The Doctor’s Companions

Susan Foreman

  • First Story: An Unearthly Child (1963)
  • Played by: Carole Ann Ford
  • Travelled with: 1st Doctor

Ian Chesterton

  • First Story: An Unearthly Child (1963)
  • Played by: William Russell
  • Travelled with: 1st Doctor

Barbara Wright

  • First Story: An Unearthly Child (1963)
  • Played by: Jacqueline Hill
  • Travelled with: 1st Doctor

Vicki

  • First Story: The Rescue (1965)
  • Played by: Maureen O’Brien
  • Travelled with: 1st Doctor

Steven Taylor

  • First Story: The Chase (1965)
  • Played by: Peter Purves
  • Travelled with: 1st Doctor

Katarina

  • First Story: The Myth Makers (1965)
  • Played by: Adrienne Hill
  • Travelled with: 1st Doctor

Dodo Chaplet

  • First Story: The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve (1966)
  • Played by: Jackie Lane
  • Travelled with: 1st Doctor

Ben Jackson

  • First Story: The War Machines (1966)
  • Played by: Michael Craze
  • Travelled with: 1st Doctor, 2nd Doctor

Polly Wright

  • First Story: The War Machines (1966)
  • Played by: Anneke Wills
  • Travelled with: 1st Doctor, 2nd Doctor

Jamie McCrimmon

  • First Story: The Highlanders (1966)
  • Played by: Frazer Hines
  • Travelled with: 2nd Doctor

Victoria Waterfield

  • First Story: The Evil of the Daleks (1967)
  • Played by: Deborah Watling
  • Travelled with: 2nd Doctor

Zoe Heriot

  • First Story: The Wheel in Space (1968)
  • Played by: Wendy Padbury
  • Travelled with: 2nd Doctor

Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart

  • First Story: The Web of Fear (1968)
  • Played by: Nicholas Courtney
  • Doctors helped: 2nd Doctor, 3rd Doctor, 4th Doctor, 5th Doctor, 7th Doctor

John Benton

  • First Story: The Invasion (1968)
  • Played by: John Levene
  • Doctors helped: 2nd Doctor, 3rd Doctor, 4th Doctor

Liz Shaw

  • First Story: Spearhead from Space (1970)
  • Played by: Caroline John
  • Doctors helped: 3rd Doctor

Mike Yates

  • First Story: Terror of the Autons (1971)
  • Played by: Richard Franklin
  • Doctors helped: 3rd Doctor

Jo Grant (Jo Jones)

  • First Story: Terror of the Autons (1971)
  • Played by: Katy Manning
  • Travelled with: 3rd Doctor

Sarah Jane Smith

  • First Story: The Time Warrior (1973)
  • Played by: Elisabeth Sladen
  • Travelled with: 3rd Doctor, 4th Doctor

Harry Sullivan

  • First Story: Robot (1974)
  • Played by: Ian Marter
  • Travelled with: 4th Doctor

Leela

  • First Story: The Face of Evil (1977)
  • Played by: Louise Jameson
  • Travelled with: 4th Doctor

K-9

  • First Story: The Invisible Enemy (1977)
  • Voiced by: John Leeson
  • Travelled with: 4th Doctor

Romana I

  • First Story: The Ribos Operation (1978)
  • Played by: Mary Tamm
  • Travelled with: 4th Doctor

Romana II

  • First Story: Destiny of the Daleks (1979)
  • Played by: Lalla Ward
  • Travelled with: 4th Doctor

Adric

  • First Story: Full Circle (1980)
  • Played by: Matthew Waterhouse
  • Travelled with: 4th Doctor, 5th Doctor

Nyssa

  • First Story: The Keeper of Traken (1981)
  • Played by: Sarah Sutton
  • Travelled with: 4th Doctor, 5th Doctor

Tegan Jovanka

  • First Story: Logopolis (1981)
  • Played by: Janet Fielding
  • Travelled with: 4th Doctor, 5th Doctor

Vislor Turlough

  • First Story: Mawdryn Undead (1983)
  • Played by: Mark Strickson
  • Travelled with: 5th Doctor

Kamelion

  • First Story: The King’s Demons (1983)
  • Voiced by: Gerald Flood
  • Travelled with: 5th Doctor

Peri Brown

  • First Story: Planet of Fire (1984)
  • Played by: Nicola Bryant
  • Travelled with: 5th Doctor, 6th Doctor

Melanie Bush

  • First Story: The Trial of a Time Lord (1986)
  • Played by: Bonnie Langford
  • Travelled with: 6th Doctor, 7th Doctor

Ace

  • First Story: Dragonfire (1987)
  • Played by: Sophie Aldred
  • Travelled with: 7th Doctor

Rose Tyler

  • First Story: Rose (2005)
  • Played by: Billie Piper
  • Travelled with: 9th Doctor, 10th Doctor

Mickey Smith

  • First Story: Rose (2005)
  • Played by: Noel Clarke
  • Travelled with: 9th Doctor, 10th Doctor

Jack Harkness

  • First Story: The Empty Child (2005)
  • Played by: John Barrowman
  • Travelled with: 9th Doctor, 10th Doctor

Donna Noble

  • First Story: The Runaway Bride (2006)
  • Played by: Catherine Tate
  • Travelled with: 10th Doctor

Martha Jones

  • First Story: Smith and Jones (2007)
  • Played by: Freema Agyeman
  • Travelled with: 10th Doctor

River Song

  • First Story: Silence in the Library (2008)
  • Played by: Alex Kingston
  • Travelled with: 11th Doctor

Amy Pond

  • First Story: The Eleventh Hour (2010)
  • Played by: Karen Gillan
  • Travelled with: 11th Doctor

Rory Williams

  • First Story: The Eleventh Hour (2010)
  • Played by: Arthur Darvill
  • Travelled with: 11th Doctor

Clara Oswin Oswald

  • First Story: Asylum of the Daleks (2012)
  • Played by: Jenna-Louise Coleman
  • Travelled with: 11th Doctor
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