Paul Spragg ReCollections now published

The Divergent Wordsmiths has published their Paul Spragg ReCollections and it’s free to download from here. It’s a whopping 214 pages of Short Trips style stories for a range of Doctors and companions. Each has a great cover design as well. It’s a fabulous piece of work. There’s an introduction from Ian Atkins and yours…

Short Trips: I Am The Master review

October 2018’s Short Trips story was yet another unusual release, continuing Ian Atkins approach as outgoing producer of innovating with this range. It’s I Am The Master written and performed by the Master himself, Geoffrey Beevers. Short review: it’s great. Longer review…

The Twelfth Doctor comes to Big Finish!

Before you get too excited, we don’t think it’s Peter Capaldi, but next year February 2019) gives us the Twelfth Doctor in the a Short Trips. The range has been extended for two years to the end of 2020. Producer Ian Atkins has moved on (and many personal thanks to Ian), and new producer Alfie Shaw has…

Short Trips A Small Semblance of Home review

Paul Phipps, better known for his work on the Dark Shadows range wrote the latest (September 2018) Big Finish Short Trips, a First Doctor adventure, A Small Semblance of Home, read by Carole Ann Ford. It’s a cunning story of the Doctor’s obsession riding roughshod over the feelings of Barbara, Ian and Susan in his quest for something unspecified. I enjoyed…

Short Trips: Flight Into Hull! review

Jackie Tyler is back! Following the events of the brilliant Doctor Who Short Trips: The Siege of Big Ben, we have the equally brilliant Flight Into Hull! It’s the return of Jackie Tyler in the alternate universe and the return of the meta-crisis tenth Doctor as well! Yes, Joe Lidster takes us back for another 30 minutes…

Short Trips: Erasure review

March 201 ended with the release of the Short Trips story Erasure. It’s noteworthy for several reasons. First it’s written and directed by Garry Russell, former Doctor Who producer for Big Finish (1998-2006) and much else besides (actor, writer, DWM editor…). The story is also the first appearance in the range for Narvin, a major player in the Gallifrey range of…

Short Trips: Mel-evolent review

As you might spot from the title, Mel-evolent is a Mel Short Trips story, and balancing her current tenure in the TARDIS this is a Sixth Doctor story. It’s a lovely piece of prose and Bonnie Langford delivers a great performance (under the watchful ear [!!] of director Helen Goldwyn), writer Simon A Forward delivers a memorable story and the whole…

The Authentic Experience review

As it happens, I was in studio when Dan Starkey’s Short Trips: The Authentic Experience was recorded. My first impressions (and I mean first, this was the opening scene) of this great Sixth Doctor and Peri story were: Wow: I wish I’d thought of that Wow: isn’t Nicola Bryant an amazing voice artist? From memory director Lisa Bowerman and…

Landbound review

The winner of the 2018 Paul Spragg Short Trips Memorial Opportunity is now released (as of December 29, Paul’s birthday). It’s Landbound by Selim Ulug, a Third Doctor story read by Nick Briggs and directed by Neil Gardner. Mention also for Ian Atkins who produced, script edited and read all the competition entries. It’s free so no excuse…

O Tannenbaum reviewed

It’s nearly Christmas, and Short Trips  producer / script editor Ian Atkins makes sure we get a festive treat in the form of O Tannenbaum a First Doctor and Steven story by Anthony Keetch, read by Peter Purves. It’ a spot-on tale, blending the key ingredients of family, sadness, loss and hope. O, and Christmas Trees!

MetaCrisis Short Trips

More Short Trips innovation led by producer Ian Atkins, this time in a pair of stories read by Camille Coduri as Jackie Tyler and set in the parallel world of the Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor. So, modern Doctor Who on the range (again — you have heard the Jago & Litefoot stories, haven’t you?!). The stories are out in March and…

Mastering the Short Trips

Another inspired Short Trips title has been announced, and it’s I am The Master. What makes this story special is being written by Geoffrey Beevers as well as being read by him. Few Big Finish titles have been written by the readers (Colin Baker did one) and this should be wonderful. Well done Ian Atkins for spotting…