Remembering the Whomobile

One of the many things the Third Doctor introduced to Doctor Who was his own transport, (TARDIS excepted). He may have reversed polarity, sung lullabies and excelled in aikido, but who can forget Bessie and the Whomobile? To help mark my Third Doctor themed March, I’ve collected together a couple of pieces on these remarkable…

Spearhead from Space review

The Third Doctor kick-started the 1970s with Spearhead from Space and the BBC archive page linked is well worth a proper read and gives a decent view of just how many firsts this story represents. I don’t think it’s perfect, but it has a lot going for it despite certain scenes aiming too closely to…

Sarah Jane Smith considered

The third of the Third Doctor’s on-screen companions (and yes I know the Brig and some UNIT personnel sort-of count) was Sarah Jane Smith. And of course she bridged the gap into the Fourth Doctor‘s era, and had various spin-offs as well. She even managed to meet the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors as well. Busy,…

Katy Manning talks Jo Grant and more to the Radio Times

Deep in the archives of The Radio Times are many great pieces of interest to Doctor Who fans. As part of my Third Doctor theme for the month, here’s insight into another companion as Katy Manning talks about all things Jo Grant and more. It’s from 2012 and a great read: “I’ve been a naughty girl” – Doctor Who…

An introduction to Liz Shaw

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.