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Companions: Sixty Years of Doctor Who Assistants by Philip Bates & Andy Frankham-Allen

Doctor Who
was never really about the Doctor. This is the story of the Time Lord’s companions – friends through all time and space.

Discover the journeys of every one of the Doctor’s assistants, from Susan, Ian Chesterton, and Barbara Wright, to Fifteenth Doctor companion, Ruby Sunday; including their adventures off-screen, in novels, comics, and audio.

Companions: Sixty Years of Doctor Who Assistants
is an in-depth account of each companion, examining their arcs, significance in the TV series, and how they traversed different times, places, and mediums. Relive their travels on television. Learn what companions did after they left the TARDIS. And meet the Doctor’s wider network of friends, from Evelyn Smythe to Liv Chenka, Professor Bernice Summerfield to his grandchildren, John and Gillian.

See the universe anew through their eyes.


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Reviews for the 2013 edition.

"Frankham-Allen's style is engaging and enthusiastic, maintaining a pacey discourse throughout when it would have been easy to just provide a droning list... As the role of the companion continues to grow and develop within Doctor Who, on screen and off, there's a sense that this is just the beginning of a work that is ripe for updating in a few year's time. Let's hope that Andy Frankham-allen is already working on volume two."  
Mark Wright, Doctor Who Magazine

"Companions is a very thorough volume and consequently suited to the more dedicated fan. We found it fascinating to see all the touches that have been added to our favourite characters over the years and it really motivates us to catch up on some of the non-television adventures we have missed!"  
–  Ian McArdell, Cultbox

"A well-written and thoroughly detailed book by a writer that clearly knows their stuff when it comes to Doctor Who... an effective and important guide to many of the people who have helped the Doctor save the universe so many times."  
–  Meredith Burdett, Kasterborous Online

"Companions: Fifty Years of Doctor Who Assistants is a thorough and fun read for the die-hard Doctor Who fan; if you've spent ages debating exactly how many grandchildren Jo Grant has or what exactly happened to poor Peri, then this will thoroughly entertain you."  
–  Starburst Magazine Online


Cover artwork by Colin Howard

£15 (+ postage)


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