Farewell to Caroline John
Sad news to mention as another Caroline John, who played Liz Shaw way back in Season 7 in 1970 recently passed away at the age of 72. I was fortunate enough to meet Caroline John back in 2005 in Wales when she mentioned to a convention audience that she had recently had cancer but had beaten it. Sadly it appears to have come back, but the beauty of a show like Doctor Who and the acting in television or movies is that in the eyes of the fans, she will live on forever. In fact, later this year we’ll be able to see new colour footage of Caroline John as Liz Shaw, as one of her four stories from the 1970 season, the 7-part story The Ambassadors of Death, will be released on DVD with the colour fully restored - the story has only existed partially in colour since the 1970’s when the original colour tapes were lost. We’ll all be thinking of Caroline when we watch that story for the first time in the way it was meant to be seen. RIP Caroline.
Posted by Luca on Friday, July 6 at 8:05 am