Composer Murray Gold returns to Doctor Who

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Award-winning composer Murray Gold is once again working with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to create the scores for the Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials.

Murray Gold originally joined Doctor Who when Russell T Davies first revived the show in 2005, going on to compose the show for over 12 years. He has scored some of the most iconic moments in the history of the programme.

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From revamping the theme tune, to creating the music for the Daleks and Cybermen to name just a few, Murray has been widely celebrated for his role in forging a new musical identity for the show.

On returning to Doctor Who, Murray Gold says: “I’m so happy to be invited back for another joyful ride in the TARDIS. I didn’t think twice. Working with Russell and his team is just a pleasure.”

The press release didn’t state whether Gold will go on to score the Doctor Who festive special and Doctor Who Series 14 with Ncuti Gatwa but Russell T Davies said on Instagram: “MURRAY GOLD will be the composer for the next season of Doctor Who!”

Doctor Who will return in November 2023 with three 60th anniversary specials starring David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor and Catherine Tate as companion Donna Noble. In the following festive period, Ncuti Gatwa will star in his first full Doctor Who episode as the Fifteenth Doctor. Doctor Who Series 14 starring Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson will debut in 2024.