The 2008 Doctor Who at the Proms was the first performance of Doctor Who at the Proms.

It was broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall on BBC Radio 3 on 27 July 2008 with commentary by Sarah Walker, forming Prom 13 of the 2008 season.

A 60 minute edit of the prom was broadcast on television on BBC One & BBC HD on 1 January 2009, in addition to this a special 30 minute edition of Doctor Who Confidential, At the Proms ran on the BBC Red Button service.

This was followed by a 95 minute edit broadcast ten days later on 11 January 2009 on the BBC Red Button service. This edit was made avalible to view on the Doctor Who website for a year between 12 January 2009-14 January 2010.

During the 20 minute interval, BBC Radio 3 broadcast the documentary Twenty Minutes: Let's Do the Time Warp Again, in which science fiction writer Justina Robson explored the many meanings of Doctor Who.

Synopsis Edit

Doctor Who at the Proms 2008 title card 3

Freema Agyeman's credit in the titles.

A selection of classical favourites with a strong flavour of time and space. Join Freema Agyeman (aka Martha Jones), and others from the Doctor Who cast, for an intergalactic musical adventure - with a little help from Daleks, Cybermen and other aliens from the series!

Programme Edit

Act 1 Edit

Act 2 Edit

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Music crew Edit

Crew Edit

List of music Edit

Act One
Piece Composer Conductor Performer(s) Duration Notes
Concert PrologueMurray GoldBen Foster 3 minutes
Fanfare for the Common ManAaron CoplandStephen BellBBC Philharmonic3 minutes
All the Strange Strange CreaturesMurray GoldBen FosterBBC Philharmonic4 minutes
The Torino ScaleMark-Anthony TurnageStephen BellBBC Philharmonic4 minutes
The Planets: JupiterGustav HolstStephen BellBBC Philharmonic8 minutes
The Doctor ForeverMurray GoldBen FosterBBC Philharmonic4.5 minutes
RoseMurray GoldBen FosterBBC Philharmonic1.5 minutes
Martha vs. the MasterMurray GoldBen FosterBBC Philharmonic4.5 minutes
Music of the SpheresMurray GoldBen FosterBBC Philharmonic7.5 minutes

Interval (20 mins)

Act Two
Piece Composer Conductor Performer(s) Duration Notes
Die Walküre (The Ride of the Valkyries)WagnerStephen BellBBC Philharmonic5 minutes
The Daleks & DavrosMurray GoldBen FosterBBC Philharmonic8 minutes
Donna / Girl in the Fireplace / AstridMurray GoldBen FosterBBC Philharmonic4 minutes
Montagues and Capulets (from Romeo and Juliet)ProkofievStephen BellBBC Philharmonic5 minutes
This is GallifreyMurray GoldBen FosterBBC Philharmonic3.5 minutes
The Doctor's Theme / Song of FreedomMurray GoldBen FosterBBC Philharmonic5.5 minutes
DoomsdayMurray GoldBen FosterBBC Philharmonic5 minutes
Song for TenMurray GoldBen FosterBBC Philharmonic4 minutes
Doctor Who themeMurray GoldBen FosterBBC Philharmonic1.5 minutes

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DVD & Blu-ray releases Edit

The concert was released on DVD and Blu-Ray along with The Next Doctor in 2010. However, the concert is scaled down to 60 minutes on the DVD and Blu-Ray, with "Fanfare for the Common Man", "Montagues and Capulets", "The Ride of the Valkyries", "The Torino Scale", "The Planets – Jupiter" and "Song for Ten" all omitted from the DVD.

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