Elisabeth Sladen, who played Sarah Jane Smith in ‘Doctor Who’ in the 1970s, has died of cancer at the age of 63.
For me, just as Jon Pertwee will always be the Doctor, so Sarah Jane will always be the Doctor’s companion. In poll after poll, through the years, she comes at the top of the list of Doctor Who audience favourites. Her guest appearance on the new series a couple of years ago was the high point of that season for me.
Rest in peace, Elisabeth, and goodbye, Sarah Jane.