The Companions
 

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By:John Nathan-Turner
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Note:Not to be confused with the 1990s book Companions by David J. Howe & Mark Stammers.

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Edition: UK (hardback)
When:  November 1986
Publisher:  Piccadilly
ISBN:0-946826-62-5
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It used to be claimed that there were just two requirements to be a 'companion' in Doctor Who. The first was to be able to scream and run at the same time. The second was to be able to say "What do we do next, Doctor?" with conviction!

Following his highly successful book on the six Doctors, Doctor Who: The TARDIS Inside Out, John Nathan-Turner examines the Doctor's companions. Thirty companions are mentioned, and fifteen are discussed in some depth. The text is complemented by Stuart Hughes' beautiful full-colour and black and white illustrations.

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Edition: UK (paperback)
When:  November 1986
Publisher:  Piccadilly
ISBN:0-946826-29-3
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Edition: US (hardback)
When:  December 1986
Publisher:  Random House
ISBN:0-394-98291-6
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According to BBC producer John Nathan-Turner: "It used to be claimed that there were just two requirements to be a 'companion' on DOCTOR WHO. The first was to be able to scream and run at the same time. The second was to be able to say "What do we do next, Doctor?" with conviction."

Actually, the companion plays a very vital role: He or she (or IT — three of the companions have been robots) provides the Doctor with someone to talk to, someone to confide in and protect — and someone to ask the questions the viewers would like to ask — and hopefully get the answers from the Doctor in plain English.

Thirty characters have met these requirements since DOCTOR WHO first aired 23 years ago, and they are all featured in this fascinating, heavily illustrated scrapbook. This is an essential album for fans of TV's science-fantasy classic — and the perfect companion volume to last year's DOCTOR WHO: THE TARDIS INSIDE OUT.

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When:  December 1986
Publisher:  Random House
ISBN:0-394-88291-1
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When:  December 1987
Publisher:  Crescent
ISBN:0-517-66092-X
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