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Doctor Who Star to Have Memoir Published

Doctor Who star to have memoir published posthumously

From BBC News

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The autobiography of Doctor Who actress Elisabeth Sladen is to be published posthumously next month, six months after her death from cancer, aged 63.

The memoir, described as “a warm and witty celebration”, covers her years on the BBC sci-fi show as well as other aspects of her distinguished career.

Former Doctor Who David Tennant has written a foreword for the book, published by Aurum Press on 7 November.

Sladen first appeared as Doctor Who’s companion Sarah Jane Smith in 1973.

Having acted alongside two Doctors – Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker – she left the series in 1976 but continued to play Sarah Jane in anniversary specials and radio plays.

The Liverpool-born actress reprised her role in the revived Doctor Who in 2006, going on to star in its CBBC spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Aurum Press said her autobiography – originally slated for an April release – was being published now “with the support and participation of Elisabeth’s family”.

In addition to her time on Doctor Who, it went on, the book covers her “humble” beginnings in post-war Liverpool, her theatrical career and her lesser-known appearances on Coronation Street and Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em.



  • Hector Sandler

    October 28th, 2011 - 9:13am

    When recently the rerun only in Tom Baker era in Australia SCI-FI. It showed me sadness when I see her. But I read this book in the Library only.

  • Tick Tock goes the Clock

    October 27th, 2011 - 8:33pm

    This sounds good

  • forever dalek 1323

    October 27th, 2011 - 8:22pm

    she sahll be rememberd in this book

  • Commander Strax

    October 27th, 2011 - 3:11pm

    Newsround [cbbc] got it wrong

  • booboo

    October 27th, 2011 - 11:53am

    not their fault, she put down her wrong birth date many years ago as she though it might be harder to get work so i have read, screen age 63, actual age 65

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    October 27th, 2011 - 11:06am

    65 years old, not 63. Even the Sun Newspaper made that mistake. Sorry to point out the obvious, but even i would would feel abit annoyed if someone got my age abit wrong.

  • 11matt

    October 27th, 2011 - 9:50am

    sounds good

  • Handbot Scott

    October 27th, 2011 - 8:42am

    Looking forward to this

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