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 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:

The Wartime Chronicles review on Starburst

I had a chance to watch The Wartime Chronicles from Reeltime Pictures. John Levene reprised Sgt Benton and even if the story isn’t fully explained, Andy Lane and Helen Stirling wrote an intriguing piece, which runs to just over 30 minutes. The Chronicles collection includes various documentaries seen before on VHS releases, the Nicholas Courtney voice cameo and…

Council of War cover

Council of War reviewed

The seventh season of Companion Chronicles came to and end with Council of War written by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris who are better known for their Bafflegab Scarifyers stories. This is a Third Doctor story for Sgt. Benton (John Levene) and Margery Phipps (Sinéad Keenan [Being Human]). This is the first time Sgt Benton has appeared in a Big…