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IF YOU CAN RUN LIKE CRAZY TO AVOID SLOBBERING ALIENS YOU CAN BE THE DOCTOR'S ASSISTANT

DR WHO WEEK


SEXY Billie Piper will be the latest babe battling intergalactic baddies when Doctor Who returns to our screens on Saturday.

The 22-year-old beauty is sure to be a big hit as she takes on the role of Rose Tyler —the Time Lord's young assistant alongside the new Timelord Christopher Eccleston, 41.

But she's not the first sexy side-kick to act as the time traveller's gorgeous right-hand woman.

Since the show first began back in 1963. there's been plenty of ballsy babes who have taken on awful aliens and scary monsters. So, to mark the return of the show, we've turned back the clock to remind you who played all the other Dr Who girls...


KATY MANNING

Played: Jo Grant

Doctor: Jon Pertwee

This sexy companion can't have been too terrified of the Daleks - because she posed naked with one of the Exterminators for a magazine photo shoot. After appearing in Doctor Who in the early 1970s. she emigrated to Australia in 1989, married, and, aged 56, is still acting.


HONOR BLACKMAN

Played: Prof Lasky

Doctor: Colin Baker

The Bond girl, now 78, once played a botanist in a 1986 episode.


JANET ELLIS

Played: Teka

Doctor: Tom Baker

Before going on to present Blue Peter, the mum of pop star Sophie Ellis Bexter, aged 49, actually got her big break in Doctor Who in the 1979 episode The Horns of Nimon.


BONNIE LANGFORD

Played: Melanie Bush

Doctor: Colin Baker

Had to wear three-inch high heels to appear in camera shots with the Doctor between 1986 and 1987. She became a big star of the West End. Now, aged 40. she says: "You really do become part of a family tree."


RULA LENSKA

Played: Dr Styles

Doctor: Peter Davison

The Rock Follies actress, 57, starred in a 1984 episode.


LALLA WARD

Played: Romana

Doctor: Tom Baker

She married Baker in real life but the pair were later divorced. Now aged 52 and living in Oxford.


WENDY PADBURY

Played: Zoe Herriot

Doctor: Patrick Troughton

Clad in a leather cat suit, Wendy spiced up the show between 1968 and 1969. Now living in London and aged 56. she also starred in Emmerdale and says: "I have absolutely wonderful memories."


LOUISE JAMESON

Played: Leela

Doctor: Tom Baker The former EastEnders actress starred as a scantily clad companion between 1977 and 1978. Louise, who played Rosa di Marco in the soap, is now 53. but was recently voted the sexiest Doctor Who companion of all time.


NICOLA BRYANT Played: Peri

Doctor: Tom Baker

Often caused outrage because of her scenes in a bikini. Nicola, now 43, is still an actress. She lives in London's Notting Hill and says: "I always seemed to be wearing revealing clothes."


CAROLINE JOHN

Played: Liz Shaw

Doctor: Jon Pertwee

Appeared on the show in 1970. Recently starred in the movie Love Actually. Carolin, 54. lives in Surrey


DEBORAH WATLING

Played: Victoria Waterfield

Doctor: Patrick Troughton

She battled both the Cybermen and Daleks between 1967 and 1968. Now 57 and living in Essex, she has some advice for Billie in the new series: "No matter how ridiculous monsters are, you've got to keep straight face."

JACQUELINE HILL

Played: Barbara Wright

Doctor: William Hartnell

After appearing on the show between 1963 and 1965, she quit to raise a family and died 1993 from cancer.


CAROLE ANN FORD

Played: Susan Foreman

Doctor: William Hartnell

She was the Doctor's granddaughter and first sidekick back in 1963. Now aged 64, she works as a voice coach and lives in north London. She says: "You have to remember that it was the very first of this kind thing. Much as I adored it, it became a burden."


MAUREEN O'BRIEN

Played: Vicki

Doctor: William Hartnell

After appearing in the show in 1965 as the Doctor's second companion, she left to move Canada. Now back in the UK and aged 61 she has starred in TV drama Casualty and is a crime writer.


ANNEKE WILLS

Played: Polly Wright

Doctor: William Hartnell

Played a secretary before setting up a design company. Now 63, she says of the sidekicks in Doctor Who: "I was the first in a long line of beautiful sexy ladies."


ELISABETH SLADEN

Played: Sarah Jane Smith

Doctors: Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker

A mini-skirted beauty who was in the show between 1973 and 1976. She returned for a spin off series and, now 57. says: "Dr Who just didn't let me go and kept coming back into my life."


SARAH SUTTON

Played: Nyssa

Doctor: Peter Davison

After Doctor Who, Sarah worked in the theatre but still goes to Doctor Who conventions. Now 43, she laughs at the costumes she had to wear during her appearance on the series between 1981 and 1983.


MARY TAMM

Played: Romana

Doctor: Tom Baker

After her stint in Doctor Who between 1978 and 1979. She went on to appear in Jonathan Creek. Now aged 54 she says: "I quite fancy Christopher Eccleston so I'll be watching the new series avidly."


JANET FIELDING

Played: Tegan

Doctor: Tom Baker and Peter Davison

Played an air hostess who became the Doctor's companion between 1981 and 1984. Now aged 48. she went on to work as an agent.


SOPHIE ALDRED

Played: Ace

Doctor: Sylvester McCoy

The last Doctor's companion before the show was axed in 1989. Now 42, she works doing voice-overs and lives in London.


DAPHNE ASHBROOK

Played: Dr Holloway

Doctor: Paul McGann

American-born actress who starred in a 1996 Hollywood movie version. Now aged 38, she is a regular on American TV shows.


Caption: DALEK, YOU WERE WONDERFUL: Katy Manning poses with a dalek during her days on the show in the mid 70s

Caption: NEW WHO. IT'S ME: A Billie Piper is the latest assistant to Dr Who. Above inset. Honor Blackman

Caption: THE WHO GIRLS: Mary Tamm top. Rula Lenska, above left, Louise Jameson. above right, Daphne Ashwood with Paul McGann. left, and Bonnie Tyler, right

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