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The Doctor takes a few moments to compose himself as his mind turns towards his own fate — a climax that promises to reveal the identity of the astronaut seen shooting the Doctor in episode one of the series. Go Home: Always made us pour an extra brandy in case you came round one of these days.
Nicholas played the part of 'The Brigadier', who was one of the programs most loved characters. He has battled an insane half-human, half-flesh mutant called Jennifer, crash-landed in Nazi Germany and met up with his old foes the Cybermen in the series so far.
Kanoobi - Posted Oct 3rd 2011. This was intended to honour the actor Nicholas Courtney who died earlier this year. Courtney died after a long illness at the age of 81. But on Saturday night the Doctor will take time off from saving the Earth — and himself — to pay tribute to one of the show's most popular actors, Nicholas Courtney, who died this year after playing the Doctor's companion, Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, over a period of more than 40 years.
In the episode shown last Saturday, the Doctor learns of the death of his former colleague in a phone call from the nursing home where the fictional brigadier spent his last days: My Posts. Topics Doctor Who.
In The Wedding of River Song, the 13th and final episode of the current series, the Doctor — played by Matt Smith — learns of the death of his former colleague in a phone call from the nursing home where the fictional brigadier spent his last days. Most popular. Courtney made his first Doctor Who appearance in 1965 opposite William Hartnell, as the doomed space security agent Bret Vyon, but returned three years later to play Lethbridge-Stewart, when the Doctor was played by Patrick Troughton.
The Brigadier was a very English character and whenever he was faced with concepts of an Armageddon nature he would always dish out militaristic orders with a very calm and precise stature.
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