Barbara Wright
Barbara Wright
Alias(es): Barbara, Miss. Wright
Species: Human
Origin: Earth
First Appearance: An Unearthly Child
Portrayed by: Jacqueline Hill

Barbara Wright was a history teacher at Coal Hill School where she first met Susan Foreman and fellow-teacher Ian Chesterton. They investigated where Susan lived and discovered the TARDIS and the First Doctor. After being captured on that dreadful day, Barbara travelled with the Doctor and Susan and Ian for a while. She then met Vicki Pallister, who joined them after the departure of Susan until she and Ian left together after a third battle with the Daleks.


She and Ian were suspicious of Susan and so visited her supposed home in 76 Totter's Lane. There she and Ian found the TARDIS and met the Doctor. The Doctor captured them on purpose in revenge for their spying and they travelled back in time to 100,000BC. There, Barbara helped the others to flee the Tribe of Gum's grasp and escape through the Forest of Fear. She also provided health treatment for Za after being attacked by a wild beast inside the Forest. (An Unearthly Child)

Barbara became injured during a battle with a Dragon and was forced to hobble during her stay in Elbyon. She stayed in the city and researched its strange history, discovering that there was something about Gramling, the wizard. She talked with Queen Leonora in the grounds too. She was later distracted to the woods and then found by a black cat, which found her and took her to Anni Glassfeather. Barbara told the old witch about Marton Dhal and so they travelled on broomsticks to The Black Tower. Saving Princess Melissa and Susan Foreman, they travelled back to Fluxford. Barbara oversaw everything in the court and fought against Gramling. (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)

Ian and Barbara visited Baltimore with the Doctor where they met Edgar Allan Poe and fought a demonic ram. (The True and Indisputable Facts in the Matter of the Ram's Skull)