Doctor Who @ 60: A Musical Celebration release date for BBC special

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Special concert Doctor Who @ 60: A Musical Celebration is on its way to watch online iPlayer.

Marking the iconic show’s upcoming 60th anniversary, this one-off concert will celebrate Doctor Who’s lasing music legacy.

Since its inception on BBC Television in November 1963, Doctor Who has captivated millions of fans worldwide, taking them on exhilarating journeys through time and space alongside the enigmatic Time Lord.

The Doctor (David Tennant) runs in front of a car looking shocked
Doctor Who: The Doctor (David Tennant). Credit: BBC STUDIOS/James Pardon

At the heart of Doctor Who’s enduring appeal lies its iconic theme music. In this celebratory concert, hosted at BBC Hoddinott Hall within the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and The BBC Singers, under the baton of conductor Alastair King, embark on a mesmerizing exploration of this musical legacy.

Doctor Who 60th anniversary concert release date

Doctor Who @ 60: A Musical Celebration will be broadcast on TV on BBC Four at 8:30PM on Wednesday, 1 November. It will also be available on BBC iPlayer the same date.

The event was previously broadcast on Radio 2 on Sunday, 15 October and is available to listen to now on BBC Sounds.

The program features compositions by illustrious musicians such as Murray Gold, Segun Akinola, Dudley Simpson, Paddy Kingsland, and, of course, the timeless original theme crafted by Ron Grainer and envisioned by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s Delia Derbyshire.

Presented by Jo Whiley, the concert features world exclusive first live performances of Ruby Sunday’s (the Doctor’s new companion) theme The Life of Sunday, the theme tune of the Fifteenth Doctor called Fifteenth, and the new iteration of the iconic Doctor Who theme tune, brilliantly reimagined by composer Murray Gold.

The event also promises special guests, including Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat and Chris Chibnall.

A teaser shares: “Featuring I Am The Doctor, Abigail’s Song, This Is Gallifrey, The Impossible Girl, I Am A Good Man, The Shepherd’s Boy and the timeless Doctor Who Theme as brilliantly imagined by composers Murray Gold and Segun Akinola.

“There’s also a trip back in time to the classic years of Doctor Who from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s featuring the vintage synthesisers of BBC Radiophonic Workshop veterans Mark Ayres and Peter Howell. Plus a look ahead to the keenly awaited 60th anniversary specials on BBC One later in the year.”

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