HEROES OF DOCTOR WHO POLLY ANNEKE WILKS

POLLY WAS BROUGHT IN AS PART OF UPDATING THE SHOW AS A SWINGING SIXTIES CHICK.PARTNERED WITH SEAMAN BEN, SHE BECAME INVOLVED WITH THE FIRST DOCTOR IN THE FIGHT AGAINST WOTAN AND THE WAR MACHINES, A FORMULA THAT HAS CONTINUED TO THIS DAY.

BUT AS A SIGN OF THE TIMES, POLLY BECAME TEALADY AND TOKEN SCREAMER WITH MOMENTS OF BRAVERY AND A TERRIFYING MOMENT WHEN SHE WAS ABOUT TO BE OPERATED ON TO BE CONVERTED TO A FISH PERSON.

POLLY AND BEN HOLD THE HONOUR OF BEING THE FIRST COMPANIONS TO CROSS BETWEEN TWO DOCTORS WHEN PATRICK TROUGHTON ARRIVED IN THE ROLE. THEY ALL SEEMED TO CLICK WELL TOGETHER BUT THE INCOMING PRODUCERS WANTED A CHANGE AND BEN AND POLLY WERE QUICKLY WRITTEN OUT IN THE FACELESS ONES, WELL, RATHER THEY DISAPPEARED AS PER DODO AND SENT A NOTE SAYING THEY HAD IN FACT ARRIVED HOME ON THE DAY THEY LEFT.  SHE WAS ALSO THE FIRST TO FACE THE CYBERMEN, THE MACRA AND HAD TO FIGHT WITH THE NEW DOCTOR AGAINST DALEKS ATTEMPTING TO REPOPULATE THE SPECIES AS WELL AS CYBERMEN AND HIGHLANDERS. ANNEKE WAS ONCE MARRIED TOT HE CELESTIAL TOYMAKER HIMSELF MICHAEL GOUGH BUT IT WAS A BAD MARRIAGE AND NOT TO LAST. HAVING LEFT THE SHOW ANNEKE WENT TO LIVE IN CANADA AND HAD NO IDEA THE SHOW WAS SO POPULAR OR ANYONE WAS LOOKING FOR HER SO IT WAS QUITE A SURPRISE WHEN SHE TEAMED UP WITH THE 7TH DOCTOR WHEN HE WAS FILMING THE TV MOVIE AND SHE REALISED FANS STILL LOVED HER.

SHE HAS RETURNED TO POLLY VIA THE BIG FINISH COMPANION CHRONICLES AND BEEN FEATURED IN SEVERAL NOVELS AND COMIC STRIPS AND HAS RELEASED AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: