Short Trips: Farewells

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Short Trips: Farewells
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Author Jacqueline Rayner
Series Doctor Who book:
Big Finish Short Trips
Publisher Big Finish Productions
Publication date
March 2006
ISBN 1-84435-151-3
Preceded by Short Trips: The History of Christmas
Followed by Short Trips: The Centenarian

Short Trips: Farewells is a Big Finish original anthology edited by Jacqueline Rayner and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. The stories explore the theme of saying goodbye.


Title Plot Featuring Author
"The Mother Road" When the Doctor loses the TARDIS in a bet, he and his companions must travel across America in pursuit of businessman, Buchanan. Will the Doctor find his faithful ship? 1st Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara Gareth Wigmore
"Father Figure" A routine visit to London has painful consequences for Victoria when she and the Doctor are hunted down by a robot duplicate of her deceased father. 2nd Doctor, Victoria Steve Lyons
"The Bad Guy" On a planet under threat from a terraforming project, the Doctor attempts to save the population, whilst a madman falls in love with Jo and plots to kill the Doctor. 3rd Doctor, Jo Stephen Fewell
"Separation Day" The Doctor and Sarah Jane must unite two lovers. If they fail, a chain of events will be set in motion that will devastate the cosmos. 3rd Doctor, Sarah Andy Campbell
"The Very Last Picture Show" The Doctor and Leela are trapped inside a cinema that has been relocated to a void outside the universe itself, and an invasion of a ruthless army is the least of the Doctor's worries. 4th, Leela Andrew Collins
"Into the Silent Land" Haunted by a mysterious land that contains pieces of his past, the Doctor resolves to deal with his demons by travelling into his own mind. 4th and 1st Doctor, Romana II Steven A. Roman
"Wake" The Doctor's grief for Adric entangles himself, Tegan and Nyssa in a murder investigation on the Necropolitan, an official place of mourning. 5th Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan Jake Elliot
"The Velvet Dark" The Doctor, Tegan and Turlough attend the Master's funeral on Earth. But the Doctor is suspicious, and when the mysterious Mr Tase appears, Tegan, Turlough and a nurse called Laura find themselves pawns in a deadly game of life and death. 5th Doctor, Tegan and Turlough Stewart Sheargold
"Life After Queth" Returning Gravis home, the Doctor accidentally diverts the TARDIS to Queth, a planet on the verge of destruction, and the Doctor discovers he must break the first law of Time to save the doomed planet. 5th Doctor, Tegan and the Gravis Matt Kimpton
"Black and White" A heart-to-heart with Peri threatens to change the Doctor forever when he finally discovers that, sometimes, his actions can have devastating effects on the universe. 5th, Peri John Binns
"Curtain Call" Agatha Ellis, a woman who has lived an unhappy life, is destined to die in an asylum... until a man called the Doctor enters her life. 6th, Mel Joseph Lidster
"Utopia" In the far-future, the Doctor must gain the trust of Dr Morgan Sturgess in order to prevent the outbreak of war. 7th Darren Sellars
"The Wickerwork Man" A trip to the Trafford Centre has disastrous consequences for a boy named Peter when he accidentally awakes a tree god called Goodma from his eternal sleep... It's a race for the Doctor to prevent Goodma's conquest of humanity. 8th Paul Magrs
"The Three Paths" Ever since he left Gallifrey, the Doctor has been drifting through the cosmos. But today is the day he finally discovers what kind of man he has become, today's the day he returns home... to Gallifrey. 1st Doctor, Ben Jackson, Polly Wright Ian Potter

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