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@DWComicArt Q & A session: You’ve written stories for many DW companions – Ian, Mike Yates, Bernice Summerfield. What makes a companion great?

And there are many I’d love to write for, too! I love so many of them. I think, even though those three are amazingly different, they are all such well-fleshed out characters. I would argue that Mike had the most character development in the pre-2005 series than any other character. He was complex and did the wrong thing for misguided reasons – like we all do from time to time. Generally, companions are human and they need to display human emotion and vulnerability and empathy.

About Richard Dinnick (48 Articles)
I am the winner of the 2012 BBC Writersroom opportunity. I write for children's and grown up TV. I have served as a BAFTA judge and producer at the Children's Media Conference. I also write books and comics.
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