7 Doctor Who Urban Legends That Are Actually True.
5. Backstage Bust Ups
Tom Baker and Louise Jameson’s rough relationship is still a standout amongst the most fervently discussed parts of Doctor Who history. It’s broadly known and now transparently accepted by the actors themselves.As it is, they didn’t at first see eye to eye when Louise was to be the Doctor’s new companion, Leela, in 1977. Indeed, numerous fans take note that Tom hardly looks at Louise amid their scenes together which is a quality that the Fourth Doctor star is scandalous for executing towards co-stars he especially despised.
Reality behind their backstage beat down, has never been totally clarified. As indicated by Tom, the strain started when Louise said that he was frosty, which is an astounding word, and aloof and it additionally didn’t help that he took a disdaining to the brutal way of her on screen alias. It wasn’t too terrible since she didn’t stay all that long. Furthermore, they have settled their disparities and put their past equation behind them. Doctor/Leela fans will be glad to hear that they got on like a house on fire amid the recordings of their different Big Finish audio adventures.
4. The Regeneration Of Sarah Jane Smith
Elisabeth Sladen is viewed as the most defining Doctor Who partner ever. This is on account of her depiction of Sarah Jane Smith. However, her excursion to the TARDIS was as turbulent as her adventures on board it.
The role was initially given to April Walker, Fawlty Towers and The Two Ronnies popularity. However, the show’s then maker Barry Letts had a sudden change of heart when it unfolded that Third Doctor Jon Pertwee was entirely against the decision of his new friend. Walker was speedily replaced by Elisabeth Sladen. After a difficult audition, Walker was compensated for her time and for the fact that she had been fired. She was paid handsomely for the entire season in which she had been contracted to show up.