Benny is back! Lisa Bowerman is set to reprise her role as Big Finish‘s longest-running character, Bernice Summerfield, in four new full-cast audio dramas due for release in September 2020.
As a time-travelling 27th-century professor of archaeology, Bernice Summerfield has lived through many adventures. Having first been introduced as a companion of the Seventh Doctor in Paul Cornell’s 1992 novel Love and War, Bernice has been played by Lisa Bowerman for over 20 years since her debut story Oh No It Isn’t! in 1998.
Since then, she’s travelled with the Doctor, and set up home at various academic establishments. She’s been across the galaxy from one end to the other and beyond, battling the likes of Daleks and Draconians, Monoids and Martians. She’s also battled pig-headedness, brutality and ignorance, and the troubling puzzle to find a decent drink…
Now she’s back, along with David Warner‘s ‘Unbound’ Doctor. They’re lost in a different universe and hunted by the Time Lords in this new box set of stories all centred around communication and language.
Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield – Volume 6 will feature four exciting new adventures from writers Tim Foley, J A Prentice, James Goss, Guy Adams and AK Benedict:
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 and AK Benedict
The Doctor has come home. But he doesn’t belong here. And Bernice thinks there’s something very wrong with Gallifrey.
Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield – Volume 6 is due for release in September 2020, and is available to pre-order now at the special price of £22.99 as a collector’s edition four-disc CD box set, or for £19.99 as a download, exclusively from the Big Finish website.
DOCTOR WHO: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF BERNICE SUMMERFIELD VOL 6
Duration: 240 minutes approx.
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
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).