Writer: Jamie Hailstone
Directors: Nicholas Briggs and Ken Bentley
Producers: Nicholas Briggs and Martin Montague
Running Time: 25 minutes
Narrator: Katy Manning (note: Even though Katy narrates, Jo Grant does not make an appearance. This is the only story so far that does not feature one of the Doctor’s usual companions.)
Summary: The Third Doctor’s landlord recounts a chance encounter with the Doctor when he fixed his bicycle tire, and he met an interplanetary ambassador.
Review: This was a story made for the Third Doctor. I can actually see this happening to him. I can certainly see him as a heavy tipper. And I love it when the title is actually said during a story.
Overall Review: 8/10
Writer: David A. McEwan
Directors: Nicholas Briggs & Ken Bentley
Producers: Nicholas Briggs & Martin Montague
Companion: Zoe Heriot
Narrator: David Troughton
Summary: This story is told from the point of view of Indigo, a woman whose apartment is actually a doorway into a world populated by insectoid-like creatures called the Caretakers. The Doctor and Zoe are fighting them and trying to prevent them from crossing over into her world.
Writer: George Mann
Narrator: William Russell
Director: Nicholas Briggs
Companions: Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright, Susan
Note: The “Short Trips” series are collections of stories that are narrated rather than performed. They are shorter than the average Big Finish drama, which usually run between an hour and 2 1/2 hours. They are sold as anthologies, however, I’m reviewing each story individually.
Summary: After a trip to the French Revolution, the TARDIS lands on an unnamed planet, encountering what could be described as centaurs. The planet’s timeframe moves faster than Ian’s and the Doctors, but they can only stand by and watch as it rises, prospers, and eventually dies out. They are even revered as gods by the centaurs.