Anthony Bradshaw was an orphan. Anthony was "sold" by Mr Sutton, the workhouse's overseer, to Edward Hardiman, who recognised his talent for foretelling the future and used him in a variety show at a music hall for a month. He was billed as "the Amazing Anthony – the Wonder of 1898".
Anthony's gift was evidence of a parasitic energy that was feeding on him called Lawphoram. Captain Jack Harkness rescued Anthony and freed him from the Lawphoram. Jack gave Anthony a new, long life and returned towards its end to say goodbye to him in hospital before he died. (PROSE: Best Friends)