It’s not quite Doctor Who, but it may well be of interest. It’s PROBE. The PROBE series originated in the 1990s as a film series by BBV Productions starring Caroline John as Liz Shaw. Liz headed the Preternatural Research Bureau, a government department who deal with cases of the strange and unnatural.
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.
As part of the 12 Days of BigFinishmas 2017, came the announcement of the availability of the first series of the Companion Chronicles on download! While it’s fair to say the series had yet to find its feet, do consider getting hold of the Nigel Fairs story The Blue Tooth. It’s a chance to hear Caroline John reprise…
April 2010 and Caroline John reprised her role as Liz Shaw in the Companion Chronicles. This was a Third Doctor tale called Shadow of the Past by Simon Guerrier and also starring Lex Shrapnel (also appeared in Jago & Litefoot) as Marshall. Why has Liz Shaw come back to UNIT?
The busy month of October included amongst its many releases this poignant gem featuring Caroline John in her last outing as Liz Shaw. Sadly Caroline passed away before this was released which adds to the layered meaning of the title. I present my usual whirlwind review with a postscript.