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April Walker - the original Sarah Smith by jlfletch April Walker - the original Sarah Smith by jlfletch
This is something of a "What if" picture.
Westley Smith and myself produced this for Richard Bignell's third issue of the brilliant "Nothing at the End of the Lane" book.
April walker was the first choice as Sarah Jane Smith, but due to one thing and another, she never got to appear as the Doctor's companion. So the idea was to do a mock Radio Times cover depicting Ms Walker as she may have appeared in The Time Warrior.

It allowed me and Westley to emulate the wonderful style of Frank Bellamy, who I must say, I've been ripping off for years.
Hope you like and please look at the Nothing at the End of the lane site - the books are amazing and publish loads of unseen photos.

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Thesis17 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
very cool idea.  Nice!
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DanielsDoodles Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is great, and I can't wait to see more, but I was wondering, does Westley Smith have an account on devianart?
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DukeDexter Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Nice work :-)
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WillRipamonti Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great concept! ;)
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EngineerQueeg Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
How fantastic to see top quality graphics on a Radio Times cover again, a sight sorely missed these days.
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ShivaTheSarcastic Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Artist
Very cool! I love your Doctor Who illustrations! I wish I could find collections of Frank Bellamy's comic book work.
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Mjanus Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Wasn't April Dancer the role played by Stephanie Powers in the Girl from U.N.C.L.E ?

Be interesting to see a Bellamy style cover for all those years when RT so miserably turned its back on Dr Who....
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cubs2084 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
It's really odd how the identity of the alternate choice for Sarah Jane Smith was such a secret for all this time. And how it just slipped out in a DVD commentary text track of all things.
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Arcalian Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
April Walker totally sounds like the name of a companion, too.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Exllcent and intresting
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Rowanelle Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That link is really interesting.
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