|Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith|
For almost four years she was the perfect heroine opposite Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, fighting off Sontaran's, Daleks, Cybermen, Dinosaurs and Egyptian Mummies. In fact you name it, Sarah-Jane had to deal with it.
When Sarah-Jane left the series in 1976, fans never stopped loving her, so much so, she returned with K9 Mk III in a pilot for a prospective spin off series in 1981 entitled K9 and Company.
|Elisabeth Sladen and Tom Baker|
Elisabeth Sladen has transcended generations of Doctor Who fandom, she is just as recognised by my children today as she was by me as a child in the 1970s.
A true heroine. I'm sad to say I never had the pleasure of meeting her or saying "Hello" - but she was and will always be my favourite Doctor Who companion - the Doctor Who universe will be a sadder place without her - but her journeys will go on forever.