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June 27th, 2018 5 comments

Doctor Who to be Scored by Composer Segun Akinola

Launching this autumn on BBC One, the highly anticipated new series of Doctor Who will be scored by burgeoning composer Segun Akinola.

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire alumni will provide an exciting and emotional score beckoning in a new era for the show, including a fresh take on the legendary theme tune.

As part of the BAFTA Breakthrough Brit program in 2017, Segun has already been recognised as one of the rising stars among British composers.

Segun’s modern, rich and varied work on programmes such as Black and British: A Forgotten History attracted the attention of Showrunner, Chris Chibnall, who said: “Welcome to the Doctor Who family, Segun Akinola! We’re over the moon Segun’s agreed to join us, to provide the score for the next phase of the Doctor Who adventure. From our very first conversations, it was obvious Segun was a passionate, collaborative and delightful human being as well as a fantastic and bold composer. We’re looking forward to introducing the world to his exciting and emotional soundtracks for the Thirteenth Doctor.”

Segun Akinola, said: “Doctor Who is woven into the fabric of British culture and recognised globally. I am absolutely thrilled to be given the privilege of working on such a beloved series and to bring my musical voice to it.”


5 comments

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    June 29th, 2018 - 4:54pm

    I’ve listened to some of his music. He certainly seems quite talented. If anything, I’d say there’s a lack of distinctive melodies like that of Murray Gold’s “I am the Doctor”. But, regardless, I’m excited to see what Segun Akinola brings to the table. Good luck to him!

  • Bruce T.

    June 29th, 2018 - 1:52pm

    Dr Who all new in so many ways this season. So hard to just WAIT for it. May this wait never be so long again. Over a year. The BBC must think we all have our own Tardis.

  • Anonymous

    June 27th, 2018 - 7:02pm

    Can’t wait to hear his take on the Theme

  • Doctor Stu

    June 27th, 2018 - 9:52am

    We want new themes but he also needs to intertwine existing themes in with the stories as well which is part of what makes Doctor who so special. I mean the ninth doctors theme has cropped up a lot from series 1 all the way to the Christmas special just gone. Same with the doctors themes being intertwined through the companions theme like Martha and Tens themes, bad wolf theme, rose theme etc. etc,

  • R1ch1e

    June 27th, 2018 - 7:13am

    Welcome Segun Akinola. If just been listening to some of his previous scores. Sounds like a very powerful and emphatic composer. I look forward to hearing his take on the theme.

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