Published on March 24th, 2007 | by Christian Cawley
New Martha Images!
The BBC’s Official Doctor Who site has released new images of the Doctor and Martha Jones in advance of next Saturday’s new series.
Accompanied by a new trailer, the pictures show the Doctor and Martha in close up, outside the TARDIS and back-to-back. Our favourites are the close up image that accompanies this article, and this one here on the left…
An unusual concept, “The Companion Chronicles” is a collection of original Doctor Who stories read by actresses who previously played companions – Lalla Ward (Romana), Caroline John (Liz Shaw), Wendy Padbury (Zoe) and most astonishingly Maureen O’Brien (Vicky). Up until a year or so ago, Maureen O’Brien had no connection with Doctor Who fandom, concentrating on her successful career as a writer since all but giving up acting. However, her contribution here is considered by the reviewer to be the strongest entry:
Surprisingly, Vicki’s adventure is the most succesful. A rattling tale of cold phoenixes and Jane Austen, Frostfire is Marc Platt pulling off his usual magic, creating a First Doctor adventure every bit as exciting as our memories. Maureen O’Brien gives a lovely performance, and this could easily have been a longer story without being any less enjoyable.
I imagine that this collection of audio books will be the first of many…