|Short Trips audio readings|
This remained a one-off for over a decade, until after Big Finish had acquired the licence for Doctor Who short fiction and decided to have a go, releasing 4 Short Trips CDs between 2010 and 2011. Instead of being readings of previously-published stories, the contents of these latter releases were exclusive to CD.
The series was clearly not a success, since it halted after four volumes. However, Big Finish did resume Short Trips audio releases in 2015 (a range which continues to the present day) — although these are only available as individual audio downloads, hence are not listed on this site since I don’t list download-only releases.
There is one exception to the latter — the 2015 download The Toy received a physical release on CD and hence is listed below. It was originally given away free as a subscriber exclusive for Hachette’s Doctor Who: The Complete History partwork, but subsequently offered for sale separately to the general public via the Hachette website.
|Short Trips - A Selection of Short Stories||Nicholas Courtney & Sophie Aldred||Steve Lyons, Jonathan Blum, Tara Samms & David A. McIntee||Mar 1998||BBC Audio||0-563-55746-X||7|
|Tales from the TARDIS: Two Stories of Adventure and Excitement on CD||Nicholas Courtney & Sophie Aldred||Steve Lyons & Paul Magrs||Aug 2009 (Date unconfirmed)||BBC Audio||978-1-4084-0028-9||None||None|
|Short Trips: Volume I||Peter Davison, Colin Baker, William Russell & David Troughton||Colin Baker, George Mann, David McEwan & Jamie Hailstone||Nov 2010||Big Finish||978-1-84435-547-1||8.8||None|
|Short Trips: Volume II||Peter Davison, Colin Baker, William Russell & David Troughton||Niall Boyce, Steve Case, Lawrence Conquest & Darren Goldsmith||Feb 2011||Big Finish||978-1-84435-548-8||7.3||None|
|Short Trips: Volume III||Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Nicholas Briggs & William Russell||Simon Miller, Kate Orman, David Curran & Juliet Boyd||May 2011||Big Finish||978-1-84435-549-5||None||None|
|Short Trips: Volume IV||Peter Davison, Colin Baker, William Russell & David Troughton||Richard Dinnick, Foster Marks, Marsden Hendrick & John Grindrod||Aug 2011||Big Finish||978-1-84435-550-1||None||None|
|The Toy||Sarah Sutton||Nigel Fairs||Sep 2015||Big Finish||None||None||None|