Meme of the week: Favourite Doctor Who companion

It may be dumb to give meme of the week a regular weekly slot on a Wednesday, but dumb’s my middle name and we can always argue that we’re trying to break down conventional definitions and concepts like ‘week’.

So to launch it in a blaze of glory/polite indifference (I’ll delete as applicable next week when we find out the state of play), since just about everyone here watches Doctor Who:

Who’s your favourite Doctor Who companion and why? And for the adventurous, who’s your least favourite/most hated?

Answers in the comments below or back at your own blog if you leave a link.


  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.