30 Day Doctor Who Challenge – Day 3: Least favourite companion

This is quite a tough one because there’s nobody I’ve absolutely loathed all the time they were in the TARDIS. At the start, I absolutely could not stand Mickey, but he proved himself in the end, up to a point. I doubt he’d get away with treating Martha like his possession the way he did Rose at the beginning. I also never got the way he felt threatened by Captain Jack but not by the Doctor – although maybe, given the relationship she had with Ten, he knew her better than I gave him credit for.

I tried very hard not to like Leela. Apart from anything else, she wasn’t Sarah Jane, but, although I didn’t understand it at the time, there was clearly a very severe dose of patriarchy behind going from a companion who wore stripy dungarees to one who wore next to nothing with boots.I liked the character, though and Louise Jamieson is such a good actress. Similarly, much though it is annoying that Liz Shaw was replaced by ditsy blonde Jo Grant, I couldn’t help but like Katy Manning – and without her there would have been no Sarah Jane Adventures Death of the Doctor.

I think I will stick with Mickey as being my least favourite, but don’t take that for unreserved dislike.


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Scottish Lib Dem pro UK activist, mum, Doctor Who, Strictly, F1 and trashy tv addict and blogger.
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2 Responses to 30 Day Doctor Who Challenge – Day 3: Least favourite companion

  1. David Watts says:

    Worst companion has to be Bonnie Langford, I think her character was called Mel. She replaced the truly wonderful Perri, who I could have watched all day. It didn't help Mel that she was paired wih Colin Baker, naff scripts and cardboard sets.


  2. Anonymous says:

    A fairly easy decision for me – Mel Bush (aka Bonnie Langford).


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