Chap With Wings There, Five Rounds Rapid

In 1968, writers Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln wrote The Web of Fear, a sequel to their popular 1967 script The Abominable Snowmen. They set up what would become the standard format for Doctor Who during the first half of the 1970s; the Doctor assisting a military unit to combat alien threats to Earth.

And with it they introduced to the world of Doctor Who some of the most well-regarded and well-rounded characters in the show’s history; including Harold Chorley, Anne Travers and one man whose legend would go on to be woven throughout the entirety of Doctor Who’s future history, Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, more commonly known as the Brigadier!

But before he was the legend, he was just a soldier. A soldier with a conscience. A soldier with a mission. Now enter the world of Lethbridge-Stewart, a series of novels that takes place in the years following The Web of Fear, as Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart rises from colonel to brigadier, from an officer in the Scots Guards to the leader of a top-secret military organisation whose job it is to protect the United Kingdom, and sometimes the world, from alien threats both foreign and domestic.

Featuring a whole host of popular supporting characters, including Anne Travers, Harold Chorley, Professor Edward Travers, Gwynfor Evans, William Bishop, Samson Ware and Owain Vine. See them face off against adversaries like the war-like Dominators, the bodiless Great Intelligence, the plant-like Grandfathers, and Lethbridge-Stewart’s own dead brother!