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7/09/2003 01:16:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon


July 9, 2003 • Posted By Shaun Lyon
Big Finish has issued details on two of its forthcoming Bernice Summerfield audios, both due in August, featuring the further exploits of the former Doctor Who novel companion: The Draconian Rage by Trevor Baxendale, featuring the return of the Draconians (the Third Doctor story "Frontier in Space") and The Poison Seas by David Bailey featuring the Sea Devils (from "The Sea Devils"). Details are as follows (with thanks to Big Finish):

The Draconian Rage, by Trevor Baxendale
On the fringes of the Draconian Empire, an entire planet has gone mad: twenty million Draconians lie dead victims of an ancient, apocalyptic suicide ritual. Now the Draconians need an archaeologist and in particular they want Professor Bernice Summerfield.

Female and human, Benny is everything a Draconian distrusts. So why has she been invited to the very heart of the Imperial Homeworld? As an age-old conspiracy deepens around her, and her own bad memories are disturbed, Benny wonders if she can really trust the Draconians. And, even worse, if she can even trust herself.

Starring Lisa Bowerman (Bernice) with Miles Richardson (Irving Braxiatel), Philip Bretherton (Emperor Shenn), Kraig Thornber (Lord Paranash) and Johnson Willis (Lord Vasar). Directed by Edward Salt.


The Poison Seas, by David Bailey
Professor Bernice Summerfield's life has never been what you could call simple. But, just as she really feels like things at the Braxiatel Collection might be settling down to some sort of normality, she is sent away from the comforts of home on a mission for the Earth Reptile Council.

Bernice has visited the planet Chosan before, so she seems the ideal candidate to intervene when a Sea Devil colony there comes under threat from a terrorist cell. Under cover of visiting an old friend, Bernice sets out to learn who is working in league with the terrorists to ensure the eradication of the colony. But as she delves deeper under the oceans of Chosan, she discovers that something else something much more ancient and powerful wants rid of the Sea Devils. Soon, every living thing on the planet is in peril. And all because there's no place like home...

Starring Lisa Bowerman (Bernice) with Miles Richardson (Irving Braxiatel), Ifan Huw Dafydd (Principal Lurnix), Nicky Goldie (Clinician Nedda), Jenny Livesay (Joanne Carver) and Matt Dineen (Ressix). Directed by Edward Salt.