Candy Jar Books are continually putting out fantastic fiction based around the one and only Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. While they continue to do so, momentarily, they’ve got something special coming for fans. Originally intended for a 2018 release under the title ‘The Brigadier: 50 Years of Lethbridge-Stewart’, it’s been pushed back and renamed ‘The Brigadier: Declassified‘.

What could that swanky new title mean? Why did I mention fiction in the paragraph above? Well, there aren’t any real life adventures for us to follow. The Brig is still fictional. ‘The Brigadier: Declassified‘ is a series of articles and essays examining the Brigadier through all the varying mediums throughout his 50 years of existence.

Origin Story

The head of publishing at Candy Jar books, Shaun Russell, discusses the books inception: “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.”

The Story Continues

Andy Frankham-Allen is a busy man. Not only is he the Lethbridge-Stewart Range Editor but a writer as well. The man wears many hats and seems to be able to balance the varying responsibilities with great ease.

Frankham-Allen talks about his involvement: “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.”

Rounding Out

The Brigadier Declassified
The Brigadier Declassified

Add that gorgeous cover by Richard Young and this is bound to be another fantastic way to experience Lethbridge-Stewart. Sometimes it can be daunting to pick up a book in a well established range even if most of the Lethbridge-Stewart fictional books are stand alone, or can be read as such. This could be an entry point, of sorts, for new readers. For long time fans of the Brig, in any medium, this is bound to be an absolute fascinating read. Did we mention the forward by Terry Molloy? No, we did now.

You can pre-order your copy of ‘Brigadier: Declassified’ for £8.99 (+ p&p) from the Candy Jar Webstie. 

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 1980’s 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.


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