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Harry Sullivan


Surgeon Lieutenant Harry Sullivan was a Royal Navy surgeon in the employ of UNIT and a companion of the Fourth Doctor. He later worked for NATO and MI5. He had a younger half-brother named Will. (AUDIO: Buried Secrets)


Profile


UNIT
Harry first encountered UNIT while he worked in the Royal Navy, at the same time the Third Doctor had briefly left Earth in his TARDIS for Peladon. (PROSE: The Face of the Enemy)

After he had joined UNIT and the Third Doctor was apparently in a coma, the Brigadier summoned “Dr Sullivan” to help see him through the process. When Sergeant Benton woke the Doctor by offering him a cup of coffee, the Brigadier cancelled the call for Dr Sullivan’s assistance. (TV: Planet of the Spiders)

Three weeks after confronting the Great One on the planetMetebelis III, the Doctor and his TARDIS re-appeared in his laboratory at UNIT HQ. The Doctor had received a fatal dose ofradiation, forcing him to regenerate or die. (TV: Planet of the Spiders) Harry Sullivan arrived on the scene just moments after the Doctor regenerated into a new form. (TV: Robot)

After UNIT
In the early 1980s, Harry worked at NATO. (TV: Mawdryn Undead, PROSE: Harry Sullivan’s War) By 1997, he was Deputy Director at MI5. At that time, via the agency of time travel, he met up once again with a familiar version of the Doctor, as well as a much younger Sarah Jane Smith, for whom little time had passed. (PROSE: System Shock) He still worked for MI5 in 1999, (PROSE: Millennium Shock) and became Chief of Staff at some point prior to 2015. (PROSE: Damaged Goods) By 2005, he was back at NATO, having achieved the rank of Commodore. The Brigadier asked him for a favor at the time. (AUDIO: The Wasting)

To commemorate an anniversary date, Sarah Jane had yearly meetings with Harry Sullivan. By 2006, Harry had been missing in action for some time, though Sarah kept coming to the same place they used to meet. She “talked” to him and raised a toast to him wherever he was. (AUDIO: Buried Secrets) Harry was still missing in 2009. (PROSE: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith)

In 2010, Sarah Jane recalled that Harry had worked in developing vaccines that had saved thousands of lives. (TV: Death of the Doctor)

In June 2015, though, Harry was alive and discovered a possible cure for HIV in blood taken from David Daniels. (PROSE: Damaged Goods)


Appearances


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