The Heart’s Desire

The Heart's Desire
The Heart’s Desire

Regular Cast

Lisa Bowerman (Bernice Summerfield), Conrad Westmass (Raymond Hardyl), Steven Bugdale (Barron), Lucy Beresford (Ms Topsy Turve)


Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen, and welcome to another in our exciting series of adventures with the witty, irreverent and courageous heroine, Professor Bernice Summerfield. In tonight’s story our daring adventuress and her sidekick, Adrian, find themselves imprisoned in a crumbling palace in the Prison Season of Spring, replete with an imperious queen and prissy but rather sweet AI gaoler. How did they arrive? And why doesn’t anyone know who the famous Bernice Summerfield is? Before too long there is murder as there always is ­ and Benny is accused. Who might possibly be setting her up for a fall? Could it be The Player ­a mysterious figure of rhyme and chaos? And why is everybody so obsessed with his plays? Benny may find that her only way out of this prison is to play along with the fiction. But is there someone BEHIND THE SCENES manipulating her strings? Could she end up a mere ‘costume’ in someone’s disturbing game of dress-ups? After all her adventures, could this be the final episode?

Written By:Stewart Sheargold

Directed By: John Ainsworth


  • The Heart’s Desire was the twenty-fourth Bernice Summerfield audio story released by Big Finish Productions.
  • Benny meets two Eternals who are battling for Enlightenment.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 4 March 2005.
  • Both Enlightenment and the Eternals were introduced in Enlightenment.


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