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Bernice Summerfield was the first series produced by Big Finish Productions, and was a range which combined both audio and prose releases in its ongoing narrative. Beginning in 1998 with adaptations of six Virgin New Adventures and Virgin Bernice Summerfield New Adventures novels that were adapted for audio. The adaptations of Doctor Who stories removed characters such as the Seventh Doctor, Ace and any other Doctor Who character that Big Finish did not yet have the licence for, while the others were simply adapted for the audio medium. The titular character was portrayed by Lisa Bowerman.

After this first season's success, Big Finish began producing audio stories and prose stories simultaneously. These were initially released alternately so that both the audio and the prose (novel and short story) made up the Bernice Summerfield series, with some of the wider arc story only being featured and explained in detail in one medium. Bernice's pregnancy was one such occurrence which began in the novel The Gods of the Underworld and she gave birth in the novel The Glass Prison with minor references to the actual pregnancy in audio stories released around the same time. However, this practice ceased after the third series.

2011 theme version

2013 theme version

Many characters that had been created or established in the Virgin New Adventures or the Virgin Bernice Summerfield New Adventures appeared in this series, character such as Bernice's ex-husband Jason Kane and Irving Braxiatel both featured in the series. Kane was voiced by Stephen Fewell and Braxiatel by Miles Richardson.

Most of the stories cover Bernice's life following her departure from travelling with the Doctor. However, several prose releases have featured stories that portrayed Bernice's life long before she met the Doctor.

In 2013, the series concluded, but was relaunched in 2014 as The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield, a new series also featuring both the Doctor and Ace.

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Epoch Edit

Epoch cover

The box set cover for Epoch

Road Trip Edit

Road Trip cover

The box set cover for Road Trip

Legion Edit

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The box set cover for Legion

New Frontiers Edit

New Frontiers cover

The box set cover for New Frontiers

Missing Persons Edit

Missing Persons

The box set cover for Missing Persons

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Prose works Edit

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These releases intertwined with the second series of audio dramas, forming part of the ongoing narrative.

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