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 | edit source]
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?
Plot[edit | edit source]
to be added
Cast[edit | edit source]
- The Doctor - Paul McGann
- Bernice Summerfield - Lisa Bowerman
- Klarner - Richard Earl
- Venhella - Su Douglas
References[edit | edit source]
Planets[edit | edit source]
Species[edit | edit source]
- Hedenexians have five hands and, according to the Doctor, do the best massages in the universe.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- 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.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- 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)