Barbara Chesterton

Barbara Wright
Real name
Barbara Wright
Current alias
Barbara Chesterton
Aliases
Yetaxa
Alignment
Relatives
Ian Chesterton (husband); Ernie Wright (grandfather)
Universe
Base of operations
Cambridge

Characteristics
Gender
Height
5 feet 7 inches
Hair
Status
Citizenship
Marital status
Occupation
Teacher
Education
History degree
Origin
Origin
Normal human birth
Place of birth
First appearance

History

Barbara Wright was a history teacher at Coal Hill School in Shoreditch in the early 1960s. Kidnapped by the time traveller known as the Doctor, along with her colleague Ian Chesterton, big-haired Babs spent the next few years reluctantly lurching from one crisis to another on a succession of alien planets and at various times in Earth's history until she and Ian finally managed to get home in a stolen Dalek time ship. They then apparently married and ended up at Cambridge University. Years later, the Doctor turned up again (with a new face) and the Chestertons assisted him in dealing with the threat posed by their old foes the Tribe of Gum.

Powers and abilities

Abilities

Pedagogical skills; a good working knowledge of Aztec mythology and history.

Strength level

Human female who gets regular exercise.

Weaknesses

Cardigans.

Paraphernalia

Transportation

TARDIS time capsule; Dalek time ship.

Notes

The earliest Doctor Who comic stories did not feature the Doctor's television companions, so Barbara has made comparatively few appearances in comics, and all long after she departed the TV show.

Trivia

Barbara was played on TV by Jacqueline Hill.

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