Doctor Who Logo 'Missing Persons':
'Big Dig'

by Hamish Steele
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Bernice has been invited to appear on a very special live edition of the archaeology series Big Dig: a programme she grew up with as a girl… which now makes her feel very old. Not as old, however, as the mysterious stone robot she unwittingly uncovers during an excavation on the planet Saravas.

With no other trace of civilisation, this could be the only clue to the Truth of the planet’s inhabitants. But when Ruth and Jack start acting strangely, Bernice realises there was a reason things were hidden… and secrets aren’t the only things to be buried.

Welcome to the biggest Big Dig ever!

Lisa Bowerman (Professor Bernice Summerfield), David Ames (Jack), Ayesha Antoine (Ruth), Thomas Grant (Peter Summerfield), Miles Richardson (Irving Braxiatel), Philip Bird (Shepton Rothwell), Paul Copley (Jimmy Deel), Mimi Ndiweni (Ronnie Brockman), Brett Underwood (Vaughan / Shrynor / Second Yokel), Peter Sheward (Stylist / Crazy Hank), Hamish Steele (Digger), Seán Carlsen (Doctor), David Warwick (Willem van der Heever), Susan Vidler (Krige), Ella Garland (Nexo), Scott Handcock (Dressmaker / Sideshow Man), Gary Russell (Computer / First Yokel), David Menkin (Brimstone), John Schwab (Cazador), Katharine Mangold (Miss Hannigan), Ellen Salisbury (Fortune Teller), Hugh Skinner (Theon), Geoffrey Beevers (Meriol), Katy Manning (Yokel Child)

Directed by Gary Russell and Scott Handcock

Notes:

*Featuring Benny, Peter and Braxiatel

*A Big Finish 'The Adventures of Bernice Summerfield' Audio Release