Doctor Who @ 60: A Musical Celebration TV premiere on BBC Four

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Doctor Who @ 60: A Musical Celebration, a special concert held on 28 September at BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff will air on BBC Four Wednesday, 1 November, from 8:30pm to 10:00pm, following a documentary hosted by David Tennant, Talking Doctor Who.

Doctor Who @ 60: A Musical Celebration

Sponsored by BBC Radio 2, the concert features the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and The BBC Singers conducted by Alastair King.

Presenter Jo Whiley interviews Murray Gold, Segun Akinola and the three Doctor Who showrunners of the modern era, Russell T. Davies, Chris Chibnall and Steven Moffat.

The music includes composer Murray Gold’s best known Doctor Who themes including I Am The Doctor, The Long Song, Doomsday and Abigail’s Song (Silence Is All You Know).

The classic years of Doctor Who are also featured by the Radiophonic Workshop’s Mark Ayres and Peter Howell as they hark back to the days of The Sea Devils, City of Death and The Five Doctors.

There are brand new works premiered including The Woman Who Fell To Earth, a full length suite composed by Segun Akinola.

Murray Gold’s new works are heard ahead the new season of Doctor Who in 2024; companion Ruby Sunday’s wistful waltz theme The Life of Sunday and the strident, brass-heavy theme of the Fifteenth Doctor titled Fifteenth.

Audio of the concert is currently available on BBC Sounds.

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 titled The Star Beast, Wild Blue Yonder and The Giggle.

Ncuti Gatwa will star in his first full Doctor Who episode as the Fifteenth Doctor in the Doctor Who Christmas special alongside Millie Gibson as companion Ruby Sunday in December 2023.

A new 8-episode Doctor Who series starring Ncuti Gatwa as the Doctor and Millie Gibson as Ruby will debut in Spring of 2024.