The Brigadier’s Timeline

Brigadier

Here is ‘The Brigadier’s Timeline’.

I’ve referred to

and

to help me put this version of the timeline together.

I’ve included all the TV stories, audios; books; graphic novels/comics and the Puffin e-book ‘The Spear of Destiny’ into this list for now.

The (TV) and (Audio) stories are highlighted in BURNT ORANGE.

The (Book) stories are to remain un-highlighted for now.

The short stories are highlighted in BURNT ORANGE and/or ITALICS; and are CENTRED.

The stories with links to reviews by me on my blog are highlighted in BOLD and BURNT ORANGE.

Regarding the (Book) stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows in the KEY below.

KEY
*VNA – Virgin New Adventures
*VMA – Virgin Missing Adventures
*EDA – Eighth Doctor Adventures
*PDA – Past Doctor Adventures
*NSA – New Series Adventures
*BB – BBC Books
*VB – Virgin Books
*CJB – Candy Jar Books
*TB – Target Books

Regarding the (Audio) stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows in the KEY below.

KEY
**BAD – BBC Audio Drama
**BAB – BBC Audio Book
**BFAD – Big Finish Audio Drama
**BFAB – Big Finish Audio Book
**PAB – Puffin Audio Book
**FFAB – Fantom Films Audio Book

Regarding the short stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows with abbreviations.

  • (ST) – Short Trip (either Big Finish or BBC)
  • (SS) – ‘The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who’
  • (VD) – Virgin Decalog
  • (TS) – Target Storybook

Please feel free to ask questions about this timeline, as I intend to revisit this and add new stories to the list as time goes on.

I’ve divided the timeline into 9 phases
1. The Brigadier’s Beginnings
2. The Brigadier in the 1960s
3. The Brigadier in the Unbound Doctor’s Universe
4. The Brigadier in the 1970s
5. The Brigadier in the 1980s
6. The Brigadier in the 1990s
7. The Brigadier in the 2000s
8. The Brigadier in the 2010s
9. The Brigadier in the 2050s


1. The Brigadier’s Beginnings

The Brigadier as a little boy from ‘The Warkeeper’s Crown’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘In His Kiss’ from ‘The HAVOC Files 2′ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place during the Brigadier’s childhood.


2. The Brigadier in the 1960s

‘The Ambush’ from ‘The HAVOC Files’ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place during ‘The Web of Fear’ (TV).
‘Legacies’ from ‘The HAVOC Files’ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place in alternative timeline two weeks after ‘The Web of Fear’ (TV)

  • The Forgotten Son (L-S) (Book/Audio) – CJB*+FFAB**
  • Top Secret Files! (L-S) (Book) – CJB*
  • The Schizoid Earth (L-S) (Book/Audio) – CJB*+FFAB**

‘The Cult of the Grinning Man’ from ‘The HAVOC Files’ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place between ‘The Schizoid Earth’ (L-S) (Book/Audio) – CJB*+FFAB** and ‘Beast of Fang Rock’ (L-S) (Book/Audio) – CJB*+FFAB**.

  • Beast of Fang Rock (L-S) (Book/Audio) – CJB*+FFAB**

‘The Dogs of War’ from ‘The HAVOC Files’ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place three days after ‘Beast of Fang Rock (L-S) (Book/Audio) – CJB*+FFAB**.

  • Mutually Assured Domination (L-S) (Book/Audio) – CJB*+FFAB**

‘The Fright Before Christmas’ from ‘The HAVOC Files’ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.

  • Moon Blink (L-S) (Book) – CJB*

‘The Black Eggs of Khufu’ from ‘The HAVOC Files 2′ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place between the prologue and first chapter of ‘Moon Blink’ (L-S) (Book) – CJB*.

  • The Showstoppers (L-S) (Book) – CJB*
  • The Grandfather Infestation (L-S) (Book) – CJB*

‘House of Giants’ from ‘The HAVOC Files 2′ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.
‘The Band of Evil’ from ‘The HAVOC Files 2′ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.
‘The Playing Dead’ from ‘The HAVOC Files 2′ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.
‘Schädengeist’s Lot’ from ‘The HAVOC Files 2′ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.
‘Exodus from Venus’ from ‘The HAVOC Files 2′ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.

  • Times Squared (L-S) (Book) – CJB*
  • Blood of Atlantis (L-S) (Book) – CJB*
  • Mind of Stone (L-S) (Book) – CJB*

‘The Feast of Evans’ from ‘The XMAS Files 2′ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.
‘Home for Christmas’ from ‘The XMAS Files 2′ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.


3. The Brigadier in the Unbound Doctor’s Universe

N.B. The following stories that feature the Brigadier in the Unbound Doctor’s parallel universe are open to interpretation. They do not fit in with the main continuity of the Brigadier’s timeline and are only listed as alternatives on what would have happened had the Doctor not been exiled to Earth in the 1970s and ended up in the 1990s instead. Therefore, the following stories aren’t numbered.


4. The Brigadier in the 1970s

‘Walls of Confinement’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘UNIT Christmas Parties: First Christmas’ (ST)

The Brigadier and the Third Doctor’s appearance from the trailer of the celebration of the Brigadier’s life in ‘Avatars of the Intelligence’ (LWM) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.

‘The Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back’ (VD)

‘Ashes of the Inferno’ from ‘The HAVOC Files 2′ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place after ‘Inferno’ (TV).
‘Still Lives’ (ST)

  • The Fishmen of Carpantha (TV Comic)
  • Doctor Who and the Rocks from Venus (TV Comic)
  • The Eye of the Giant (Book) – VMA*
  • The Blue Tooth (Audio) – BFAB**
  • Binary (Audio) – BFAB**

‘The Science of Magic’ (ST)

  • The Scales of Injustice (Book/Audio) – VMA*+BAB**
  • Castaway (TV Comic)
  • Levitation (TV Comic)
  • The Rings of Ikiria (Audio) – BFAB**
  • The Devil Goblins From Neptune (Book) – PDA*
  • The Unzal Incursion (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Terror of the Autons (TV)

The prelude to ‘White Darkness’ (Book) – VNA* takes place here.
‘Dark Intruders’ (Annual/Audio) – BAB**
‘The Claw’ (Annual)
‘Saucer of Fate’ (Annual)

  • Deadly Reunion (Book) – PDA*

‘UNIT Christmas Parties: Christmas Truce’ (ST)

The Brigadier’s cameo in ‘The Sacrifice of Jo Grant’ from ‘The Legacy of Time’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

‘Degrees of Truth’ (ST/Audio) – BAB**
‘Freedom’ (ST/Audio) – BAB**

  • Harvest of Time (Book/Audio) – BB*+BAB**
  • The Magician’s Oath (Audio) – BFAB**

‘The Switching’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
The Brigadier’s appearance in ‘The Forgotten’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘The Clean Air Act’ (TS) – TB*

The Brigadier’s cameo in Prisoners of the Lake’ (Audio) – BFAD** via narration takes place here.

  • Verdigris (Book) – PDA*
  • Who Killed Kennedy (Book) – VB*
  • The Face of the Enemy (Book) – PDA*

‘Honest Living’ (ST)
‘The Eight Doctors’ (Book) – EDA* scenes featuring the Brigadier take place here.
‘The Other Woman’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘The Touch of the Nurazh’ (ST)

  • Rags (Book) – PDA*
  • Primord (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Scream of Ghosts (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Poison of the Daleks (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Time Monster (TV)

‘Where the Heart Is’ (VD)
‘The Monster in the Woods’ (Penguin/Audio) – PAB**
The Brigadier’s cameo appearance in ‘Find and Replace’ (Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.

  • The Three Doctors (TV)
  • The Scorchies (Audio) – BFAB**
  • The Heralds of Destruction (Comic)
  • The Many Deaths of Jo Grant (Audio) – BFAB**

‘Once Upon a Time Machine’ (ST)
‘The Piper’ (SS)
 ‘Time Tunnel’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘The Spear of Destiny’ (Puffin/Audio) – PAB**

‘The One Second Hour’ (TV Action)
‘The Three Companions: The Brigadier’s Story’ (Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.

‘In With The Tide’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Comic) takes place here.

‘Signal S-O-S’ (TV Comic)
‘A Visit from Saint Nicholas’ (ST)

  • Island of Death (Book) – PDA*

‘An Overture Too Early’ (ST)

The scenes where Kate Stewart sees the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith with her dad, the Brigader, according to ‘The Day of the Doctor’ (TV) novelization/audiobook takes place here.

‘Double Trouble’ (Annual/Audio) – BAB**
‘UNIT Christmas Parties: Ships That Pass’ (ST)
The Brigadier and the Fourth Doctor’s appearance from the trailer of the celebration of the Brigadier’s life in ‘Avatars of the Intelligence’ (LWM) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.
‘The Magic Box!’ (TV Comic)
‘UNITed We Fall’ (VD)
The 1970s/80s section of ‘Scary Monsters’ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.
‘The Revisionists’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

  • No Future (Book) – VNA*
  • Heart of TARDIS (Book) – PDA*

The 1977 scenes from ‘Mawdryn Undead’ (TV) take place here.


5. The Brigadier in the 1980s

The 1983 scenes from ‘Mawdryn Undead’ (TV) take place here.

The Second Doctor and the Brigadier’s cameo in ‘Punting’ (TS) – TB* takes place during ‘The Five Doctors’ (TV).
The Brigadier and the Second Doctor’s appearance from the trailer of the celebration of the Brigadier’s life in ‘Avatars of the Intelligence’ (LWM) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.
The Brigadier and the Fifth Doctor’s appearance from the trailer of the celebration of the Brigadier’s life in ‘Avatars of the Intelligence’ (LWM) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.
An unseen adventure with the Eighth Doctor and the Brigadier from ‘The Dying Days’ (Book) – VNA* takes place here.

  • Business Unusual (Book) – PDA*

6. The Brigadier in the 1990s

‘The Enfolded Time’ from ‘The HAVOC Files’ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.

  • Downtime (DVD/Book) – VMA*
  • Battlefield (TV)
  • Darkness, Falling (Comic)
  • The Dying Days (Book) – VNA*
  • The King of Terror (Book) – PDA*

7. The Brigadier in the 2000s

  • The Spectre of Lanyon Moor (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Shadow in the Glass (Book/Audio) – PDA*+BAB**
  • Minuet In Hell (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Algebra of Ice (Book) – PDA*
  • The Coup (U) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Time Heals (U) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Wasting (U) (Audio) – BFAD*
  • The Warkeeper’s Crown (Comic)
  • Death to the Doctor (Comic)

The Brigadier’s narration of ‘Old Soldiers’ (Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.

  • Enemy of the Bane (SJA) (TV)

‘Liberty Hall’ (DVD) takes place here.


8. The Brigadier in the 2010s

The 2011 section of ‘Scary Monsters’ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.
The Brigadier and the Eleventh Doctor’s appearance from the trailer of the celebration of the Brigadier’s life in ‘Avatars of the Intelligence’ (LWM) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.
The Brigadier and the Thirteenth Doctor’s appearance from the trailer of the celebration of the Brigadier’s life in ‘Avatars of the Intelligence’ (LWM) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.

  • Happy Endings (Book) – VNA*
  • The Shadows of Avalon (Book) – EDA*

‘The Gift’ (ST)
‘Faithful Friends, Part 1’ (ST)
‘Faithful Friends, Part 2’ (ST)
‘Faithful Friends, Part 3’ (ST)
‘The Lock-In’ from ‘The HAVOC Files 2′ (L-S) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.
‘Death in Heaven’ from ‘Dark Water’/’Death In Heaven’ (TV) takes place here.^
The Brigadier and Doris meeting the Eighth Doctor in Cheldon Bonniface on Christmas Day, 2017 in ‘Not in My Back Yard’ (ST) occurs here.


9. The Brigadier in the 2050s

The Brigadier’s retirement home scenes in ‘The Shadow of Avalon’ (Book) – EDA* take place here.
The prelude to ‘Transit’ (Book) – VNA* takes place here.
The Brigadier’s death in ‘The Wedding of River Song’ (TV) takes place here.
The Brigadier’s funeral as seen in ‘Shroud of Sorrow’ (Book/Audio) – NSA*+BAB** takes place here.


^Possibly a clone Brigadier according to Andrew J Brook on the Big Finish Forum


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