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Romana, short for Romanadvoratrelundar, is afictional character in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. A Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, she is a companion to the

Character History[]

As a Time Lord,[1] Romana is able to regenerate, having had two on-screen incarnations with somewhat different personalities (dubbed Romana Iand Romana II by fans). Romana I was played byMary Tamm from 1978 to 1979. When Tamm chose not to sign on for a second season, the part was recast. Romana II was played by Lalla Ward from 1979 to 1981. A third incarnation of Romana has been depicted in some of the spin-off novels, and a fourth (performed by Juliet Landau) has been featured in several audio dramas released by Big Finish Productions in 2013 and 2014, and will appear again in early 2015.



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Mary Tamm (1) 26 (6 stories) The Ribos Operation 2 September 1978 The Armageddon Factor[11] 24 February 1979
Lalla Ward (2) 40 (10 stories) Destiny Of The Daleks 1 September 1979 Warrior's Gate[12] 24 January 1981
N/A (Based onLouise Brooks)[13]    (3) 3 (3 stories) The Shadows of Avalon February 2000 The Gallifrey Chronicles June 2005
Juliet Landau (4)  4 (4 stories) Renaissance October 2013 Gallifrey: Intervention Earth[14] January 2015


Season 16 (Romana I)
Season 17 (Romana II)
Season 18 (Romana II)
20th anniversary special
30th anniversary special