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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 (73 Articles)
I am the lead writer on Titan's 12th Doctor comic and have just written an episode of Thunderbirds Are Go! for ITV/Amazon. I'm the winner of the 2012 BBC Writersroom opportunity and have written many things across TV, books, comics and audio. Represented by The Agency in the UK and Zero Gravity in the USA.
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