Big Finish Short Trips

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Short Trips: Zodiac was the first anthology in the Big Finish-produced Short Trips range.

The Big Finish Short Trips are a collection of short story anthologies published by Big Finish Productions based on the BBC Television series Doctor Who, beginning with the collection Short Trips: Zodiac in December 2002 and ending with the loss of their license in 2009. The Short Trips name was inherited from similar collections published by the BBC, who decided in March 2000 that it was no longer financially viable to produce collections of short stories. Big Finish Productions negotiated a licence to continue producing these collections, publishing them in smaller runs and in hardback, thus allowing for a higher cover price and increased profit margins than on the BBC collections.

In May 2009 and after 28 collections, Big Finish announced that they were ending the Short Trips series as the BBC had not renewed it for a second licence,[1] eventually halting sales of the books on the Big Finish Website in December 2009. Even so, the books are still available via off-site retailers and a final 29th volume collected the editor's favourite story of each of the previous volumes.


The Big Finish Short Trips volumes are produced in a slightly different manner from their BBC predecessors: instead of being centrally produced, Big Finish commissions editors for the volumes, who in turn commission stories from writers for the themed collections. Because of this, each volume is produced depending on the working methods of its editor – some editors commission stories on invitation from writers, whilst others welcome unsolicited submission of stories. How the Doctor Changed My Life featured stories all written by previously unpublished authors. This was as a result of a competition, run by Big Finish in 2007, to seek out new talent.[2]

Each collection is conceived around a single theme, with the individual stories exploring that theme:

Title Editor Published Theme/Concept
Short Trips: Zodiac Jacqueline Rayner December 2002 The signs of the Zodiac
Short Trips: Companions Jacqueline Rayner March 2003 The Doctor's companions
Short Trips: A Universe of Terrors John Binns June 2003 Horror
Short Trips: The Muses Jacqueline Rayner September 2003 The Nine Muses
Short Trips: Steel Skies John Binns December 2003 Confined environments
Short Trips: Past Tense Ian Farrington April 2004 Historical settings
Short Trips: Life Science John Binns June 2004 The nature of life
Short Trips: Repercussions Gary Russell June 2004 Unforeseen consequences
Short Trips: Monsters Ian Farrington August 2004 Monsters
Short Trips: 2040 John Binns October 2004 The year 2040
Short Trips: A Christmas Treasury Paul Cornell December 2004 Christmas
Short Trips: Seven Deadly Sins David Bailey March 2005 Seven deadly sins
Short Trips: A Day in the Life Ian Farrington June 2005 The hours of the day
Short Trips: The Solar System Gary Russell September 2005 The nine planets of the Solar System
Short Trips: The History of Christmas Simon Guerrier December 2005 Christmas past, present and future
Short Trips: Farewells Jacqueline Rayner March 2006 Death and other kinds of loss
Short Trips: The Centenarian Ian Farrington July 2006 The life of one man – Edward Grainger
Short Trips: Time Signature Simon Guerrier September 2006 Music, time and consequences
Short Trips: Dalek Empire Nicholas Briggs with Simon Guerrier December 2006 The Dalek Empire series
Short Trips: Destination Prague Steven Savile May 2007 The city of Prague
Short Trips: Snapshots Joseph Lidster June 2007 The effect the Doctor has on people
Short Trips: The Ghosts of Christmas Cavan Scott & Mark Wright December 2007 Christmas: past, present and future
Short Trips: Defining Patterns Ian Farrington March 2008 The causes and effects of the universe
Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership Keith R.A. DeCandido May 2008 The many leaders the Doctor has met
Short Trips: Transmissions Richard Salter July 2008 The art of communication
Short Trips: How the Doctor Changed My Life Simon Guerrier September 2008 The after effects of meeting the Doctor
Short Trips: Christmas Around the World Xanna Eve Chown December 2008 Christmas in different countries
Short Trips: Indefinable Magic Neil Corry March 2009 The magical life of the Doctor
Re:Collections Various May 2009 The final book and a collection of the best stories from the series

The collections have mixed established Doctor Who writers from the television series, such as Ben Aaronovitch, Ian Briggs, Andrew Cartmel, Terrance Dicks, Glen McCoy, James Moran, Marc Platt, Helen Raynor and Eric Saward with writers who made their name in other Doctor Who spin-off ranges, such as Paul Cornell, Joseph Lidster, Kate Orman, Lance Parkin, Philip Purser-Hallard, Gareth Roberts, Gary Russell and Robert Shearman, and writers from other literary spheres, including Dan Abnett, Lou Anders, Scott Andrews, Jonathan Clements, Peter David, Richard Dinnick, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Brian Dooley, Diane Duane, Nev Fountain, Lizzie Hopley, Todd McCaffrey, Juliet E. McKenna, Paul Magrs, James Moran, Gary Owen, Stel Pavlou, Steven Savile, James Swallow and Matthew Sweet.


On 31 December 2009, Big Finish lost their license to produce or sell their short story anthology book series Short Trips. On 10 February 2010 Big Finish announced that the range would be relaunched as double CD audiobooks featuring eight new short stories each. The stories were to be read by popular Doctor Who actors. Also on this day Big Finish asked for short story submissions, from anyone who hadn't written for them before, for possible inclusion on the CDs. Soon after the closing date it was announced that they had received 500 entries and that Colin Baker would be among the actors reading the stories, as well as writing the Sixth Doctor story for Volume 1. After four volumes, this series was discontinued, but the range was relaunched yet again as a monthly download-only series in 2015. The person in brackets in the "Featuring" column is who the story is read by.

Single Short Trips (2009–21)[edit]

The releases listed below were single releases made available by Big Finish as subscriber and magazine exclusives and podcasts. Starting from September 2016, Big Finish is releasing these exclusives to general customers under the banner, Short Trips Rarities. There will be at least a two-year delay between a story's subscriber exclusive release and its wider general release, in order to still keep these an incentive to subscribers of the main range.

TitleRead byWritten byFeaturingReleased
"One Small Step"Nicholas BriggsNicholas BriggsSecond Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon, Zoe HeriotJanuary 2009 (2009-01)
"Museum Peace"Nicholas BriggsJames SwallowEighth Doctor, KalendorfNovember 2009 (2009-11) (MR 128)
"The Doctor's First XI"Stephen CritchlowIan AtkinsFourth Doctor, Romana IMarch 2010 (2010-03) (MR 132)
"The Switching"Duncan WisbeySimon GuerrierThird Doctor, Jo Grant, The Brigadier, Mike Yates, Sergeant BentonJune 2010 (2010-06) (MR 135)
"Lepidoptery for Beginners"Duncan WisbeyJohn DorneySecond Doctor, Jamie, ZoeSeptember 2010 (2010-09) (MR 138 & MR 139)
"The Little Drummer Boy"Beth ChalmersEddie RobsonFirst Doctor, Steven Taylor, Sara KingdomDecember 2010 (2010-12) (MR 142)
"Sound the Siren And I'll Come To You Comrade"Stephen CritchlowJohn PritchardFourth Doctor, LeelaMarch 2011 (2011-03) (MR 145)
"Twilight's End"Beth ChalmersCavan Scott
Mark Wright
Seventh Doctor, NimrodJune 2011 (2011-06) (MR 148)
"Neptune"Beth ChalmersRichard DinnickThird Doctor, Sarah JaneSeptember 2011 (2011-09) (MR 151 & MR 152)
"Lant Land"Duncan WisbeyJonathan MorrisFifth Doctor, Tegan, TurloughDecember 2011 (2011-12) (MR 155)
"Breadcrumbs"John BanksJames MoranFourth Doctor, Romana IIMarch 2012 (2012-03) (MR 158)
"Intuition"Stephen CritchlowRob NisbetSixth Doctor, MelJune 2012 (2012-06) (MR 161)
"A Room With No View"Stephen CritchlowDavid BartlettFifth Doctor, PeriSeptember 2012 (2012-09) (MR 164 & MR 165)
"Only Connect"John BanksAndy LaneFourth Doctor, Sarah JaneDecember 2012 (2012-12) (MR 168)
"The Young Lions"Stephen CritchlowAlice CavenderEighth Doctor, LucieMarch 2013 (2013-03) (MR 171)
"Crystal Ball"Stephen CritchlowRob NisbetSeventh Doctor, AceJune 2013 (2013-06) (MR 174)
"Methuselah"John BanksGeorge MannFifth Doctor, PeriSeptember 2013 (2013-09) (MR 177 & MR 178)
"Tweaker"John BanksDan AbnettFifth Doctor, NyssaDecember 2013 (2013-12) (MR 181)
"The Piltdown Men"Hugh RossPaul Dale SmithSecond DoctorMarch 2014 (2014-03) (MR 184)
"Late Night Shopping"Hugh RossMatt FittonEighth Doctor, LucieJune 2014 (2014-06) (MR 187)
"Waiting for Gadot"Hugh RossJohn DorneyThird Doctor, Fourth Doctor, JoSeptember 2014 (2014-09) (MR 190 & MR 191)
"A Home From Home"Stephen CritchlowNick WallaceThird Doctor, Liz, BentonDecember 2014 (2014-12) (MR 194)
"String Theory"Stephen CritchlowKini BrownFourth Doctor, LeelaMarch 2015 (2015-03) (MR 197)
"Sphinx Lightning"Stephen CritchlowJohn PritchardThird Doctor, JoJune 2015 (2015-06) (MR 200)
"The Warren Legacy"Stephen CritchlowJulian RichardsFourth Doctor, Romana ISeptember 2015 (2015-09) (MR 203 & MR 204)
"The Toy"Sarah SuttonNigel FairsFifth Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan, AdricOctober 2015 (2015-10) (Issues 4 & 5 of The Complete History)
"The Caves of Erith"Stephen CritchlowAlice CavenderEighth Doctor, LucieDecember 2015 (2015-12) (MR 207)
"The Horror at Bletchington Station"Stephen CritchlowChris WingFirst Doctor, DodoMarch 2016 (2016-03) (MR 210)
"The Monkey House"Stephen CritchlowNic FordFifth Doctor, Tegan, Turlough, NyssaJune 2016 (2016-06) (MR 213)
"The Shrine of Sorrows"Stephen CritchlowJulian RichardsSeventh Doctor, AceSeptember 2016 (2016-09) (MR 216)
"The Christmas Dimension"Stephen CritchlowRob NisbetThird Doctor, Liz, BentonDecember 2016 (2016-12) (MR 219 & MR 220)
"Collector's Item"Stephen CritchlowPaul J SalmanoffFourth Doctor, SarahMarch 2017 (2017-03) (MR 223)
"The Horror of Hy-Brasil"Stephen CritchlowRussell McGeeSecond Doctor, Jamie, ZoeJune 2017 (2017-06) (MR 226)
"Helmstone"Stephen CritchlowTony JonesFirst Doctor, StevenSeptember 2017 (2017-09) (MR 229 & MR 230)
"The Night Before Christmas"Stephen CritchlowNic FordSeventh DoctorDecember 2017 (2017-12) (MR 233)
"Mission Improbable"Stephen CritchlowChris WingSixth Doctor, Evelyn SmytheMarch 2018 (2018-03) (MR 236)
"Taken For Granted"Stephen CritchlowIan HidewellThird Doctor, Jo Grant, BentonJune 2018 (2018-06) (MR 239)
"The Smallest Battle"Stephen CritchlowStephen OsbourneFourth Doctor, LeelaSeptember 2018 (2018-09) (MR 242)
"Tuesday"Stephen CritchlowTony JonesEighth Doctor, Harry SullivanDecember 2018 (2018-12) (MR 245 & MR 246)
"Loud and Proud"Stephen CritchlowAndrew AllenSixth Doctor, MelMarch 2019 (2019-03) (MR 249)
"Still Life"Stephen CritchlowMax CurtisThird Doctor, Jo GrantJune 2019 (2019-06) (MR 252)
"An Ocean of Sawdust"Stephen CritchlowPaul StarkeyEighth DoctorSeptember 2019 (2019-09) (MR 255 & MR 256)
"A Song For Running"Stephen CritchlowFio TretheweyTwelfth DoctorDecember 2019 (2019-12) (MR 259)
"Not Forgotten"Stephen CritchlowBenjamin Holland-SmithSixth Doctor, PeriMarch 2020 (2020-03) (MR 262)
"Home Again, Home Again"Stephen CritchlowFelicia BarkerFirst Doctor, Susan, Barbara, IanJune 2020 (2020-06) (MR 265)
"The Beast of Muir"John BanksNicole PetitFourth Doctor, LeelaSeptember 2020 (2020-09) (MR 268)
"Crime at the Cinema"John BanksMH NorrisThird Doctor, Sarah Jane SmithDecember 2020 (2020-12) (MR 271 & MR 272)
"Soul Music"John BanksVictoria SaxtonTenth DoctorMarch 2021 (2021-03) (MR 275)

Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trips (2016–present)[edit]

The annual Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trip will continue to be released individually.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
6X"Forever Fallen"Neil GardnerJoshua WaniskoSeventh Doctor, Ace (Lisa Bowerman)December 2016 (2016-12)
7X"Landbound"Neil GardnerSelim UlugThird Doctor (Nicholas Briggs)December 2017 (2017-12)
8X"The Last Day at Work"Alfie ShawHarry DraperSecond Doctor, Jamie (Nicholas Briggs)December 2018 (2018-12)
9X"The Best Laid Plans"Nicholas BriggsBen TeddsTwelfth Doctor (Jacob Dudman)December 2019 (2019-12)
10X"Free Speech"Nicholas BriggsEugenie PusenjakTenth Doctor (Jacob Dudman)December 2020 (2020-12)
11X"The Lichyrwick Abomination"Nicholas BriggsJoe VeversNinth Doctor, Malcolm (Jacob Dudman)December 2021 (2021-12)
12X"The World Tree"Lisa BowermanNick SlawiczEleventh Doctor, Nora (Lisa Bowerman)December 2022 (2022-12)
13X"The Hoxteth Time Capsule"TBDPaul DavisSixth Doctor, George (Colin Baker)December 2023 (2023-12)

Volume 1 (2010)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Rise and Fall"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyGeorge MannFirst Doctor, Susan, Ian, Barbara (William Russell)November 2010 (2010-11)
2"A Stain of Red in the Sand"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyDavid A McEwanSecond Doctor, Zoe (David Troughton)November 2010 (2010-11)
3"A True Gentleman"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyJamie HailstoneThird Doctor (Katy Manning)November 2010 (2010-11)
4"Death-Dealer"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyDamian SawyerFourth Doctor, Leela (Louise Jameson)November 2010 (2010-11)
5"The Deep"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyAlly KennenFifth Doctor, Nyssa (Peter Davison)November 2010 (2010-11)
6"The Wings of a Butterfly"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyColin BakerSixth Doctor (Colin Baker)November 2010 (2010-11)
7"Police and Shreeves"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyAdam SmithSeventh Doctor, Ace (Sophie Aldred)November 2010 (2010-11)
8"Running Out of Time"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyDorothy KoomsonEighth Doctor (India Fisher)November 2010 (2010-11)

Volume 2 (2011)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"1963"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyNiall BoyceFirst Doctor, Ian, Barbara, Vicki (William Russell)February 2011 (2011-02)
2"The Way Forwards"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleySteve CaseSecond Doctor, Victoria (David Troughton)February 2011 (2011-02)
3"Walls of Confinement"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyLawrence ConquestThird Doctor, Liz, the Brigadier (Katy Manning)February 2011 (2011-02)
4"Chain Reaction"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyDarren GoldsmithFourth Doctor, Sarah Jane (Louise Jameson)February 2011 (2011-02)
5"Sock-Pig"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleySharon Cobb & Iain KeillerFifth Doctor (Peter Davison)February 2011 (2011-02)
6"The Doctor's Coat"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyJohn BromleySixth Doctor (Colin Baker)February 2011 (2011-02)
7"Critical Mass"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyJames MoranSeventh Doctor, Ace (Sophie Aldred)February 2011 (2011-02)
8"Letting Go"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleySimon GuerrierEighth Doctor, Charley (India Fisher)February 2011 (2011-02)

Volume 3 (2011)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Seven to One"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleySimon Paul MillerFirst Doctor, Second Doctor, Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Seventh Doctor (Nicholas Briggs, William Russell)May 2011 (2011-05)
2"The Five Dimensional Man"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyKate OrmanSecond Doctor, Zoe, Jamie (David Troughton)May 2011 (2011-05)
3"Pop Up"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyDave CurranThird Doctor, Jo (Katy Manning)May 2011 (2011-05)
4"The Wondrous Box"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyJuliet BoydFourth Doctor, Sarah Jane (Louise Jameson)May 2011 (2011-05)
5"Wet Walls"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyMathilde MaddenFifth Doctor, Peri (Peter Davison)May 2011 (2011-05)
6"Murmurs of Earth"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyMichael Deacon, Jamie Middleton & Chris WraightSixth Doctor, Peri (Colin Baker)May 2011 (2011-05)
7"The Riparian Ripper"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyAndrew CartmelSeventh Doctor, Ace (Sophie Aldred)May 2011 (2011-05)
8"All the Fun of the Fair"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyBev ConwayEighth Doctor, Lucie (India Fisher)May 2011 (2011-05)

Volume 4 (2011)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"A Star is Born"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyRichard DinnickFirst Doctor, Susan, Barbara, Ian (William Russell)August 2011 (2011-08)
2"Penny Wise, Pound Foolish"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyFoster MarksSecond Doctor, Jamie, Zoe (David Troughton)August 2011 (2011-08)
3"Lost in the Wakefield Triangle"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyVin Marsden HendrickThird Doctor, Jo (Katy Manning)August 2011 (2011-08)
4"The Old Rogue"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyJohn GrindrodSecond Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Jamie, Romana II, K9 (Louise Jameson)August 2011 (2011-08)
5"The Lions of Trafalgar"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyJason ArnoppFifth Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan (Peter Davison)August 2011 (2011-08)
6"To Cut a Blade of Grass"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyCindy GarlandSixth Doctor, Peri (Colin Baker)August 2011 (2011-08)
7"The Shadow Trader"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyCharles WilliamsSeventh Doctor, Ace (Sophie Aldred)August 2011 (2011-08)
8"Quantum Heresy"Nicholas Briggs, Ken BentleyAvril NaudeEighth Doctor (India Fisher)August 2011 (2011-08)

Series 5 (2015)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Flywheel Revolution"Lisa BowermanDale SmithFirst Doctor (Peter Purves)January 2015 (2015-01)
2"Little Doctors"Lisa BowermanPhilip LawrenceSecond Doctor, Jamie, Zoe (Frazer Hines)February 2015 (2015-02)
3"Time Tunnel"Lisa BowermanNigel FairsThird Doctor, Jo, the Brigadier, Sergeant Benton, Mike Yates (Katy Manning)March 2015 (2015-03)
4"The Ghost Trap"Lisa BowermanNick WallaceFourth Doctor, Leela (Louise Jameson)April 2015 (2015-04)
5"The King of the Dead"Lisa BowermanIan AtkinsFifth Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan (Sarah Sutton)May 2015 (2015-05)
6"The Shadows of Serenity"Lisa BowermanNigel RobinsonSixth Doctor, Peri (Nicola Bryant)June 2015 (2015-06)
7"Dark Convoy"Lisa BowermanMark B OliverSeventh Doctor, Ace (Sophie Aldred)July 2015 (2015-07)
8"Foreshadowing"Lisa BowermanJulian RichardsEighth Doctor, Charley, Mike Yates (India Fisher)August 2015 (2015-08)
9"Etheria"Lisa BowermanNick WallaceFirst Doctor, Vicki, Steven (Peter Purves)September 2015 (2015-09)
10"The Way of the Empty Hand"Lisa BowermanJulian RichardsSecond Doctor, Jamie, Zoe (Frazer Hines)October 2015 (2015-10)
11"The Other Woman"Lisa BowermanPhilip LawrenceThird Doctor, Jo, the Brigadier (Katy Manning)November 2015 (2015-11)
12"Black Dog"Lisa BowermanDale SmithFourth Doctor, Leela (Louise Jameson)December 2015 (2015-12)

Series 6 (2016)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Gardens of the Dead"Lisa BowermanJenny T ColganFifth Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan, Turlough (Mark Strickson)January 2016 (2016-01)
2"Prime Winner"Lisa BowermanNigel FairsSixth Doctor, Peri (Nicola Bryant)February 2016 (2016-02)
3"Washington Burns"Lisa BowermanJulian RichardsSeventh Doctor, Ace (Sophie Aldred)March 2016 (2016-03)
4"The Curse of the Fugue"Lisa BowermanAlice CavenderEighth Doctor, Lucie (Sheridan Smith)April 2016 (2016-04)
5"This Sporting Life"Lisa BowermanUna McCormackFirst Doctor, Steven, Dodo (Peter Purves)May 2016 (2016-05)
6"Lost and Found"Lisa BowermanPenelope FaithSecond Doctor, Polly, Ben (Anneke Wills)June 2016 (2016-06)
7"The Blame Game"Lisa BowermanIan AtkinsThird Doctor, Liz, the Monk (Rufus Hound)July 2016 (2016-07)
8"Damascus"Lisa BowermanJonathan BarnesThird Doctor, Jo (Tim Treloar)August 2016 (2016-08)
9"A Full Life"Lisa BowermanJoseph LidsterFourth Doctor, Romana II, K9, Adric (Matthew Waterhouse)September 2016 (2016-09)
10"Rulebook"Lisa BowermanTony JonesFifth Doctor, Peri (Nicola Bryant)October 2016 (2016-10)
11"The Man Who Wasn't There"Lisa BowermanIan AtkinsEighth Doctor, Charley (India Fisher)November 2016 (2016-11)
12"The Hesitation Deviation"Lisa BowermanJames GossSeventh Doctor, Benny (Lisa Bowerman)December 2016 (2016-12)

Series 7 (2017)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"The World Beyond the Trees"Lisa BowermanJonathan BarnesEighth Doctor, Molly O'Sullivan, Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker)January 2017 (2017-01)
2"Gardeners' Worlds"Lisa BowermanGeorge MannThird Doctor, Jo (Tim Treloar)February 2017 (2017-02)
3"The Jago and Litefoot Revival Act One"Lisa BowermanJonathan BarnesTenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor, Jago & Litefoot (Christopher Benjamin & Trevor Baxter)March 2017 (2017-03)
4"The Jago and Litefoot Revival Act Two"Lisa BowermanJonathan BarnesTenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor, Jago & Litefoot (Christopher Benjamin & Trevor Baxter)April 2017 (2017-04)
5"Falling"Lisa BowermanJonathan BarnesFirst Doctor, Polly, Ben (Anneke Wills)May 2017 (2017-05)
6"How to Win Planets and Influence People"Lisa BowermanJames GossFourth Doctor, Sarah Jane & Harry Sullivan (Rufus Hound)June 2017 (2017-06)
7"Flashpoint"Lisa BowermanAndrew SmithEighth Doctor, Lucie Miller (Sheridan Smith)July 2017 (2017-07)
8"The British Invasion"Lisa BowermanIan PotterSecond Doctor, Jamie & Zoe (Wendy Padbury)August 2017 (2017-08)
9"A Heart on Both Sides"Lisa BowermanRob NisbetEighth Doctor, Nyssa (Sarah Sutton)September 2017 (2017-09)
10"All Hands on Deck"Lisa BowermanEddie RobsonEighth Doctor, Susan (Carole Ann Ford)October 2017 (2017-10)
11"The Ingenious Gentleman Adric of Alzarius"Lisa BowermanJulian RichardsFifth Doctor, Adric, Nyssa, Tegan (Matthew Waterhouse)November 2017 (2017-11)
12"O Tannenbaum"Lisa BowermanAnthony KeetchFirst Doctor, Steven (Lisa Bowerman)December 2017 (2017-12)

Series 8 (2018)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"The Authentic Experience"Lisa BowermanDan StarkeySixth Doctor, Peri (Nicola Bryant)January 2018 (2018-01)
2"Mel-Evolent"Helen GoldwynSimon A. ForwardSixth Doctor, Mel (Bonnie Langford)February 2018 (2018-02)
3"The Turn of the Screw"Lisa BowermanEddie RobsonEighth Doctor, Charlie Sato (Yee Jee Tso)March 2018 (2018-03)
4"Erasure"Gary RussellGary RussellFourth Doctor, Adric, Narvin (Sean Carlsen)April 2018 (2018-04)
5"Trap For Fools"Lisa BowermanStephen FewellFifth Doctor, Turlough (Mark Strickson)May 2018 (2018-05)
6"The Siege of Big Ben"Lisa BowermanJoseph LidsterMeta-Crisis Doctor, Jackie (Camille Coduri)June 2018 (2018-06)
7"The Darkened Earth"Lisa BowermanJohn PritchardSixth Doctor, Constance (Miranda Raison)July 2018 (2018-07)
8"Flight into Hull"Lisa BowermanJoseph LidsterMeta-Crisis Doctor, Jackie (Camille Coduri)August 2018 (2018-08)
9"A Small Semblance Of Home"Lisa BowermanPaul PhippsFirst Doctor, Susan, Ian, Barbara (Carole Ann Ford)September 2018 (2018-09)
10"I Am the Master"Lisa BowermanGeoffrey BeeversFourth Doctor, The Master (Geoffrey Beevers)October 2018 (2018-10)
11"The Mistpuddle Murders"Lisa BowermanSimon A ForwardFifth Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan (Sarah Sutton)November 2018 (2018-11)
12"The Devil's Footprints"Helen GoldwynPenelope FaithSeventh Doctor, Mel (Bonnie Langford)December 2018 (2018-12)

Series 9 (2019)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"The Revisionists"Lisa BowermanAndy Frankham-AllenFourth Doctor, Leela, The Brigadier (Louise Jameson)January 2019 (2019-01)
2"The Astrea Conspiracy"Nicholas BriggsLizbeth MylesTwelfth Doctor, Aphra Behn (Neve McIntosh)February 2019 (2019-02)
3"Doctors and Dragons"Lisa BowermanAlfie ShawSeventh Doctor, Reya (Sophie Aldred)March 2019 (2019-03)
4"Year of the Drex Olympics"Lisa BowermanPaul EbbsSecond Doctor, Jamie, Victoria (Frazer Hines)April 2019 (2019-04)
5"Under ODIN's Eye"Helen GoldwynAlice CavenderSixth Doctor, Peri (Nicola Bryant)May 2019 (2019-05)
6"The Same Face"Nicholas BriggsJulian RichardsThird Doctor, Jo (Katy Manning)June 2019 (2019-06)
7"Battle Scars"Alfie ShawSelim UlugNinth Doctor (Nicholas Briggs)July 2019 (2019-07)
8"#HarrySullivan"Lisa BowermanEddie RobsonFourth Doctor, Harry, Sarah Jane (Louise Jameson)August 2019 (2019-08)
9"Dead Media"Nicholas BriggsJohn RichardsTwelfth Doctor (Jacob Dudman)September 2019 (2019-09)
10"The Second Oldest Question"Lisa BowermanCarrie ThompsonFifth Doctor, Nyssa (Sarah Sutton)October 2019 (2019-10)
11"Hall of the Ten Thousand"Lisa BowermanJaine FennEighth Doctor, Charley (India Fisher)November 2019 (2019-11)
12"Peace in Our Time"Lisa BowermanUna McCormackFirst Doctor, Steven (Peter Purves)December 2019 (2019-12)

Series 10 (2020)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"The Infinite Today"Nicholas BriggsSharon BidwellEleventh Doctor, Jo (Katy Manning)January 2020 (2020-01)
2"Deleted Scenes"Lisa BowermanAngus DunicanSecond Doctor, Jamie (Frazer Hines)February 2020 (2020-02)
3"Decline of the Ancient Mariner"Nicholas BriggsRob NisbetThird Doctor, Sarah Jane (Mark Reynolds)March 2020 (2020-03)
4"Dead Woman Walking"Lisa BowermanRoland MooreSeventh Doctor, Ace (Sophie Aldred)April 2020 (2020-04)
5"Regeneration Impossible"Nicholas BriggsAlfie ShawEleventh Doctor, Twelfth Doctor (Jacob Dudman)May 2020 (2020-05)
6"Out of the Deep"Lisa BowermanJohn PritchardFirst Doctor, Steven (Peter Purves)June 2020 (2020-06)
7"Downward Spiral"Lisa BowermanAlan FlanaganFifth Doctor, Nyssa (Sarah Sutton)July 2020 (2020-07)
8"These Stolen Hours"Lisa BowermanGrace KnightSixth Doctor, Charley (India Fisher)August 2020 (2020-08)
9"Her Own Bootstraps"Nicholas BriggsAmy VeeresNinth Doctor (Jacob Dudman)September 2020 (2020-09)
10"The Meaning of Red"Helen GoldwynRod BrownFifth Doctor, Peri (Nicola Byrant)October 2020 (2020-10)
11"Blue Boxes"Nicholas BriggsErin HorakovaThird Doctor, Liz (Mark Reynolds)November 2020 (2020-11)
12"The Shattered Hour Glass"Nicholas BriggsRobert NaptonTenth Doctor (Neve McIntosh)December 2020 (2020-12)

Volume 11 (2022)[edit]

In November 2020, it was announced that the Short Trips range would return to the audio anthology format. It consists of 6 episodes.[3]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Rearguard"Scott HandcockAlfie ShawEleventh Doctor, Sontarans (Dan Starkey & Jacob Dudman)February 2022 (2022-02)[3]
2"Messages from the Dead"Lisa BowermanRochana PatelFourth Doctor, Adric (Matthew Waterhouse)February 2022 (2022-02)[3]
3"The Threshold"Scott HandcockFelicia BarkerThird Doctor, The Master (Jon Culshaw)February 2022 (2022-02)[3]
4"Death Will Not Part Us"Scott HandcockAlfie ShawEighth Doctor (Adèle Anderson)February 2022 (2022-02)[3]
5"Fear of Flying"Lisa BowermanPaul F VerhoevenTenth Doctor (Ayesha Antoine)February 2022 (2022-02)[3]
6"Inside Story"Lisa BowermanBen TeddsSeventh Doctor (Sophie Aldred)February 2022 (2022-02)[3]

Volume 12 (2023)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byFeaturingReleased
1"Salvage"Scott HandcockMax CurtisEighth Doctor, Bliss (Adèle Anderson)February 2023 (2023-02)[4]
2"AWOL"Scott HandcockAngus DunicanThird Doctor, The Brigadier (Jon Culshaw)February 2023 (2023-02)[4]
3"The Three Flames"Scott HandcockFio TretheweyTwelfth Doctor (Dan Starkey)February 2023 (2023-02)[4]
4"Identity Check"Scott HandcockEugenie PusenjakNinth Doctor, Rose Tyler (Jacob Dudman)February 2023 (2023-02)[4]
5"Table for Two, Dinner for One"Lisa BowermanJennah DeanTenth Doctor (Ayesha Antoine)February 2023 (2023-02)[4]
6"The Galois Group"Scott HandcockFelicia BarkerEleventh Doctor, Valarie (Safiyya Ingar)February 2023 (2023-02)[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Errors – Big Finish". Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Short Story Comp". BBC. 2007. Archived from the original on 6 September 2007. Retrieved 22 July 2008.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Doctor Who – Short Trips Volume 11 - Short Trips - Big Finish". Retrieved 17 June 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Doctor Who – Short Trips Volume 12 - Short Trips - Big Finish". Retrieved 10 December 2022.