Origin : Earth
Companion reign : 1970-70

“What are you a doctor of? …..by the way?” Liz Shaw – Spearhead From Space

Not merely – a pretty face.

Liz Shaw (Caroline John), was a Special UNIT advisor initially  brought in, to advise Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.

It was during the events of Spearhead From Space – 1970, that Liz Shaw was thrust into a working partnership with the newly regenerated Third Doctor. No easy feat, considering that the Third Doctor was acting eccentric; due to post-regenerative stress.

Liz Shaw was intelligent, forthright and strong in her convictions, with a scientific mind. She was a definite challenge for the Doctor, who (upto that point) had been used to less forthright female companions; who did not question him.

“All the Doctor really needed was someone to hold his test tubes!” – Liz Shaw – Inferno.

She became the Doctor’s researcher, checking information for him – and running scientific tests. Initially skeptical  of alien existence, she soon revised her opinion – upon meeting the Auton’s and the Nestene.

Liz encountered the Silurians in Doctor Who And The Silurians – 1970 and radioactive spacemen – in The Ambassadors Of Death – 1970. However, Liz’s biggest part was to play an ‘alternate reality’ version of herself in Inferno – 1970. This version of Liz worked for a fascist  militaristic version of UNIT.

Liz was never happy, merely caddying for the Doctor and left – at the end of Inferno – resigning from UNIT to pursue other employment.

She appeared in a cameo, as a phantom of the mind in the Timelord Deadzone – in The Five Doctor’s – 1983.


Appearances :

Season Seven – 1970

Spearhead from Space (joins)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Doctor Who & The Silurians⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Ambassadors of Death🔵🔵🔵⚪⚪
Inferno (leaves)🔵🔵🔵🔵⚪

Season Twenty – 1983

The Five Doctor’s – 1983 (cameo)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐