Windswept and Interesting

Windswept and Interesting – The Doctor and Rose Tyler

David Tennant and Billie Piper have been voted favourite Doctor and Companion of all time in a poll of more than 20,000 RadioTimes.com readers.

David Tennant, unsurprisingly got the best Doctor vote, but with a whopping 56% of the vote, with Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith gaining 16% of votes and the iconic Fourth Doctor Tom Baker at 10%. Christopher Eccleston, who helped reboot Doctor Who in 2005, took fourth place with almost 7% of the vote. The other Doctors all got less than 3% of the vote

Billie Piper, who played Rose Tyler, a companion to the Ninth and Tenth Doctor, gained the best companion vote with 25%. The late Elisabeth Sladen, who played Sarah Jane Smith alongside Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker came second with 15% of the vote. Catherine Tate, as companion Donna Noble came third with 12% of the vote, above Alex Kingston’s River Song with 9% of the vote. My only consolation is that if Donna ever returns her head will explode.

Best Doctor

David Tennant 56.1%
Matt Smith 15.93%
Tom Baker 10.05%
Christopher Eccleston 6.59%
Patrick Troughton 2.86%
Jon Pertwee 2.38%
Peter Davison 1.59%
Sylvester McCoy 1.36%
Paul McGann 1.35%
William Hartnell 0.9%
Colin Baker 0.88%

Best Companion

Rose Tyler – Billie Piper 25.09%
Sarah Jane Smith – Elisabeth Sladen 15.42%
Donna Noble – Catherine Tate 12.32%
River Song – Alex Kingston 9.09%
Amy Pond – Karen Gillan 4.79%
Jamie McCrimmon – Frazer Hines 4.1%
Captain Jack Harkness – John Barrowman 3.49%
Ace – Sophie Aldred 3.09%
Clara Oswald – Jenna-Louise Coleman 2.65%
Martha Jones – Freema Agyeman 2.54%
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart – Nicholas Courtney 2.39%
Romana – Mary Tamm, Lalla Ward 1.89%
Rory Williams – Arthur Darvill 1.8%
Wilfred Mott – Bernard Cribbins 1.26%

Read the full list at Radio Times.

About The Author

Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.

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