Sadly Jacqueline Hill is no longer with us so I feel like the film is, in part, a real tribute to her. There aren’t any interviews with her available, so I asked Carole Ann Ford what she was like. She told me that Jacqueline was often mistaken as being aloof and cold, but actually she was quite shy. That’s something I can really empathise with. And it’s very flattering to be asked to play her- she was so very beautiful.
Jemma Powell talks about playing Jacqueline Hill/Barbara Wright in An Adventure in Space and Time (From DWM)
Jackie was a lovely, lovely lady. She was great fun, a great professional and was particularly concerned about being friendly to other people coming in to the cast. She apparently had some unfortunate experiences herself going into other casts where she’s been made to feel not particularly welcome. It can be very off-putting to go into a cast where the regular cast are a sort of clique, and you’re left on your own. So we made a point of welcoming people into the cast of Doctor Who. This was very much from Jackie’s point of view because she encouraged us to do so. She just used to be a lot of fun, a very warm lady.