Could Shona join the TARDIS

Now and again I look at those characters that could become companions one day. So far I have spotted a couple in the Big Finish universe (Liv Chenka and Sally Morgan), and now I’d like to propose another. The latest of these inconstant companions is Shona, as played by Faye Marsay (pictured) in Last Christmas. Lot’s of…

Queen Nefertiti

Another in the occasional Inconstant Companions highlights Queen Nefertiti as played by Riann Steele in the Eleventh Doctor story Dinosaurs on a Spaceship (reviewed here). She is clearly very nearly a companion; she travelled in the TARDIS and had opportunity for more than one adventure. We only saw here within the context of one episode so her true status is unclear…

Astrid Peth

So in the 2007 Christmas special Voyage of the Damned the Tenth Doctor met up with Kylie Minogue in the guide of Astrid Peth, a waitress on the Space Cruiser Titanic. How excited we were over the name being an anagram for TARDIS (and Peth apparently being Welsh for part). What this piece needs to…

DI Patricia Menzies

One of the easiest to select, DI Patricia Menzies is as solid an inconstant companion as any character who has made an appearance in Doctor Who. This Salford based detective adjusted quickly to meeting aliens and time travellers and with her police background is ideal companion material in my mind. If you need more convincing, read on…

Rachel

Appearing in Situation Vacant (reviewed here) with the Eighth Doctor the character of Rachel (the hotel receptionist for those who can’t place the character) as played by Joanna Kanska (the Polish actress who has a wealth of TV appearances to her name such as Very Peculiar Practice from the late 80s to Foyle’s War, Casualty, Inspector Lynley…

Sally Sparrow

Who can forget Blink? Possibly the greatest episode of the new Doctor Who on TV (it regularly tops polls or gets listed in favourite lists) this outstanding tale heaped credit on all involved from direction, writing, acting, casting, production… In the midst of all that the plot is carried by the wonderful acting of Carey Mulligan playing the…