FROM THE DEEP
From The Deep was my last story, and in many ways, my favourite.
thought it was a great story, and of course Victoria came
into her own by defeating the Sea-Weed Monster. Two distinct
memories from this story for totally different reasons.
The first was yet another of Pat and Frazer's practical
jokes. We were filming on location at Margate Beach, the
Doctor and Jamie find lots of foam washed up and start to
investigate. I said to the director' "Look, I'll just
stand here on the edge of the shot, I don;t want to get
all messed up".
was fine until Pat and Frazer gave each other a look, then
looked at me. The next thing I knew I was then getting Birthday
Bumps in the foam! The director thought it was great, but
because somebody laughed, he said, "wipe her down,
let's do it again!" Typical Pat and Frazer.
second memory is of my final scene. Sadly this story no
longer exists, but if it did then you would see a very tearful
farewell scene between Victoria, the Doctor and Jamie. That
was very hard to do for all of us, and the tears were very
knew it was time to go, but I also knew I was going to miss
the Doctor Who family; Pat and Frazer in particular.
course, at the time I had no idea how much a part of my
life Doctor Who would be and over 35 years later I'm very
proud to have been part of a very special programme.