Lisa Bowerman returns as time-travelling archaeologist Professor Bernice Summerfield for a brand-new series of audio adventures in Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield – Volume 6, which is available now!
After 22 years of adventures, Lisa Bowerman is back again as Big Finish‘s longest-running character, Bernice Summerfield. She stars in four brand-new full-cast audio adventures alongside David Warner, who reprises his role as the Unbound Doctor.
The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield – Volume 6 sees Bernice bring Warner‘s Doctor from the Unbound universe and into this one, meaning that some trouble (and trials) may lay in store for them. The Doctor is heading back to Gallifrey, but he’s not the one the Time Lords are expecting…
Joining Bowerman and Warner are a host of guest stars, including:
- Seán Carlsen (Narvin)
- Misha Butler (The Speaker)
- Lois Chimimba (Euphemia)
- Rosie Day (Arn)
- Raj Ghatak (Vikrim)
- Lawry Lewin (Holbin)
- Dame Siân Phillips (The Inquisitor)
The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield – Volume 6 will feature four thrilling stories:
Have I Told You Lately? by Tim Foley
Bernice and the Doctor find themselves lost in the dark with the only clue to their surroundings a mysterious voice.
The Undying Truth by J A Prentice
A mysterious mission has discovered a body, one that should never be found. Can the Undying really be dead after all?
Inertia by James Goss
A remote island on a dull world. Some boring natives, some uninteresting ruins. Can two time travellers manage to do nothing for a month?
Gallifrey by Guy Adams & AK Benedict
The Doctor has come home. But he doesn’t belong here. And Bernice thinks there’s something very wrong with Gallifrey.
Writer and producer James Goss has said, “The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield – Volume 6 is a series of four stories all about communication, or failures to communicate. If that sounds boring and worthy, it’s really not – it’s a huge amount of fun leading up to a massive amount of drama!
“The finale is set on Gallifrey. And it’s a proper little epic. Something’s very wrong on the Doctor’s home planet and only two outsiders can work out what it is.”
Actor Lisa Bowerman has said, “This series is actually quite a good springboard because it’s the first time we’ve started exploring being in the Doctor’s ‘wrong’ universe. It gives the scripts a different tone.
“It’s a version of the Doctor we know but Benny doesn’t necessarily recognise. I think the fact she doesn’t recognise what he’s turning into (because he’s uncomfortable where he is) gives it a whole new angle, and I think that’s pretty cool.”
Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield – Volume 6 is available to purchase now exclusively from the Big Finish website as a collector’s edition four-disc CD box set for the special price of £22.99, or as a download, priced at £19.99.
The paperback book, Benny In Wonderland – A Colouring Book is also available to order from the Big Finish website, at the discounted price of £10.99 (RRP £12.99)
Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield – Volume 6
Duration: 240 minutes approx.
Released: 09 September 2020, exclusively from the Big Finish website.
Director: Scott Handcock
Producer: James Goss
Script Editor: Tim Foley and James Goss
Senior Producer: David Richardson
Written by: Tim Foley, J A Prentice, James Goss, Guy Adams and AK Benedict
Executive Producers: Nicholas Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery