The Shadow in the Glass was the forty-first novel in the BBC Past Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Justin Richards and Stephen Cole, released 2 April 2001 and featured the Sixth Doctor and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.
This novel is rare in that it only features the Doctor and the Brigadier with no other companions alongside the Doctor, although journalist Claire Aldwych serves in a companion-esque role.
Publisher's summary Edit
2001 BBC Books edition Edit
2001: Troops still occupy Turelhampton, guarding the village's dark secret. When a television documentary crew break through the cordon looking for a story, they find they've recorded more than they'd bargained for.
Meanwhile, in Cornwall, a journalist is witness to a terrifying ceremony: agents of the worst evil in history plan to unleash a new, unthinkable horror on the world.
Caught up in both a deadly conspiracy and historical mystery, retired Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart calls upon his old friend the Doctor. Half-glimpsed demons watch from the shadows as the Doctor and the Brigadier discover the last, and deadliest, secret of the Second World War.
2015 BBC Books edition Edit
When a squadron of RAF Hurricanes shoots down an unidentified aircraft over Turelhampton, the village is immediately evacuated. But why is the village still guarded by troops in 2001? When a television documentary crew break through the cordon looking for a story, they find they've recorded more than they'd bargained for.
Caught up in both a deadly conspiracy and a historical mystery, retired Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart calls upon his old friend the Doctor. Half-glimpsed demons watch from the shadows as the Doctor and the Brigadier travel back in time to discover the last, and deadliest, secret of the Second World War.
An adventure set partly in the Second World War, featuring the Sixth Doctor as played by Colin Baker and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.
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- Sixth Doctor
- Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
- Claire Aldwych
- Adolf Hitler
- Heinrich Himmler
- Eva Braun
- Otto Gunsche
- Adolf Hitler, Jr.
- Captain Palmer
- Tom Osgood
- Alan Watson
- Brian Goldman
- George Henderson
- Gerrard Lassiter
- Hanne Neumann
- Hans Baur
- Irina Kobulov
- Klaus Venkel
- Peter Spinney
- Carl Smithson
- Winston Churchill
- Lethbridge-Stewart has contacts in the USSR.
- Doris is away for a week of sunshine and sangria with her niece.
- The Doctor has enough medical knowledge to be able to take a pair of blood samples.
- The novel was reprinted as part of The History Collection in February 2015, with a new cover and introduction by Richards and Cole.
- The audiobook version is narrated by actress India Fisher, best known for playing companion Charley Pollard in the audio adventures from Big Finish Productions.
- In their introduction to the novel, Cole and Richards note that certain parts of history were omitted where they contradicted the theories here, but also add that the changes are minor, such as claiming that the body-double of Hitler in the water tower and the doctor who declared Eva Braun dead were each unknown.
- When contemplating changing history by stealing the occular celluprime in 1944 before the Nazis can take it, the Doctor reflects that 'the tall one with the teeth and the dark mass of curly hair' would have done it while 'the ruffle-shirted toff with the big nose' would have strongly objected to just the idea of changing history like that, although the matter becomes academic when he finds that the object has already been stolen.
- When reunited with the Brigadier, the Doctor mentions Sarah Jane Smith when convincing him to trust Claire. (TV: The Time Warrior)
- The Brigadier compares the Vvormak familiars to Bok. (TV: The Dæmons)
- Lethbridge-Stewart doesn't trust the Sixth Doctor because he's the one whom he's met the least and thinks he's unpredictable. (PROSE: Business Unusual, AUDIO: The Spectre of Lanyon Moor)
- Earlier in his personal timeline, Winston Churchill met the Sixth Doctor in South Africa in November 1899, the Second Doctor in France in November 1915, the Sixth Doctor once again in London in December 1936, (PROSE: Players) the Ninth Doctor in London in 1939, (AUDIO: The Oncoming Storm) the Eighth Doctor in London in August 1940, (AUDIO: Their Finest Hour) and the Eleventh Doctor in London in 1941. (TV: Victory of the Daleks)
- Adolf Hitler has previously met the Seventh Doctor in 1923, (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus) the Eleventh Doctor in 1938 (TV: Let's Kill Hitler) and the Seventh Doctor again in 1939 and 1940. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus)
- Lethbridge-Stewart is living in a country estate. (TV: Battlefield)
- Palmer was seconded to UNIT during "that time-bending business" with the Master. (TV: The Time Monster)
Additional cover images Edit
- Official The Shadow in the Glass page at Penguin Books
- The Discontinuity Guide to: The Shadow in the Glass at The Whoniverse
- The Cloister Library: The Shadow in the Glass