Third Doctor news: Brig and Liz Shaw recast

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.

The Twelfth Doctor comes to Big Finish!

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…

New Brigadier short story collection

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.

The Brigadier at Fifty

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:

Another free book from Candy Jar

Over on the Candy Jar site there’s another freebie (we had several giveaways recently). This time it’s the Lethbridge Stewart story Piece of Mind by James Middleditch, set in Glastonbury where the Brigadier is on a retreat. You can get your copy here.

Free titles from Candy Jar books

There’s a Kindle giveaway thanks to Candy Jar Books, with five titles now free! The promotion runs for five days from 16th June 2018, and includes several Lethbridge-Stewart titles! It’s done in line with the Doctor Who on twitch event, and is the last giveaway until Autumn.

Lethbridge-Stewart audios on the way!

Interesting news from Fantom Films / Candy Jar books is a set of readings of the Candy Jar Lethbridge-Stewart titles. These are read by Terry Molloy and more details are on the Fantom Films website here. (-> Message Ends <-)

Free from Candy Jar – Lethbridge Stewart Fright Before Christmas

If you nip over to the Candy Jar website, you can pick up a free short story for Christmas! Tom Dexter’s The Fright Before Christmas is a Lethbridge-Stewart story, the only clues being Santa and a tree on the cover. The link is on the page for forthcoming release Moonblink by Sadie Miller. <<< Message Ends >>>

Dogs of War review on Starburst

What’s not to like about the Brigadier meeting Gilmore from Counter Measures in the new Candy Jar free short story Dogs of War? my thoughts on Starburst: THE DOGS OF WAR. ..- Message Ends -..

Beast of Fang Rock review on Starburst

I reviewed the Andy Frankham-Allen book The Beast of Fang Rock here on Starburst. If you don’t know, this is a Candy Jar Books title, setting out part of what happened to the Brigadier after Web of Fear. Details of their whole range are on their website: Lethbridge-Stewart. -=- Message Ends -=-

Forgotten Son reviewed

The Forgotten Son is the first in a new range of books from Candy Jar Books based around the life of Lethbridge-Stewart. With an introduction by Terrance Dicks, this is the first of a range of stories filling out the Brigadier-to-be’s life. Andy Frankham-Allen wrote this story to show us what happened after Web of Fear and…

Downtime comes to Reeltime

An announcement from Reeltime Pictures on their Time Travel TV website; they have the licence to distribute the Doctor Who spin-off Downtime. For those who don’t know (and the wiki entry is here), this story follows on from Web of Fear many years later, and pitches the Brigadier and Sarah Jane Smith against the Great Intelligence.