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Many Happy Returns (audio story)

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Many Happy Returns
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Main character(s): Bernice Summerfield
Featuring: Seventh Doctor
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Multiple
Director: John Ainsworth, Scott Handcock and Gary Russell.
Release details
Release date: November 2012
Format: MP3
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Many Happy Returns was a download only audio story produced to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bernice Summerfield, featuring Bernice Summerfield, Iris Wildthyme and the Seventh Doctor.

Publisher's summary Edit

A special feature-length charity adventure celebrating twenty years of archaeologist and adventurer Bernice Summerfield! Written by Xanna Eve Chown, Stephen Cole, Paul Cornell, Stephen Fewell, Simon Guerrier, Scott Handcock, Rebecca Levene, Jacqueline Rayner, Justin Richards, Miles Richardson, Eddie Robson and Dave Stone.

Plot Edit

Benny finds herself in a museum which has the ability to search through all of time and space in order to find artifacts regarding the visitor's life. The museum creates interactive and immersive visual and audio scenarios from research and the visitor's memory. Benny visits different eras of her life, reliving stories from her past. Eventually, it becomes apparent that the museum's main computer and curator has been infected with a virus, causing the museum to kill the visitor. With Joseph's help, Benny's information in the database gets redacted, ending the simulations.

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Many Happy Returns

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Notes Edit

  • This audio drama was produced to mark the 20th anniversary of Bernice Summerfield, who was introduced in the novel Love and War in October 1992. The novel was also adapted for audio to celebrate the same anniversary.
  • Proceeds raised from the story are donated to the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis charity Invest in M.E.
  • This is the second appearance of Iris Wildthyme in a Bernice Summerfield audio drama. She previously appeared in the audio story The Plague Herds of Excelis in July 2002.
  • This is the first appearance of Panda in a Bernice Summerfield audio drama.
  • This is not the first appearance of Sylvester McCoy in a Bernice Summerfield audio drama. He previously played the Seventh Doctor in The Final Amendment in October 2007.

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