1 December 2012

Bernice Summerfield: Many Happy Returns Out Now!

Posted by Big Finish Productions 30th November:

"Following the recent release of Doctor Who: Love and War, Big Finish is pleased to announce that a special Bernice Summerfield charity adventure - Many Happy Returns - is now available to download.

Celebrating twenty years of the popular archaeologist character first introduced in the Doctor Who New Adventures books, one-off drama Bernice Summerfield: Many Happy Returns reflects elements of Bernice's entire life and reunites her with a whole host of familiar faces.

'I was overwhelmed by how many people wanted to be involved with the project,' says producer Scott Handcock. 'Not only actors, but writers, sound designers, Toby at the Moat Studios - everyone! Everyone gave their time for Jac Rayner and her charity, Invest in ME, and this adventure has been truly worthwhile to pull together on every level!'

Invest in ME works to raise awareness and funding into research of ME, a serious neuro-immune condition that affects 250,000 people in the United Kingdom. Its latest project - Let's Do It For ME! - is a patient-driven campaign raising vital funds for a Centre of Excellence at the University of East Anglia. The centre aims to translate scientific findings and evidence from research into applicable treatments for people suffering from ME, focusing on immunology and virology.

The hundred-minute adventure is available to download now, and every penny from sales will go to supporting Invest in ME and its projects. Click on the
product page now to order, and for full details of the cast and crew who have come together to celebrate Bernice's birthday!"

"Bernice Summerfield: Many Happy Returns" is featured on the LDIFME website here , you can also see photos of some of the lovely people involved meeting LDIFME Bear here.

Jac Rayner is a core member of the Let's do it for ME Team.  She said,

"Invest in ME have been busy creating hope, and now Big Finish have gift-wrapped little bits and put them in our Christmas stockings. Thank you so much to everyone who has worked on, bought, or otherwise supported this project. You’re great." 

To help celebrate all these achievements and raise ME awareness, Jac has devised a competition, click here for details and the prizes on offer, closing date is 5th December.

A big THANK-YOU to everyone involved at Big Finish from the Team at Let's do it for ME!

ps. Barnaby-Eaton Jones is also a fellow member of the Let's do it for ME Team. His audio play about ME, available for download and on CD, was released earlier in November and is featured on our website here, "Running To Stand Still".  Many thanks to all involved!