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New Theme Tune!

A new Doctor, a new showrunner – and a new theme tune too! The man behind Doctor Who’s wonderful soundtracks since 2005 – Murray Gold – has revealed that he intends to stay on for the next series and has prepared a new arrangement of the legendary theme tune.

Speaking to Music From the Movies, Gold – interviewed by Michael Beek – the Doctor Who soundtrack composer even gave a sneak preview of the theme. Sadly we can’t hear it now, but let’s try and recapture the moment:

In terms of the new series then, is there anything you have in mind, anything you’d like to do with the music? Even just perhaps in terms of the title theme…

I’ll play it to you…

You’ve done it?

I’ve been working on it…

Note: Murray played me what is likely to be his new take on the opening theme… all will be revealed in 2010. In short, it’s marvellous…

Wow, wasn’t that great?!

On a more serious note, it is interesting to see how Gold plans to approach the task of producing the music for the show under Steven Moffat’s new production team.

In all honesty I make refinements anyway, when I score Steven’s episodes, because they do come at the story from a different angle. I don’t know if you can even talk about a single approach, musically, to all of the episodes as they’ve been done so far – there’s a different approach to each one

It’s a very interesting interview – you should read it now!

Christian Cawley


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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