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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.


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