First run of adventures with Iris
After visiting the Court of Elizabeth I, Tom and Iris had an adventure in 1970s London involving Mr O's anti-matter creatures stealing furniture from MIAOW headquarters. Tom met two other incarnations of Iris at this time. (PROSE: Talented Witches)
While Tom was travelling with Iris, they were joined by Jenny. They aided the Doctor in defeating the Dalek Supreme in the Crystal Mines of Marlion. (PROSE: Verdigris, AUDIO: The Devil in Ms. Wildthyme)
Leaving Iris for the first time
One day, while he and Iris where in the late 1990s, they had a fight, and he left Iris in a fit of pique, and seeing as he was in approximately his native time, he decided to stay on Earth. (PROSE: Preface, AUDIO: Wildthyme at Large)
Tom would eventually meet Panda, a sentient ten inch tall stuffed bear, and five years after he left Iris, he began writing his "Wildthyme" novels, which chronicled some of his adventures with Iris. (AUDIO: Wildthyme at Large)
Second run of adventures with Iris
In the late 2000s, ten years after he last met Iris, she returned, entrusting him with the Memory Crystal, before she left with Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Feeling guilty about his "Wildthyme" novels, he decided (with Panda) to go to his publisher, Satan & Satan Ltd., and tell his editor that he would no longer be writing any more novels about Iris.
The publisher turned out to be a front designed by MIAOW, as a plan to find out about Iris' secrets, but after a showdown with the Head, Iris forced Mida to terminate Tom's contract of writing books about her. Iris, Tom, and Panda set off to have more adventures through the multiverse. (AUDIO: Wildthyme at Large)
Tom came to own a tiny bedsit in Baron's Court. Every Christmas Eve, Tom held a party at his bedsit for waifs and strays. Iris and Panda once tried to attend one of Tom's parties, but got distracted by Herr Drosselmeyr. (PROSE: Another Clockwork Iris)
Behind the scenes
- Tom originates from the story Entertaining Mr O in the 1998 charity anthology, Perfect Timing.
- Tom was the moniker most usually used to refer to the character, but his full name was given in Iris Wildthyme & the Bush Offensive.