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Who's not afraid now, Doctor?

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WHEN Sarah Sutton was a little girl she would be so frightened by Dr Who's battles with the Daleks that she'd hide behind the settee.

Now today the attractive 19-year-old joins Dr Who in his adventures through space and time.

Sarah is to become the doctor's sidekick until at least the end of this year.

Which means that she will have worked with two different versions of Dr Who.

Just now Tom Baker is starring in the title role but in April former TV vet Peter Davison takes over the controls of the Tardis.

In the new series of adventures, which start tonight, Sarah plays Nyssa, a girl of noble birth from the planet Traken.


She's delighted to join TV's long-running science fiction show.

"It's great and obviously could be good for my career," Sarah told me.

She was chosen from 40 other actresses for the part.

"Yet when I went to the BBC audition I didn't realise that they wanted someone for a long run. I'd thought it was just for four episodes."

Like most youngsters her age Sarah grew up with the Dr Who series.

"I can remember Jon Pertwee most of all. And of course I remember being frightened by the Daleks," she laughed.

Sarah is no stranger to your TV screen. She's been appearing on the box since she was 11. Her debut was in a thriller called "Boys And Girls Come Out To Play" when she played a nasty little girl who murdered her best friend.

She starred in "Alice Through The Looking Glass" and more recently in the children's serial "The Moon Stallion."

In addition to all that acting Sarah has had her college studies At the moment she's swotting for a course in speech and drama at college.

"We've got a two-month break from Dr Who and I'm using that to study," she said. There's no time for studies this morning though. For Sarah guests on Multi Coloured Swap Shop to talk about her role in Dr Who. (Today, BBC-1, 9.30 am and 5.10 pm).

Caption: The new Who girl, Sarah Sutton

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