Doctor Who: Horror of Fang Rock
50 Days of Doctor Who 50th - Day 37 - November 9th
Plot twist: name a time you totally didn’t see that coming.
Let’s be honest here, I cried for days after Leela and K-9’s unexpected departure in The Invasion of Time.
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.
The fourth of this year’s special monthly short story series, The Roots of Evil, is available to buy now as an ebook.
When the Fourth Doctor takes Leela to visit an immense tree space station known as the Heligan Structure, little do they know that the tree has been asleep for centuries, dreaming of vengeance against a man in a blue box… As the tree awakes, the Time Lord and his companion soon discover why they are such unwelcome guests.
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
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
Gallifrey is in Ireland, apparently.
Yet another reason to love Doctor Who: you never know when a Classic Who reference will pop up.
Leela, the warrior