Ace news for Benny

Sophie Aldred Sylvester McCoy Lisa BowermanBig Finish has announced that there will be two special releases for Bernice Summerfield this year (2014). Played by Lisa Bowerman the galaxy’s greatest archaeologist returns with the Seventh Doctor and Ace. The announcement doesn’t specifically tie up with the news about The Worlds of Doctor Who but I get the sense that this is part of the whole celebration of the anniversary of the Doctor Who license.


There are two titles to look for:

  1. The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield, and
  2. The Highest Science.

The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield

Released in June 2014 this will be a five-part boxset for Benny, the Seventh Doctor and Ace. James Goss is producing but no further details have been released.

The Highest Science

This is a Gareth Roberts story adapted by Jacqueline Rayner so will be familiar to many. It is a three disc tale for Benny and the Seventh Doctor produced by Cavan Scott who says:

The original novel was an instant classic, thanks to its surreal mix of temporal disturbances, warmongering commuters and murderous cybernetic tortoises. Jacqueline Rayner has done a wonderful job adapting Gareth’s wonderfully insane adventure for audio, taking Benny back to her roots.”

Update: Cavan has since posted this on his blog: Producing Doctor Who: The Highest Science

So – two somewhat different releases to look forward to; which interests you most? Let me know!

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