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The Iris Wildthyme series was a collection of audio and prose stories about the adventures of Iris Wildthyme, often accompanied by her companion Panda.


Paul Magrs created the character of Iris Wildthyme for his Phoenix Court series of novels (predating this, an earlier version of the character appeared in his first published work, Patient Iris).

She was first introduced to the Doctor Who universe in his 1998 Fourth Doctor short story Old Flames before being more fully featured in several novels of BBC Books Eighth Doctor and Past Doctor ranges.

Iris later made her audio debut in Big Finish Productions' Excelis Dawns, where she was portrayed by Katy Manning. Manning would go on to play Iris in all future audio stories, and she would be the basis for illustrations of Iris on the cover of most Iris Wildthyme books.

In August 2005, Big Finish released the prose anthology Wildthyme on Top as part of their New Worlds label. This was followed a few months later by Wildthyme at Large, the first Iris Wildthyme audio story, which notably introduced her companion Panda. Further anthologies of short stories and novellas featuring Iris were published by Obverse Books, and Paul Magrs wrote further novels featuring Iris and Panda for Snowbooks Ltd.




Title Editor Publisher Released
Wildthyme on Top Paul Magrs Big Finish Productions August 2005
Iris Wildthyme and the Celestial Omnibus Paul Magrs, Stuart Douglas Obverse Books May 2009
Twelve Stories Paul Magrs Salt Publishing November, 2009
The Panda Book of Horror Paul Magrs, Stuart Douglas Obverse Books December 2009
Ms Wildthyme & Friends Investigate Stuart Douglas May 2010
Iris: Abroad November 2010
Wildthyme in Purple November 2011
The Occasional Diary of a Transtemporal Adventuress Paul Magrs April 2012
Lady Stardust Art Critic Panda October 2012
Resurrection Engines Scott Harrison Snowbooks Ltd November 2012
The Further Adventures of Iris Wildthyme Paul Magrs, Stuart Douglas Obverse Books August 2013
Iris: Fifteen Stuart Douglas September 2013
Iris Wildthyme of Mars Philip Purser-Hallard September 2014
The Perennial Miss Wildthyme Paul Dale Smith September 2015
A Clockwork Iris Stuart Douglas, George Mann, Paul Magrs February 2017
Wild Thymes on the 22 Stewart Sheargold November 2018
Bafflement & Devotion: Iris at the Edges January 2021


Snowbooks Ltd[]

From 2011 to 2013, Snowbooks Ltd released a trilogy of Magrs-penned novels about the adventures of Iris and Panda.

Title Author Featuring Released
Enter Wildthyme Paul Magrs Panda January 2011
Wildthyme Beyond! June 2012
From Wildthyme with Love November 2013
The New Adventures of Iris Wildthyme[]

In 2019, Obverse Books released the first instalment in a new series of Iris Wildthyme novels by Paul Magrs.

# Title Author Featuring Released
1 Iris Wildthyme and the Polythene Terror Paul Magrs Panda October 2019
Summer special Mother, Maiden, Crone Courtney Milnestein 3 May 2020
Obverse Sextet[]
Main article: Obverse Sextet

One Iris Wildthyme book was published as part of Obverse Sextet, a series of six novellas released in 2019 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Obverse Books.

Title Author Featuring Released
The Mystic Menagerie of Iris Wildthyme Nick Campbell Panda October 2019

The character is also a major character in Vanishing Tales of the City, the closing instalment of Obverse Sextet.


Series 1[]

Main article: Series 1 (IW)
# Title Author Featuring Released
1.1 Wildthyme at Large Paul Magrs Tom, Panda November 2005
1.2 The Devil in Ms. Wildthyme Stephen Cole December 2005

Series 2[]

Main article: Iris Wildthyme: The Complete Series Two
# Title Author Featuring Released
2.1 Iris Wildthyme and the Sound of Fear Mark Michalowski Panda February 2009
2.2 Iris Wildthyme and the Land of Wonder Paul Magrs
2.3 The Two Irises Simon Guerrier
2.4 Iris Wildthyme and the Panda Invasion Mark Magrs

Christmas special[]

Title Author Featuring Released
Iris Wildthyme and the Claws of Santa Cavan Scott and Mark Wright Panda, Mary November 2009

Series 3[]

Main article: Iris Wildthyme: The Complete Series Three
# Title Author Featuring Released
3.1 The Iris Wildthyme Appreciation Society Cavan Scott Panda August 2012
3.2 Iris Rides Out Guy Adams
3.3 Midwinter Murders George Mann

Series 4[]

Main article: Iris Wildthyme: The Complete Series Four
# Title Author Featuring Released
4.1 Whatever Happened to Iris Wildthyme? Cavan Scott & Mark Wright Panda August 2013
4.2 Iris at the Oche Mark Wright
4.3 A Lift in Time David Bailey

Worlds of Big Finish[]

Main article: The Worlds of Big Finish (audio anthology)

The May 2015 The Worlds of Big Finish audio anthology featured characters from several of Big Finish's audio ranges, including Iris Wildthyme. The story featuring Iris, Kronos Vad's History of Earth Vol. 36,379 by David Llewellyn, reintroduced the character of Captain Turner, who had not appeared since Iris' Doctor Who debut in Old Flames; he would go on to be Iris' main companion in the Big Finish boxset Wildthyme Reloaded.

Wildthyme Reloaded[]

Main article: Wildthyme Reloaded (audio anthology)
# Title Author Featuring Released
5.1 Comeback of the Scorchies James Goss Edwin Turner 6 August 2015
5.2 Dark Side Nick Campbell
5.3 Oracle of the Supermarket Roy Gill
5.4 Murder at the Abbey Mark B. Oliver
5.5 The Slots of Giza Hamish Steele
5.6 High Spirits Cavan Scott
5.7 An Extraterrestrial Werewolf in Belgium Scott Handcock
5.8 Looking for a Friend Paul Magrs

Iris Wildthyme and Friends[]

Main article: Iris Wildthyme and Friends (audio series)

Iris Wildthyme and Friends was a series of audiobook adaptations of Iris Wildthyme books and other books by Paul Magrs. It was classed as being part of Iris Wildthyme by the Big Finish website.

# Title Author Read by Featuring Released
Fellowship of Ink Paul Magrs Louise Jameson Brenda, Cleavis 5 May 2021
666 Charing Cross Road 21 May 2021
1 Enter Wildthyme Katy Manning Iris Wildthyme, Panda, Simon, Kelly 27 February 2023[1]
2 Wildthyme Beyond! 16 March 2023[1]
3 Iris Wildthyme and the Polythene Terror 25 April 2023[1]

Timeline of releases[]

Wildthyme Beyond! (novel)Enter Wildthyme (novel)666 Charing Cross Road (novel)Fellowship of Ink (novel)Mother, Maiden, Crone (novel)The Mystic Menagerie of Iris Wildthyme (novel)Iris Wildthyme and the Polythene Terror (novel)From Wildthyme with Love (novel)Wildthyme Beyond! (novel)Enter Wildthyme (novel)Wildthyme Reloaded (audio anthology)Kronos Vad's History of Earth (Vol. 36,379) (audio story)Iris Wildthyme: The Complete Series FourIris Wildthyme: The Complete Series ThreeIris Wildthyme and the Claws of Santa (audio story)Iris Wildthyme: The Complete Series TwoThe Devil in Ms. Wildthyme (audio story)Wildthyme at Large (audio story)Talented Witches (short story)In the Sixties (short story)Wild Thymes on the 22 (anthology)A Clockwork Iris (anthology)The Perennial Miss Wildthyme (anthology)Iris Wildthyme of Mars (anthology)Iris: Fifteen (anthology)The Further Adventures of Iris Wildthyme (anthology)Lady Stardust (anthology)The Occasional Diary of a Transtemporal Adventuress (anthology)Wildthyme in Purple (anthology)Iris: AbroadMs Wildthyme %26 Friends Investigate (anthology)The Panda Book of Horror (anthology)Iris Wildthyme and the Celestial Omnibus (anthology)Wildthyme on Top (anthology)


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