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Short Trips: Companions was the second Short Trips anthology published by Big Finish Productions.

Publisher's summary[]

Wanted: attractive young girl (boy may be considered). Must have strong ankles, healthy lungs, and no family ties. Ability to say, "What's that, Doctor?", in many different ways a necessity. Bizarre taste in clothes may be an advantage. Must be able to deal with traumatic situations involving life and death with no obvious after effects.

They didn't always ask to travel with the Doctor. And even if they did, they didn't know what the consequences would be.

Were Ian's travels foretold? What paradoxical conundrums faced the Eighth Doctor, Charley and Will Shakespeare in ancient Troy? And just how difficult is it to get a job when you can't account for a gap of several years on your CV?


# Title Author Doctor Featuring
1 The Tip of the Mind Peter Anghelides 3rd Zoe
2 The Splintered Gate Justin Richards Ian, Barbara
3 The Man from DOCTO(R) Andrew Collins Harry
4 Apocrypha Bipedium Ian Potter 8th Charley, Vicki
5 A Boy's Tale Gary Russell Adric
6 Kept Safe and Sound Paul Magrs K9 Mark III
7 The Lying Old Witch in the Wardrobe Mark Michalowski 4th Romana I, Romana II
8 Hearts of Stone Steve Lyons 5th Adric, Nyssa, Tegan
9 Distance Tara Samms Ian, Barbara
10 Qualia Stephen Fewell 5th Tegan, Turlough
11 Curriculum Vitae Simon Guerrier Polly
12 Notre Dame du Temps Nick Clark 7th Eighth Doctor, Anji Kapoor
13 The Little Drummer Boy Eddie Robson 1st Steven, Sara
14 Hidden Talent Andrew Spokes 3rd Jo
15 The Canvey Angels David Bailey 5th Peri
16 Balloon Debate Simon A. Forward Sarah Jane Smith, K9
17 A Long Night Alison Lawson 1st Barbara


  • While this anthology was technically themed around the general concept of companionship rather than simply the Doctor's companions, this was the most obvious interpretation of that theme, so many stories chose to focus on the companions over the Doctor himself, leading a large number of stories in this anthology not to feature the Doctor at all. For this reason, the Second and Sixth Doctors fail to appear in this anthology.

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