Benny’s Timeline

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Here is ‘Benny’s Timeline’.

I’ve referred to

and

to help me put this version of the timeline together.

I’ve included all the audios; books, graphic novel/comics and short stories into this list for now.

The (Audio) stories are highlighted in PURPLE.

The (Book) stories are to remain un-highlighted for now.

The short stories are highlighted in PURPLE and/or ITALICS; and are CENTRED.

The stories with links to reviews by me on my blog are highlighted in BOLD and PURPLE.

Regarding the (Book) stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows in the KEY below.

KEY
*VNA – Virgin New Adventures
*NSA – New Series Adventures
*BFB – Big Finish Books

Regarding the (Audio) stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows in the KEY below.

KEY
**BAB – BBC Audio Book
**BFAD – Big Finish Audio Drama
**BFAB – Big Finish Audio Book
**DWL – Doctor Who Lockdown

Regarding the short stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows with abbreviations.

  • (ST) – Short Trip (either Big Finish or BBC)
  • (DWM) – ‘Doctor Who Magazine’
  • (VD) – Virgin Decalog

Please feel free to ask questions about this timeline, as I intend to revisit this and add new stories to the list as time goes on.

I’ve divided the timeline into 24 phases
1. Benny’s Early Career
2. Benny with the Seventh Doctor (1)
3. Benny with the Seventh Doctor and Ace (1)

4. Benny with the Seventh Doctor and Ace (2)
5. Benny with the Seventh Doctor (2)
6. Benny with the Seventh Doctor, Chris and Roz

7. Benny after the Seventh Doctor
8. Benny with the Eighth Doctor (1)
9. Bernice Summerfield – Series 1
10. Bernice Summerfield – The New Adventures
11. Bernice Summerfield – Series 2
12. Bernice Summerfield – Series 3
13. Bernice Summerfield – Series 4
14. Bernice Summerfield – Series 5
15. Bernice Summerfield – Series 6
16. Bernice Summerfield – Series 7
17. Bernice Summerfield – Series 8
18. Bernice Summerfield – Series 9
19. Benny with the Eighth Doctor (2)
20. Bernice Summerfield – Series 10
21. Bernice Summerfield – Series 11
22. Benny on Gallifrey
23. Bernice Summerfield – Box Sets
24. The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield


1. Benny’s Early Career

1. Genius Loci (BS) (Book) – BFB*

The events for the young Benny in ‘Ever After Happy’ (BS) (Audio) – BFAD** take place here.


2. Benny with the Seventh Doctor (1)

2. Love and War (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**
3. Transit (Book) – VNA*
4. The Highest Science (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**
5. The Pit (Book) – VNA*
6. Pureblood (Comic)
7. Flashback (Comic)
8. Emperor of the Daleks (Comic)
9. Younger & Wiser (Comic)

‘A Time & A Place’ (DWM)
‘Continuity Errors’ (VD)
‘How You Get There’ (ST)


3. Benny with the Seventh Doctor and Ace (1)

10. Deceit (Book) – VNA*
11. Lucifer Rising (Book) – VNA*
12. White Darkness (Book) – VNA*
13. Shadowmind (Book) – VNA*
14. Final Genesis (Comic)
15. Time & Time Again (Comic)
16. Cuckoo (Comic)
17. Uninvited Guest (Comic)
18. The Last Word (Comic)
19. Birthright (Book) – VNA*
20. Iceberg (Book) – VNA*
21. Blood Heat (Book) – VNA*
22. The Dimension Riders (Book) – VNA*
23. The Left-Handed Hummingbird (Book) – VNA*
24. Conundrum (Book) – VNA*
25. No Future (Book) – VNA*
26. Tragedy Day (Book) – VNA*

‘Question Mark Pyjamas’ (VD)
‘Cold War’ (ST)

27. Legacy (Book) – VNA*
28. Theatre of War (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**
29. All-Consuming Fire (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**
30. The Shadow of the Scourge (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Virgin Lands’ (ST)


4. Benny with the Seventh Doctor and Ace (2)

31. The Dark Flame (Audio) – BFAD**

32. ‘The Big Blue Box’ from ‘The Eighth of March’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

Ace and Benny’s appearance in ‘The Last Emperor’ (ST) takes place here.

33. Blood Harvest (Book)VNA*
34. Strange England (Book) – VNA*
35. First Frontier (Book) – VNA*
36. St Anthony’s Fire (Book) – VNA*
37. Falls the Shadow (Book) – VNA*
38. Parasite (Book) – VNA*
39. Warlock (Book) – VNA*
40. Set Piece (Book) – VNA*


5. Benny with the Seventh Doctor (2)

41. Infinite Requiem (Book) – VNA*

‘Of the Mermaid and Jupiter’ (ST)
‘The Trails of Tara’ (VD)
‘Larkspur’ (ST)

42. Sanctuary (Book) – VNA*
43. Human Nature (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BAB**
44. Bernice Summerfield and the Criminal Code (Audio) – BFAB**

‘The Hesitation Deviation’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**


6. Benny with the Seventh Doctor, Chris and Roz

45. Original Sin (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**
46. Sky Pirates! (Book) – VNA*
47. Zamper (Book) – VNA*
48. Toy Soldiers (Book) – VNA*
49. Head Games (Book) – VNA*
50. The Also People (Book) – VNA*
51. Shakedown (Book/VHS/Audio) – VNA*+BAB**

‘Too Rich for My Blood’ (ST)

52. Just War (Book) – VNA*
53. Warchild (Book) – VNA*
54. Sleepy (Book) – VNA*
55. Death and Diplomacy (Book) – VNA*
56. Happy Endings (Book) – VNA* 


7. Benny after the Seventh Doctor

57. Return of the Living Dad (Book) – VNA*
58. Eternity Weeps (Book) – VNA*


8. Benny with the Eighth Doctor (1)

59. The Dying Days (Book) – VNA*


9. Bernice Summerfield – Series 1

The events for the older Benny in 60. ‘Ever After Happy’ (BS) (Audio) – BFAD** take place here.
‘The Judgement of Solomon’ (VD)

61. Oh No, It Isn’t (BS) (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**
62. Beyond The Sun (BS) (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**
63. Walking to Babylon (BS) (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**
64. Birthright (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
65. Just War (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
66. Dragon’s Wrath (BS) (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**

67. ‘The Grel Invasion of Earth’ (BS) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.


10. Bernice Summerfield – The New Adventures

68. Ship of Fools (BS) (Book) – VNA*
69. Down (BS) (Book) – VNA*
70. Deadfall (BS) (Book) – VNA*
71. Ghost Devices (BS) (Book) – VNA*
72. Mean Streets (BS) (Book) – VNA*
73. Tempest (BS) (Book) – VNA*
74. Oblivion (BS) (Book) – VNA*
75. The Medusa Effect (BS) (Book) – VNA*
76. Dry Pilgrimage (BS) (Book) – VNA*
77. The Sword of Forever (BS) (Book) – VNA*
78. Another Girl, Another Planet (BS) (Book) – VNA*
79. Beige Planet Mars (BS) (Book) – VNA*
80. Where Angels Fear (BS) (Book) – VNA*
81. The Mary Sue Extrusion (BS) (Book) – VNA*
82. Tears of the Oracle (BS) (Book) – VNA*
83. Return to the Fractured Planet (BS) (Book) – VNA*
84. The Joy Device (BS) (Book) – VNA*
85. Twilight of the Gods (BS) (Book) – VNA*


11. Bernice Summerfield – Series 2

86. The Dead Men Diaries (BS) (Book) – BFB*

1. Linking Material
2. A Question of Identity
3. Steal from the World
4. The Light that Never Dies
5. Heart of Glass
6. The Monster and the Archaeologists
7. Step Back in Time
9. Christmas Spirit
10. The Door into Bedlam
11. The Least Important Man
12. Digging Up the Past

87. The Doomsday Manuscript (BS) (Book/Audio) – BFB*+BFAB**
88. The Secret of Cassandra (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
89. The Gods of the Underworld (BS) (Book/Audio) – BFB*+BFAB**
90. The Squire’s Crystal (BS) (Book/Audio) – BFB*+BFAB**
91. The Stone’s Lament (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
92. The Extinction Event (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
93. The Infernal Nexus (BS) (Book/Audio) – BFB*+BFAB**
94. The Skymines of Karthos (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
95. The Glass Prison (BS) (Book/Audio) – BFB**BFAB**


12. Bernice Summerfield – Series 3

96. The Plague Herds of Excelis (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
97. The Greatest Shop In The Galaxy (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
98. The Green-Eyed Monsters (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
99. The Dance of the Dead (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
100. A Life of Surprises (BS) (Book) – BFB*

1. The Shape of the Hole
2. Kill the Mouse!
3. Solar Max and the Seven-Handed Snake-Mother
4. A Mutual Friend
5. Alien Planets and You
6. Something Broken
7. The Collection
8. Setting Stone
9. Time’s Team
10. Beedlemania
11. The All-Seeing Eye
12. And Then Again
13. Cuckoo
14. A la Recherche du Temps Perdu
15. Squadborronfell
16. Taken by the Muses
17. The Spartacus Syndrome
18. Might
19. Paydirt
20. Dear Friend
21. Afterword

101. The Mirror Effect (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**


13. Bernice Summerfield – Series 4

102. The Bellotron Incident (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
103. The Draconian Rage (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
104. The Poison Seas (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
105. Life During Wartime (BS) (Book) – BFB*

1. The Fall
2. Careless Talk
3. The Birthday Party
4. Five Dimensional Thinking
5. Meanwhile…
6. The Price of Everything
7. Hit
8. The Garden of Whispers
9. The Crystal Flower
10. Midrash
11. Fear of Corners
12. The Traitors
13. Paths Not Taken
14. Every Picture Tells a Story
15. Fluid Prejudice
16. Suffer the Children
17. Drinking with the Enemy
18. Passing Storms
19. Speaking Out
20. The Peter Principle
21. A Bell Ringing in an Empty Sky
22. Lockdown Conversations

106. Death and the Daleks (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
107. The Big Hunt (BS) (Book) – BFB*

108. ‘Braxiatel in Love’ (BS) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.


14. Bernice Summerfield – Series 5

109. The Grel Escape (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
110. A Life Worth Living (BS) (Book) – BFB*

1. Misplaced Spring
2. Welcome to the Machine
3. Final Draft
4. Against Gardens
5. A Summer Affair
6. Denial
7. Sex Secrets of the Robot Replicants
8. The Blame of the Nose
9. Reparation
10. Nothing up my Sleeve
11. Buried Alive
12. There Never Need be Longing in your Eyes
13. Mentioning the War
14. Fragments

111. The Bone of Contention (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
112. The Relics of Jegg-Sau (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
113. A Life In Pieces (BS) (Book) – BFB*

1. Zardoz Break
2. The Purpura Pawn
3. On Trial

114. Silver Lining (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
115. The Masquerade of Death (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
116. The Tree of Life (BS) (Book) – BFB*


15. Bernice Summerfield – Series 6

117. The Heart’s Desire (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
118. The Kingdom of the Blind (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
119. The Lost Museum (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
120. Something Changed (BS) (Book) – BFB*

1. Inappropriate Laughter
2. Siege Mentality
3. Dead Mice
4. Acts of Senseless Devotion
5. Walking Backwards for Christmas
6. Match of the Deity
7. Night of the Living Martian
8. The God Gene
9. Writing in Green
10. Showing Initiative
11. A Murderous Desire
12. Back and There Again
13. One of my Turns
14. The Ice Garden
15. Family Man
16. After Life

121. Parallel Lives (BS) (Book) – BFB*

1. Parallel Lives (I)
2. The Serpent’s Tooth
3. Parallel Lives (II)
4. Hiding Places
5. Parallel Lives (III)
6. Jason and the Pirates
7. Parallel Lives (IV)

122. The Goddess Quandary (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
123. The Crystal of Cantus (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**


16. Bernice Summerfield – Series 7

124. The Tartarus Gate (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
125. Timeless Passages (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
126. The Worst Thing In The World (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
127. Collected Works (BS) (Book) – BFB*

1. Work In Progress
2. The Tears Of Laughter
3. Perspectives: Tribal Reservations
4. Outside the Wall
5. Key
6. The Inconstant Gallery
7. Perspectives: Quire As Folk
8. Cabinets Of Curiosities
9. Anightintheninthage
10. Grey’s Anatomy
11. The Tree That Was
12. Perspectives: Forging A Bond
13. The Two-Level Effect
14. Let There Be Stars
15. Sleeptalking
16. Perspectives: Intermissions
17. False Security
18. The Painting On The Stair
19. Cost For A Collection
20. Lock
21. Perspectives: The Injured Party
22. Mother’s Ruin
23. Future Relations

128. Summer of Love (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
129. The Oracle of Delphi (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
130. Old Friends (BS) (Book) – BFB*

1. The Ship of Painted Shadows
2. Cheating the Reaper
3. The Soul’s Prism

131. The Empire State (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**


17. Bernice Summerfield – Series 8

132. The Tub Full of Cats (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
133. The Judas Gift (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
134. The Two Jasons (BS) (Book) – BFB*
135. Freedom of Information (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
136. Nobody’s Children (BS) (Book) – BFB*

1. All Mimsy Were the Borogroves
2. The Loyal Left Hand
3. Nursery Politics

Benny’s off-audio appearance in ‘The 100 Days of the Doctor’ from ‘100’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

137. The End of the World (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
138. The Final Amendment (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
139. Missing Adventures (BS) (Book) – BFB*

1. Biology Lesson on Mal Oreille
2. The Evacuation of Bernice Summerfield Considered as a Short Film by Terry Gilliam
3. The Tunnels To Heaven
4. Benny and Louise
5. Charged
6. Prime Five
7. Home
8. The Slight Façade
9. Bernice Summerfield and the Library of Books
10. Postcards From the Edge of Reason
11. Blood On The Tracks
12. Thirty Love

140. The Wake (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**


18. Bernice Summerfield – Series 9

141. Beyond the Sea (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
142. The Adolescence of Time (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
143. The Adventure of the Diogenes Damsel (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
144. The Diet of Worms (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**

145. ‘Every Dark Thought’ (BS) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

146. The Vampire Curse (BS) (Book) – BFB*

1. The Badblood Diaries
2. Possum Kingdom
3. Predating the Predators


19. Benny with the Eighth Doctor (2)

147. The Company of Friends: Benny’s Story (Audio) – BFAD**


20. Bernice Summerfield – Series 10

148. Glory Days (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**

…Be Forgot (ST)

149. Absence (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
150. Venus Mantrap (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
151. Secret Origins (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**


21. Bernice Summerfield – Series 11

152. Dead and Buried (BS) (DVD)
153. Secret Histories (BS) (Book) – BFB*

1. A Game of Soldiers
2. Cooker Island
3. A Gallery of Pigeons
4. The Firing Squad
5. You Shouldn’t Have
6. The Illuminated Man
7. Redacted
8. The Song of Old Man Bunyip
9. Turn the Light On

154. Resurrecting the Past (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
155. Present Danger (BS) (Book) – BFB*

1. Linking Material
2. Don’t Do Something, Just Sit There
3. Winging It
4. In the Ledgers of Madness
5. Six Impossible Things
6. The War of Art
7. The Better Part of Valour
8. Digital Dreams
9. The Empire Variations
10. Past Caring
11. The Propaganda War
12. Excalibur of Mars
13. The End Times

156. Escaping The Future (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
157. Year Zero (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
158. Dead Man’s Switch (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**


22. Benny on Gallifrey

159. Disassembled (G) (Audio) – BFAD**


23. Bernice Summerfield – Box Sets

160. Epoch (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. The Kraken’s Lament
2. The Temple of Questions
3. Private Enemy No. 1
4. Judgement Day

161. Road Trip (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Brand Management

162. ‘Empress of the Drahvins’ (BS) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

2. Bad Habits
3. Paradise Frost

163. The Weather on Versimmon (BS) (Book) – BFB*
164. Legion (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Vesuvius Falling
2. Shades of Gray
3. Everybody Loves Irving

165. The Slender-Fingered Cats of Bubastis (BS) (Book) – BFB*
166. Many Happy Returns (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
167. Filthy Lucre (BS) (Book) – BFB*
168. New Frontiers (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. A Handful of Dust
2. HMS Surprise
3. The Curse of Fenman

169. Missing Persons (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Big Dig
2. The Revenant’s Carnival
3. The Brimstone Kid
4. The Winning Side
5. In Living Memory

170. Adorable Illusion (BS) (Book) – BFB*


24. The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield

171. The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield (Audio) – BFAD**

1. The Revolution
2. Good Night, Sweet Ladies
3. Random Ghosts
4. The Lights of Skaro

172. The Lady from Callisto Rhys (V) (The Worlds of Big Finish) (Audio) – BFAD**
173. The Phantom Wreck (BS) (The Worlds of Big Finish) (Audio) – BFAD**
174. Big Bang Generation (Book/Audio) – NSA*+BAB**
175. The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield: The Triumph of Suketh (Audio) – BFAD**

1. The Pyramid of Suketh
2. The Vaults of Osiris
3. The Eye of Horus
4. The Tears of Isis

176. The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield: The Unbound Universe (Audio) – BFAD**

1. The Library In The Body
2. Planet X
3. The Very Dark Thing
4. The Emporium At The End

177. True Stories (BS) (Book/Audio) – BFB*+BFAB**

1. Hue and Cry
2. Never The Way
3. Fast Contact
4. Futureproof
5. Stockholm From Home
6. Bliss

178. The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield: Ruler of the Universe (Audio) – BFAD**

1. The City And The Clock
2. Asking For A Friend
3. Truant
4. The True Saviour Of The Universe

174. ‘The Angel of History’ (BS) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

179. Treasury (BS) (Audio) – BFAB**

1. The Evacuation of Bernice Summerfield Considered as a Short Film by Terry Gilliam
2. And Then Again
3. Misplaced Spring
4. Solar Max and the Seven-Handed Snake-Mother
5. Walking Backwards for Christmas
6. The Least Important Man
7. Bernice Summerfield and the Library of Books
8. A Mutual Friend

180. In Time (BS) (Book/Audio) – BFB*+BFAB**

1. Oh No, Not Again
2. The Bunny’s Curse
3. The Seventh Fanfic
4. Benny and the Grieving Man
5. Wurm Noir
6. Legacy Presence 
7. The Death of Hope 
8. Old Ruins

‘Lies in Ruins’ from ‘The Legacy of Time’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
Benny’s appearance in ‘Collision Course’ from ‘The Legacy of Time’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

181. The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield: Buried Memories (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Pride of the Lampian
2. Clear History
3. Dead and Breakfast
4. Burrowed Time

‘Shadow of a Doubt’ (Audio) – DWL**


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9 thoughts on “Benny’s Timeline

  1. This looks like it may be the most informative Benny timeline I’ve seen yet! Only question, another chronology hinted at (only hinted, hence being less informative) Benny having traveled with Iris? I notice that’s not a section in your chronology, so I’m wondering if it’s because that was only a one-off adventure or what?

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  2. Hi Man in Black

    I’m not very familiar with both Bernice Summerfield and Iris Wildthyme series. But from what I’ve gathered, the two have crossed paths a few times in ‘The Plague Herds of Excelis’ (Audio) and ‘Many Happy Returns’ (Audio).

    I’m not aware of more adventures with Benny and Iris, but if there are I would like some clarification on it.

    Do you have a link for this other chronology that’s hinted at Benny and Iris travelling together.

    Thanks for dropping a line. Glad my Benny timeline has impressed you.

    Tim. 🙂

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  3. Hello,
    I really like the time line, but I have a quick question about it.
    I could not find the Big Finish Audio “Silver Lining” on it and wondered why it is missing?
    According to Big Finish’s Website – on the entry for the “Book Life in Pieces”, it states that “Silver Lining” goes after it.
    In case anyone was not aware this story was given out as a freeby with Doctor Who Magazine and is currently available for free on Big Finish’s Sound Cloud.

    Thank You,

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    • Hi John.

      Thanks for dropping a line.

      Apologies for not including ‘Silver Living’ to Benny’s timeline. I’ve no idea why I didn’t it include it in the first place. I put it in for the Cybermen but not for Benny.
      I’ve added the story now.

      Glad you like Benny’s timeline.

      Tim. 🙂

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    • Hi C.S.

      I’ve added ‘Return of the Living Dad’ and ‘Eternity Weeps’ to Benny’s timeline. There’s also ‘The Dying Days’ and the standalone Bernice Summerfield ‘New Adventures’ novels from ‘Ship of Fools’ to ‘Twilight of the Gods’.

      If there’s anything I’ve missed out in Benny’s timeline, please let me know.

      Thanks.

      Tim. 🙂

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