It was the end of Doctor Who but no one really knew it, not even the cast who only found out after the series had been completed. Survival marked the end of Sylvester McCoy’s era. The serial saw Ace return to her home in Perivale in the suburbs of North West London.
This serial has the best musical opening number to an episode of Doctor Who ever – it even trumps the Master’s song at the start of Last of the Time Lords.
Most recognisable as Ace, companion to Sylvester McCoy’s seventh Doctor, Sophie Aldred talks to Neela Debnath about her favourite assistants, the new series and how she never really left the TARDIS.
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