I don’t like these “least favouite” categories because they are so negative. There’s so much good to celebrate about the series that concentrating on the weakest stuff isn’t always productive.
I guess the two companions I never quite got to grips with were Adric and Turlough. Could they never have a nice ordinary lad accompanying the Doctor? Did they really have to be so arrogant and up themselves and super intelligent? That, I guess, is why I never quite appreciated Mark Strickson and Matthew Waterhouse as much as I should.
Then there was Mickey in the new series. I really didn’t like the character and the way he treated Rose and his superficial attitude to life. I don’t much take to the actor who plays him, Noel Clarke, either. Anyone who describes themselves as a “shagger” in their Twitter profile is never really going to win my respect. I knew I wouldn’t have to look far down his timeline to find something that would make my stomach turn. His answer to the Jimmy Savile affair is positively medieval.