This week only! Download Big Finish’s FIRST EVER audio drama, starring Lisa Bowerman, Nicholas Briggs and the late Nicholas Courtney completely FREE! 

The audio adaptation that started it all off! From the days before Big Finish began to produce Doctor Who stories comes Bernice Summerfield: Oh No It Isn’t! It’s a tale of an intergalactic archaeologist and her cat, Wolsey, based on the Virgin New Adventures book by Paul Cornell (Father’s Day, Human Nature/The Family of Blood). Cornell’s fellow Doctor Who novelist Jacqueline Rayner adapted the novel into the audio play that created an enduing legacy of audio dramas set in the world of Doctor Who.

The play also saw Lisa Bowerman step into the role of the Doctor’s most beloved prose companion for the first time. In 1998, Benny’s literary boots seemed impossible for any flesh and blood actor to fill. But it’s a mark of the success of Oh No It Isn’t! that over twenty years and sixty releases later, Benny and Bowerman are indivisible in fans’ minds. Meanwhile, the late Nicholas Courtney, Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart himself, plays Benny’s feline companion Woolsey. The cast also includes future Doctor Who scriptwriter and actor Mark Gatiss as the panto-tastic Grand Vizier.

 

Lisa Summerfield steps into Benny's well worn boots for the first time in Bernice Summerfield: Oh Not It Isn't! (c) Big Finish Productions Doctor Who
Lisa Summerfield steps into Benny’s well worn boots for the first time in Bernice Summerfield: Oh Not It Isn’t! (c) Big Finish Productions

Big Finish’s Weekly Freebies provide a free download every week

Bernice Summerfield: Oh No It Isn’t! is one of Big Finish’s selection of giveaways including free and discounted releases, entitled Weekly Freebies. These will be made available to download exclusively from the Big Finish web site’s Weekly Deals page at https://www.bigfinish.com/collections/v/weekly-deals.

These stories can be unlocked by anyone who has registered for a Big Finish account (which is free to create) and played on the Big Finish listening app (which is free to install). Each download will be available for one week only, and comes accompanied by a special discount offer on related titles, available as either downloads or collector’s edition CDs or box sets. 

 

Want to feel old? This is the cast of Oh No It Isn't! in 1998. (l-r) Jonathan Brüün (Michael Dorn/Cute), Nicholas Briggs (Lt Prince/Prince Charming), Jo Castleton (Jayne Waspo/Bitchy), Alistair Lock (the Grel Master), Gary Russell (producer), Nicholas Courtney (Woolsey), Lisa Bowerman (Benny), and Mark Gatiss (the Grand Vizier) (c) Big Finish Productions Doctor Who The Brigadier Sherlock
Want to feel old? This is the cast of Oh No It Isn’t! in 1998.
(l-r) Jonathan Brüün (Michael Dorn/Cute), Nicholas Briggs (Lt Prince/Prince Charming), Jo Castleton (Jayne Waspo/Bitchy), Alistair Lock (the Grel Master), Gary Russell (producer), Nicholas Courtney (Woolsey), Lisa Bowerman (Benny), and Mark Gatiss (the Grand Vizier) (c) Big Finish Productions

You can also get special discounts on the Bernice Summerfield range

As part of this week’s offer, Big Finish listeners can also get Bernice Summerfield – Series 1-4 as collector’s edition CDs and, for the first time ever, digital downloads, for just £2.99 each (40% off usual price)! CDs for Series 1-4 will be going out of print – once the current stock is sold it will not be repressed.  Bernice Summerfield fans can also get the entire series 1 as a bundle for just £17 and series 2, 3 and 4 available as individual series bundles for just £11 each at the Big Finish website.   

 

All offers end at 23:59 on 6 September 2020.

 

OH NO IT ISN'T! (c) BIG FINISH Doctor Who Bernice Summerfield Benny Woolsey Paul Cornell
OH NO IT ISN’T! (c) BIG FINISH

Bernice Summerfield: Oh No It Isn’t!  

“The King’s balls get bigger every year!” 

What could possibly go wrong on Professor Bernice Summerfield’s investigation into the lost civilisation of Perfecton? Nothing, it seems – until they leave the planet and spot a dirty great missile heading towards their ship. But instead of oblivion, Benny finds herself plunged into the strange world of… panto. 

 

 

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