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June 23rd, 2012 70 comments

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Caroline John 1940 – 2012 Video Tribute

Caroline John (liz Shaw) 1940 – 2012

From BBC Twitter

It’s with great sadness that we confirm the death of Caroline John who played companion Liz Shaw in 1970. She passed away on the 5th June.

Caroline John Played Liz Shaw opposite the 3rd Doctor Jon Pertwee until “Inferno”. She was introduced to The Doctor in the story “Spearhead from Space” playing a scientist.

Like many other past Doctor Who Companions she continued playing her roll in several Big Finish productions and attended numerous conventions.

She also appeared in The Five Doctors and Dimensions in Time plus several independent BBV stories. Caroline John was married to Geoffrey Beevers who played the Master in The Keeper of Traken.

Babelcolour Tribute: Farewell Elizabeth Shaw…



  • The Supreme Dalek

    June 22nd, 2013 - 8:00pm

    But actually, I just a comment of mine a year ago. I didn’t know who she was back then, so that’s why I forgot. 🙁

  • The Supreme Dalek

    June 22nd, 2013 - 7:55pm

    Oh my, I didn’t know about this! I only started liking her companion, she’s my second favourite overall! RIP Caroline John. 😥

    PS: I posted this so late because I only found out when I was looking at episodes of Doctor Who. 🙁

  • Gordon

    June 26th, 2012 - 8:58am

    It all exists. Why would it not get released on dvd?

  • KKobusK

    June 24th, 2012 - 7:40pm

    Her funeral was on the 20th and then the announced it the day after on the 21st. I surpose they just wanted to moarn her in private for the time being :'(

  • booboo

    June 24th, 2012 - 6:41pm

    because i assume her family wanted (or indeed her wishes) to not make it public until after her funeral

  • craig

    June 24th, 2012 - 6:39pm

    If she died on the fifth why are people only starting to talk about it now ?

  • commander strax

    June 24th, 2012 - 4:59pm

    R.I.P caroline john you will be missed

  • Ibberman

    June 24th, 2012 - 1:39pm

    I just finished watching her episodes a couple af weeks ago, she was a great companion. RIP

  • NguMadman10000

    June 24th, 2012 - 11:32am

    R.i.p the sadness has rised again.

  • Georgia-doctor

    June 24th, 2012 - 9:28am


    She died the day after my birthday…

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