Doctor Who: The Dark Flame [Big Finish]

The Dark Flame was the 42nd entry in Big Finish’s “Main Range” or “Monthly Range” of Doctor Who audios (released back in 2003), featuring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor, Sophie Aldred as Ace and Lisa Bowerman as Bernice Summerfield.

(Daily Doctor Who #246)

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Bernice Summerfield: Oh No It Isn’t! [Big Finish]

Big Finish is best known for producing licensed Doctor Who audio productions, but before they obtained that license, they got their start by producing and releasing this feature-length audio presentation, focusing not on the Doctor but on Bernice Summerfield, a character who had been created in Virgin’s New Adventures novel range.

(Daily Doctor Who #194)

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Bernice Summerfield: Silver Lining [Doctor Who – Big Finish]

Back in 2004, Big Finish released Silving Lining, on the same disk as The Coup. Like that other story, it was a free gift for readers of Doctor Who Magazine, and now it’s available for free on the Big Finish website. Unlike a lot of these stories, it didn’t feature anyone who has ever appeared on television, but rather a character who originated in print–Bernice “Benny” Summerfield.

(Daily Doctor Who #187)

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Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles–The Story of Extinction [A Big Finish sampler]

In the wake of the whole COVID-19 pandemic, Big Finish–most famous for their original licensed Doctor Who audios–began to release a variety of projects for free on a weekly basis.  Some of these are “proper” Doctor Who adventures, some are licensed from other sources, and others are completely original.  I have been taking advantage of these, as I’ve written about here and elsewhere. This time around we’re looking at a an episode of The Companion Chronicles featuring Second Doctor actors Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling.

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