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Orphaned after her father was exterminated saving the Doctor from the Daleks, young Victoria Waterfield joined the Doctor and Jamie with a heavy heart. Reassured by the Doctor that her grief would not last forever, she began to enjoy her travels – experiencing 1930s Tibet, a future Earth controlled by the Doctor’s double Salamander, and the ice-encrusted Brittannicus Base. Famed for her piercing scream, Victoria's vocal chords buried Ice Warriors in avalanches and, when amplified, destroyed the all encompassing Weed creature. After the battle with the Weed, she chose to remain on Earth, adopted by the Harris family.
After its safe return to the BBC Archives late last year, Second Doctor classic The Web of Fear is released on DVD this month. We pick some of our favourite moments of the Doctor’s second encounter with the Great Intelligence…