka:

Tegan Jovanka

Tegan is an Australian air stewardess from the 1980s. She first met the Doctor in Logopolis (season 18). In Time Flight (season 19), the Doctor left her behind in her native time at Heathrow. However, she rejoined the TARDIS crew during Arc of Infinity (season 20). Tegan is quite irritable and has a strong sense of national pride.
Vislor Turlough:

Turlough

Turlough is an alien who was exiled to 1980s Earth following a political revolution on his home planet. He was forced to attend Brendon School as a pupil. In Mawdryn Undead (season 20), he made a pact with a cosmic entity called the Black Guardian to kill the Doctor. He joined the TARDIS crew and decided to reject the Black Guardian in Enlightenment (season 20). He holds humanity in contempt, and has great confidence in his own abilities.
Kamelion:

Kamelion

Kamelion is an android capable of adopting any physical form. He is under the mental control of whoever has the strongest mind in the vicinity, and will carry out their bidding and assume whatever form they desire. The Master used him to impersonate King John whilst trying to prevent the signing of the Magna Carta in The King's Demons (Season 20). Kamelion then found himself prey to control by a villain called Maximillian Arrestis in The Crystal Bucephalus and pledged to stay in the TARDIS in order to prevent that from happening again.
Recurring Characters: None.
Recommended Viewing: None.
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: None.

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Cirriculum Vitae

Simon Guerrier

Doctor: None.
Companions: Polly Wright:

Polly Wright

Polly was a secretary from 1966. She and her friend Ben helped the first Doctor defeat a sentient computer in The War Machines (season 3). They witnessed his first regeneration in The Tenth Planet and Power of the Daleks, and had a number of adventures with both incarnations. In The Highlanders (season 4), they met Jamie McCrimmon, a Scottish piper who joined the TARDIS crew. She walked on the moon in The Moonbase (season 4). Ben and Polly eventually returned to London the day they had left in The Faceless Ones (season 4). Polly later married and had a brief reunion with Ben in Short Trips: Mondas Passing at the end of 1986, the date of one of their adventures..
Tegan Jovanka:

Tegan Jovanka

Tegan is an Australian air stewardess from the 1980s. She first met the Doctor in Logopolis (season 18). In Time Flight (season 19), the Doctor left her behind in her native time at Heathrow. However, she rejoined the TARDIS crew during Arc of Infinity (season 20). Tegan stayed with the Doctor for some time before becoming weary of the violence and leaving the TARDIS in Resurrection of the Daleks (season 21).
Recurring Characters: None.
Recommended Viewing: None.
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: None.

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Notre Dame Du Temps

Nick Clark

Doctor: The Fourth

The Fourth Doctor

The fourth Doctor is tall, has curly brown hair, a distinctive smile, a floppy hat, and a ridiculously long scarf. He comes across as otherworldly and bohemian.
The Seventh:

The Seventh Doctor

The seventh Doctor is short, dark-haired, and speaks with a slight scottish accent. He thinks of himself as "Time's Champion", deliberately seeking out situations to "put right". He usually has a plan, and is willing to manipulate everyone - including his companions - to achieve it.
The Eighth

The Eighth Doctor

The eighth Doctor has byronesque hair and tends to wear velvet coats. He is childlike and has a sense of wonder about him. In The Ancestor Cell, Faction Paradox invaded his home planet of Gallifrey. In order to defeat them, the Doctor destroyed Gallifrey. As a result of these events, he lost his memory of who he was. He then spent over a century on Earth whilst the TARDIS recovered from damage it had suffered both in The Ancestor Cell and The Shadows of Avalon.
Companions: Romana II:

Romanadvoratrelundar is a Time Lady from the Doctor's home planet of Gallifrey. She was chosen by the White Guardian, a godlike being, to accompany the Doctor on a quest for the Key to Time in The Ribos Operation (Season 16). Romana and the Doctor achieved their goal in The Armageddon Factor (Season 16). In Destiny of the Daleks (Season 18), Romana regenerated for the first time. Her orginal personality was very aloof and superior - showing lots of "book learning", but little experience of the universe outside Gallifrey. Her second incarnation was much more fun-loving and relaxed.

Anji Kapoor:

Anji is a British Asian who was a futures trader in 2001 London. She met the eighth Doctor in Trading Futures, where she teamed up with the Doctor and Fitz to try to track down her boyfriend Dave. Dave died, and Anji had taken a trip on the TARDIS. She wanted to return home, but the Doctor was unable to pilot the TARDIS back to 2001.

Recurring Characters: Duggan: Duggan was a detective who got involved with the fourth Doctor and Romana whilst they were trying to defeat Count Scarloni in City of Death.
Recommended Viewing: In City of Death, the fourth Doctor and Romana fought Count Scarloni in Paris and teamed up with Duggan.
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: None.

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The Little Drummer Boy

Eddie Robson

Doctor: The First

The First Doctor

The first Doctor looks like a human in his sixties. He is physically quite frail, but has a keen intellect. He is paternalistic towards his companions, and has a degree of arrogance towards others. He sometimes forgets his companions' names.
Companions: Steven Taylor:

Steven was a space pilot in the 22nd Century when he crashed on the planet Mecchanus. He was captured by the Mechanoids, robots sent to prepare the planet for eventual human colonisation. He was freed from his imprisonment by the first Doctor during The Chase (Season 2). Steven stowed away on the TARDIS and later became a core part of the TARDIS crew.

Sara Kingdom:

Sara Kingdom was an agent of SSS (Space Security Service) in the year 4000 AD. In The Daleks' Masterplan (Season 3), she was assigned to capture the Doctor and Steven Taylor by Mavic Chen, guardian of the Solar System. Mavic Chen was, in fact, working with the Daleks, and when Sara realised that, she joined forces with the Doctor.

Recurring Characters: None.
Recommended Viewing: In The Daleks' Masterplan (Season 3), the first Doctor and Steven Taylor joined forces with Sara Kingdom to fight the Daleks, who planned to conquer the galaxy by using a device known as the Time Destructor. They stole the Taranium core, an essential part of the device, and the Daleks proceeded to chase them through time and space in order to retrieve it.
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: None.

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Hidden Talent

Andrew Spokes

Doctor: The Third

The Third Doctor

The third Doctor has white hair, a large nose, and tends to dress as a society dandy. He has a love of technology, historical name-dropping, and vehicles, including his vintage roadster Bessie. At the end of his previous incarnation, in The War Games, the Time Lords exiled him to Earth.
Companions: Jo Grant:

Jo Grant

Jo is the third Doctor's assistant at UNIT. She got the job thanks to her uncle, even though she failed science at school. She first appeared in Terror of the Autons (season 8).

Recurring Characters: The Master:

The (Delgado) Master

The Master is a Renegade Time Lord who was a friend of the Doctor at the Prydonian Academy (see Divided Loyalties). Due to events in The Dark Path, he developed a hatred of the Doctor. He fought the third Doctor many times during his exile on Earth, beginning with Terror of the Autons) (season 8). He was arrested by UNIT in The Dæmons (season 8), but escaped during The Sea Devils (season 9). The Master is typically interested in achieving power for himself and humiliating the Doctor.
Recommended Viewing: None.
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: None.

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The Canvey Angels

David Bailey

Doctor: The Fifth

The Fifth Doctor

The fifth Doctor is much younger-looking than his other incarnations. He wears old-style cricketing clothes and a sprig of celery. He is much more vulnerable and innocent than his other incarnations and more like an older brother to his companions.
Companions: Peri Brown

Peri Brown

Peri (short for Perpugilliam) is an American botany student from the 1980s. She met the fifth Doctor when she was on holiday in Lanzerote with her stepfather Howard, and helped him to defeat the Master.
Recurring Characters: None.
Recommended Viewing: None.
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: None.

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Balloon Debate

Simon A. Forward

Doctor: None.
Companions: Susan Foreman:

Susan Foreman

Susan is usually described as the Doctor's granddaughter. She and the Doctor left their home planet in Lungbarrow. Susan adopted the surname Foreman whilst staying on Earth. She appeared in the first TV story 100,000 BC (season 1). She stayed with the Doctor until The Dalek Invasion of Earth, in which she stayed on Earth to marry resistance fighter David Campbell.

Ian Chesterton: Ian was a science teacher at Coal Hill School in 1963 when, in 100,000 BC (season 1), he and colleague Barbara Wright were intrigued by the strange behaviour of Susan Foreman, one of their pupils. They followed her home to what appeared to be a junkyard. This led them to force their way into the TARDIS. The Doctor took exception to this and whisked them away. Later in the story, he realised he was wrong and began trying to get them home. Ian and Barbara had many adventures with the first Doctor whilst he was trying to return them home. Eventually in The Chase (Season 2), they were able to return home in a stolen Dalek time machine, arriving in 1965. Ian and Barbara then got married, and Ian had a scientific career, at one pont (in Face of the Enemy) aiding UNIT in the Third Doctor's absence. Ian and Barbara had a son called John who grew up to become the famous singer Jonny Chess.
Barbara Wright:

Barbara Wright

Barbara was a history teacher from Coal Hill School in 1963 when, in 100,000 BC (season 1), she and colleague Ian Chesterton were intrigued by the strange behaviour of Susan Foreman, one of their pupils. They followed her home to what appeared to be a junkyard. This led them to force their way into the TARDIS. The Doctor took exception to this and whisked them away. Later in the story, he realised he was wrong and began trying to get them home. Ian and Barbara had many adventures with the first Doctor whilst he was trying to return them home. Eventually in The Chase (Season 2), they were able to return home in a stolen Dalek time machine, arriving in 1965. Ian and Barbara then got married, and Barbara continued teaching, and would later write several history textbooks for schoolchildren. At one point (in Face of the Enemy), Barbara and Ian helped UNIT in the Third Doctor's absence. Ian and Barbara had a son called John who grew up to become the famous singer Jonny Chess.
Vicki Pallister Vicki was a companion of the first Doctor. Born in the 25th Century, she was on a space flight which crashed on the planet Dido. She was one of two survivors by the time the TARDIS happened to materialise on the planet, and the other, a villainous type called Bennett died at the hands of the natives whilst there. She joined the TARDIS crew in The Rescue (Season 2). In The Myth Makers (Season 3), the TARDIS visited the end of the Trojan war, adn Vicki fell in love with a Trojan called Troilus, taking the name Cressida.
Steven Taylor:

Steven was a space pilot in the 22nd Century when he crashed on the planet Mecchanus. He was captured by the Mechanoids, robots sent to prepare the planet for eventual human colonisation. He was freed from his imprisonment by the first Doctor during The Chase (Season 2). Steven stowed away on the TARDIS and later became a core part of the TARDIS crew. In The Savages (Season 3), he left the TARDIS to help the Elders and the Savages build a new society together.

Dorothea (Dodo) Chaplet:

Dodo was a schoolgirl from the 1960s who ran into the TARDIS thinking that it was a real police box in The Massacre/Salvation. She fluctuated between the cockney accent she used amongst her peers and the received pronounciation she used in front of her aunt. She eventually left the TARDIS when back in her own time in The War Games. After this, she had a bad life, ending up in a psychiatric hospital, imprisoned by the Master, and then being homeless. She eventually found happiness with journalist James Stevens, but was shot dead whilst carrying his child (all in Who Killed Kennedy).

Polly Wright:

Polly Wright

Polly was a secretary from 1966. She and her friend Ben helped the first Doctor defeat a sentient computer in The War Machines (season 3). They witnessed his first regeneration in The Tenth Planet and Power of the Daleks, and had a number of adventures with both incarnations. In The Highlanders (season 4), they met Jamie McCrimmon, a Scottish piper who joined the TARDIS crew. She walked on the moon in The Moonbase (season 4). Ben and Polly eventually returned to London the day they had left in The Faceless Ones (season 4). Polly later married and had a brief reunion with Ben in Short Trips: Mondas Passing at the end of 1986, the date of one of their adventures..
Ben Jackson:

Ben Jackson

Ben was a merchant seaman from 1966. He and his friend Polly helped the first Doctor defeat a sentient computer in The War Machines (season 3). They witnessed his first regeneration in The Tenth Planet and Power of the Daleks, and had a number of adventures with both incarnations. In The Highlanders (season 4), they met Jamie McCrimmon, a Scottish piper who joined the TARDIS crew. She walked on the moon in The Moonbase (season 4). Ben and Polly eventually returned to London the day they had left in The Faceless Ones (season 4). Ben later married and had a brief reunion with Polly in Short Trips: Mondas Passing at the end of 1986, the date of one of their adventures..
Jamie McCrimmon:

Jamie McCrimmon

Jamie is a scots piper who met the Doctor after the battle of Culluden in The Highlanders (season 4). He is proud of his scottishness and wears a kilt and carries a dirk (knife). The second Doctor leaves most of his action to Jamie. Jamie stayed with the Doctor until The War Games, when the Time Lords wiped his memories and returned him to his own time.

Victoria Waterfield:

Victoria was a victorian girl whose father was forced to work for the Daleks. He was exterminated by the Daleks in The Evil of the Daleks (Season 4), and Victoria joined the TARDIS crew. She eventually left the TARDIS to live with the Harris family in the 1970s during Fury from the Deep (Season 5). Later on in her life, she was possessed by the Great Intelligence, and used to further its plans (Downtime).

Zoe Heriot:

Zoe is a 21st century astrophysicist who met the Doctor in The Wheel in Space (season 5). She has an eidetic memory and vast reasoning ability. She joined the TARDIS crew and stayed until The War Games, when the Time Lords wiped her memory of her time with the Doctor.

Liz Shaw:

Professor Elizabeth Shaw is a highly intelligent and qualified scientist who was appointed (unwillingly) as UNIT's scientific advisor. On her first day, during Spearhead from Space (Season 7), she met the newly regenerated Third Doctor who had just been exiled to Earth. The Doctor quickly installed himself as UNIT's actual scientific advisor. Liz aided him for a while, before returning to scientific research at Cambridge. She later joined the Doctor on a trip in the TARDIS in The Wages of Sin

Jo Grant:

Jo Grant

Jo was the third Doctor's assistant at UNIT. She got the job thanks to her uncle, even though she failed science at school. She first appeared in Terror of the Autons (season 8), and took a number of trips in the TARDIS with the Doctor both before and after the Time Lords lifted his exile. She left UNIT in order to marry Professor Jones, an ecologist, who she met during The Green Death (Season 10).

Sarah Jane Smith: Sarah was a journalist who worked for the magazine Metropolitan. In The Time Warrior (Season 11), she sneaked into a UNIT operation and travelled back in time with the Third Doctor. She subsequently attached herself to UNIT and accompanied the Third and, later, the Fourth Doctor on his travels through time and space. She eventually left the Doctor during The Hand of Fear (Season 14), when the Time Lords recalled him to Gallifrey and she wasn't allowed to accompany him. Later on, the Doctor left her a present - K9 Mark III, a highly intelligent robotic dog in K9 and Company (1981 spin-off). She pursued a writing career in both journalism and fiction, as seen in numerous novels and short stories.
Leela: Leela was a member of the Sevateem, a tribe of humans who had been bred to physical perfection by mad supercomputer Xoanon. The Sevateem saw themselves as a warrior tribe, and Leela's training reflected this. She met the Doctor in The Face of Evil (Season 14), when he cured Xoanon of his madness. She travelled with him, learning much of technology and civilisation. She eventually left to marry Andred, a Gallifreyan, in The Invasion of Time (Season 15).
Romana: Romanadvoratrelundar is a Time Lady from the Doctor's home planet of Gallifrey. She was chosen by the White Guardian, a godlike being, to accompany the Doctor on a quest for the Key to Time in The Ribos Operation (Season 16). Romana and the Doctor achieved their goal in The Armageddon Factor (Season 16). In Destiny of the Daleks (Season 17), Romana regenerated for the first time. She stayed with the Doctor until Warrior's Gate (Season 18), when she opted to remain in a universe known as E-Space rather than return to Gallifrey. She eventually returned to Gallifrey. Her orginal personality was very aloof and superior - showing lots of "book learning", but little experience of the universe outside Gallifrey. Her second incarnation was much more fun-loving and relaxed.
Companions: Adric: Adric is a genius at mathematics from the planet Alzarius in another universe known as E-Space. His people believed themselves to be descended from the crew of a crashed Starliner from the planet Terradon, and lived in the remains of the spaceship.In Full Circle (Season 18), Adric met the Fourth Doctor, Romana, and K9, who helped Adric's people fend off an attack from natives called the Marshmen, though they also discovered that Adric's people were actually highly evolved descendants of the Marshmen. Adric stowed away on the TARDIS after this, and became part of the TARDIS crew. He and the Doctor left Romana and K9 in E-Space during Warrior's Gate (Season 18). Adric subsequently saw the Doctor regenerate in Logopolis/Castrovalva (Seasons 18 and 19). He didn't get on well with Nyssa and Tegan, and eventually sacrificed his life to stop the Cybermen from smashing a spacecraft into Earth in Earthshock (Season 19).
Nyssa: Nyssa is the last survivor of Traken, an alien civilisation where evil was unknown. She met the Doctor in The Keeper of Traken (Season 18), where the Master took over the body of her father, Tremas, the Keeper of Traken. She was brought to help the Doctor shortly before his regeneration in Logopolis (Season 18), and Castrovalva (Season 18). During these events, the Master destroyed large chunks of the universe including Nyssa's home - the Union of Traken. Nyssa eventually left the TARDIS to help the victims of Lazar's disease during Terminus (Season 20).
Tegan Jovanka:

Tegan Jovanka

Tegan is an Australian air stewardess from the 1980s. She first met the Doctor in Logopolis (season 18). In Time Flight (season 19), the Doctor left her behind in her native time at Heathrow. However, she rejoined the TARDIS crew during Arc of Infinity (season 20). Tegan stayed with the Doctor for some time before becoming weary of the violence and leaving the TARDIS in Resurrection of the Daleks (season 21).
Vislor Turlough:

Turlough

Turlough is an alien who was exiled to 1980s Earth following a political revolution on his home planet. He was forced to attend Brendon School as a pupil. In Mawdryn Undead (season 20), he made a pact with a cosmic entity called the Black Guardian to kill the Doctor. He joined the TARDIS crew and decided to reject the Black Guardian in Enlightenment (season 20). He eventually left the TARDIS to return to his home planet of Trion, after his exile had been revoked in Planet of Fire (Season 21). He holds humanity in contempt, and has great confidence in his own abilities.
Kamelion:

Kamelion

Kamelion is an android capable of adopting any physical form. He is under the mental control of whoever has the strongest mind in the vicinity, and will carry out their bidding and assume whatever form they desire. The Master used him to impersonate King John whilst trying to prevent the signing of the Magna Carta in The King's Demons (Season 20). Kamelion then found himself prey to control by a villain called Maximillian Arrestis in The Crystal Bucephalus and pledged to stay in the TARDIS in order to prevent that from happening again. He was eventually destroyed by the Master in Planet of Fire (Season 21).
Peri Brown

Peri Brown

Peri (short for Perpugilliam) is an American botany student from the 1980s. She met the fifth Doctor when she was on holiday in Lanzerote with her stepfather Howard, and helped him to defeat the Master. She was there when the Doctor regenerated in The Caves of Androzani (Season 21), giving his life to save her. She left the Doctor to marry Ycranos on the planet Thoros Beta in Mindwarp (Season 23).
Melanie Bush Mel is a computer programmer from Pease Pottage in Sussex, 1989. She joined the sixth Doctor during Business Unusual. She briefly left him to help his past self in his trial (The Time of a Time Lord - Season 23), and witnessed his regeneration in Time and the Rani (Season 24) before leaving him to travel with intergalactic rogue Sabalom GLitz in Dragonfire (Season 24). Mel was a fitness fanatic and was ridiculously upbeat about life.
Ace Ace was swept away from Perivale in a timestorm caused by a powerful being called Fenric. She arrived on Iceworld in the far future, where she met the seventh Doctor in Dragonfire (Season 24). Ace is a bit of a teenaged delinquent, but has grown up during her time with the Doctor. She uses a home-made explosive called nitro-nine, and prefers her nickname of Ace to her real name of Dorothy. She calls the Doctor "Professor".
K9 K9 is a robotic dog. There have been three different K9s. The first was constructed by Professor Marius around the year 5000, and joined the Doctor and Leela in The Invisible Enemy (Season 15), leaving the TARDIS with Leela in The Invasion of Time (Season 15). The second was built by the Doctor and accompanied him and Romana between The Ribos Operation (Season 16) and Warrior's Gate (Season 18). The third was given to Sarah in K9 and Company (1981 spin-off)
Recurring Characters: None.
Recommended Viewing: None.
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: None.

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A Long Night

Alison Lawson

Doctor: The First

The First Doctor

The first Doctor looks like a human in his sixties. He is physically quite frail, but has a keen intellect. He is paternalistic towards his companions, and has a degree of arrogance towards others. He sometimes forgets his companions' names.
Companions: Barbara Wright:

Barbara Wright

Barbara was a history teacher from Coal Hill School in 1963 when, in 100,000 BC (season 1), she and colleague Ian Chesterton were intrigued by the strange behaviour of Susan Foreman, one of their pupils. They followed her home to what appeared to be a junkyard. This led them to force their way into the TARDIS. The Doctor took exception to this and whisked them away. Later in the story, he realised he was wrong and began trying to get them home.
Recurring Characters: None.
Recommended Viewing: None.
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: None.

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