The Third Doctor kick-started the 1970s with Spearhead from Space and the BBC archive page linked is well worth a proper read and gives a decent view of just how many firsts this story represents. I don’t think it’s perfect, but it has a lot going for it despite certain scenes aiming too closely to…
The Candy Jar Books celebration of Fifty Years of the Brigadier is now available and retitled The Brigadier Declassified. It’s a bargain at £8.99 (+pp) web price, and covers TV, Big Finish, books and much, much more.
My review of Andy Frankham-Allen’s Short Trips: The Revisionists is now on CultBox. As the cover shows it’s got Leela, The Brigadier and the Fourth Doctor! Performed by Louise Jameson it’s a great start to the year. My review is: Doctor Who Short Trips: The Revisionists review. <<< Message Ends >>>
Big Finish has announced details of the fifth volume of Third Doctor Adventures with not one but two re-castings! Alongside Katy Manning, John Levene and Tim Treloar, Jon Culshaw will be playing the Brigadier and Daisy Ashbrook, daughter of Caroline John, will be playing Liz Shaw! The news item is: BRIGADIER, BENTON AND LIZ RETURN.
Before you get too excited, we don’t think it’s Peter Capaldi, but next year February 2019) gives us the Twelfth Doctor in the a Short Trips. The range has been extended for two years to the end of 2020. Producer Ian Atkins has moved on (and many personal thanks to Ian), and new producer Alfie Shaw has…
As well as treating us to The Brigadier: Fifty Years of Lethbridge-Stewart, Candy Jar Books is also giving us a chance to buy a collection of eight short stories, with each book sold donating £1.50 to the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff.
Just imagine – the Brigadier has now been part of Doctor Who for a massive fifty years! Thanks to Candy Jar Books the Brigadier’s anniversary is covered in depth in THE BRIGADIER: FIFTY YEARS OF LETHBRIDGE-STEWART. Full details on the website, but here’s a taster: