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Doctor Who Cardiff spectacular sells out in two hours

A spectacular one-off event in Cardiff in aid of BBC Children in Need on 19 November - featuring BBC Wales' multi-Bafta award-winning drama Doctor Who and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales - has sold out in record time.


All the tickets for the star-studded concert at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff sold out within just two hours of going on sale.


The event will feature the BBC National Orchestra of Wales performing selections of Murray Gold's celebrated incidental score, accompanied by a host of stunning visuals from the most recent series of Doctor Who.


The audience can also expect live appearances from some of The Doctor's greatest enemies, including the infamous Daleks and the villainous Cybermen.


David Tennant, who plays the time-travelling Doctor, has confirmed that he will be on hand to take part in a question and answer session alongside Doctor Who writer and Executive Producer, Russell T Davies and Murray Gold.


Ticketless Doctor Who fans need not miss out because the concert will be recorded by BBC Radio Wales, to be aired at a later date.


It will also be filmed by Doctor Who Confidential for a special documentary to be shown on network television later in the year.


Russell T Davies said: "We are delighted to join forces with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in aid of Children in Need.


"The evening promises to be an audio-visual spectacular. I can't wait to hear Murray Gold's extraordinary scores live on stage."


Doctor Who is made by BBC Wales and the majority of scenes are filmed in South Wales.


The Wales Millennium Centre itself has featured in two episodes: Boom Town - an episode in the first series based in modern Cardiff - and, in the second series, where the building doubled as a futuristic hospital on the planet New Earth.


The ticket prices included a donation to Children in Need and the proceeds from the official programme will also go to the Children in Need Appeal.


Notes to Editors


Murray Gold is one of the most inspired and uncompromising composers in his field. From his groundbreaking Bafta-nominated score to Vanity Fair, to his RTS Award-winning soundtrack to Queer as Folk, Murray Gold has been the composer of choice when it comes to scoring the most innovative programmes on television.


Since 2005, he has served as musical director for the new series of Doctor Who. In this capacity, he created a new arrangement of the show's theme and also composes most of the show's incidental music.


The BBC National Orchestra of Wales occupies a very special role as both a national and broadcasting orchestra, acclaimed not only for its performances but also for its importance within its own community.


The orchestra has gone from strength to strength over recent years under its formidable conducting team.


The BBC National Orchestra of Wales is the Orchestra in Residence at St David's Hall, Cardiff, at which it gives 20 performances a year.


The orchestra's concerts are broadcast chiefly on BBC Radio 3 but can also be heard regularly on BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Wales radio and television, BBC FOUR and S4C.


The BBC National Chorus of Wales was formed in 1983. It has developed into one of the leading large mixed choruses in the UK.


Whilst preserving its amateur status, the chorus works to the highest professional standards, and enjoys a close performing relationship with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.







Category: TV Drama; Children in Need; Wales
Date: 27.10.2006
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