Short Trips: Farewells was the sixteenth Short Trips anthology published by Big Finish Productions.

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"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.


# Title Author Doctor Featuring
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
12 Utopia Darren Sellars 7th
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.

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