Sam Jones

Sam Jones



Sam Jones



Place of Origin:


Affiliated With:

Black Seed Movement




Margaret Jones


Allan Jones


Paul Hamani

First Seen In:

The Eight Doctors


Vampire Science
The Bodysnatchers
War of the Daleks
Alien Bodies
Option Lock
Longest Day
Dreamstone Moon
Seeing I
Placebo Effect
Vanderdeken’s Children
The Scarlet Empress
The Janus Conjunction
The Face-Eater
The Taint
Revolution Man
Unnatural History
Autumn Mist
Interference – Book One
Interference – Book Two

Short stories
Short Trips

The People’s Temple

More Short Trips

Dead Time
Femme Fatale

Short Trips and Side Steps

The Queen of Eros



Earth and Beyond



thanks to TARDIS Wikia

Samantha Angeline Jones was a companion of the Eighth Doctor.

Sam Jones was a unique individual, her biodata/timeline had been directly affected by a future event which was related to her time travelling, (Unnatural History) making her life before 2002 something of a paradox.

Sam is one of only a very small number of people confirmed to know the Doctor’s real name. (Vanderdeken’s Children)


Samantha Jones had a very troubled childhood. In her teenage years, she was a drug user and had the needle scars on her arms to prove it. She lived in a bedsit in King’s Cross, London. She wrote letters to Amnesty While in high school and thought about spray painting a billboard. She left home in 1997, and worked in a video shop up to 2002. She smoked Benson &, Hedges cigarettes, and had used ecstasy more than once. She saw the Lord of the Rings movie, but didn’t think much of it.

Then she met the Eighth Doctor. He had come searching for his friend. He explained to her about the dimensional scar in San Francisco that his TARDIS had become a part of.

He convinced her to accompany him back to San Francisco after her parents showed her a series of postcards they had been receiving from a Samantha Jones, including one showing a blonde Samantha Jones and the Doctor from a photobooth on Paphos.

Whilst in San Francisco she attempted to seduce The Doctor, was captured by Griffin, an unnaturalist, and had sex several times with Fitz Kreiner. (Unnatural History)

After several days of getting to know The Doctor and Fitz’s worlds, and encountering effects of the Wild Hunt (an energy pulse washing out in a reverse ripple from the scar that made her experience her alternate timelines and also altered her biodata), she ran into the scar, altering her timeline greatly, so that she encountered The Doctor (for the first time) in Totter’s Yard. (Unnatural History, The Eight Doctors)


Samantha Jones was a vegetarian. She hated drugs and didn’t even drink Coca-Cola.

She met The Doctor in 1997 whilst running from a group of drug dealers. (The Eight Doctors)

Sam spent three years on the planet Ha’olam, making her about twenty-one when she re-encountered The Doctor and began travelling with him again. (Seeing I)

Whilst on the planet Hyspero she met (and got along brilliantly with) Iris Wildthyme. (The Scarlet Empress) She died from radiation on Janus Prime, melting into a puddle on Menda. The Doctor later saved her by using a temporal orbit. (The Janus Conjunction)

In San Francisco, she encountered a dimensional scar that altered her timeline, reworking it and creating the established timeline she experienced with The Doctor. (Unnatural History)

Sam chose to leave The Doctor while on 1996 Earth, about a year before her younger self first left Earth with The Doctor. To preserve the timeline, Sam planned to stay with and assist Sarah Jane Smith for that year and then go home to her parents the day after her younger self left despite being six years older than the last time they’d have seen her. (Interference – Book Two)


A person matching Sam’s description was briefly seen by Charlotte Pollard while aboard the airship in the heart of the Time Vortex, its inhabitants kept in a limbo-like state having been removed from the timeline by The Doctor to preserve the Web of Time. (Repercussions…)


Born on 15 April 1980, she was sixteen when she first met The Doctor in Totter’s Yard. She attended Coal Hill School. She thought herself a pacifist, but had killed people: a Tractite and a human, the second when she was being controlled. (Genocide, Kursaal) She was still shocked by extreme forms of violence and believed that such direct action should be beneath The Doctor. (Revolution Man)


In heroriginal timeline, Sam Jones had dark hair, needle scars along her arms and not a lot of muscle tone in her legs. (Unnatural History) In her second timeline, she had short blonde hair. She ran a few kilometres every day, either through the TARDIS or around wherever she and the Doctor landed. (Option Lock) She was sixteen when she began travelling with The Doctor, but she spent three years on Ha’olam, making her twenty-one (or thereabouts) when she finished travelling with The Doctor. (Seeing I, Interference – Book Two)


Sam Jones came from liberal parents. She once said that the only thing that would really shock her parents was if she did drugs.

She was a vegetarian and a supporterof Greenpeace and gay rights. The Doctor took her to a Greenpeace rally. (Vampire Science)

During her travels with The Doctor, Sam fell in love with him. (Longest Day)

Despite believing herself to be a pacifist and anti-war, she found herself grabbing a gun following an encounteron Skaro against the Daleks. (War of the Daleks)


Sam liked to run a few kilometres each day.

She and the Doctor came up with a list of codes (numbers) to apply to different situations they might encounter (so they didn’t have to come up with a plan, just say a number). (The Janus Conjunction, Unnatural History)


  • After Freema Agyeman was cast in The Carrie Diaries, which featured a character called Samantha Jones, Torchwood scriptor Gary Russell mentioned in a tweet that the alias used by Agyeman’s character, Martha Jones, in the television story Reset, was a deliberate reference to The Doctor companion
  • Sam’s appearance was modelled off a BBC Worldwide employee by the name of Kath. (DWM 259)
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