The Doctor Who theme tune has been voted 3rd in a poll of most popular TV theme tunes for the Performing Right Society (PRS).
While it might be jumped on by critics of the new series arrangement as an example of why it isn’t good as previous versions, this of course ignores the deep place that Doctor Who has in British culture.
Ellis Rich, chairman of PRS:
“Sometimes the defining characteristic between a ‘good programme’ and a ‘great programme’ is our ability to take to the theme tune.
“Whether it creates suspense, acts as a cliff-hanger or just wraps the show up neatly, the theme tune plays an indispensible role in a show”.