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Lethbridge-Stewart was a series of novels and short stories published by Candy Jar Books beginning in 2015. It was created by Andy Frankham-Allen (with input from Shaun Russell). Frankham-Allen also served as the head writer and range editor, with Shaun Russell, Hayley Cox, Will Rees, Lauren Thomas and Keren Williams serving as co-editors on various books. They starred recurring Doctor Who character Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart and co-starred Anne Travers.

The stories initially bridged the gap between The Web of Fear and The Invasion, but from The Laughing Gnome series (which debuted in August 2018) the range began to take place throughout Doctor Who's history. They were not licensed by the BBC but by the Haisman Literary Estate, the copyright holders for the character. They included various elements of other Doctor Who stories, by agreement/license of the original authors, such as Terrance Dicks, who wrote Horror of Fang Rock, and Gary Russell, who created the Vault in The Scales of Injustice.

The series built up a new team around Lethbridge-Stewart and Anne Travers, including William Bishop, Samson Ware, and Walter Douglas. It also featured recurring characters, both Harold Chorley and Private Evans come from The Web of Fear, while new characters were added to the roster; of note are Sally Wright, Lethbridge-Stewart's fiancee, Owain Vine, Lethbridge-Stewart's nephew, and Oliver Hamilton.

The series particularly delved deeper into the history and character of Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, creating a whole family for him not previously seen on television. Family members included; Mary Gore, his mother, James Lethbridge-Stewart, his older brother who died in 1938, and Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, his father, a commander in the RAF who was declared Missing In Action at the end of World War II. It also debuted his children and grandchildren with Doris Lethbridge-Stewart, the Wilsons (son, Albert, daughter-in-law Tamara, and grandchildren Conall, Nick and Lucy). Lucy would later head her own series of spin-off novels, with guest appearances from various members of her family.

Along the way the series also delved into the Brigadier's ancestors and extended family, including cousins, uncle, and grandparents. Most notably in the short story anthology, Lineage.

The series also developed an extended family for Anne Travers and her father, Professor Travers. These included; Alun Travers, Anne's brother. Lyndon Travers, Anne's grandfather and Professor Travers' father. Margaret Travers, Anne's mother and Traver's wife, and Travers' twin, Vincent and his children. Ben Travers, from Horror of Fang Rock, was revealed to be the uncle of Professor Travers.

In addition to the novels, which initially followed an ongoing narrative, the short stories occasionally dipped into different periods of Lethbridge-Stewart's past and future. For instance, Ashes of the Inferno was set directly after the TV story, Inferno, and The Lock-In was set around the time of his death, with Of the Future exploring the divide between the Brigadier and his daughter, Kate, and the birth of his grandson, Gordy. The Enfolded Time brought focus on the UNIT dating controversy and could be said to finally solve the longstanding dating issues once and for all. Though the regularity with which spin-off media attempts to "fix" the controversy makes it one of many.

From late 2018, with The Laughing Gnome series of books, the range moved from the ongoing narrative that featured in the first fifteen novels, and began to dip into various periods of Lethbridge-Stewart's past, present and future.

Novels Edit

Phase One Edit

Series 1 Edit

Title Writer(s) Release date
The Forgotten Son Andy Frankham-Allen February 2015
The Schizoid Earth David A. McIntee September 2015
Beast of Fang Rock Andy Frankham-Allen October 2015
Mutually Assured Domination Nick Walters November 2015

Series 2 Edit

Title Writer(s) Release date
Moon Blink Sadie Miller May 2016
The Showstoppers Jonathan Cooper June 2016
The Grandfather Infestation John Peel July 2016

Series 3 Edit

Title Writer(s) Release date
Times Squared Rick Cross October 2016
Blood of Atlantis Simon A. Forward December 2016
Mind of Stone Iain McLaughlin December 2016

Series 4 Edit

Title Writer(s) Release date
Night of the Intelligence Andy Frankham-Allen June 2017
The Daughters of Earth Sarah Groenewegen July 2017
The Dreamer's Lament Benjamin Burford-Jones August 2017

Series 5 Edit

Title Writer(s) Release date
A Very Private Haunting Sharon Bidwell January 2018
The New Unusual Adrian Sherlock, Andy Frankham-Allen May 2018
The Man from Yesterday Nick Walters March 2018

Phase Two Edit

The Laughing Gnome Edit

Main article: The Laughing Gnome
Title Writer(s) Release date
Scary Monsters Simon A. Forward September 2018
Fear of the Web Alyson Leeds October 2018
The Danger Men Nick Walters December 2018
Rise of the Dominator Robert Mammone March 2019
Lucy Wilson and the Bledoe Cadets Tim Gambrell 18 May 2019

Bloodlines Edit

Title Writer(s) Release date
Home Fires Burn Gareth Madgwick Unknown
The Shadow Man Sharon Bidwell Unknown
An Ordinary Man Andy Frankham-Allen Unknown

Other books Edit

Title Writer(s) Release date
The Forgotten Son: Special Edition Andy Frankham-Allen June 2019
Downtime: Children of the New World Andy Frankham-Allen July 2019
Mutually Assured Domination: Special Edition Nick Walters Unknown

Short stories Edit

Title Writer(s) Medium of release Release date
'48 Crash Mark Carton online September 2017
Cowpats and Comfort Tim Gambrell The Lethbridge-Stewart Quiz Book December 2018
Pirates of the Prime Meridian Roy Martin online 6 April 2019

Novellas Edit

Title Writer(s) Release date
The Life of Evans John Peel May 2017
The Flaming Soldier Christopher Bryant August 2017
Travers & Wells Robert Mammone August 2017
The Lost Skin Andy Frankham-Allen July 2018

Anthologies Edit

Title Release date
Top Secret Files April 2015
The HAVOC Files April 2016
The HAVOC Files 2 September 2016
The XMAS Files December 2016
The HAVOC Files 3 March 2017
The HAVOC Files 4 March 2018
Lineage October 2018
The HAVOC Files 2: Special Edition March 2019
The HAVOC Files: Loose Ends August 2019
The HAVOC Files: The Laughing Gnome August 2019
The HAVOC Files 3: Special Edition Unknown

Cancelled novels Edit

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