Smallwood disappeared in mysterious circumstances one night, with Garvin the verger claiming that Smallwood had been taken ill and had to retire — a story which Olive Hawthorne, the local white witch, didn't believe in the slightest, as she knew Smallwood wouldn't have left in the middle of the night without saying goodbye to anyone. (TV: The Dæmons)
Following the capture of the Master by UNIT following the events at Devil's End, the Chief Constable of Wiltshire mentioned in a television interview with Alex MacIntosh of BBC3 that the local police were trying to ascertain Smallwood's whereabouts. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)
The only person who knew the circumstances regarding Smallwood's so-called retirement was the Master, who had killed the unfortunate vicar with his Tissue Compression Eliminator and then buried his shrunken body in the churchyard at Devil's End. (PROSE: The Eight Doctors)
Behind the scenes
- Canon Smallwood has never been identified with a first name, either in The Dæmons or any spin-off media.