Character Profiles

The Cast of Lethbridge-Stewart.

Home | Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart | Anne Travers | William Bishop | Samson Ware | Harold Chorley | Walter DouglasOwain Vine | Sally Wright |
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Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart

lsbrigCommander of the Fifth Operational Corps, Lethbridge-Stewart carries with him a proud military history, with a mixed Scottish/English heritage. With each new adventure he finds his eyes opening that bit more, although he still endeavours to maintain mental discipline, keeping his eyes on the reality of the mission – to protect the United Kingdom.

  • Full Name: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart
  • Born: 22nd February 1929
  • Place of Birth: Bledoe, Cornwall
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Eye Colour: Hazel
  • Parents: Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart (MIA, presumed dead), Mary Gore
  • Siblings: James Lethbridge-Stewart (deceased), Owain Vine (nephew)
  • Spouse: Sally Wright (engaged)
  • First Appearance(s): Doctor Who: The Web of Fear. Lethbridge-Stewart: The Forgotten Son.
  • Primary Actor: Nicholas Courtney

Doctor Anne Travers

lsanneAnne Travers is a physicist, although she has degrees in other scientific disciplines. She is the daughter of renowned anthropologist Edward Travers, and serves as Head of Scientific Research for the Fifth Operational Corps. She has a very practical mind, open to the new things each mission reveals. She struggles juggling her personal life with her professional life, finding time for both. She is very aware of Bishop’s attraction to her, and even returns it. But for now she’s playing it cool.

  • Full Name: Anne Margaret Travers
  • Born: 28th October 1938
  • Place of Birth: Cannock, England
  • Hair Colour: Dark Brown
  • Eye Colour: Hazel
  • Parents: Edward Lyndon Travers, Margaret Goff (deceased)
  • Siblings: Alun Edward Lyndon Travers (born 1936)
  • Spouse: None
  • First Appearance(s): Doctor Who: The Web of Fear. Lethbridge-Stewart: The Forgotten Son.
  • Primary Actor: Tina Packer

2nd Lieutenant William Bishop

lsbillA young officer, fast-tracked by General Hamilton to serve as adjutant to Lethbridge-Stewart. Being a leader comes naturally to him, utilising his laid back and easy going attitude to inspire confidence in the men under his command. A bit of a sci-fi buff, Bishop looks forward to each new alien life form they encounter. Has a major soft spot for Anne Travers.

  • Full Name: William Daniel Michael Bishop
  • Born: 14th August 1945
  • Place of Birth: Mitcham, London
  • Hair Colour: Chestnut Brown
  • Eye Colour: Blue
  • Parents: Anthony Bishop, Susan Ormond
  • Siblings: Daniel, Michelle, Samantha
  • Spouse: None
  • First Appearance: Lethbridge-Stewart: The Forgotten Son.
  • Primary Actor (Model): Daniel Ball

Regimental Sergeant Major Samson Ware

lssamsonAn old NCO who served with Lethbridge-Stewart back in the mid-’50s. Left the army and became a stuntman on television. Brought back to military service by Lethbridge-Stewart, Samson (as he is more often known) has a great loyalty to Lethbridge-Stewart and will happily disobey orders if it means protecting his old friend. Generally he’s involved in training new recruits, although he usually acts as Bishop’s second (offering advice and experience along the way) whenever they are out on the field. Has built up a strong friendship with both Anne and Bishop.

  • Full Name: Samson Wesley Ware
  • Born: April 8th 1936
  • Place of Birth: London
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Eye Colour: Brown
  • Parents: Wesley Ware (deceased), Lucia Brown (deceased)
  • Siblings: None
  • Spouse: None
  • ‘Lady friends’: Several
  • First Appearance: Lethbridge-Stewart: The Showstoppers
  • Primary Actor (Model):

 Harold Chorley

lschorleyEx-TV journalist, Chorley is determined to uncover the secrets surrounding Lethbridge-Stewart, as well as discover what happened to him in the summer of ’69 when he lost large chunks of his memory. His pursuit of Lethbridge-Stewart is often dogged, and he’s not above using whatever means, and whoever, necessary to get to ‘the truth’. He has dragged many people down along the way, including his old colleague, Larry Greene.

  • Full Name: Harold Barrington Chorley
  • Born: 9th April 1931
  • Place of Birth: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Eye Colour: Brown
  • Parents: Unknown
  • Siblings: Two brothers, one sister
  • Spouse: Rosemary Chorley
  • Appearances: Doctor Who: The Web of FearLethbridge-Stewart: The Schizoid Earth, Mutually Assured Domination, The Showstoppers, The Grandfather Infestation, The Lost Skin.
  • Primary Actor: Jon Rollason

Lieutenant Colonel Walter Douglas

lsdouglasLong-time friend of Lethbridge-Stewart, they first met briefly during National Service in Korea and then later became class-mates in Sandhurst. Along with Leslie Johnston, they became known as the ‘holy trinity’. He has a much more no-nonsense approach to command than Lethbridge-Stewart, and puts his military duty above any personal attachments. Even, at times, above his wife and son. He is the perfect second in command for Lethbridge-Stewart, due to the long time they’ve known each other, which leaves Douglas with insight into Lethbridge-Stewart that is second to none.

  • Full Name: Walter Sydney Douglas
  • Born: 8th May 1931
  • Place of Birth: Hounslow, London
  • Hair Colour: Ash Blond
  • Eye Colour: Grey-Blue
  • Parents: Unknown
  • Siblings: Two sisters
  • Spouse: Penny Douglas
  • Appearances: Lethbridge-Stewart: The Forgotten Son, The Schizoid Earth, Beast of Fang Rock, Moon Blink, The Grandfather Infestation, The Lost Skin, Mind of Stone, The Night of the Intelligence.
  • Primary Actor (Model): Douglas Camfield

Owain Vine

lsowainA bit of a drifter, a seeker of spiritual wisdom, Owain is the reincarnated soul of Lethbridge-Stewart’s brother, James. And will, some ten thousand years in the future, be reincarnated as Jiva Mukta, the man who will ascend to become the Great Intelligence. Owain and Lethbridge-Stewart have an nephew/uncle relationship, with Lethbridge-Stewart opting to not get too involved in Owain’s quest for enlightenment. Owain likes to explore Eastern mysticism, in an attempt to avoid the taint he feels as part of the lineage of the Great Intelligence. He is also, at times, an eco-warrior. He has become something of a loner on his travels, although that doesn’t stop him from sparking up quick friendships, but he never plans on carrying any of the friendships to his next destination. He has, however, built up a good friendship with Bishop, with Anne often looking on him as a little brother.

  • Full Name: Owain Peter Vine
  • Born: 16th April 1951
  • Place of Birth: Bledoe, Cornwall
  • Hair Colour: Ash Blond
  • Eye Colour: Brown
  • Parents: George Vine, Shirley Hatt
  • Siblings: Lewis Vine (twin, deceased), Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart (uncle)
  • Spouse: None
  • Appearances: Lethbridge-Stewart: The Forgotten Son, Beast of Fang Rock, Times Squared, Blood of Atlantis, The Night of the Intelligence.
  • Primary Actor (Model): Ryan Jaymes

Lance Corporal Sally Wright

lssallyFiancée of Lethbridge-Stewart, Sally serves as adjutant to Colonel Douglas. She loves Lethbridge-Stewart, and looks for every opportunity to spend time with him. She has a tendency to become a little suffocating of him as a result, and although she feels she is getting closer to him, she is in fact pushing him away. She is strong-headed, and wishes she had more field experience, but knows that as long as attitudes in the British military persist she will never be much more than a glorified secretary.

  • Full Name: Sally Anne Wright
  • Born: 22nd March 1939
  • Place of Birth: Ashington
  • Hair Colour: Blonde
  • Eye Colour: Green
  • Parents: Unknown, Matilda Wright
  • Siblings: Half brother
  • Spouse: Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart (engaged)
  • First Appearance: Lethbridge-Stewart: The Forgotten Son.
  • Primary Actor (Model): Jolene Ferries

Artwork by Adrian Salmon


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