RIP Caroline John

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RIP Caroline John

Post by HStorm » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:18 pm

Some rather sad news announced to day. Caroline John, who played the Third Doctor's debut companion Liz Shaw, died a little over two weeks ago at the age of 72. Liz Shaw was one of the best, but also most under-explored of the Doctor's companions through the 1970's. That such a refreshingly assertive foil for the Doctor only got one full season seems a travesty really (though her departure was beyond the BBC's control). Caroline John herself was probably not the greatest actress the series has ever seen, but she improved as the 1970 season wore on, and she always maintained an affectionate support for the series after leaving it.

Another iconic assistant of the past is lost to us... :(

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Re: RIP Caroline John

Post by shadow6162 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:27 pm

R.I.P. :(
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Re: RIP Caroline John

Post by Pooka » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:16 pm

I heard about this. I don't know enough about this companion to really have an opinion as such, but it's sad that we're losing classic Who actors at a seemingly rapid rate these days.
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RIP Mary Tamm

Post by HStorm » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:53 pm

And now, just a few short weeks after losing Caroline John, we receive the equally sad news that the original Romana, Mary Tamm, has died as well at the age of 62, after a battle with cancer.

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Re: RIP Caroline John

Post by shadow6162 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:00 pm

RIP :(
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Re: RIP Caroline John

Post by Pooka » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:49 pm

Yes - sad to hear about Mary Tamm. Still, 62's not bad innings when you consider it.
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