Sixth Doctor Audio: The Spectre of Lanyan Moor

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Writer and Director: Nicholas Pegg

Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery & Gary Russell

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Rayner

Companions: Evelyn Smythe (Maggie Stables) and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (Nicholas Courtney)

Summary: The Doctor and Evelyn arrive in a desolate Cornish landscape called Lanyan Moor, where the Doctor is reunited with the Brigadier. But all is not as it seems, as the Moor is haunted.

Review: The Sixth Doctor was the only classic Doctor (after Hartnell’s) who had never done a story with a Brigadier (unless you count “Dimensions in Time”, which you shouldn’t), so I was excited to hear this.  It was great to hear Colin and Nicholas Courtney together. Smythe and the Brig hit it off early and it’s fun to hear them together. Dr. Smythe is excellent again, and it seems as though they’re starting to get along better. She’s a fun companion for Colin and they have great chemistry.\

Overall Review: 10/10

Continuity: The Brigadier mentions the TARDIS becoming invisible in The Invasion. The Brigadier mentions to the Doctor that he is married for the first time, which he also did in “Battlefield”. There’s also callbacks to The Daemons and The Stones of Blood.

Trivia: This is Nicholas Courtney’s first story as the Brigadier for Big Finish.

 

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