Bernice Summerfield, Karra in Doctor Who, 1989, 1998-present
Lisa Bowerman trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has worked extensively in major theatres throughout the country in productions including The Rivals, La Ronde, The Constant Wife, Ghosts, I Have Been Here Before, Relatively Speaking, Moll Flanders, The Comedy Of Errors, An Ideal Husband and Blithe Spirit, Rick’s Bar, Casablanca and Cavalcade. Tours have included Hay Fever, Blood Brothers and, most recently, a lost J.B. Priestley play The Roundabout at The Park Theatre, London - which has also had a run as part of the Brits off Broadway season in New York.
Television credits include Casualty, The Vision Thing, The Count of Solar, McCallum, Bad Girls, Night & Day, Doctors, Spooks, Hollyoaks and Coronation Street.
Lisa has recorded many plays for BBC Radio, plus independent radio and audio drama productions, which, in some cases, she has also directed!
As Doctor Who fans know, Lisa starred in the 1989 Doctor Who story Survival … but it’s her portrayal of Professor Bernice “Benny” Summerfield for the last 20 years in Big Finish audio dramas that Doctor Who fans know her best for!
Lisa chats to Robert Dick about her life and career, the importance of “Benny” in her life and her other career as a photographer!
Technical details, RTP 0502
100 mins approx.
Year of release
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