Most of you that read my posts know that I am an avid fan of Doctor Who. I am not ashamed of that at all, and like the new ones very much, but they are not anything like the classic ones that ran from 1963 to around 1980 or so. Those ones had the classic Doctors, Hartnell, Throughtan, Pertwee, and especially Baker.
They all had companions. I liked lots of them, Jamie, Granddaughter (Susan, and they still have not explained that companion, his first, from 1963!). But the most wonderful companion was Sarah Jane Smith, an investigative journalist. She way played by the extremely attractive Elisabeth Sladen, who just departed from us this week. Not only was she a companion for over three and one half years, she, unique of all others, returned many times to reprise the same character. She was 65 years old, and had been married to the same man since 1968.