Doctor Who Theme Music – 40th Anniversary Retrospective

Doctor Who Theme Music – 40th. anniversary theme


This video is pretty cheesy – but it brings together a variety of versions of the classic Doctor Who theme.

Call it a guilty pleasure – but it’s fun to hear the different ways it’s been updated over the years.

It’s hard to beat the original, though!

For a little historical perspective – here’s the original 1963 version, composed by Ron Grainer and realized by Delia Derbyshire at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop:

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3 thoughts on “Doctor Who Theme Music – 40th Anniversary Retrospective

  1. Mute Records has released to fantastic compilations of Doctor Who music, including not only the various versions of the themes but also incidental music composed for the show.

    Unfortunately, Mute Records are now owned by EMI, who are apparently dead set on running it into the ground (according to comments from Alan Wilder). Pity… they were the record company I most admired in the whole world.

  2. Oops… that should read “TWO fantastic compilations”, not “to”…

    And for no particular reason, let’s all shout Daniel Miller’s name really loud…

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