Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide
The War Games
This is the seventh and final story in Season Six.
The second Doctor is short with a beatles moptop. He tends to act the part of a fool and give events a push in the right direction rather than directly taking control. He also plays the recorder.
Jamie McCrimmon is a scots piper who met the Doctor after the battle of Culluden in The Highlanders. During that story he fought on the side of Bonnie Prince Charlie against the Redcoat forces of England. He is proud of his Scottishness and wears a kilt and carries a dirk (knife).
Zoe Heriot is a scientist from the 21st Century with an eidetic memory. Her specialities are astrophysics and mathematics. She helped the Doctor and Jamie defeat Cybermen in The Wheel in Space before deciding to join them in their travels.
Recurring and Historical Characters
Whilst the Doctor mentions a number of his previous adventures and the monsters he has fought, you do not need to know anything about them. The Doctor helpfully names and describes each of the monsters in question.