10 Thing You Might Not Have Known About Doctor Who.
4) Tom Baker Wanted To Have A Talking Cabbage As A Buddy.
This is what legend has it as. The talking cabbage would have been an alien creature that sat on the Doctor’s shoulder, and could have been a substitute when Louise Jameson (Leela) left the series. Baker was also enthusiastic about the possibility of the Doctor having a much older lady as a friend.
3) One of Peter Davison’s First Companions Could Have Been A Previous Tom Baker Buddy.
As Tom Baker neared the end of playing the Doctor, the new maker, John Nathan-Turner, wanted to bring back a previous companion to bridge the gap between the Fourth and Fifth Doctors. He went to Elisabeth Sladen, who didn’t want to come back to the show. However, she consented to star in a spin-off. He likewise was in talks with Louise Jameson, who’d played Leela, for a long time. Jameson was keen to return for a few stories. However, Nathan-Turner needed her for an entire season, so she said no. That is how the new character of Tegan Jovanka was made.