Seeing as I am still sick…and my mother passed in 2010…
As it’s Mother’s Day, our thoughts naturally turn to all those wonderful women around the world who make our lives that much better.
But in the world of Doctor Who, you may be surprised to learn that some mums are better than others – and we’ve collected them here for you.
Check out the best and worst mothers in the show.
7. Sylvia Noble
Donna’s mum was not the most pleasant lady in the world and, when it came to her daughter, she saved the sharpest lashings of her tongue for Donna.
But she did love her.
6. Amy Pond
Sadly, we didn’t get to enjoy the sight of a pregnant Pond teetering about space and time but we did get to discover her maternal side. Sort of.
Just after the dropping the sprog, a certain Melody Pond (aka River Song), Amy did seem to forget somewhat about her newborn (which is why she’s not at the top).
5. Madge Arwell
Madge, played by Outnumbered’s Claire Skinner, managed to save not only Matt Smith’s Doctor (twice) and her own children from an alien world, the plucky widow also brought her hubby back from the dead (played by Pointless star Alexander Armstrong).
Even Doctor calls her mum, speaking of which…
4. The Woman
Perhaps a slightly contentious entry this one.
Although not confirmed within the show itself, writer Russell T Davies confirmed in his own book, The Writer’s Tale, that the mysterious woman who appeared throughout David Tennant’s Doctor Who finale (simply credited as The Woman) was, in fact, the Time Lord’s mother.
And what a good mum too, managing to help her son out and save the universe and TIME ITSELF!
Are You My Mummy?
Poor Nancy, a young mother in the midst of World War II, found herself mum to a gas mask zombie in 2005’s The Empty Child.
Thankfully, everything turned out OK in the end.
2. Sarah Jane Smith
Journalist Sarah Jane had been a major player in the Whoniverse for some time before she became a parent.
Thanks to her spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures, SJ adopted Luke – a human archetype created by an alien species.
1. Jackie Tyler
She slapped the Ninth and kissed the Tenth – Jackie Tyler, what a ledge!
7. Signora Rosanna Calvierri
This vampire fish-woman came to Earth (Venice, to be specific) with her children in order for a better life (understandable).
Sadly, her children ate her.
6. Sophie Owens
Making two appearances in Doctor Who, Sophie made the supreme error of leaving her partner Craig (karaoke car singer James Corden) alone with their first born, Stormaggeddon.
This almost resulted in an invasion of the Cybermen.
5. Mother of Mine
This rabid cow-bag chased David Tennant’s Doctor all across the galaxy and hunted him down to pre-WWI England, where the Time Lord had changed into a human.
He got his revenge by tricking her into the event horizon of a collapsing galaxy to be imprisoned there forever.
Best Mother’s Day pressie ever.
Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams made numerous appearances in last year’s series as the immortal Ashildr.
Along the way she managed to let her children die from the plague. Careless.
3. Empress of the Racnoss
This giant spider-lady was only trying to protect her children, you could argue, but she did also manage to upset Donna Noble.
2. Francine Jones
This nasty piece of work gave her own daughter up to The Master!
1. Ellie Oswald
Clara’s mum. No, we don’t remember her either.