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July 12th, 2010 14 comments

BBC Radio 3 Doctor Who Proms Schedule

BBC Radio 3 Doctor Who Proms schedule

From the BBC Press office…

Prom 10 – Doctor Who Prom
Saturday 24 July 7.30-9.45pm BBC RADIO 3

The Doctor is back. Two years ago, he appeared at the BBC Proms via video link. This year, he’s here in person. Thrills, spills, adventures, monsters and special guests are all guaranteed along the way in this Proms spectacular. Petroc Trelawny has the unenviable task of keeping everything in order for BBC Radio 3 – though, sadly, without the help of a sonic screwdriver.

Doctor Who (Matt Smith) and his assistant, Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), join the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the London Philharmonic Choir for an action-packed evening. Monsters from the current run of the hugely successful BBC series threaten to disrupt proceedings. Only the Doctor – ably assisted by conductors Ben Foster and Grant Llewellyn – can save the day.

There are some classical favourites with a suitably celestial theme, including Mars from Holst’s Planets Suite and John Adams’s thrilling Short Ride In A Fast Machine.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Tim Thorne

Twenty Minutes – Dance Of The Daleks

Saturday 24 July 8.20-8.40pm BBC RADIO 3

How do you make a sink-plunger seem scary? Matthew Sweet investigates the weird and wonderful sound world of Doctor Who’s incidental music.

Matthew Sweet spent the Saturday tea-times of his youth peering at the television, from behind the sofa, to watch Doctor Who. He time-travels through the programme’s 47-year history to investigate the weird and wonderful sound world of its incidental music. He talks with some of the composers who have contributed, in very different musical styles, to the enduring success of the programme over the decades.

Presenter/Matthew Sweet, Producer/Graham Rogers


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