Thursday, 21 June 2012

Remembering Caroline John - Doctor Who's Liz Shaw

Caroline John
News broke today of  the sad passing of actress Caroline John on June 5, 2012 at the age of 71.

Caroline of course is best remembered in her role as Dr Elizabeth Shaw in Jon Pertwee's debut Doctor Who season from 1970.

The character of Liz broke all the usual trademark styles of the Doctor Who assistant by been the Doctor's equal in intellect and challenging his thought processes and although the character only appeared in one season became a firm favourite amongst Doctor Who fans.

I always enjoy watching the stories that feature Caroline as Liz, namely Spearhead From Space, Doctor Who and The Silurians, The Ambassadors Of Death and Inferno. 

After leaving Doctor Who, Caroline remained active in the acting profession and in recent years returned to the worlds of Doctor Who reading several adaptations of Doctor Who novels for audio books and providing commentary for DVD releases.

Caroline is survived by her husband Geoffrey Beevers and their three children. She will be sorely missed by fans who know of her through Doctor Who work or otherwise.

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