a real world point of view
|The Spectre of Lanyon Moor|
|Script release:||The Audio Scripts: Volume Three|
|Companion(s):||Dr. Evelyn Smythe|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Producer:||Jason Haigh-Ellery and |
|Release date:||June 2000|
|Format:||4 Episodes on 2 CDs|
|Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|
|Red Dawn||Winter for the Adept|
The Spectre of Lanyon Moor was the first Big Finish Productions Doctor Who audio story to feature Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart and the first 'official' meeting of the characters with the actors playing their characters. Nicholas Courtney had previously played the Brigadier in audio form in the two audio radio plays The Paradise of Death and The Ghosts of N-Space opposite Jon Pertwee and Elisabeth Sladen.
Publisher's summary Edit
Teaming up with his old friend, the Doctor realises that an ancient conflict is nearing its conclusion -- and Lanyon Moor is set to be the final battleground.
- The Doctor - Colin Baker
- Dr. Evelyn Smythe - Maggie Stables
- The Brigadier - Nicholas Courtney
- Mrs. Moynihan - Susan Jameson
- Philip Ludgate/Scryfan - Barnaby Edwards
- Professor Morgan/Sancreda/UNIT Sentry - Toby Longworth
- Sir Archibald Flint - James Bolam
- Nikki Hunter/Pelagia Stamatis/Corporal Croft - Helen Goldwyn
- Captain Ashforde - Nicholas Pegg
The Doctor Edit
- The Brigadier recognises the Doctor by how outrageously he is dressed.
- The poem quoted by the Doctor is The Fairies by William Allingham.
Human organisations Edit
- The Brigadier is doing a little bit of undercover work for UNIT.
- The Doctor once visited the Parthenon in Athens while it was being built.
- The Doctor has a metadimensional rheostat in his pocket.
- Sancreda's menantolian induction loop is made of menantol bisilicate.
- This is Nicholas Courtney's first appearance as the Brigadier in a Big Finish Productions audio drama. He had previously appeared as Wolsey the cat in AUDIO: Oh No It Isn't!.
- This story was featured in Doctor Who Magazine issue 292 with an illustration by Lee Sullivan.
- The moorland picture used on the background on the CD cover, which also appears reversed and substantially tinted on the cover of Red Dawn, is a photograph of Dartmoor in Devon. The rocky outcrop just visible on the horizon beside the Brigadier's cap is Hound Tor, the location used for The Sontaran Experiment.
- This audio drama was recorded on 5 and 6 February 2000.
- From the Doctor's perspective, this is the first time his sixth incarnation has met the Brigadier; however, the Brigadier met the Sixth Doctor for the first time in 1989. (PROSE: Business Unusual)
- The Doctor finds out that the Brigadier is married for the first time in this story. He had previously learned this for the first time PROSE: The King of Terror and would learn this for the first time again in TV: Battlefield.
- The Brigadier is still doing occasional UNIT undercover work, as he continues to do in AUDIO: The Wasting.
- Mention is made of archaeologists Sir Percival Flint (mentioned in TV: The Dæmons) and Leamington-Smith (mentioned in TV: The Stones of Blood).
- The Shlangiian (PROSE: Original Sin) are mentioned.
- Official The Spectre of Lanyon Moor page at bigfinish.com
- The Spectre of Lanyon Moor at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- DisContinuity for The Spectre of Lanyon Moor at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide