Red Planets

Audio ‐ August 17, 2018
Red Planets

Released August 2018
SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

Big Finish and the Seventh Doctor, in particular, are certainly no strangers to experiencing and rectifying alternative realities, perhaps no example quite as profound in the audio medium as that of ‘Colditz’ and the ensuing fallout featuring Elizabeth Klein. With Una McCormack’s ‘Red Planets,’ the timelines have once more gone awry, and as the Doctor and Mel try to understand the origins and purpose …

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The Crystal of Cantus

Audio ‐ August 16, 2018
The Crystal of Cantus

Released March 2006

With Parasiel continuing to press about Braxiatel’s fate following the Fifth Axis incursion at the Collection, Bernice finally relents and tells the harrowing story of just what occurred on the lost colony of Cantus as the sixth series wraps up with Joseph Lidster’s ‘The Crystal of Cantus,’ a story after which nothing will ever be the same.

Though Miles Richardson as Irving Braxiatel has not featured in …

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Silver Lining

Audio ‐ August 16, 2018
Silver Lining

Released December 2004

Released in Doctor Who Magazine #351 as a free story along with an introductory tale for Big Finish’s UNIT series intended to draw listeners’ attention to the ever-expanding world of Doctor Who spin-offs within the audio medium, ‘Silver Lining’ sees renowned archaeologist Bernice Summerfield travel to the planet Tysir IV, a planet that’s not quite as dead as she’s been told.

Coming at the end of the …

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The Goddess Quandary

Audio ‐ August 15, 2018
The Goddess Quandary

Released February 2006

Set concurrently to the narrative framing device of ‘Death and the Daleks’ but after the events of the forthcoming ‘The Crystal of Cantus,’ ‘The Goddess Quandary’ by Andy Russell sees Bernice tell a story wholly unrelated to her student Parasiel’s request to hear about what mysterious fate has befallen Braxiatel following the Collection’s occupation by the Fifth Axis. Thus unfolds the tale of the dangerous adventure …

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The Lost Museum

Audio ‐ August 14, 2018
The Lost Museum

Released December 2005

As is often the case with more scholastic characters in long-standing science fiction series, the more cerebral side of Bernice Summerfield is often sidelined in order to allow the spectacle and character drama to come to the forefront. In his first feature-length audio contribution for the character after editing written anthologies, Simon Guerrier explores all aspects of this fascinating woman in what is arguably her most …

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The Kingdom of the Blind

Audio ‐ August 13, 2018
The Kingdom of the Blind

Released October 2005

‘The Relics of Jegg-Sau’ proved just how successfully Big Finish could incorporate seemingly one-off foes into from classic Doctor Who into its Bernice Summerfield range, and ‘The Kingdom of the Blind’ by stalwart Jacqueline Rayner attempts to repeat that feat with the Monoids who only ever featured in 1966’s ‘The Ark.’

Under the influence of some sort of alien mental control, Bernice steals Braxiatel’s personal shuttle, causing …

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The Heart’s Desire

Audio ‐ August 12, 2018
The Heart’s Desire

Released June 2005

Under normal circumstances, Christmas would be a time to spend around family, but a previously uncharted pulsar strangely pulsing in Morse code that is threatening to destroy the Braxiatel Collection sees Bernice zipping halfway across the galaxy to the mysterious Marlowe’s World in hopes of somehow saving everything she holds dear.

Strangely, ‘The Heart’s Desire’ represents the second consecutive story in which Bernice has been trapped in …

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The Masquerade of Death

Audio ‐ August 12, 2018
The Masquerade of Death

Released March 2005

Bernice and Adrian find themselves imprisoned in the crumbling palace in the Prison Season of Spring, Bernice seemingly set up to take the fall for a murder. Realising that her only way out may just be to play along with fiction, Bernice finds her entire existence and future called into question as she tries to find out if there is someone pulling the strings from behind …

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The Relics of Jegg-Sau

Audio ‐ August 11, 2018
The Relics of Jegg-Sau

Released November 2004

Bernice Summerfield spent the course of her fourth series of adventures encountering famed foes from the televised Doctor Who universe and has begun her fifth series with exploits featuring the Grel and Galyari who both had their debuts off screen. For the third release, ‘The Relics of Jegg-Sau’ by Stephen Cole, its inspiration comes from the unlikeliest source within the Fourth Doctor era as Bernice confronts …

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The Bone of Contention

Website ‐ August 10, 2018
The Bone of Contention

Released August 2004

Just as ‘The Grel Escape’ featured the return of an alien menace introduced outside of televised Doctor Who, so, too, does Simon Forward’s ‘The Bone of Contention’ which sees the return of the Galyari aboard the Clutch as first introduced in Big Finish’s 2002 tale ‘The Sandman’ by the same author. These nomadic beings descended from avian-like creatures who live amongst the stars with other races …

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