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Published on June 29th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who Magazine 436

Doctor Who Magazine 436 salutes the Brigadier!

DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE
celebrates the life of NICHOLAS COURTNEY in a special 100-page bumper issue, packed with rare and never-before-published photos, dedicated to the man who played Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart for over 40 years. Among those paying tribute to the actor who played the Doctor’s most trusted friend are former Doctors TOM BAKER, DAVID TENNANT, SYLVESTER McCOY and COLIN BAKER.

“Once you got to know Nick, you loved every- thing about him,” Tom explains to DWM. “We were a double act. I loved everything he did. I would have loved him as Othello. All other critical faculties were abandoned. You just couldn’t explain yourself. It was almost like someone saying, ‘What an Earth do you see in her?’ or ‘What on Earth do you see in him?’ Once you actually love someone, you just love being with them – and I loved being with Nick.”

ALSO THIS ISSUE:

SALUTING THE BRIG
NICHOLAS PEGG sets the scene as friends and colleagues remember the life and times of Nicholas Courtney. The tributes include contributions from FRAZER HINES, WENDY PADBURY, PETER PURVES, JOHN LEVENE, RICHARD FRANKLIN, KATY MANNING, RUSSELL T DAVIES, DERRICK SHERWIN, TERRANCE DICKS, PHILIP HINCHLIFFE, GRAEME HARPER and many more.

NICHOLAS COURNEY – A LIFE IN ACTING
DWM
looks back at Nick’s long career, from his early days in rep through to his most famous role as Lethbridge-Stewart in Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

THE ONE WITH THE EYEPATCH
Nicholas Courtney’s favourite Doctor Who story, 1970’s INFERNO, is put under the spotlight as THE FACT OF FICTION witnesses the end of the world…

SEVENTH HEAVEN
It was the season in which the Brig came into his own – the Third Doctor’s first series from 1970. DWM looks back to discover what made the season so special as COUNTDOWN TO 50 continues.

THE BRIG VS THE DOCTOR
The Brigadier’s decision to blow up the reptile people in 1970’s Doctor Who and the Silurians shocked the Third Doctor. But was Lethbridge-Stewart right to do what he did? TOBY HADOKE and JOHNNY CANDON discuss the pros and cons of the Brig’s most controversial action in A BATTLE OF WITS…

NUNS WITH GUNS!
The Doctor and Amy are shocked to find that the TARDIS has been harbouring a terrifying secret in the latest comic strip adventure! And there are more surprises in store in Part Two of APOTHEOSIS, written by JONATHAN MORRIS with art by DAN McDAID…

GAME ON!
THE TIME TEAM continues its mission to watch every episode of Doctor Who in order, and visit the year 200,000 – but what will Chris, Emma, Michael and Will make of the Ninth Doctor adventure, THE LONG GAME?

ARE YOU MY MUMMY?
The secret’s out! In an exclusive interview, actor ALEX KINGSTON talks about the revelation of just who River Song really is – and what the astonishing news means for her character in future episodes of Doctor Who

IT’S A MIRACLE!
TORCHWOOD, the popular spin-off from Doctor Who, returns to TV in July with a 10-part story, MIRACLE DAY. DWM catches with writer RUSSELL T DAVIES and stars JOHN BARROWMAN, EVE MYLES and KAI OWEN to find out more abut the new series…

SPLENDID CHAP…
An ancient power makes an unexpected return from the depths of the void and discovers a world very different to the one it left some time ago… Whatever you do, don’t miss PRODUCTION NOTES!

WOTCHA, BRIG!
The Watcher dons his eyepatch and reveals some of the surprising lesser-known facts about everyone’s favourite UNIT commander in WOTCHA!

PLUS!
All the latest official news, reviews of TV and merchandise reviews, previews, competitions, a prize-winning crossword and much, much more!

For just Five Pounds Rapid (less a penny), it’s Doctor Who Magazine 436 – out now!

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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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