Doctor Who @ 60: A Musical Celebration, a special concert held on Thursday, 28 September 2023 at BBC Hoddinott Hall in Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff saw the reunion of three Doctor Who showrunners, Russell T Davies, Chris Chibnall and Steven Moffat.
The concert, which celebrated the glorious musical sounds of Doctor Who, featured the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC Singers in a special 60th anniversary celebration recorded with a live audience for BBC Radio 2.
Thank you to everyone involved in Doctor Who @60: A Musical Celebration🤩🎶
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The concert featured music by composers Murray Gold and Segun Akinola, who were also in attendance.
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Current showrunner Russell T Davies teased that he is tempted to write all-music episode for his fourth series as returning showrunner.
“Murray’s music gets to the soul of Doctor Who. Maybe I’ll write an episode without any dialogue at all! Just music!”
Fans attending the concert were delighted to see that Seventh Doctor and his companion Ace actors Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred were there.
There was also a look ahead to upcoming Doctor Who with a new rendition of the Doctor Who theme, the Fifteenth Doctor’s (Nucti Gatwa) theme which was described as “very high energy with cello and saxophones” and new companion Ruby Sunday’s (Mille Gibson) wistful waltz theme titled The Life of Sunday. Murray Gold explained that “Ruby Sunday is a lost soul, searching for her parents.” and Russell T Davies revealed that Ruby will play her own theme on the piano.
Doctor Who fans, this one’s for you!
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Doctor Who @ 60: A Musical Celebration will transmit on BBC Radio 2 on October 15, 2023 at 8pm.