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Nicola Bryant: Peri Perfect

November 19, 2011




… These are the lovely ladies and gorgeous girls of eras gone by whose beauty, ability, electricity and all-round x-appeal deserve celebration and – ahem – salivation here at George’s Journal…


For many, she frequented Blighty’s (and the world’s?) favourite science fiction show Doctor Who  in its least popular period, but she easily transcended this, being now so fondly recalled she’s one of the few Doctor’s companions who can boast her own official action figure. Er, yes. She’s pretty as a button – actually, scrap that, sexy as hell – bodaciously busty and (by her own admission) a lover of many a double entendre; she’s Nicola Bryant and she is, yes, verily the latest addition to the Talent corner of this very blog…



Name: Nicola Bryant

Nationality: English

Profession: Actress, writer and musician

Born: 11 October 1960, Guildford, Surrey

Height: 5ft 3in

Known for: Playing the American botany student Perpugilliam ‘Peri’ Brown from 1984 to ’86 in Doctor Who (1963-present), opposite Peter Davison’s Fifth and Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctors, a character that was controversial/ popular for making use of her assets in revealing outfits, at least initially. She went on to star alongside Baker again in the made-for-video series The Stranger (1992-95), a partnership than was undeniably, wittingly Who-esque and appeared in the Victorian-set Blackadder’s Christmas Carol (1988). In recent years she has reprised the role of Peri Brown in Doctor Who audio adventures and often appears at fan events devoted to the show.

Strange but true: As an English woman playing an American character, she was encouraged to speak in a US accent in public appearances for Doctor Who and even between takes.

Peak of fitness: Despite her often appearances in only-just-there costumes as Peri, this one’s a doozy – it has to be her Doctor Who debut, the opening episode of the serial Planet Of Fire, specifically the point at which she wears a pink bikini and has to be saved from drowning in the sea by The Doctor’s companion of the time Vislor Turlough (Mark Strickson).



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15 Comments leave one →
  1. November 20, 2011 3:13 am

    Despite the fact that “Peri Brown” was probably the scattiest assistant the Doctor ever had, I thought basically she was sex on legs!
    Undoubtedly the most gorgeous assistant as well as the craziest!
    I have seen Nicola Bryant in other programmes on TV and she proved to me she can act differing parts.
    She never got enough TV roles. Maybe because people always remember a character like “Peri Brown”.
    That was a great shame 😦
    She is still gorgeous today!

  2. November 22, 2011 11:36 pm

    She is indeed, Peter.

    Do you follow her on Twitter, perchance? She’s most entertaining and chatty with anyone and everyone (her Twitter page address is above)… 🙂

  3. George Bell permalink
    January 30, 2012 5:20 am

    Thank YOU!!!!!! You have so made my day!!!!! I was madly in love with this beautiful British gal, my all-time favourite DR. WHO travelling companion!!!!

  4. randy permalink
    November 4, 2012 9:51 pm

    Like Raquel Welch, she is a fine actress who got typecast by crummy roles.

  5. August 22, 2014 6:44 pm

    I love Nicola Bryant with all my heart knowing she may or may not be married but she is and she’ll always be remembered as peri on doctor who as the hottest most beautiful actress in the world of doctor who she is my only favourite gal in the series she’ll be remembered as Peri no-one in the film can change that for sure.

    Love Imran Uddin

    • August 23, 2014 1:57 am

      Well, I believe I’m right in saying that the lovely Nicola is, in fact, wife/ girlfriend to a Doctor Who superfan. So, you know, there may be hope for us all… 😉

  6. adplph histler permalink
    March 28, 2015 6:59 am

    she is a rare exotic beauty. no doubt, absolutely stunning .!!!

  7. flyingtigercomics permalink
    July 24, 2015 6:50 am

    Reblogged this on Flying Tiger Comics and commented:
    Nicola Bryant – still smoking hot in her 50s not to mention a talented performer in the Big Finish audio dramas.

    Really is criminal that they haven’t found an episode for her in current Who – but how could there be space for real continuity and a nod to a previous companion when it’s turned into the “shut up!” / PC drivel / panto dame Master / Jenna Coleman show?

    • July 24, 2015 9:33 pm

      Well, it would be fantastic if Peri were to return for an episode rather like Sarah Jane Smith was allowed to, I agree. However, while I had big reservations about the last season, I still have faith in ‘Nu Who’ and don’t think it’s quite got to the stage you suggest it has. Anyway, it’s all about opinion and thanks for sharing yours. Glad you appeared to like the post enough to comment. 🙂

      • flyingtigercomics permalink
        July 25, 2015 1:17 am

        I would love to see Peri come back, just a lovely actress for starters and deserves at least a one episode callback.

        The show is not being made for the licence payers any more – that’s the big problem. It killed it in the 80s and it will kill it again…

        You can’t make a mainstream English show for a vocal tiny minority of weirdo fans, it has to be for everyone – especially the public forced to pay for it…

  8. June 13, 2016 3:12 pm

    Absolutely stunning,naturally beautiful,not like so many fake bodied women,you can get now,not all of course,i don’t want to generalise!

  9. June 5, 2017 3:49 pm

    Wow, absolutely stunning, such a beautiful body, and still sexy af to this day

  10. Eddie permalink
    October 5, 2019 6:27 pm

    I thought she was a pretty Dr Who companion.


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