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Published on November 13th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who Magazine 402


It’s time for Five Rounds Rapid in DWM 402!

The Brig is back! Actor Nicholas Courtney, who first appeared in Doctor Who in 1968, is returning as Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart in The Sarah Jane Adventures. DWM caught up with Nick and asked him about his latest call to action

So, how does Lethbridge-Stewart pop up in Sarah Jane’s world again? "Well, Sarah Jane needs some help, yes. She comes to see me and when she tells me where she wants to go, my face falls. But we manage!" Nick laughs heartily. "We have a lovely moment. According to the producer, it works very well when Sarah comes into the room, and we’re meeting again. Lis has a line, `I’m going to see an old friend about this,` and the next shot is her coming into my house…"

Also in DWM 402…

Major Revelations! Phil Collinson, the man who oversaw the return of Doctor Who as its producer from 2004-2008, talks frankly to DWM in his first major interview since leaving the series.

Commander Kaagh! Kaagh the Sontaran, aka actor Anthony O’Donnell and Mrs Wormwood, aka Samantha Bond, talk exclusively to DWM about the finale of The Sarah Jane Adventures Series Two!

Chief Caretaker! Killer robots, girl gangs, murderous caretakers and cannibalistic old ladies ­ it’s all in a day’s work for the Time Team! Join them as they "build high for happiness² while watching the 1987 adventure, Paradise Towers.

Corporal Punishment! It’s a jailhouse shock as all hell breaks loose in the space gulag! DWM’s latest comic strip, Thinktwice, reaches its surprising conclusion…

Private Thoughts! Doctor Who’s Commander-in-Chief, Russell T Davies, confides in DWM readers about Red Bull, Primeval fans and competing against Julie Walters in Production Notes.

General Musings! Neil Harris suggests the real reason behind the popularity of Lethbridge-Stewart in You are Not Alone

Brigadier Bambera! The Fact of Fiction examines 1989′s Battlefield and finds out just what happened when Lethbridge-Stewart met his successor, Brigadier Winifred Bambera

Plus! All the very latest news, reviews, previews and competitions and a FREE 16-page bonus magazine!

DWM 402, out now, priced £3.99. Get your copy now, on the double, quick march!

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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