"After all, who knows, if I go down well, I might even make it my farewell performance".
Sometimes it's easy to say goodbye — to a friend, to a way of life, to a lover. Sometimes it's heartbreaking. And sometimes they just won't take the hint.
Say hello to 14 stories of goodbyes, as the Fourth Doctor contemplates his mortality after a funeral; a young man goes to murderous lengths to stop Jo Grant from leaving him; the First Doctor considers his flight from Gallifrey; the Fifth Doctor desperately tries to get rid of an unwanted companion — and more.
|1||The Mother Road||Gareth Wigmore||1st||Susan, Ian, Barbara|
|2||Father Figure||Steve Lyons||2nd||Victoria|
|3||The Bad Guy||Stephen Fewell||3rd||Jo|
|4||Separation Day||Andy Campbell||Sarah|
|5||The Very Last Picture Show||Andrew Collins||4th||Leela|
|6||Into the Silent Land||Steven A. Roman||Romana II|
|7||Wake||Jake Elliot||5th||Nyssa, Tegan|
|8||The Velvet Dark||Stewart Sheargold||Tegan, Turlough|
|9||Life After Queth||Matt Kimpton||Tegan|
|10||Black and White||John Binns||Peri|
|11||Curtain Call||Joseph Lidster||6th|
|13||The Wickerwork Man||Paul Magrs||8th|
|14||The Three Paths||Ian Potter||1st||Ben, Polly|
- Farewells was the first Short Trips collection published after BBC Books retired the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures and BBC Past Doctor Adventures book lines at the end of 2005 in favour of focusing on books featuring the current TV Doctors. From there on (and continuing until the line was discontinued in 2009), Short Trips became the only source for new, original literary material featuring the first eight incarnations of the Doctor and their companions in book form, although Doctor Who Magazine continued to sporadically publish short stories.