Family: Only child. Went to several different boarding schools, getting kicked out of most of them for her refusal to follow the rules. Father was the CEO of an investment firm, mother was his blonde, gorgeous, shallow trophy wife. Their relationship ended when he was sent to prison and had his assets seized for embezzlement and fraud, and she ran off to America with her new, rich Californian husband. She hasn't spoken to either since.
Occupation: She really wishes she could travel but instead works as a temp, frequently getting the worst jobs imaginable. She also goes to classes at night, taking a variety of subjects because she cannot decide what she wants to be when she grows up, but she knows it isn't a temp.
Reason for travelling with the Doctor: One summer evening, whilst walking back to her flat from her classes she fell upon the Doctor. Really. She was too busy reading her Introduction to Quantum Theory text to watch where she was going, tripped over the curb and bowled the Doctor over. He glanced at one of the passages of her Quantum Theory book, and told her they had gotten it all wrong. She laughed at him and told him to prove it. He showed her the TARDIS.
Appearance: Short. Not a midget, but short. Long dark layered hair with fun coloured streaks. Lots of random jewelry, and other sparkly things. Tends to be chewing gum or sucking on suckers when not actively speaking, eating or drinking.
Name: Trea Pope
Occupation: Intern at the BBC in London. Although she's working in the department in charge of writing and programming, really she gets coffee, and sometimes gets to photocopy and answer the phones. Since she doesn't get paid for this full time Internship, she also works late shifts at the pub down the road from her flat.
Education: BA in Drama and Creative Writing at the University of London's Royal Holloway College. Spent a year traveling around the world after graduation - where she developed a need to help people.
Family: Only child. Her father is a reclusive academic currently ensconced at Cambridge University, up to his eyeballs in research of arcane languages. Her mother died when she was small, and her father has left it up to Trea to raise herself. He leaves her alone and they mostly see each other on holidays.
Reason for Traveling with the Doctor: He found her quietly thinking on a hot summer day in London. She was sitting on a bench with a notebook in hand, but all that was on the page was a few tear stains. The Doctor noticed the small tattoo of Earth on her right shoulder, revealed for the day by her strappy black tank top. They talked. He told her he could take her to better times, other worlds. Show her wonderful things. She stepped into his blue box without looking back.
Name: Jaye Eccles
Occupation: Virgin Radio intern
Education: Attending LCC, going into third year of TV and Radio Production
Family: Single father, older brother who moved to Thailand. Mother moved out when Jaye was thirteen, but they are still close.
Physical Appearance: 5'2", long dreadlocked hair, light brown eyes, one quarter Japanese, three quarts Spanish, too thin (previous eating disorder), with an iPod permanently in her trouser pocket.
Reason For Travelling with the Doctor: She doesn't quite believe that it's not all some elaborate joke for the Graham Norton Show. Also, she'll get to spend a lot of time with David Tennant. Unless he's really the Doctor. But that's all very unclear.