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Walking Backwards for Christmas was the fifth story in the Bernice Summerfield anthology Something Changed. It was written by Ben Aaronovitch. Unlike the other stories in the anthology, it is told as a series of flashbacks from Benny's life before travelling with the Seventh Doctor. It is unclear whether all of these events happened in an alternate version of her past caused by the history machine, or if the machine simply caused her to relive these past events.

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Bernice Summerfield once ran away from her academy, and spent two years away without them looking for her. Bernice remembers times from her past.

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  • Like most of the other stories in this anthology, this story takes place in an altered timeline created by Doggles' history machine; these timelines are (mostly) erased when Braxiatel returns things to normal.
  • This was later one of the eight stories collected in Treasury. It was read by Lisa Bowerman.
  • The title of this story is an homage to the song I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas, originally performed on The Goon Show in 1956, becoming an instant classic of The Goons.

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