a real world point of view
|Beyond the Sun|
|Adapted from:||Beyond the Sun|
|Main character(s):||Bernice Summerfield|
|Main enemy:||The Sunless|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Post production:||Harvey Summers|
|Cover by:||Mark Salwowski|
|Release date:||September 1998|
|Big Finish - Bernice Summerfield series|
|Oh No It Isn't!||Walking to Babylon|
Beyond the Sun was the second Bernice Summerfield audio drama produced by Big Finish Productions. This was the first audio to feature Jason Kane, voiced by Stephen Fewell. This audio story also featured two former Doctor Who television actors; Anneke Wills and Sophie Aldred.
Adapted by the author of the novel of the same name by its author Matt Jones this is the only Bernice Summerfield audio story that was adapted for audio by its author, all the other stories were adapted by Jacqueline Rayner.
Publisher's summary Edit
"You're on your own, Bernice"
Bernice Summerfield has drawn the short straw. Not for her the pleasures of intergalactic conferences and highbrow lecture tours. Oh no. She's forced to take two overlooked freshers on their very first dig. And just when it seems things can't get any worse, her no-good ex-husband Jason turns up, claiming that he is in deadly danger. Benny finally begins to believe his wild claims, but unfortunately only after he has been kidnapped from his hotel room.
Feeling guilty, she sets out to rescue him. Well, let's face it, no one else is going to. Her only clue is a dusty artefact that Jason claimed was part of an ancient and powerful weapon. But Professor Bernice Summerfield PhD knows that's just silly nonsense. She's been an archaeologist long enough to know that lost alien civilisations do not leave their most powerful weapons lying around for any nutter to find. Do they?
Once again Benny is all that stands between Jason and his own mistakes, as she tries to prevent the wrong people acquiring this terrible and somewhat unlikely weapon - a weapon rumoured to have powers beyond the sun.
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- Bernice Summerfield - Lisa Bowerman
- Miranda - Sophie Aldred
- Doctor Kitzinger - Anneke Wills
- Jason Kane - Stephen Fewell
- Tameka Vito - Jane Burke
- Emile Mars-Smith - Lewis Davis
- Scott - Nicholas Pegg
- Leon - Barnaby Edwards
to be added
- This is Sophie Aldred's only appearance in a Big Finish audio story playing a character other than Ace.
- Lisa Bowerman had previously worked with Sophie Aldred when she appeared in TV: Survival.
- This audio story was recorded on 6 and 7 August 1998.
- Jason Kane makes his first appearance in the Benny audios. He last appeared in PROSE: Eternity Weeps when he and Benny were divorced.
- Official Beyond the Sun page at bigfinish.com
- Detailed synopsis of Beyond the Sun at the Doctor Who Reference Guide