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Published on July 28th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Proms

Once again, Doctor Who has been utilised as a tool to promote classical music, this time at a Proms special concert featuring music from the show on Sunday.

Hosted by Freema Agyeman and featuring scores by Murray Gold, Holst and Wagner (certainly and eclectic combination…) the show was forged around the concept of the Doctor attempting to compose some music, and fetaured a scripted insert of David Tennant as the Doctor addressing the 6,000-strong audience.

Responsible for the clip was of course Russell T Davies, who remarked:

"If you were in the Royal Albert Hall, you would have had a unique Doctor Who experience," he said of the special scene’s airing.

"It’s fantastic because people queued in the heat and came a long way – I met someone who came here from Belgium."

Hardly a long way is it – plus there’s a lot of strife in Belgium right now, they probably just wanted to get a away…

Sadly due to "rights issues", the BBC website only carried the David Tennant clip from the show for a short period on Sunday. It’s yet to transpire exactly what these issues are but are likely due to performance payments or contractual specifications; don’t be surprised if this clip is made available in back end of the next 8 months…

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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