A Quick History Of Every Doctor Who Theme (1963 – 2010)

Brian Rimmer put together this awesome montage of the history of Ron Grainer’s Doctor Who theme. The video collects every version of the titles & theme music 1963 – 2010 (including Matt Smith’s opening credits)!

The history of Dr. Who themes captures a cross-section of electronic music history – and also demonstrates the enduring power of Delia Derbyshire’s original 1693 arrangement.

Got a favorite? Leave a comment with your thoughts!

Versions:

1. William Hartnell (1963 – 1966)

2. Patrick Troughton (1966 – 1969)

3. Jon Pertwee (Version 1: 1970 – 1973)
— Featuring the ‘Delaware’ theme —

4. Jon Pertwee (Version 2: 1973 -1974)

5. Tom Baker (Version 1: 1974 – 1980)

6. Tom Baker (Version 2: 1980 -1981)

7. Peter Davison (1981 – 1984)

8. Colin Baker (1984 – 1986)
— Featuring the ‘Trial Of A Time Lord’ theme —

9. Sylvester McCoy (1987 – 1989)

10. Paul McGann (1996)

11. Christopher Eccleston (2005)

12. David Tennant (2005 – 2010)

13. Matt Smith (2010 – ?)

* All footage taken from original episodes.
* Intro/Outro Theme: Doctor Who – Mobius Variation.

8 thoughts on “A Quick History Of Every Doctor Who Theme (1963 – 2010)

  1. As somebody who was watching in 1963 and still enjoys it (though much of the 1970s and 1980s were crap), I would say 1 and 11/12. However, the important thing is that they are all better than Orbital.

  2. Could someone give me a quick synopsis of the show? What is it about? I don't think I've ever seen it but I do like the theme song. Catchy bugger.

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