The service station, featured in Barrow Hill, was inspired by the paranormal
thriller Sapphire & Steel (Adventure 6), and a real location found
on the main road which runs between Looe and Polperro, down here in Cornwall.
The service station is a lonely place, based on the hilltops overlooking
the Looe valley and Talland Bay. The local maps show that the service
station is actually surrounded by Barrow Mounds, and Tumuli. A few pine
trees shelter the location from the coastal winds, which whip across the
landscape and through the service station, rattling the petrol pumps as