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Published on July 14th, 2010 | by Patrick Riley

The Doctor At BBC Proms 2010

Doctor Who is on its way to its second Proms!  On Saturday 24th July, a live Radio 3 broadcast of the event featuring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan will showcase both classical music and Murray Gold’s fantastic Doctor Who compositions!

“Doctor Who (Matt Smith) and his assistant, Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), join the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the London Philharmonic Choir for an action-packed evening. Monsters from the current run of the hugely successful BBC series threaten to disrupt proceedings. Only the Doctor – ably assisted by conductors Ben Foster and Grant Llewellyn – can save the day.”

(Via the BBC Press Office)

If you’ve never seen or have a hard time remembering the last time Doctor Who was at Proms, which was in 2008, have a look at the first 10 minutes!  The rest of the event is also on YouTube if you hunt around a little bit in the “related videos” section.  The clip below managed to distract me from writing this, so it’s definitely worth a watch!

Listen to this year’s Doctor Who Prom and hear the audience’s reactions next Saturday from 7:30 to 9:45PM on BBC Radio 3 or iPlayer!  Since it’s the radio version of iPlayer, it’s available internationally; everyone on the planet can tune in live so long as they account for their time zone!


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Patrick is a temporal hitchhiker who spends most of his time in the future. His favourite Doctor is the Fourteenth. If you're especially lucky, you might even hear him tweet to all you merry folk in the past @10PatrickRiley.

One Response to The Doctor At BBC Proms 2010

  1. avatar Paul Cavanagh says:

    For folk who can be in London on 24th July, you should know that traditionally, the Proms organisers make standing tickets available for £5. These cannot be pre-booked and are only available on the day. If you want to see the show, get there very early, as the Doctor Who event is always popular. Do check before travelling that standing tickets will be available!

    Fingers crossed that the event will be recorded for posterity and broadscast as a Confidential special, and then made available on the Series 5 boxset. The previous concert is available on the Complete Specials boxset.

    I was thinking of a trip to London for this, but alas, time has crept up on me, and I find myself to skint to travel to London on the day. Ah well.

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