Benny's Story was the first story in the audio anthology, The Company of Friends, which comprised the one hundred and twenty-third release in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Lance Parkin and featured Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor and Lisa Bowerman as Bernice Summerfield.
Publisher's summary Edit
Deep in the mines of Epsilon Minima, Professor Bernice Summerfield is up to her neck in it — as usual. The Countess Venhella has hired her to recover a lost Time Lord artefact: a TARDIS key, it turns out. Guess whose?
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- The Doctor - Paul McGann
- Bernice Summerfield - Lisa Bowerman
- Klarner - Richard Earl
- Venhella - Su Douglas
- Hedenexians have five hands and, according to the Doctor, do the best massages in the universe.
- This story was recorded on 30 and 31 October 2008.
- The story includes dialogue which implies that the Doctor and Benny had a sexual encounter during the events of the novel The Dying Days, further fuelling a fan debate over what actually happened dating back to the novel's publication in 1997.
- Benny mentions her first encounter with the Seventh Doctor on Heaven in 2570. (PROSE: Love and War, AUDIO: Love and War)
- Benny remembers her last encounter with the Doctor, and saving the Earth from the Ice Warriors in 1997. (PROSE: The Dying Days)
- Benny says that this is the second time she met the Eighth Doctor. The first was in PROSE: The Dying Days. She would meet him again in PROSE: ...Be Forgot.
- The Doctor states that the last time the TARDIS scanner showed something different to reality it was caused by a pollen induced hallucination. (AUDIO: Brotherhood of the Daleks) Psychic pollen ends up causing a similar problem for the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory. (TV: Amy's Choice)
- The Doctor recalls his encounters with IMC robots, "a long time ago". (TV: Colony in Space)
- Benny mentions being on the Braxiatel Collection during the Fifth Axis invasion. (PROSE: Life During Wartime; AUDIO: Death and the Daleks)