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.
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.
|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.
Series 1 Edit
|Wildthyme at Large||Paul Magrs||Tom, Panda||November 2005|
|The Devil in Ms. Wildthyme||Stephen Cole||December 2005|
Series 2 Edit
|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|
Series 3 Edit
|The Iris Wildthyme Appreciation Society||Cavan Scott||Panda||August 2012|
|Iris Rides Out||Guy Adams|
|Midwinter Murders||George Mann|
Series 4 Edit
|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)