Richard Bacon broadcast his BBC Radio 5 Live show from behind the scenes at Roath Lock Studios today, with exclusive access to the Doctor Who set and an interview with the Doctor’s new assistant – Jenna-Louise Coleman.
Jenna talks to Richard about her role as Clara Oswald, discusses her secret code name and talks about the first time she saw the TARDIS. Richard and Mitch Benn, even take a peek at the TARDIS themselves and get a lucky escape when they encounter a Dalek on the loose at the studios! You can check out the BBC Radio 5 Live gallery of Richard Bacon on the Doctor Who set and listen to the full broadcast of the show.
“The Doctor’s new assistant”?
I thought they stopped calling them “assistants” ages ago. They’re “companions” now, right? Or is this just what we call them outside the UK?
I seem to remember they did away with the “assistant” title as things became more equal for women in society. So I’m just surprised they still use that term.
Though I guess “companion” can have a sexist twist to it as well. Seem to remember a “companion” in Firefly was basically a courtesan.