Sunday, 29 July 2012

In Memory of Mary Tamm 1950 - 2012

My Sunday update is once again a sad news one. Short on the heels of the Doctor Who world having lost Caroline John, now the wonderful Mary Tamm has passed away earlier this week.

Photo from Big Finish
Mary appeared in the Key To Time series alongside Tom Baker's Doctor. In this series the Doctor was tasked to locate the six segments and to do this he was given a new companion to help him, the Time Lady Romanadvoratrelundar (Romana for short). Romana brought style and elegance to the TARDIS, but could also be aloof and superior to the Doctor. 

When you met Mary at the conventions there was no sign of that aspect of Romana, instead a warm smile greeted the fans along with friendly and witty chat. I will always remember when I first met Mary, coming away from the event saying how nice she was and looked forward to meeting her again.

Outside of Doctor Who Mary could be seen in Eastenders, Paradise Heights and Jonathan Creek to name just a few. She had returned to the part of Romana for the Big Finish Companion Chronicles and Gallifrey series, and had just recently finished recording some new adventures alongside Tom Baker for a series of audio releases due out next year.

All our thoughts are with Mary's family and friends at this sad time.

BBC News

Big Finish tribude to Mary Tamm