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The Spectre of Lanyon Moor was the ninth story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Nicholas Pegg and featured Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor, Maggie Stables as Evelyn Smythe and Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.

It was the first Doctor Who audio story to feature the Brigadier and the first "official" meeting of the Sixth Doctor and the Brigadier 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.

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In a desolate Cornish landscape littered with relics of prehistoric man, the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn uncover a catalogue of mysteries.

What is the secret of the fogou? Can the moor be haunted by a demonic host of imps? And what is Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart doing in Pengriffen?

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.

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  • Around eighteen thousand years ago, a Tregannan spaceship visited what would become Cornwall.

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Lee Sullivan BF 6 6 Spectre of Lanyor Moor

Art by Lee Sullivan from DWM 292

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  • The Brigadier mentions that the TARDIS became invisible another time before. (TV: The Invasion)
  • From the Doctor's perspective, this is the first time that he has met the Brigadier during his sixth incarnation; 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 (to Doris) for the first time in this story. He had previously learned this for the first time in 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.
  • Talking with the Brigadier about how common tales of fairies and the like are in Britain, the Doctor reminds the Brigadier that they both know from experience that there can sometimes be truth in such tales (TV: The Dæmons).
  • Mention is made of archaeologists Sir Percival Flint (TV: The Dæmons) and Leamington-Smith (TV: The Stones of Blood).
  • The Shlangiian (PROSE: Original Sin) are mentioned.

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