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  • Nicholas Courtney

    Nicholas Courtney, the man behind Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, remembers his time on Doctor Who, from The Web of Fear to Battlefield - and beyond! He's seen off Daleks, Cybermen and Yeti. He's witnessed Giant Robots running amok, met himself in the future and saved the world from the life-devouring Destroyer. He is, of course, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, alias actor Nicholas Courtney. After five decades of acting alongside far more then just the eight television Doctors (nothing compared to the likes of Frankie Howerd, Donald Wolfit and Michael Winner), this is his story. His personal recollections of his life on and off the stage, Read to you by that most...read more

  • Colin Sharpe

    Were you terrified of the Daleks? Has the familiar Doctor Who theme ever sent a shiver down your spine? Did Saturday teatimes once mean gathering around the television to see where the TARDIS had landed each week? If so, Doctor Who at the BBC is for you. Nicholas Courtney (Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart in the series) traces the development of this incredibly successful series, which first hit our TV screens in 1963. As well as a galaxy of classic moments from the series, he introduces some of the great and good who helped make this series a national institution – including many of the actors who’ve played the Doctor and his companions, and some of the series’ most prolific writers and...read more

  • Various

    This first volume of readings features twelve stories of excitement and adventure in distant times and places. In The Curse of Peladon (read by Jon Pertwee), the Doctor and Jo visit a primitive planet where they encounter a delegation of aliens- including the Ice Warriors. In Kinda (read by Peter Davison), a serpent at the heart of paradise poses danger for the TARDIS crew and a human survey team. Attack of the Cybermen (read by Colin Baker) sees the Cybermen embarking on a plan to change history...by crashing Halley's Comet into Earth. Out of the Darkness (read by Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant) comprises three gripping original short stories starring the Sixth Doctor and Peri; while...read more

  • John Wyndham

    Two classic tales from acclaimed British science fiction writer John Wyndham. In The Chrysalids, ten-year-old David is a happy, ordinary boy, untroubled except for occasional strange dreams about a mysterious city – until he befriends Sophie, who is unlike anybody he has met before: she has six toes. But, in the ultra-religious village of Waknut, all abnormality is abhorred as an offence against God, and he must keep her secret to himself. When he learns that he, too, is ‘deviant’, he realises that differences can be very dangerous indeed... Survival, set in the future, concerns the first auto-piloted space flight. When the ship meets with an accident, one of the passengers is...read more

  • Chris Boucher

    A five-part vintage crime drama about a mysterious death on an ocean liner Aboard the Carthena, on its way from Sydney to Southampton, a passenger walks on the dark deck, unaware his death is only seconds away. It's a death which will set in motion a criminal investigation stretching from England to Australia. In London, Ruth Cobb receives a visit from the Southampton police, informing her that the dead man was her brother, Stuart. DC 'Birdie' Partridge and his sergeant believe it was an accident, or suicide, but the feisty Ms Cobb is adamant that it was murder. The official report suggests her brother was drunk and depressed after a row with his girlfriend - but the Stuart she knew...read more

  • Barry Letts

    ‘When the barrier gives way, this planet will be flooded by all the evil in N-Space; and at the moment I have no idea how to stop it.’ The Brigadier’s ancient great-uncle Mario seems unsurprised by the spectres which haunt his even more ancient Sicilian castle. But when the Doctor comes to investigate he finds himself faced with a danger as great as any he has yet encountered. Is the answer to be found in the past, in the corrupt alchemy of the black-hearted sorceror said to have been walled up alive for his evil deeds? Or must the Doctor - and the faithful Sarah Jane Smith - brave the realm of ghosts and face the very fiends of hell? The classic team of the Doctor, Sarah Jane...read more

  • Big Finish Productions

    Old soldiers, comrades in arms - the Brigadier saw many fall during his years with UNIT, but perhaps none more tragically than those at Kreigskind. Called to help when a friend falls ill, how can Lethbridge-Stewart fight an enemy that can breach every...read more

  • Iain McLaughlin

    When a commanding officer goes missing whilst transporting a dangerous cargo, Col Emily Chaudhry, UNIT's political officer, is thrown in at the deep end. The Brigadier, meanwhile, is trying to enjoy his...read more

  • Iain McLaughlin

    A deadly flu-like infection is sweeping the planet. Its first cases appeared in Britain but now millions are infected worldwide and there is no sign of a cure. The emergency services can't cope with what the press have dubbed a...read more