|Edition: ||US (hardback)|
|When: ||December 1986|
|Publisher: ||Random House|
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.