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Big Finish Announces a New Doctor Who: Short Trips Boxset for 2023

The next volume of Big Finish’s Short Trips range includes stories featuring the Third, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Twelfth Doctors.

Originally a book series, Short Trips was relaunched as an audiobook range in 2010. The twelfth volume of self-contained tales, due for release in February 2023, marks the last in the range produced by Alfie Shaw, with Peter Anghelides taking the reins from Volume 13. 

The anthology of five first-person narratives and one audio mini-drama, performed by brilliant Big Finish actors, explores hidden corners of various Doctor Who eras. The box set also features the Big Finish debut by writer Jennah Dean, with Table for Two, Dinner for One.

The six stand-alone short stories are: 

Salvage by Max Curtis (an Eighth Doctor and Bliss adventure) 

Read by Adèle Anderson. 

There’s a place where all lost things go. Salvage, a sanctuary where the abandoned and misplaced can be found.

In the Time War, more has been lost than ever before. Planets, people, and even whole timelines have been consumed by the fighting. Everyone needs Salvage, but even this haven isn’t immune from the effects of the Time War.

AWOL by Angus Dunican (a Third Doctor and Brigadier mini-drama)

Performed by Jon Culshaw.

In the short time the Doctor’s worked for UNIT, he’s become an invaluable part of the team. Yet, he’s gone missing. For the Brigadier, the tricky part isn’t going to be tracking him down. The tricky part is going to be convincing the Doctor to come back.

The Three Flames by Sophie Iles (a Twelfth Doctor adventure)

Read by Dan Starkey.

Fleeing from a dying world, a family of Tenaborgs crash land on a strange planet. Their only hope of survival? A stranger called the Doctor.

Identity Check by Eugenie Pusenjak (a Ninth Doctor and Rose adventure)

Read by Jacob Dudman.

The Colossus River Diversion is one of the greatest engineering projects in the universe, created by different species all coming together to create something spectacular. However, when the Doctor and Rose arrive, old tensions boil to the surface and threaten to derail everything.

Table for Two, Dinner for One by Jennah Dean (a Tenth Doctor adventure) 

Read by Ayesha Antoine.

Good evening, Madames and Monsieurs. Welcome to the Ristorante del Cosmo, the finest restaurant in all of London. It’s so good, in fact, we think you’ll never want to leave…

The Galois Group by Felicia Barker (an Eleventh Doctor and Valarie adventure)

Read by Safiyya Ingar.

There are rules to travelling in time, rules that Valarie Lockwood thought she understood. But, when she has an opportunity to break those rules, she seizes the chance.

Valarie’s going to have to learn the hard way that the laws of time are there for a reason.

Script Editor and Producer Alfie Shaw said:

“It’s a delight to bring my time on Short Trips to a close with these six fabulous stories. We’ve got another dose of Time War weirdness, dying worlds and deadly restaurants, as well as a fabulous mini drama with Jon Culshaw showcasing what a marvel he is.

“It’s been great to work with these brilliant writers, especially those for which this is their first Doctor Who story. Being a part of that process is always something special. I hope everyone enjoys them, and I look forward to where the range goes under Peter’s stewardship.”

Short TripsVolume 12 is now available to pre-order as a digital download only for £14.99, exclusively from Big Finish.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Big Finish Announces a New Doctor Who: Short Trips Boxset for 2023

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