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A Radiophonic Tonic

On Christmas Day 2017, Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 celebrated the (re)generation of the first female Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, by tweeting about… 588 more words

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John Guilor - "I honestly think the original Doctor Who theme is the best piece of music ever committed to tape"

I love doing this stuff, I have the impression of getting much more ‘close friend’ to the one I involve. Each time I get the pictures, I discover something I expected (The Beatles) and I didn’t (Les Claypool). 1,226 more words

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Stowaway Heroes - Delia Derbyshire

Time for another of our Stowaway Heroes now. This week, one of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s most important and influential musicians. Delia Derbyshire is the person who brought  166 more words

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What If Kraftwerk Made a Doctor Who Cover?

This comes from the Georgecmusic channel on YouTube. Georgecmusic makes various arrangements of the Doctor Who theme in the style of other rock/pop musicians, including Tangerine Dream and Jean-Michel Jarre. 191 more words

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Delia Derbyshire

Delia Derbyshire was a pioneer in electronic music who created one of the most well known TV theme tunes of all time.

Delia was born in Coventry in 1937, only two years before the outbreak of the Second World War. 1,157 more words

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BBC Music Day 2017

Back at the start of June I received a very intriguing and somewhat cryptic phone call.

“Hi, is that Dave? It’s Jenna here from BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, I wondered if you might be interested in getting involved in an event that we’re running on the 15th?”

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