ByMatt Rose, writer at
I'm an archeologist, but probably not the one your expecting.

Oh you are too right you are, this week comes as a big announcement that Paul Cornell's iconic companion of The Seventh later Eigth Doctor it's none other then Professor ''Bernice'' Surpise Summerield. This story is the second part of The Glamor Chronicles Trilogy and will be The Doctor on his own with Benny in what has been described as Time Heist meets Indiana Jones. A little more about this novel's details is it will recap on Benny's first encounter with The Doctor and Ace via the events of Love and War from 1993 by Benny's creator Paul Cornell.

The story was adapted back in 2012 for Big Finish Productions celebrating 20 years of Bernice Summerfield.

Gary Russell has penned this story and it is sounding like we are in for a delightful treat, the book version is set sailing for release in September with the audio version in October, read by none other no other woman perfect for the job. The actress who has been bringing Benny to life in the world of audio dramas since 1998.

Photographer, Director and Actress Lisa Bowerman is the narrator and it will be a thrill to hear another round of Lisa voicing The Doctor and Benny in this one like The Companion Chronicle: Bernice Summerfield and The Criminal Code.

This is BBC's first time crossing into the world of the Virgin Novels territory to bring a character into the new series format. Will we see more of this? Only time will tell.

Book Synopsis below for those who want a read of what is to come from this new who novella.

“I’m an archaeologist, but probably not the one you were expecting.”

Christmas 2015, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Imagine everyone’s surprise when a time portal opens up in Sydney Cove. Imagine their shock as a massive pyramid now sits beside the Harbour Bridge, inconveniently blocking Port Jackson and glowing with energy.


Imagine their fear as Cyrrus “the mobster” Globb, Professor Horace Jaanson and an alien assassin called Kik arrive to claim the glowing pyramid. Finally imagine everyone’s dismay when they are followed by a bunch of con artists out to spring their greatest grift yet.

This gang consists of Legs (the sexy comedian), Dog Boy (providing protection and firepower), Shortie (handling logistics), Da Trowel (in charge of excavation and history) and their leader, Doc (busy making sure the universe isn’t destroyed in an explosion that makes the Big Bang look like a damp squib).

And when someone accidentally reawakens The Ancients of Time – which, Doc reckons, wasn’t the wisest or best-judged of actions – things get a whole lot more complicated…


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