Animated Bernice from Big Finish!

Available to view online free in September 2010, Big Finish have announced the online launch of a CGI animated adventure starring Lisa Bowerman as Bernice Summerfield!

Bernice Summerfield: Dead and Buried is a 10-minute CGI animated adventure that will be available to view absolutely free of charge – check out our gallery of images from what looks to be a superb realisation of Benny, former companion to the Seventh Doctor in his Virgin New Adventures and star of her own long-running series of Big Finish audios!

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Actress Lisa Bowerman is back as Benny, returning to her roots as an archaeologist – although it isn’t long before she’s being pursued through the ruins of an alien world by a deadly adversary.

Dead and Buried is animated by Alex Mallinson, who has been working on the project for months.

“I’ve created animated trailers for Cyberman and Dalek Empire in the past but this is a much more complicated prospect,” he says. “John Ainsworth and Eddie Robson have written a cracking yarn which is proving a joy and a challenge to animate.

“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. ”

Over at the Big Finish website you can get a a glimpse of what’s to come in the amazing teaser trailer: watch it at

The final animation will be available in September, completely free and will lead into the events of Bernice Summerfield 11.1 Resurrecting the Past, the first instalment of Bernice Summerfield’s 11th season of adventures, available for pre-order now.

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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