05 January 2008

Doctor Who - theme music

The Doctor Who theme music was originally composed by Ron Grainer and realised by Delia Derbyshire in 1963. In the days before synthesizers she created every note individually, and played them using a bank of tape decks.

1963 - long version


For over 40 years, the theme has mostly been the same, varying over time and regenerations of The Doctor.

1967


1970


1974


1980


1982


1986


1987


2005


2006


2007 Christmas (should be in use for 2008)


Every Doctor Who fan notices when the theme music changes.

See also
- BBC (classic tv - title sequences)
- BBC (Radiophonatron) - mix your own, super fun
- Wikipedia

Did I ever mention that I like Doctor Who?

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I didn't do much today. Did the laundry, hung it out etc. The rest of the house still needs cleaning though.

2 comments:

Miss_K said...

Don't forget the Timelords/KLF tribute called "Doctorin' The Tardis!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdTELokKfCk

Orbital did a groovy one as well:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbLZvzMOZpc&feature=related

Daniel said...

Orbital's is groovy!