Saturday, July 26, 2008


The Doctor Who Prom features music from the BBC One series and classical favourites from composers such as Holst and Wagner, all based on the theme of space and time. The family concert also features a specially filmed scene written by Russell T Davies and starring David Tennant which we'll be posting on the Doctor Who website during the interval.

This Sunday, Doctor Who comes to the BBC Proms for a very special musical celebration hosted by the lovely Freema Agyeman.

The special 'Proms Cutaway' scene, that David filmed in May, will be shown to fans at the concert and will be available for fans who couldn't attend to view on the BBC website for a limited amount of time from around 11:40am on Sunday.
You can listen live to the concert on BBC Radio 3 and use the listen again feature on iPlayer.

Running Order

Live on BBC Radio 3, 11:00 – 11:40

Murray Gold - Concert Prologue*
Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
Murray Gold - All The Strange, Strange Creatures*
Mark-Anthony Turnage - The Torino Scale (UK premiere)*
Holst - The Planets: Jupiter
Murray Gold - The Doctor Forever*
Murray Gold - Rose*
Murray Gold - Martha vs The Master*


Live on BBC Radio 3, 12:05 – 13:00

Wagner - Die Walk├╝re :The Ride of the Valkyries
Murray Gold - The Daleks & Davros*
Murray Gold - Donna :Girl in the Fireplace :Astrid*
Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet: Montagues and Capulets
Murray Gold - This is Gallifrey*
Murray Gold - Doomsday*
Murray Gold - The Doctor's Theme/Song of Freedom*
Murray Gold - Song for Ten*
Ron Grainer, arr. Murray Gold - Doctor Who Theme

*first performances at the Proms

The Doctor Who Prom running order is correct at the time of publishing and is being filmed for a possible future transmission. Don't forget to return to the Doctor Who website during the interval to watch the specially shot scene.

First Time For Everything.

This is the first appearance of Doctor Who at the BBC Proms, which was founded in 1895. The last Doctor Who Concert, Doctor Who: A Celebration was held in 2006 at Cardiff's Millennium Centre in aid of Children in Need.

The Proms forms eight weeks of daily musical concerts held over the summer season and is the original brainchild of impresario Robert Newman. While Newman had previously organised symphony orchestra concerts at the hall, his aim was to reach a wider audience by offering more popular programmes, adopting a less formal promenade arrangement, and keeping ticket prices low.

Music Man! What can you play?

The Doctor likes his music.

The Tenth Doctor was caught singing 'I could have danced all night' from My Fair Lady in The Girl in the Fireplace, and the character of Tallulah made an assumption that he liked musical theatre in Daleks in Manhattan. He also dabbled with playing a Cathedral organ in The Lazarus Experiment.

The Ninth Doctor demonstrated his musical abilities by playing an alien instrument for alien artefact collector, Henry Van Statten in Series One episode, Dalek.

The Seventh Doctor was a dab hand, playing the spoons!

The Sixth Doctor was known for bellowing out small snatches of opera.

The Fifth Doctor thwarted the plans of Rassilon on Gallifrey, by playing the harp which unlocked a secret room in the 25th Anniversary Special, The Five Doctors.

The Forth Doctor shattered glass with his singing!

The Third Doctor managed to send a monster to sleep by singing it a lullaby.

The Second Doctor was well known for giving us a tune on his recorder.

The First Doctor was seen in The Romans, disguised as Rome's most famous lyre-player.