Coming Soon: Celebrate Lethbridge-Stewart with The Brigadier: Declassified

Candy Jar Books has revealed exciting new details and the gorgeous cover for their upcoming tome, The Brigadier: Declassified, which celebrates the character played by Nicholas Courtney.

Originally scheduled under the name, The Brigadier: 50 Years of Lethbridge-Stewart, this book is a non-fiction look at the many lives of Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart from his TV years through to his appearances in audio dramas and prose.

(And I’m over the moon to say that I’ve contributed to the collection, so a big thank you to Shaun Russell, Head of Publishing, for approaching me about the project, and to editor, Andy Frankham-Allen.)

Shaun Russell explains:

“The plan was to release a book about the Brigadier in all his many iterations, but sadly due to some behind-the-scenes issues the book had to be delayed. We lost our original editor. I asked Andy (Frankham-Allen) to take over, which meant trying to fit it into his busy schedule. Andy also had to start more or less from scratch, which meant seeking out new contributors.”

Andy Frankham-Allen continues:

“It’s been enjoyable process, although somewhat long-winded. I wanted to get as much variety as possible, with articles looking at not only the Brigadier’s television adventures, but also his other media appearances, including his time with Big Finish and our very own Lethbridge-Stewart range of novels. The result is, I hope, a nice mixed bag, which a little something to interest every fan of the Brigadier. I am pleased to say that the book is nearly finished and should be released very soon.”

The new cover is by regular Lethbridge-Stewart artist Richard Young.

Here’s what to expect from the book:

Celebrating one of Doctor Who’s most legendary characters, The Brigadier: Declassified is a collection of articles and essays covering the Brigadier’s storied career.

From 1968 to 1975, Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart was a regular feature on Doctor Who. He returned to the show several times through the 1980s and later in the spin-off series, The Sarah Jane Adventures. But his appearances were not limited to the television; he has appeared in comics, novels, audio dramas and even a straight-to-video film!

Join us as we take a look at Nicholas Courtney’s life in Thirteen Objects, explore the concept of parallel worlds with Peter Grehan, refresh your knowledge of Big Finish and the Lethbridge-Stewart range books, learn about the work that goes into bringing the Brigadier to life with artists Adrian Salmon and Colin Howard… and much more!

Also features reviews of every televisual appearance by the Brigadier with Simon A Forward and Glenn Bartlett, and an exclusive interview with the Brigadier’s right-hand man, John Levene!

With a foreword by Terry Molloy.

The Brigadier: Declassified was previously announced as The Brigadier: 50 Years of Lethbridge-Stewart, so if you’ve already ordered that, your order automatically transfers over to the new title.

The Brigadier: Declassified is up for pre-order now for £8.99 (+ p&p) from Candy Jar Books.