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TIMELESS Space-hopper Doctor Who gets yet another new girl sidekick tonight.

She's all-action girl Ace, played by Sophie Aldred complete with Doc Marten boots and a jacket plastered with badges. Hopefully Sophie is the card the Beeb say they have up their sleeve.

She is the Time Lord's 28th companion and bosses hope that she'll bring a taste of 1988 to the show which returns such guest stars as Pamela Salem, Simon Williams, Peggy Mount, T.P. McKenna and Jessica Martin.


It's all a far cry from our hero's former female sidekick, the squeamish screaming Melanie, played by Bonnie Langford.

Sophie says: "I've been told that on no acount am I allowed to scream. Ace is no damsel in distress. She is much tougher than Melanie and doesn't scare easily."

Among the enemies she'll face will be the Daleks — back by popular demand.

"But they won't bother Ace who carries around her own special explosives called Nitro-9 in deodorant cans!"

DOCTOR WHO, BBC-1, 7.35pm.

Caption: LIFT OFF: Doctor Who 3 gets to grips with his Ace new girl assistant.

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