This is good. Give it a read.
Six of the actors who have played Doctor Who’s companions - Billie Piper (Rose Tyler), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones), Louise Jameson (Leela), Katy Manning (Jo Grant) and Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman) - discuss their experiences of the long-running BBC TV sci-fi show
The Guardian will also have interviews with even more companions in tomorrow’s (September 28) Weekend Magazine.
DOCTOR WHO Revisited: TOM BAKER - Apr 28 BBC AMERICA
2013 is DOCTOR WHO’s 50th Anniversary. Each month, BBC AMERICA takes the TARDIS back in time with Brand New Specials on all eleven Doctors. This month, it’s Fourth Doctor TOM BAKER:
Take an in-depth look at the fourth incarnation of the truly timeless Time Lord, who quickly made the part his own, and with his eccentric style of dress and speech — particularly his trademark long scarf — immediately became a recognizable figure. Playing the role for seven consecutive seasons over a seven-year period, he’s the longest-serving actor in the part so far. With exclusive interviews with lead writer & executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT, producer MARCUS WILSON, companion LOUISE JAMESON and TOM BAKER himself!
“I didn’t play Doctor Who, I was Doctor Who.”
Then, in the story “Pyramids of Mars,” the Doctor and his companion Sarah Jane Smith (ELISABETH SLADEN) attempt to free a pyramid imprisoned Egyptologist from his possession by Sutekh, the last of a powerful alien called the Osirans.
Don’t miss the Premiere of the fourth DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED Special, plus the classic Fourth Doctor storyline “Pyramids of Mars” *** Sunday April 28 at 8/7c *** only on BBC America.
Also in attendance, however, were Anneke Wills (1960s companion Polly), and Brian and Sadie Miller, husband and daughter of Elisabeth Sladen, who died almost exactly two years ago. Before her latterday success with The Sarah Jane Adventures, Sladen was a key figure in the Tom Baker period and, as a tribute, a clip was played of her in buoyant form at a BFI event from 2010.
Read more at Radio Times
For those of you that have not had their chance to get their hands on a copy of Doctor Who Magazine as yet, the BBC has announced a special Doctor Who episode of BBC One quiz show Pointless will air on March 23rd at 6pm, just one week before Series 7b arrives on our screens!
Pointless sees contestants tested on their obscure knowledge, with the answer that is least well-known (and correct) being the most desirable.
Appearing in the special edition of Pointless will be classic Doctor Who actors and actresses including Sylvester McCoy (the Seventh Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Louise Jameson (Leela) and Frazer Hines (Jamie).
From the new series, specifically the David Tennant years, there will be Bernard Cribbins (Wilfred Mott), Jacqueline King (Sylvia Noble) and Andrew Hayden-Smith (Jake Simmons). You’ll all recognise the show’s host Alexander Armstrong from his turn in Doctor Who’s 2011 Christmas special The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe. He also played the computer Mr Smith for five series of The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Tom Baker (4th Doctor) & Louise Jameson (Leela) Then & Now.
I adored all of their episodes together SO much! Leela’s one of my favorite companions & Tom Baker is my favorite Doctor.
photos from Louise Jameson’s blog
"From the first (I think) ChicagoTARDIS con, although it had a different name."
Back row: Ian Marter, Tom Baker, John Nathan Turner, Patrick Troughton (and beard), Peter Davison, Jon Pertwee and two people whom I cannot identify, but who are probably members of the crew. Front row: Janet Fielding, Elisabeth Sladen, Carole Ann Ford, Mark Strickson, Sarah Sutton, Louise Jameson, Mary Tamm and Nicola Bryant.
Details of this picture can be found at the source.
Doesn’t Ian look jolly? hehe. This picture is pretty epic though, considering everyone who is in it.