Wendy Padbury trained at the Aida Foster Stage School and made her TV debut on the BBC arts programme “Monitor” soon after starting the course. More TV work followed and, by the age of seventeen, she had landed a regular role in the ATV soap opera Crossroads (1964). Soon after this, she applied for the role of “Zoe” on Doctor Who (1963). After several rounds of auditions and a screen test at Lime Grove, she was given the job. Although the production team tried to persuade her to stay on at the end of season six and she was tempted to do so, she decided to leave at the same time as her co-stars, Patrick Troughton and Frazer Hines. She then worked in the theatre and, in the early seventies, appeared in three seasons of the Southern TV children’s series Freewheelers (1968). Since the mid-seventies, she has divided her time between raising a family and continuing her acting career.