|Place of origin:||Earth|
|Appearance:||The Faceless Ones|
|Main actor:||Pauline Collins|
Samantha Briggs was the sister of Brian Briggs. When he disappeared on a Chameleon Tours trip to Rome, she travelled from her home in Liverpool to Gatwick Airport to investigate. On 20 July 1966, he teamed up with the Second Doctor to find the other missing persons and defeat the Chameleons. (TV: The Faceless Ones)
In his investigation of reports of a series of agent provocateurs known as "the Doctor" who had been involved in numerous unusual incidents, the journalist James Stevens interviewed Samantha about the Gatwick Incident. She described the Doctor as "a short man with a mournful face and dishevelled clothing." She also noted that he had a "blurred" English accent which defied description and seemed to be extremely knowledgeable on a wide variety of subjects. Stevens dubbed him "the Gatwick Doctor" due to his involvement in the investigation of holiday fraud. Furthermore, Samantha told Stevens that the Doctor was accompanied by "a young Scots lad in a kilt, called 'Jamie'." (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)
Behind the scenes Edit
- Samantha was originally intended to become the Second Doctor's companion at the end of The Faceless Ones, but Pauline Collins turned down the offer to become a series regular. In her absence, Victoria Waterfield from the following story, The Evil of the Daleks, was chosen as the next companion. The production crew had also considered Mollie Dawson as a companion.
- Pauline Collins returned to Doctor Who for Tooth and Claw, in which she played Queen Victoria.