Know Your Idols #22 Donna Noble

by GClarkHellery

In honour of the repeat showings on the BBC this weekend, I thought we should focus on one of my favourite Dr Who companions in recent years: Donna Noble.

What’s her deal?
The self described best temp in the South East, Donna literally appeared in the tardis as The Bride. She helped the Doctor deal with the loss of Rose, although she decided not to travel with him, a decision she regretted. Having met the Doctor, she did decide to start researching strange paranormal events so when she meets him again, she’s ready and talk about prepared, Donna was fully packed and ready for anything with her bags in the back of the car. Her relationship with the Doctor is more one of brother/sister but she can still prick his conscience

Doctor Who: The Runaway Bride
Doctor Who: Series 4 of new run

She says
Donna: Promise me one thing though, Doctor.
The Doctor: What’s that?
Donna: That you’ll find somebody.
The Doctor: I don’t need anybody.
Donna: Yes you do. Because I think sometimes you need somebody to stop you.

The Doctor: The last time, with Martha, it got complicated. And that was all my fault. I just want a mate.
Donna Noble: You just want to mate?
The Doctor: I just want *a* mate!
Donna Noble: You’re not matin’ with me Sunshine!
The Doctor: A mate! I want *a* mate!
Donna Noble: Well, just as well, because I’m not having any of that nonsense! I mean, you’re just a long streak of nothing, y’know, alien nothing!

Donna Noble: I’m waving at fat.

Donna Noble: [pointing to the Doctor] *He* is too skinny for words. You give him a hug you get a paper cut! 

Donna brought a levity to the Doctors life and in counter-balance to earlier companions, she maintained a platonic relationship with him, the mere suggestion of romance between them being met with a snort of laughter. She’s feisty and fun and like me, she’s not that keen on all the running that being a Doctor’s companion comes with either. However, unlike Rose who was thrown into another dimension, or Martha who chose to leave the Doctor, Donna’s time with the Doctor comes to a sad ending when she absorbs

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