Short Trips was the first book in the BBC Books Short Trips series. An abridged audiobook version narrated by Nicholas Courtney and Sophie Aldred featured five of the original stories, Freedom, Model Train Set, Glass, Stop the Pigeon and Old Flames, alongside an exclusive story, Degrees of Truth.
From Neolithic Earth to the furthest reaches of the universe in the far future, Short Trips brings together established Doctor Who authors and first-time writers in a collection of stories exploring the ever-changing worlds of the Doctor and his friends.
Witness the last days of the siege of Masada with the First Doctor and meet the Fourth Doctor's extraordinary "old flame". An evil enemy makes life difficult for the Seventh and Third Doctors, and while the Fifth Doctor is under attack on a sinister ship shrouded in fog, the Second may soon be guilty of a grave error of judgement... The Sixth Doctor's hopes of a holiday are dashed when he discovers a pleasure planet is hiding a shocking secret, and the Eighth Doctor is caught up in a deadly drama played out during the construction of Stonehenge.
And of course, that just the beginning...
|1||Model Train Set||Jonathan Blum||8th|
|2||Old Flames||Paul Magrs||4th||Sarah, Iris Wildthyme|
|3||War Crimes||Simon Bucher-Jones||2nd||Jamie, Zoe, Goth|
|4||The Last Days||Evan Pritchard||1st||Susan, Ian, Barbara|
|5||Stop the Pigeon||Mike Tucker, Robert Perry||7th||Ace, The Master|
|6||Freedom||Steve Lyons||3rd||Jo, The Brig, Benton, The Master|
|7||Glass||Tara Samms||4th||Romana II|
|8||Mondas Passing||Paul Grice||Ben, Polly|
|9||There are Fairies at the Bottom of the Garden||Sam Lester||1st||Dodo|
|10||Mother's Little Helper||Matthew Jones||2nd|
|11||The Parliament of Rats||Daniel O'Mahony||5th||Nyssa|
|13||Wish You Were Here||Guy Clapperton||6th|
|14||Ace of Hearts||Mike Tucker, Robert Perry||7th|
|15||The People's Temple||Paul Leonard||8th||Sam|
An audiobook of the same name was released the same year narrated by Nicholas Courtney and Sophie Aldred, featuring five stories from the collection. Two similar audio collections, Out of the Darkness and Earth and Beyond collated stories for the Sixth and Eighth Doctors (sourced from this release and More Short Trips), alongside an original story.