Dead Man’s Switch

Dead Man's Switch

Dead Man’s Switch

Regular Cast

Lisa Bowerman (Bernice Summerfield), Maria McErlane (Matka), William Whymper(Otek), Alex Mallinson (Robot)


26 years ago, a team of scientists came to a moon to unearth the secrets of a long-dead civilisation. They were later found to have died in what the authorities called an anti-matter explosion. Alone and desperate, Bernice Summerfield will do anything to get back home. But where is home?

The capital world of Zordin seems to offer the only chance of answers, but that’s a long way away. The offer of a job could be her best way of paying for the voyage but… archaeology is illegal… and there’s a quarantine… and she’ll have to leap from a spacecraft in orbit. But what does that matter?

On a world guarded by armed satellites and patrolled by defence drones on the surface, Benny’s going to have to use all her knowledge, skill and wits. And that’s just to get there! Because it’s not the moon itself that’s the problem. It’s what happened there, what remains there, what might escape. What matters? Nothing.

Written By:John Dorney and Richard Dinnick

Directed By: John Ainsworth


  • Dead Man’s Switch was the fifty second Bernice Summerfield audio story released by Big Finish Productions. It was the fourth story of the eleventh season.

    Written By: John Dorney and Richard Dinnick
    Director: John Ainsworth
    Sound Design: Matthew Cochrane
    Music: Matthew Cochrane
    Cover Art: Adrian Salmon
    Number of Discs: 1
    Duration: 60′ approx
    Physical Retail ISBN: 978-1-84435-529-7
    Production Code: BFPCD52
    Recorded Dates: 8 May 2010


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