Whatever Happened to… Harold Chorley

tve14908-98-19680210-0Ever wondered what happened to Harold Chorley after The Web of Fear? According to one source, the short story ‘Still Lives‘, he went on to host a talk-show called Chorley’s People in the 1970s. Beyond that, what do we know? Nothing. Until now. In the Top Secret Files eBook we offer you the original opening chapter of The Forgotten Son which is set mere months before the death of Sir Alistair, and in that we discover that Chorley has been a large part of the Brigadier’s life since something called ‘Dominex’. But where did it begin? There’s no sign of him in The Forgotten Son, indeed Lethbridge-Stewart doesn’t think of him even once. Well, we’re pleased to tell you that Harold Chorley will be returning in his new semi-regular role, searching for the missing Lethbridge-Stewart, in The Schizoid Earth. He’ll follow that with Beast of Fang Rock and Mutually Assured Domination. Until the next book is released, why not have a read of an exclusive extract from Beast of Fang Rock that will give you a few clues as to what Chorley has been up to since the London Event…

Read it HERE!

And discover some biographical details (which may include a clue or two) HERE.

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Free Secret Files

Top Secret FilesFor five days only we’re offering the ‘Top Secret Files’ for free to Kindle users. The 65-page book, which has been called ‘a celebration of the Brigadier’, features exclusive content not available elsewhere, including the original prelude to the best-selling The Forgotten Son in which Sir Alistair, near to death, is paid a special visit, and a short story originally featured in the pages of Doctor Who Magazine set during the TV story The Web of Fear. The book also includes an extended chapter from Companions: Fifty Years of Doctor Who Assistants which focuses on the Brigadier, looking at his on screen development. Pick up a free copy now, to find out what else is included.

It also continues to be free as a PDF download, which can be picked up at our shop. Get the free Kindle edition HERE!

‘The Schizoid Earth’ Prologue

The Schizoid EarthDue next month, the second book in the series is written by David A McIntee, author of over ten previous Doctor Who novels, plus a multitude of other works based on Doctor Who and various tie-in media. The Schizoid Earth sees Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart stuck in a past that shouldn’t exist, and we’re pleased to offer the full prologue for your reading pleasure…

Download HERE!

And pre-order the book HERE!

Briefing from the Brig

web-of-fear-brigNicholas Courtney, the man who brought Lethbridge-Stewart to life, has been interviewed many times over the years, and we’re proud to share with you a rare interview with him from 1996. In it he talks about fandom and his thoughts on the Paul McGann TV Movie, transmitted shortly before the interview was conducted. Recorded by Candy Jar Books at Longleat, the interview was conducted by Shaun Russell, editor-in-chief of Lethbridge-Stewart.

Watch it HERE!

Jo Grant Has a Word

Brigadier and Jo‘There was just a [chemistry] we found in each [other] that was so strong and it was a blessing, and as Barry Letts often said that’s what a director absolutely prays for; that he picks people who are going to have chemistry and it makes a huge difference on screen, it really, really does. And that chemistry stretched as far as Roger Delgado, Nick Courtney and Richard Franklin. We were strong, and between Jon and I in particular, because we just adored being together and we adored working together.’

The lovely Katy Manning, who played Jo Grant from 1971 to 1973 (and returned to the part in 2010), talks about her time on Doctor Who with the Horror Channel. Read part one of the interview HERE.

Splendid People, Welcome!

‘Welcome to the all new Lethbridge-Stewart news page, your first stop for everything you’ll ever need to know about the Lethbridge-Stewart series of books. All the news will be published here before anywhere else; book titles, cover reveals, new authors announced, release schedule, competitions… it’ll all be here first!

Presently the editorial team in working hard to get The Schizoid Earth together for release, while six other titles are being written, including the rest of our first batch, Beast of Fang Rock (which is a prequel/sequel to the classic 1970s Tom Baker Doctor Who adventure, Horror of Fang Rock) and Mutually Assured Domination, which sees the welcome return of the Dominators!

In the meantime, why not have a look around our new page? Take a gander at the profile of our regular cast of characters (which includes extracts from at least three of our books, including Beast of Fang Rock). If you’ve yet to purchase any of our titles, then pop over to our “Shop” for the blurbs and order details for each book (you can also order by clicking the links to the right). And if you’re still curious, but not sure if you wish to buy, pop by our “Free Stuff” page and download some free material. Or how about reading up on the team who is behind these wonderful books?

For those of you who have been following our series, those of you pestering us on Twitter and Facebook (and please, do continue!), and are looking forward to Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart’s next adventure, then we have a special treat for you! The complete prologue to The Schizoid Earth, which can be downloaded from our “free stuff” page.

Whatever you decide to do, we hope you enjoy your stay and pop back from time to time. And please don’t hesitate to drop us a line — we love to hear from our readers.

Until then, be splendid fellows… all of you!’

— Andy Frankham-Allen and Shaun Russell