Articles Tagged 'Delia Derbyshire'

BBC Four’s Robot orchestra

WATCH: Robotic Orchestra Plays ‘Doctor Who’ Theme

The Doctor Who theme, as written by Ron Grainer and orchestrated by Delia Derbyshire, is a bulletproof musical moment. No cover version on any instrument can damage its haunting beauty, and that includes instruments played by musicians who are no more human than a Cyberman’s ankle. Which is just as well, seeing as this year’s […]

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Five Greatest Bits of ‘Doctor Who’ Music

Some of the most emotional moments in Doctor Who history happen while an orchestra is taking your guts and squeezing them into a ball without you even realising it. It might be the end of a civilisation, the return of an ancient nemesis or the brief spark of hope flickering in a deep cave of […]

William Hartnell and Carole Ann Ford as the Doctor and Susan

10 People Responsible For ‘Doctor Who’s Creation

For a TV show that has lasted for 50 years and has changed so much in that time, it’s remarkable to note just how many of the key elements of Doctor Who were in place from the very beginning. Once past the whooshy opening credits and startling theme tune, there’s a mercurial old man piloting […]

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‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Who’s Back For Easter

There is only one major news story that concerns fans of Doctor Who this week, and that is the premiere date for Phantom of the Hex, the first episode of the second half of Season 7. So, in case you missed it, it’s Saturday, March 30, as part of BBC AMERICA’s Supernatural Saturday block. Here’s […]