Beyond the Sun was the second Bernice Summerfield audio drama produced by Big Finish Productions. This was the first audio to feature Jason Kane, voiced by Stephen Fewell. This audio story also featured two former Doctor Who television actors: Sophie Aldred and Anneke Wills.
"You're on your own, Bernice"
Bernice Summerfield has drawn the short straw. Not for her the pleasures of intergalactic conferences and highbrow lecture tours. Oh no. She's forced to take two overlooked freshers on their very first dig. And just when it seems things can't get any worse, her no-good ex-husband Jason turns up, claiming that he is in deadly danger. Benny finally begins to believe his wild claims, but unfortunately only after he has been kidnapped from his hotel room.
Feeling guilty, she sets out to rescue him. Well, let's face it, no one else is going to. Her only clue is a dusty artefact that Jason claimed was part of an ancient and powerful weapon. But Professor Bernice Summerfield PhD knows that's just silly nonsense. She's been an archaeologist long enough to know that lost alien civilisations do not leave their most powerful weapons lying around for any nutter to find. Do they?
Once again Benny is all that stands between Jason and his own mistakes, as she tries to prevent the wrong people acquiring this terrible and somewhat unlikely weapon — a weapon rumoured to have powers beyond the sun.
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- Bernice Summerfield - Lisa Bowerman
- Miranda - Sophie Aldred
- Doctor Kitzinger - Anneke Wills
- Jason Kane - Stephen Fewell
- Tameka Vito - Jane Burke
- Emile Mars-Smith - Lewis Davis
- Scott - Nicholas Pegg
- Leon - Barnaby Edwards
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- Stephen Fewell was recommended for the role of Jason Kane by Lisa Bowerman.
- Ursulans are named by Matt Jones after Ursula K. Le Guin.
- This is the directorial debut of Gary Russell for Big Finish Productions.
- The image of Bernice Summerfield on the original cover is drawn by Lee Sullivan to accompany Paul Cornell's interview about the character in Doctor Who Magazine. A later cover replaced it with Paul Vyse's "Professor Bernice Summerfield" logo.
- The 2nd edition CD booklet featured photos of Sophie Aldred, Lisa Bowerman, Stephen Fewell and Anneke Wills
- This audio story was recorded on 6 and 7 August 1998 at Crosstown Studios in London.
- Jason Kane makes his first appearance in the Benny audios. He last appeared in PROSE: Eternity Weeps when he and Benny were divorced.
- Tameka and Benny talk about Sakkrat. (AUDIO The Highest Science)