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It’s Doctor Who At The Proms Day!

It’s Doctor Who At The Proms Day

Doctor Who At The Proms
Monday 26 August
4.00-5.15pm BBC1

When tickets for the Proms season went on sale back in May, the Doctor Who Prom sold out in a matter of minutes. If you weren’t lucky enough to secure a ticket, or if you simply want to relive the experience, here’s your chance to enjoy some of the highlights from the show.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic and much-loved BBC series, this Bank Holiday television special features Murray Gold’s popular music for the show, accompanied by specially edited visual sequences from the Doctor’s most recent adventures.

Hosted by the Doctor’s friends, Madame Vastra and Strax, the concert also includes a look back at ‘classic’ Doctor Who series and the music created by the legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop.


Featuring special guest appearances by Matt Smith (making one of his final public outings as The Doctor before leaving the title role later in the year); Jenna-Louise Coleman (who plays Clara, Doctor’s current companion); Peter Davison (the 5th Doctor) and Carole Ann Ford (the Doctor’s first companion and granddaughter Susan Foreman).

Performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the London Philharmonic Choir, with soloists Elin Manahan Thomas, Allan Clayton and Kerry Ingram.



  • Clarebear

    November 6th, 2013 - 11:33pm

    We took our 9yr old son for his birthday and it was phenomenal. Yes missed a lot out but which will be shown again/ out on DVD. But son jake very excited when spotted himself in the distance in the Albert hall. Brilliant pressie xxxxxx

  • Adam is cool

    September 27th, 2013 - 11:04pm

    still haven’t seen it

  • Fez Master

    September 1st, 2013 - 10:58am

    I was there.. and I just realised PHIL FORD was sitting behind us!

  • crowy26

    August 30th, 2013 - 12:38am

    i cant belive i missed it and i checked
    bbc i player and i couldnt find it just the highlites but sadly my internet was bad and i couldnt even see that and also i dont think it was on the tv it was on radio 1. im so sad that i missed it πŸ™

    • MasterKasterborous

      September 4th, 2013 - 10:39am

      It will be on a DVD at some point in the future no doubt; don’t worry.

  • Doctor Whovian

    August 29th, 2013 - 3:59pm

    It was really awesome, loved the show, the music. Brilliant, fantastic, geronimo, allons-y!


    August 28th, 2013 - 2:39pm

    really gutted they missed a few parts out – however I’d rather have abit of the show than no show at all

  • doctor who whovian fan no 1

    August 27th, 2013 - 1:18pm

    wow that was to short

  • RYCBAR123

    August 27th, 2013 - 9:15am

    That was really good! I just finished watching it and enjoyed it immensely! :3 Surprised there weren’t any Silence in it though… πŸ™‚


      August 27th, 2013 - 8:12pm

      there was during ‘all the strange strange creatures.’

    • RYCBAR123

      August 27th, 2013 - 8:54pm

      It was a joke πŸ˜‰ Wait, what’s this mark on my arm?

    • MasterKasterborous

      August 29th, 2013 - 1:26pm

      What are the Silence?

  • tardis mike

    August 26th, 2013 - 8:18pm

    Just watched and thoroughly enjoyed it. I accept it was highlights. I presume the BBC will include fuller version on dvd later in year or even on tv nearer to November.
    Best bit for me was the rousing song from ‘Rings of …’. immense production, loved it, it was so moving.

  • The Hemsworth Doctor

    August 26th, 2013 - 7:48pm

    I’m a Bit Disappointed with it because they cut out quite a lot

    Like the Song for 50, Carmen, The final Chapter of Amelia Pond, Vale Decem, Create a Soundtrack Competition Winners, La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair)and the bit about Dudley Simpson

    Also they cut bits from Matt and Jenna’s in character appearance and from Coral Ann Ford’s speech about the Daleks when she first met them in rehearsals and how they were told not to use them as bumper cars

    • The Hemsworth Doctor

      August 26th, 2013 - 7:51pm

      Also they cut out one of the most important pieces of the whole prom and it was called The Companion Suite


    August 26th, 2013 - 7:07pm

    Would have preferred it if they performed the original 1963 version of the Doctor Who theme rather then the 2012 version, since the latest one was heard at the start of the Prom’s, so it would have been more fitting to end it with the 1963 version.

    I’m rather glad the song for 50th was not played in the program shown today on TV, cos I heard the song on YouTube and I don’t like it at all, I think it’s rather dreadful, but that’s just my opinion on it. I’d rather have ‘Song of Freedom’ as the actual song for 50th if it had not been originally used in series 4’s finale when Earth returned back to it’s rightful place in the universe.

  • 11matt

    August 26th, 2013 - 6:29pm

    i recorded it on BBC hd and it was all scrambled because there was a lack of signal so disappointed will have to watch it on i player


    August 26th, 2013 - 5:58pm

    i was out and missed it! was it good? may leave it as i was there…
    was a lot cut out?


      August 26th, 2013 - 6:01pm

      just scanned through it! the didn’t play the final chapt of amelia!

  • dalek 105

    August 26th, 2013 - 5:25pm

    just finished watching. it i think it fantastic!

  • lazlo14

    August 26th, 2013 - 5:21pm

    Where was ‘Song For 50’!?!

    • booboo

      August 26th, 2013 - 5:23pm

      there was a lot not shown

    • David Havers

      August 26th, 2013 - 6:03pm

      Yes where was the song for 50 really disgusted with the BBC for not showing it. I was really looking forward to seeing that song.

    • Matt Smithy

      August 27th, 2013 - 11:38am

      It’s not good. I was there.

  • Rikki Krystal

    August 26th, 2013 - 5:16pm

    Disgusted there was no Paul Mcgann,in the classic who section.

    • booboo

      August 26th, 2013 - 5:17pm

      a lot was cut out of that show, he was shown at at one point and got huge cheer

    • MasterKasterborous

      August 26th, 2013 - 5:21pm

      I’m not sure where the rights stand on The Movie music. Shame they cut the cheer for Dudley Simpson.

  • The Supreme Dalek

    August 26th, 2013 - 3:30pm

    Half an hour to go! Can’t wait! πŸ˜€


    August 26th, 2013 - 6:37am

    Gonna watch it today !! πŸ˜€

  • Claudia

    August 26th, 2013 - 5:26am

    Will this be shown on BBC America?

    • Anonymous

      August 26th, 2013 - 11:28am


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  • Dalek The Supreme

    August 26th, 2013 - 3:37am

    Wow! Sounds like it was quite a night! I wish I was there, but I live in the states.

  • jamie who

    August 26th, 2013 - 12:26am

    cool hope they will show clip of 50th after it

    • Connor Kelly

      August 26th, 2013 - 12:51pm

      HEAR HEAR! The British have waited long enough!

  • thedaleksdeath

    August 26th, 2013 - 12:13am

    I was there πŸ˜€ And I bet it’ll be as good on T.V too!



  • Anonymous

    August 26th, 2013 - 12:05am



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