Vale: Deborah Watling

UK actress Deborah Watling, best known as a Doctor Who companion, has died, aged 69.

She died following a short battle with cancer.

Watling played Victoria Waterfield, one of Patrick Troughton’s companions across 40 episodes between 1967 and 1968, most of which were wiped after transmission.

Her brother Giles Watling, said she would be “sorely missed”.

“She was a lovely, lovely girl, bubbly and vibrant,” he said of his sibling.

After Doctor Who, Watling appeared in The Newcomers, Rising Damp and World War II drama Danger UXB.

In 1993 she reprised her companion role for a Children in Need short called Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time.

Source: BBC

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