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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[]

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[]

Act 1[]

Act 2[]

Cast[]

Music crew[]

Crew[]

List of music[]

Act One
Piece Composer Conductor Performer(s) Duration Notes
Concert Prologue Murray Gold Ben Foster
Melanie Pappenheim
BBC Philharmonic
3 minutes
Fanfare for the Common Man Aaron Copland Stephen Bell BBC Philharmonic 3 minutes
All the Strange Strange Creatures Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC Philharmonic 4 minutes
The Torino Scale Mark-Anthony Turnage Stephen Bell BBC Philharmonic 4 minutes
The Planets: Jupiter Gustav Holst Stephen Bell BBC Philharmonic 8 minutes
The Doctor Forever Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC Philharmonic 4.5 minutes
Rose Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC Philharmonic 1.5 minutes
Martha vs. the Master Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC Philharmonic 4.5 minutes
Music of the Spheres Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC Philharmonic 7.5 minutes

Interval (20 mins)

Act Two
Piece Composer Conductor Performer(s) Duration Notes
Die Walküre (The Ride of the Valkyries) Wagner Stephen Bell BBC Philharmonic 5 minutes
The Daleks & Davros Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC Philharmonic 8 minutes
Donna / Girl in the Fireplace / Astrid Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC Philharmonic 4 minutes
Montagues and Capulets (from Romeo and Juliet) Prokofiev Stephen Bell BBC Philharmonic 5 minutes
This is Gallifrey Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC Philharmonic 3.5 minutes
The Doctor's Theme / Song of Freedom Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC Philharmonic 5.5 minutes
Doomsday Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC Philharmonic 5 minutes
Song for Ten Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC Philharmonic 4 minutes
Doctor Who theme Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC Philharmonic 1.5 minutes

Notes[]

  • Music of the Spheres was written by Russell T Davies for this event.
  • Jimmy Vee is the only actor to appear in the pre-recorded and the live part of the show.
  • Violinist Nigel Kennedy promoted his appearance in the prom by performing the Doctor Who theme solo.

Ratings[]

to be added

Filming locations[]

Home video releases[]

DVD & Blu-ray releases[]

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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