If the Third Doctor is a bit of a mystery, or your impression is lots of UNIT stories, the Master and not much else, you need to look closer. You need to start at the start of Jon Pertwee’s time and his first companion, Dr Liz Shaw, played by Caroline John for one solitary season.
Thanks to the every interesting BBC America for a concise introduction to Liz Shaw. It’s a fair piece, covers the nature of her relationship with the Doctor and has thought-provoking views on his personality as well.
Caroline John continued her role with Big Finish in five Companion Chronicles and the character continues, recast by Caroline’s daughter, Daisy Ashbrook. More on Liz as I review some of season 7 over the coming weeks.