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Tagged Nicholas Courtney


Reviewed: The Legacy Collection

Shada and More Than Thirty Years In The TARDIS; hardly inspiring contents for a DVD boxset in Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary year, right? Well, actually: wrong. When these discs arrived I admit I was underwhelmed at the prospect of sitting through what was left of Shada and the embarrassment of Toyah Wilcox’s Cybermen PVC fetish,…

Nicholas Courtney first appeared in Doctor Who as Bret Vyon

Doctor Who: Missing in Action

Long-term fans may well remember this short documentary, which aired with repeats of Planet of the Daleks back in 1993, Doctor Who‘s 30th anniversary year. Narrated by Nicholas Courtney, the video below explains the state of play (as it was then) concerning the missing episodes from the series’ early years, mainly from the Second Doctor’s…

Jon Pertwee stars in The Ambassadors of Death

The Ambassadors of Death

Heading to DVD on October 1st 2012 is the remastered release of the Season 7 classic The Ambassadors of Death, starring Jon Pertwee as the Doctor. Utilising advances in technology and technique, all of the episodes – not just those that existed purely in black and white – have been restored, and are supported by…

The Ambassadors of Death in October!

Third Doctor adventure, The Ambassadors of Death will be released on DVD on 1st October! The 1970 seven-parter is the final story of Season 7 to be released, featuring Liz Shaw (the late, great Caroline John) alongside Jon Pertwee’s Doctor and Nicholas Courtney’s Brigadier. It’s also the last to be partly-written by David Whitaker (The…

The Autons invade in Spearhead from Space!

The Season 7 Celebration PodKast

In honour of the late Caroline John, this week’s Kasterborous podKast (with a “K”) focuses almost completely (with a quick mention of Daleks and asylums) on Season 7, the make-or-break series from 1970 starring Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor, John as Dr Liz Shaw and Nick Courtney as the legendary Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart. This…

Roger Delgado - still the ultimate Master

Introducing: The Dæmons

Doctor Who has a history with the occult. Look at all those clans, summoning strange forces and worshipping something far from their understanding. It’s laced throughout classics like The Masque of Mandragora; The Curse of Fenric; The Brain of Morbius, while Gods and devils have manifested themselves in tales including Pyramids of Mars; The Impossible…

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