Including the iconic original Doctor Who theme.

In 1958, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop invested in the future of music by experimenting with electronic instrument and incorporating them into programming. Their work introduced millions to early electronic music through TV shows, educational programs and most memorably with Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire’s Doctor Who theme song.

These compositions were later compiled in the 1979 release BBC Radiophonic Workshop 21 which will now be reissued through Silva Screen. This new edition will is out June 24 and comes on lilac vinyl with a printed inner sleeve of liner notes.

Preorder it through Light In The Attic and check out the tracklist and Derbyshire’s classic theme below.

Read next: The Sounds of Time: 50 Years of Doctor Who’s influential music and SFX


01. Quatermass & the Pit (Effects) Desmond Briscoe
02. Bloodnok’s Stomach Dick Mills / Jimmy Burnett
03. Outside Desmond Briscoe & Maddalena Fagandini
04. Science and Industry Phil Young
05. The Artist Speaks Phil Young
06. The Splendour That Was Rome Phil Young
07. Interval Signal Maddalena Fagandini
08. Phra the Phoenician Desmond Briscoe
09. Full Circle – The Stick Up Desmond Briscoe
10. Time Beat Maddalena Fagandini
11. Ideal Home Exhibition Maddalena Fagandini
12. Time On Our Hands Delia Derbyshire
13. Arabic Science and Industry Delia Derbyshire
14. The Chem Lab Mystery Maddalena Fagandin
15. Know Your Car (Get Out and Get Under) Delia Derbyshire
16. Dr. Who Delia Derbyshire
17. TARDIS Brian Hodgson
18. Choice John Baker
19. Hard Luck Hall John Baker
20. Talk Out Delia Derbyshire
21. Science and Health Delia Derbyshire
22. Secrets of the Chasm Tony Askew
23. Westminster at Work Keith Salmon
24. A New View of Politics Delia Derbyshire
25. Environmental Studies Delia Derbyshire
26. Chronicle Delia Derbyshire
27. Great Zoos of the World Delia Derbyshire
28. Minds of Evil Dudley Simpson
29. Fanfare Dick Mills
30. Broken Biscuit Club Paddy Kingsland
31. The Plunderers Roger Limb
32. Mysterioso (“Blake’s Seven”) Richard Yeoman-Clark
33. Greenwich Chorus Peter Howell
34. Hurdy Gurdy Malcolm Clarke
35. Martian March Past Dick Mills
36. A Whisper from Space Paddy Kingsland
37. Swirley Roger Limb
38. Merry-Go-Round Peter Howell
39. BBC2 Serial Malcolm Clarke
40. Quirky Roger Limb
41. Newton Paddy Kingsland
42. The Secret War Peter Howell
43. Thomas the Rhymer Dick Mills
44. Contact Malcolm Clark
45. For Love or Money Roger Limb



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