RIP Caroline John

One of the worst aspects of growing up watching such a long-running and old programme such as Doctor Who, is that you feel an extra-painful twinge of sadness when one of its stars dies. My first remembered experience of this was my beloved Jon Pertwee way back in 1996, and it doesn’t get any easier with time. I have already waxed lyrical on the character of Liz Shaw, way back when I did my geek-a-thon tribute to all the Who girls, but it’s worth saying again that Caroline as Liz was one of my favourite companions – despite her all-too-brief tenure by the Doctor’s side. She had the best legs in Who, was a notable exception to the screaming, helpless girl template (a condition suffered by so many in that programme) and was the most perfect foil to my favourite Doctor.


5 Comments on “RIP Caroline John”

  1. Mark says:

    Just heard and blogged myself earlier. Tragic news. i love that first photo by the way, loved that outfit/look. And yes, great legs

  2. Mo says:

    This is very sad news. I worked with her in 99 on an Ibsen tour. She was a lovely smart lady.

  3. Zaphod says:

    Good to see that you are a Doctor Who fan.
    It’s a great shame that Caroline has died. I was shocked when I read the news on the BBC.

  4. cammila says:

    She had a beautiful smile and such a smart quality on screen. She’ll be missed.

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