More Bernice Summerfield Short Stories are coming out on audio. Big Finish has been through the written Benny archive and unearthed hidden treasures by Steven Moffat and Paul Cornell, amongst others. Plus, more details on Bernice Summerfield: The Story So Far...
We are pleased to announce that another collection of Bernice Summerfield Short Stories is being recorded to audio. Bernice Summerfield: Treasury, contains short stories previously only available on paper, from notable writers (that many Doctor Who viewers and listeners will recognise), will be available in August.
James Goss tells us more about Bernice Summerfield: Treasury: "Big Finish has been publishing Benny short stories for twenty years and some astonishing names have contributed. Treasury is a collection of just some of them – a range of rare, delightful and surprising gems."
Included in Bernice Summerfield: Treasury are:
The Evacuation of Bernice Summerfield by Ben Aaronovitch
Walking Backwards for Christmas by Ben Aaronovitch
The Library of Books by Andrew Cartmel
Misplaced Spring by Paul Cornell
A Mutual Friend by Terrance Dicks
The Least Important Man by Steven Moffat
Solar Max by Kate Orman
And Then Again by Rob Shearman
Bernice Summerfield: Treasury will be available in August, priced at £20 on CD or £15 on download.
All these adventures are read by Benny herself, Lisa Bowerman, with Andrew Cartmel.
We are also pleased to announce that the final stories in Bernice Summerfield: The Story So Far have been wrapped, and we are delighted to confirm the return of Braxiatel, played by Miles Richardson, and the Drahvins, first seen in Doctor Who television episode Galaxy 4.
1. Ever After Happy by James Goss
Bernice Summerfield is a young rebel, living in the grounds of a military Academy. The enemy fleet's looking for them, there are strange lights in the sky, and a terrible new gardener called Wintergreen.
2. The Grel Invasion of Earth by Jacqueline Rayner
Good Fact: Jason Kane (Stephen Fewell) is still in love with Benny!
Additional Fact: He's using the Time Rings to prove it!
Bad Fact: The year is 2150-ish and theGrel have invaded the Earth!
3. Braxiatel in Love by Simon Guerrier
Irving Braxiatel likes to collect things, and when he gains a fiancee, Bernice Summerfield can't help but be suspicious. What are her mysterious employer's motives? It can't just be love, can it? Nothing on the Braxiatel Collection is ever that simple. Not even love.
4. Every Dark Thought by Eddie Robson
The Doctor has asked for Benny's help digging up some mysterious ruins. He claims they contain the secret of eternal life. Why would the Doctor want that?
5. Empress of the Drahvins by David Llewellyn
Benny and her friend Ruth honestly don't mean to cause a revolution. When they crashland on the planet Drahva, they just want to get off it immediately. But the fearsome matriarchy has other ideas for Benny and Ruth. For one thing, they need a new empress.
6. The Angel of History by Una McCormack
Annis is an archaeology lecturer at a university. Under fire from friends, students and the police for holding entirely the wrong view of history, the only person who seems to believe her is a mysterious Professor.
Bernice Summerfield: The Story So Far... Volumes 1 and 2 box sets are available for pre-order individually at £15 on download or £20 on CD. Or you can save money in a bundle – pre-order Volumes 1 and 2 together for £28 on download or £38 on CD.