Friday 27 March 2020

H is for... Harry (1)

Harry Sowersby was the caretaker of a seaside amusement park which had been closed down for some time, following the financial crisis of 2008. He had discovered a young female alien named Eve, whose spaceship had crash-landed on the beach nearby. Harry allowed her to stay at the park and looked after her, along with the ship's AI interface. As she grew older Eve's powers had started to increase, and Harry was afraid that she could no longer properly control them. She had abducted some homeless people who slept in the park, forcing them to play with her. The physical and mental strain she put on them was endangering their lives. When Rani came to the area to look for an old school friend who had gone missing from a local orphanage, she too was enslaved. Harry was forced to tell all about Eve when Sarah Jane Smith came in search of Rani. Once the young alien had managed to get her powers under control, she decided to leave the Earth. Rani's friend, Samuel, agreed to travel with her. Eve invited Harry along as well, so he could continue to look after her.

Played by: Brian Miller. Appearances: SJA 3.2 The Mad Woman In The Attic (2009).
  • Miller has a very special connection to Doctor Who, being the husband of Lis Sladen. 
  • He appeared on screen in the programme twice - as Dugdale, operator of a fairground Hall of Mirrors who's enslaved by the Mara, in Snakedance, and as the tramp, Barney, whose tatty old overcoat is "borrowed" by the Twelfth Doctor in Deep Breath.
  • Additionally, he provided Dalek voices for both Resurrection of the Daleks and Remembrance of the Daleks, as well as featuring on a couple of Big Finish productions.

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