Companions: Fifty Years of Doctor Who Assistants

To coincide with the release of Companions: Fifty Years of Doctor Who Assistants – an unofficial and frank guide of the Time Lord’s adventures in space and time – publisher Candy Jar are asking fans to vote for their favourite Doctor Who companion.


Written by life-long Doctor Who fan and Big Finish Short Trip story writer, Andy Frankham-Allen, the book aims to take a more detailed look back at the journey of the Doctor Who companion:

It’s been a long time since there’s been an honest and frank look at the Doctor’s journey and the lives he changes. This book will challenge the notion that he always takes the best.

Drawing on plots from the TV series as well as other media, this book is fascinating reading for fans of both the classic and current series of Doctor Who.

Which companion is you favourite...?

Which companion is your favourite…?

Gary Russell, former Doctor Who Magazine editor, Big Finish producer, BBC script editor and Doctor Who novelist, provides the forward to the novel. He comments:

Of course there have been books about companions before – but few of them go into this amount of detail, display this amount of in-depth knowledge and above all, this amount of love. As a celebration of everything that makes the Doctor’s (and therefore our) best friends unique and special, this book is essential.

Signed copies of the book are now available to pre-order from the Candy Jar Books website for no additional charge.

Companions: Fifty Years of Doctor Who Assistants will be released on 27th June.

Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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