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Loading page of Radiophon-A-Tron.

Radiophon-A-Tron was a flash-based application on the Doctor Who website that allowed users to mix and re-mix the theme tune. It contained excerpts and samples of every version of the theme tune from 1963-89 including the "Deleware" theme. It launched on 20 December 2004.[1] It was named after the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

The loading page stated that it was a tribute to Delia Derbyshire, Ron Grainer, Dick Mills, Brian Hodgson, Peter Howell, Dominic Glynn and Keff McCulloch.

Radiophon-A-Tron

Main page of Radiophon-A-Tron.

Users had a selection of 30 samples to choose from, each imaginatively named, which automatically played when a user hovered their cursor over them. Multiple samples could be played at once allowing many different versions of the theme to be mixed. There was a stop button which allowed users to stop all samples currently playing.

The samples were organised thus:

Delia Derbyshire theme

  • Grind
  • Sneer
  • Diddly Dum
  • Groan
  • Oo-Ee-Oo
  • Hiss (loop)
  • Roar
  • Bingy Bong
  • Weirdly Happy

Peter Howell theme

  • Neow
  • Screech
  • Wee Wah Woo
  • Mouse Organ
  • Sigh
  • Boom
  • Rub-A-Dub-Dub

Dominic Glynn theme

  • Zap
  • Ooh-La
  • Party Popper
  • Stab
  • Scottish Hamster

Keff McCulloch theme

  • Noo-Nah
  • Crash
  • Chimes
  • Whizz (loop)

"Deleware" theme

  • Bibble
  • Twangle
  • Spangle (loop)

Sound Effects

  • Vworp
  • Zapper!

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Footnotes Edit

  1. Radiophon-A-Tron. bbc.co.uk (20 December 2004). Retrieved on 27 January 2019.
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