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The Iris Wildthyme series is a collection of audio and prose stories about the adventures of Iris Wildthyme, often accompanied by her companion Panda.

History Edit

The character of Iris was introduced to the Doctor Who universe in Paul Magrs' 1998 Fourth Doctor short story Old Flames before being more fully featured in several novels of BBC Books Eighth Doctor and Past Doctor ranges. She later made her audio debut in Big Finish Productions' Excelis Dawns, where she was portrayed by Katy Manning.

In August 2005, Big Finish released the prose anthology Wildthyme on Top as part of their New Worlds label. This was followed a few months later by Wildthyme at Large, the first Iris Wildthyme audio story, which notably introduced her companion Panda. In the audio plays (and on the covers of books), Iris was portrayed by or modelled on Katy Manning, who first portrayed the character in the audio story Excelis Dawns. The audio series was released by Big Finish Productions under their New Worlds banner, as was the anthology Wildthyme on Top. Anthologies of short stories and novellas featuring Iris were published by Obverse Books, and novels by Snowbooks Ltd.

Stories Edit

Prose Edit

Anthologies Edit

Title Editor Publisher Released
Wildthyme on Top Paul Magrs Big Finish Productions August 2005
Iris Wildthyme and the Celestial Omnibus Obverse Books May 2009
The Panda Book of Horror December 2009
Ms Wildthyme & Friends Investigate Stuart Douglas May 2010
Iris: Abroad November 2010
Wildthyme in Purple November 2011
Lady Stardust Art Critic Panda October 2012
Iris: Fifteen Stuart Douglas September 2013
Iris Wildthyme of Mars Philip Purser-Hallard September 2014
The Perennial Miss Wildthyme Paul Dale Smith September 2015
A Clockwork Iris 10 February 2017

Four stories from Obverse Books' first four Iris Wildthyme anthologies were later collected in the 2012 ebook sampler The Occasional Diary of a Transtemporal Adventuress.

Novels Edit

From 2011 to 2013, Snowbooks Ltd released a trilogy of Magrs-penned novels about the adventures of Iris and Panda.

Title Author Featuring Released
Enter Wildthyme Paul Magrs Panda January 2011
Wildthyme Beyond! June 2012
From Wildthyme with Love November 2013

In 2017, Snowbooks released Magrs' Fellowship of the Ink, which featured several characters and concepts from his Eighth Doctor-and-Iris Wildthyme novel Mad Dogs and Englishmen but didn't actually include Iris herself.

Audio Edit

Series 1 Edit

Title Author Featuring Released
Wildthyme at Large Paul Magrs Tom, Panda November 2005
The Devil in Ms. Wildthyme Stephen Cole December 2005

Series 2 Edit

Title Author Featuring Released
The Sound of Fear Mark Michalowski Panda February 2009
The Land of Wonder Paul Magrs March 2009
The Two Irises Simon Guerrier April 2009
The Panda Invasion Mark Magrs May 2009

A Christmas Special, penned by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright and entitled Iris Wildthyme and the Claws of Santa, was also released in November 2009, though it wasn't marketed as part of series 2.

Series 3 Edit

Title Author Featuring Released
The Iris Wildthyme Appreciation Society Cavan Scott Panda August 2012
Iris Rides Out Guy Adams
Midwinter Murders George Mann

Series 4 Edit

Title Author Featuring Released
Whatever Happened to Iris Wildthyme? Cavan Scott & Mark Wright Panda August 2013
Iris at the Oche Mark Wright
A Lift in Time David Bailey

Worlds of Big Finish Edit

Main article: The Worlds of Big Finish (audio anthology)

The May 2015 The Worlds of Big Finish audio anthology featured characters from several of Big Finish's audio ranges, including Iris Wildthyme. The story featuring Iris, Kronos Vad's History of Earth Vol. 36,379 by David Llewellyn, reintroduced the character of Captain Turner, who had not appeared since Iris' Doctor Who debut in Old Flames; he would go on to be Iris' main companion in the Big Finish boxset Wildthyme Reloaded.

Wildthyme Reloaded Edit

Main article: Wildthyme Reloaded (audio anthology)
Title Author Featuring Released
Comeback of the Scorchies James Goss Edwin Turner 6 August 2015
Dark Side Nick Campbell
Oracle of the Supermarket Roy Gill
Murder at the Abbey Mark B. Oliver
The Slots of Giza Hamish Steele
High Spirits Cavan Scott
An Extraterrestrial Werewolf in Belgium Scott Handcock
Looking for a Friend Paul Magrs

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