Bernice Animation Poster

Doctor Who spinoff from Big Finish - Bernice SummerfieldBig Finish have released a smashing new poster featuring the animated version of Bernice Summerfield, as voiced by Lisa Bowerman in the forthcoming 10 minute CGI short, Bernice Summerfield: Dead and Buried, which will be available online absolutely free in September.

(Click the poster on the right to view in in hi-res)

Summerfield is the creation of Paul Cornell (Father’s Day, Human Nature) and first appeared in the Virgin Books adventure Love and War in which she became a long-term companion of the Seventh Doctor.

Eventually, Benny – as she is affectionately known – moved to Big Finish and has been voiced by Lisa Bowerman ever since. Dead and Buried heralds the start of a brand new series of adventures for the archeologist, who is possibly the longest-running spinoff character in western culture. In fact, as Lisa told us in 2009:

“I found on some internet site that she’s one of the longest running ongoing characters out there. She’s way beyond a spinoff niche now – she’s pretty buoyant!”

Animator Alex Mallinson, who we’ll be interviewing in a few weeks time, says:

“It’s taken weeks of patient construction, animation, rendering and compositing but it doesn’t truly spring to life until Matthew Cochrane’s evocative sound design is added. ”

Find out more about this exciting new look for Bernice Summerfield at

(Thanks to David Richardson)


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