Big Finish have officially unveiled the successful winner of 2018’s Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trips Opportunity. Writer Harry Draper‘s Short Trips entry, The Last Day at Work, will be released later this month.

BlogtorWho wishes Harry huge congratulations and looks forward to hearing his Short Trip story. The Last Day at Work is a Second Doctor era story and will be narrated by Nicholas Briggs.

Harry told Big Finish about his love of Doctor Who and his Short Trips entry:

“My passion for Doctor Who is the reason I became a writer. I’m currently studying at Edge Hill University in Lancashire for an MA in Creative Writing. I never expected that, during that time, I would be asked to write the words, ‘There was a wheezing, groaning noise…’! On 8th July 2006, I caught Doctor Who on BBC One, as Daleks and Cybermen waged war in Doomsday, and only the Doctor could stop them. And after all this time, here am I – penning a Doctor Who adventure for Big Finish!”

“This Short Trip is very much a love letter to the Doctor and the TARDIS – the two emblems of the show. It’s particularly exciting that over fifty years since his debut, we’re still telling stories about Patrick Troughton‘s Second Doctor. Above all else, it is an absolute pleasure, and indeed an honour, to contribute to the Short Trips Opportunity, and celebrate the memory of the wonderful Paul Spragg.”

The Last Day at Work will be released later this month, free for all Big Finish listeners.

Doctor Who: Short Trips – The Last Day at Work (c) Big Finish


Doctor Who: Short Trips Monthly is a series of new short stories read by an original cast member. This special release is a Second Doctor story, and is offered as a free download via the Paul Spragg Short Trips Memorial Opportunity in 2018.

Constable Bernard Whittam is in for a special evening. Finally retiring from a lifetime in the police force, he’s celebrating with friends, family and the woman he loves. It’s all perfect. Apart from the noise in his head, the wheezing, groaning noise that has haunted his entire life. That and the unusual gatecrashers.

It’s going to be a night to remember…

Producer: Alfie Shaw.
Script Editor: Alfie Shaw.
Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs.
Written By: Harry Draper.
Directed By: Alfie Shaw.


Nicholas Briggs (Narrator)

Doctor Who: 8.X The Last Day at Work will be released by Big Finish later this month. The Big Finish App, available on Apple and Android devices, also makes listening even easier. It is a free app to download, just search in your app store.


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