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The Doctors' Companions

Where would the Doctor be without his constant companion, or companions. They have been with him from the very beginning in 1963. At the start they were there to ask the Doctor what's happening, so that he can explain what's going on to the audience. With time, the companions became stronger and tougher. Here are the most significant of the Doctor's companions from the beginning. If you feel I have missed a critical companion please let me know and I'll include them.

Everyone has favourites and I am no exception, I have listed (on the left) my favourites, click on their links to find out more.

Clara Oswin Oswald played by Jenna-Louise Coleman - The latest companion, joining Matt Smith at series 7.
 
Amy Pond played by Karen Gillan. Amy travels with the Doctor from series 5 to series 7. She was companion to Matt Smith.
River Song played by Alex Kingston appears in series 6- what an interesting concept, a companion that joins the Doctor much later in his timeline and is introduced backwards into the story. Introduced in the Matt Smith years.
Lady Christina de Souza played by Michelle Ryan in the Christmas special "Planet of the Dead" with David Tennant as the doctor.
Astrid Peth played by Kylie Minogue in the 2007 Christmas special "Voyage of the Damned" alongside David Tennant.
Donna Noble played by Catherine Tate first appeared in the 2006 Christmas special "The Runaway Bride" and then joined the David Tennant for Series 6.
 
Martha Jones played by Freema Agyeman for series 3 and 4 alongside David Tennant.

Rose Tyler played by the singer Billie Piper with both Christopher Eccleston (series 1) and David Tennant (series 2 to 4). A very popular companion.

Captain Jack Harkness played by John Barrowman with both Christopher Eccleston (series 1) and David Tennant (series 3 and 4)

Ace played by Sophie Aldred from 1987 to 1989 (seasons 24 to 26) with Sylvester McCoy

Adric played by Matthew Waterhouse

Adric played by Matthew Waterhouse from 1980 to 1982 (season 19) with Tom Baker and Peter Davison

Barbara Wright played by Jacqueline Hill

Barbara Wright played by Jacqueline Hill from 1963 to 1965 (seasons 1 and 2) with William Hartnell

Ben Jackson played by Michael Craze

Ben Jackson played by Michael Craze from 1966 to 1967 (seasons 3 and 4) with William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton

Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart played by Nicholas Courtney

Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart played by Nicholas Courtney from 1968 to 1989 with all the "old" Doctors apart from Colin Baker.

Dodo played by Jackie Lane

Dodo played by Jackie Lane in 1966 (season 3) with William Hartnell

Harry Sullivan played by Ian Marter

Harry Sullivan played by Ian Marter from 1974 to 1975 (seasons 12 and 13) with Tom Baker

Ian Chesterton played by William Russell

Ian Chesterton played by William Russell from 1963 to 1965 (seasons 1 and 2) with William Hartnell

Jamie played by Frazer Hines

Jamie played by Frazer Hines from 1966 to 1969 (seasons 4 to 6) with Patrick Troughton

Jo Grant played by Katy Manning

Jo Grant played by Katy Manning from 1971 to 1973 (seasons 8 to 10) with Jon Pertwee and also appeared in The Sarah Jane Adventures . A very popular companion.

K9

K9 - voiced by John Leeson and David Brierley from 1977 to 1981 (seasons 15 to 18) with Tom Baker.

Kamelion

Kamelion voiced by Gerald Flood from 1983 to 1984 (seasons 20 and 21) with Peter Davison

Katrina played by Adrienne Hill

Katrina played by Adrienne Hill in 1965 (season 3) with William Hartnell

Leela played by Louise Jameson

Leela played by Louise Jameson from 1977 to 1978 (seasons 14 and 15) with Tom Baker.

Liz Shaw played by Caroline John

Liz Shaw played by Caroline John in 1970 (season 7) with Jon Pertwee

Mel played by Bonnie Langford

Mel played by Bonnie Langford from 1986 to 1987 (seasons 23 and 24) with Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy

Nyssa played by Sarah Sutton

Nyssa played by Sarah Sutton from 1981 to 1983 (seasons 19 and 20) with Tom Baker and Peter Davison.

Peri played by Nicola Bryant

Peri played by Nicola Bryant from 1984 to 1986 (seasons 21 to 23) with Peter Davison and Colin Baker. A personal favourite!

Polly played by Anneke Wills

Polly played by Anneke Wills from 1966 to 1967 (seasons 3 and 4) with William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton

Romana played by Mary Tamm

Romana1 played by Mary Tamm from 1978 to 1979 (season 16) with Tom Baker

Romana played by Lalla Ward

Romana2 played by Lalla Ward from 1979 to 1981 (seasons 17 to 18) with Tom Baker.

Sara Kingdom played by Jean Marsh

Sara Kingdom played by Jean Marsh from 1965 to 1966 (season 3) with William Hartnell

Sarah Jane Smith played by Elisabeth Sladen

Sarah Jane Smith played by Elisabeth Sladen from 1973 to 1976 (seasons 11 to 14) with Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker. Sarah Jane also returned with David Tennant as well as having her own spin-off series K9 and Company and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Another personal favourite!

Susan played by Carole Ann Ford

Susan - played by Carole Ann Ford from 1963 to 1964 (seasons 1 and 2) with William Hartnell

Tegan played by Janet Fielding

Tegan played by Janet Fielding from 1981 to 1984 (seasons 18 to 21) with Tom Baker and Peter Davison.

Turlough played by Mark Strickson

Turlough played by Mark Strickson from 1983 to 1984 (season 20 to 21) with Peter Davison

Vicki played by Maureen O'Brien

Vicki played by Maureen O’Brien in 1965 (seasons 2 and 3) with William Hartnell

Victoria Waterfield played by Deborah Waitling

Victoria Waterfield played by Deborah Waitling from 1967 to 1968 (seasons 4 and 5) with Patrick Troughton

Mike Yates played by Richard Franklin

Captain Mike Yates played by Richard Franklin from 1971 to 1974 (seasons 8 to 11) with Jon Pertwee

Zoe Heriot played by Wendy Padbury

Zoe Heriot played by Wendy Padbury from 1968 to 1969 (seasons 5 and 6) with Patrick Troughton