Doctor Who companion Caroline John dies

Caroline John, who played ‘Doctor Who’ companion Liz Shaw, has died.

It was announced today on the BBC show’s official Twitter account that she died on 5 June, leaving behind her husband Geoffrey Beevers, who played ‘Doctor Who’ villain, The Master in 1981. 

Caroline at a convention in 2003 (Credit: Rex)

The actress acted alongside the third Doctor, Jon Pertwee, in four 1970 serials including ‘Doctor Who And The Silurians’ and ‘Spearhead From Space’ before returning for an anniversary special entitled ‘The Five Doctors’ in 1983.

Caroline later returned to the role for a Children In Need special.

She also enjoyed roles in ‘The Bill’, ‘Midsomer Murders’ and ‘Love Actually’, as well as playing the part of Laura Lyons in a 1982 TV adaptation of ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’, in which former Doctor Tom Baker played Sherlock Holmes.

More recently she read for the audiobook version of fellow ‘Doctor Who’ companion Elizabeth Sladen’s autobiography.