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Doctor Who at the Proms

The Royal Albert Hall celebrates 50 years of Doctor Who with music from Murray Gold and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Special guests and a host of monsters join in the fun.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic and much-loved BBC series, this special event at the Royal Albert Hall features Murray Gold's popular music for the show, accompanied by specially edited sequences from the Doctor's most recent adventures.

Hosted by the Doctor's friends, Madame Vastra and Strax, the concert also includes a look back at 'classic' Doctor Who series and the music created by the legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Featuring special guest appearances by Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Peter Davison and Carole Ann Ford, who played the Doctor's first companion and granddaughter Susan Foreman. Plus, the Doctor and Clara drop in to join in the fun.

Performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the London Philharmonic Choir, with soloists Elin Manahan Thomas, Allan Clayton and Kerry Ingram.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Jonathan Dove

    Of a Song of Joys

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal.
  • Ron Grainer

    Doctor Who Theme

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Performer: Mark Ayres. Performer: Peter Howell. Conductor: Ben Foster.
  • Murray Gold

    The Impossible Girl

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Ben Foster.
  • Murray Gold

    The Madman with a Box

    Performer: Elin Manahan Thomas. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Ben Foster.
  • Murray Gold

    I Am the Doctor

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Ben Foster. Choir: London Philharmonic Choir.
  • Murray Gold

    Albert Hall Sequence

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Choir: London Philharmonic Choir. Conductor: Ben Foster.
  • Murray Gold

    Cyber Shard

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Ben Foster. Choir: London Philharmonic Choir.
  • Murray Gold

    Rings of Akhaten

    Performer: Kerry Ingram. Performer: Allan Clayton. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Ben Foster. Choir: London Philharmonic Choir.
  • Murray Gold

    All the Strange Strange Creatures

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: conducted by Ben Foster. Choir: London Philharmonic Choir.
  • Ron Grainer

    Doctor Who

    Music Arranger: Delia Derbyshire. Performer: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
  • Brian Hodgson

    Classic Doctor Who Medley

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Performer: Mark Ayres. Performer: Peter Howell. Conductor: Ben Foster. Composer: Malcolm Clarke. Composer: Dudley Simpson. Composer: Paddy Kingsland. Composer: Peter Howell. Composer: Mark Ayres.
  • Murray Gold

    First There Were Daleks

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Ben Foster. Choir: London Philharmonic Choir.
  • Murray Gold

    The Name of the Doctor

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Ben Foster.

Doctor Who Prom celebrates old and new

"Screams echoed around the auditorium as Cybermen trooped down the stairs to menace the crowds.

Not even the presence of an Ice Warrior helped cool the temperature inside the Albert Hall on the hottest day of the year."

 

Read more about the Doctor Who Prom on the BBC News site

Credits

Role Contributor
Madame Vastra Neve McIntosh
Strax Dan Starkey
Presenter Matt Smith
Presenter Jenna Coleman
Presenter Peter Davison
Presenter Carole Ann Ford
Producer Paul Bullock
Director Rhodri Huw
Writer Paul Bullock

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