Elisabeth Sladen and Brian Miller (who were married from 1968 until Sladen’s death in 2011) both appeared in Classic Who and New Who: she as Sarah Jane Smith, he as Dugdale in Snakedance, a Dalek voice in Resurrection of the Daleks and Remembrance of the Daleks, and a tramp in Deep Breath.
Though their time on Who did not overlap, they appeared opposite each other in the Sarah Jane Adventures episode The Mad Woman in the Attic:
“I’ve been searching for a particular word that applies to her, and I think at last I’ve found it. Loopy. Yes, loopy. Lis was gloriously loopy, and I loved her all the more for it. She lived in a constant blizzard of disasters, through which she would glide like a late-night Lucille Ball. I was with her once at a Radio Times party, when she spotted John Simm across the crowded room. She was utterly determined to talk to him, so she headed straight for him. And I mean literally, in a straight line. Leaving devastation in her wake! Three waiters, the sound system and a TV chef have never worked since. Jane Tranter ended up in the Ladies’, sponging the blood off Lis’ leg - I’m not kidding! And I swear, I don’t think Lis even noticed. She just kept saying dreamily how lovely John was and what a nice night she’d had.
She lived her life like that. I’d visit her Cardiff flat, and she’d always be in her dressing gown. Not because she was leisurely, but because something had just exploded. We would wonder, together, how hair dye could possibly have reached the ceiling. I once phoned her and her first words were, “I’m covered in glass because the bus just shattered and they threw me off.” I have no idea what that meant, I’d stopped asking by then!” —
Russell T Davies on Elisabeth Sladen.
This makes me laugh so hard, but want to cry at the same time.
Doctor Who companions hanging out together is just my FAVOURITE THING
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