Day 12 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2015


Hello everyone! 🙂

It’s Day 12 of ‘Bradley’s Basement‘s Advent Calendar 2015.

“Happy Birthday Sarah!”

It’s a very special day for someone who is very special from ‘Doctor Who’. Today it’s time to talk about my favourite ‘Doctor Who’ companion and the actress who plays her in TV and on audio. 🙂

Sarah Sutton is a lovely person who plays the sweet Nyssa of Traken in ‘Doctor Who’. Nyssa made her first appearance on TV in ‘The Keeper of Traken’ in 1981. She first met Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor before becoming a companion of Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor in 1982 with Tegan and Adric.

I’ve been blessed with meeting Sarah at conventions and enjoy sharing/chatting with her how much I’ve enjoyed her as Nyssa in ‘Doctor Who’. Sarah is pleased that I like seeing/hearing her as Nyssa both on TV and in audio. There are three new audios with Nyssa coming out in January-March, 2016.

Sarah started as an actress at the age of 7, playing Baby Roo in a theatre production of ‘Winnie the Pooh’. She went on to play Alice in ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ in 1973 and played the blind girl Diana in ‘The Moon Stallion’ in 1978. She’s well-known nowadays for playing Nyssa in ‘Doctor Who’.

To this day, Sarah is currently playing Nyssa in the Big Finish audios of ‘Doctor Who’ which she enjoys doing and working with other actors/actresses. My favourite Nyssa stories include ‘Black Orchid’; ‘Circular Time’ and ‘The Demons of Red Lodge and Other Stories’. Click the links on ‘The Nyssa Challenge’ to see my reviews.

I’m lucky to have met the actress who plays my favourite companion in ‘Doctor Who’ and thrilled that I get on well with Sarah. I hope to see Sarah at another convention soon. I’m looking forward to hear more Nyssa audio stories in ‘Doctor Who’ and start ‘The Nyssa Challenge’ on my blog in 2016.

Thanks for reading.

Bye for now.

Tim. 🙂

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