Oh Yes It Is! Free Benny and other news

Lisa Bowerman as Bernice Summerfield
Lisa as Benny — dig the socks!

Don’t worry — Bernice Summerfield hasn’t been imprisoned (well, not so far as I know) but one of her many adventures is the free giveaway for August 21 2020! The story in question is the first audio drama released by Big Finish — Oh No It Isn’t! There’s also some great news for anyone wanting to hear all her early adventures!

Benny from the beginning

Here’s the press release from Big Finish:

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 a tale of an intergalactic archaeologist and her cat, Wolsey, based on the Virgin New Adventures book.  

Over the coming weeks, Big Finish is releasing a 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.  

This week’s Weekly Freebie is: 

Bernice Summerfield: Oh No It Isn’t! written by Paul Cornell and adapted by Jacqueline Rayner.  

“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. 

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. 

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