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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Return of the Living Dad
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'Bernice Summerfield was seven years old when her father disappeared. They said he turned and ran from the Daleks in battle. They said he was a coward.

They were wrong.

For years Benny has searched for her father. Now a clue snatches her from her honeymoon, back to the TARDIS, and on to England in the year 1983. There she at last discovers Admiral Isaac Summerfield, leading a motley crew of aliens, psychics and fanboys. Their mission: to save extra-terrestrials stranded on Earth.

But what is Benny's father doing five hundred years in his own past? And why has he been waiting for the Doctor to arrive? Can Benny really trust the man she's been looking for all her life?'

Source: Doctor Who Guide (http://www.drwhoguide.com/who_na53.htm). Sighted: 4/8/2011


  • Dedication: For Jon Blum.
  • Introduced as a companion for the Seventh Doctor in Paul Cornell's 1997 New Adventures novel Love and War, Benny (Professor Bernice Summerfield) was spun off as an independent protagonist in 1997, when Virgin's license to publish Doctor Who fiction was not renewed by the BBC.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      United Kingdom (UK),
      Western Europe, Europe,
      Doctor Who Books ,
      1996 .
      Extent: 281p.
      ISBN: 0426204824
      Series: y Doctor Who : The New Adventures The New Doctor Who Adventures Doctor Who Books (publisher), London : Doctor Who Books , 1991-1997 Z1293398 1991 series - publisher

      Chronicles the adventures of the seventh Doctor. Another series, Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures, about previous regenerations of the Doctor, was published by Virgin Publishing between 1994 and 1997.

      Number in series: 53
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