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Return of the Brigadier

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FANS' favourite Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart is set for a return 19 years after appearing in Doctor Who. The alien defence expert will star in the hit show's spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures with Liz Sladen, 60.

The Brigadier (Nicholas Courtney, 78) made his debut on the sci-fi show back in 1968.


Fans loved him so much that he became a permanent fixture during the Seventies.

He headed UNIT which was formed to protect Earth from alien invasions.

Courtney worked with the late Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, 74, and Sylvester McCoy, 64, until 1989.

We can also reveal that Noel Clarke, 32 - who played Rose's boyfriend Mickey - will join the Torchwood team in 2009.

BACK: Nicholas in his heyday

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