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August 26th, 2013 37 comments

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.



    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

  • RYCBAR123

    August 27th, 2013 - 8:54pm

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


    August 27th, 2013 - 8:12pm

    there was during ‘all the strange strange creatures.’

  • doctor who whovian fan no 1

    August 27th, 2013 - 1:18pm

    wow that was to short

  • Matt Smithy

    August 27th, 2013 - 11:38am

    It’s not good. I was there.

  • 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™‚

  • 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 - 7:51pm

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

  • 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


    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

  • 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.


    August 26th, 2013 - 6:01pm

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


    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?

  • dalek 105

    August 26th, 2013 - 5:25pm

    just finished watching. it i think it fantastic!

  • booboo

    August 26th, 2013 - 5:23pm

    there was a lot not shown

  • lazlo14

    August 26th, 2013 - 5:21pm

    Where was ‘Song For 50’!?!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Rikki Krystal

    August 26th, 2013 - 5:16pm

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

  • The Supreme Dalek

    August 26th, 2013 - 3:30pm

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

  • Connor Kelly

    August 26th, 2013 - 12:51pm

    HEAR HEAR! The British have waited long enough!

  • doc fan

    August 26th, 2013 - 11:29am


  • Anonymous

    August 26th, 2013 - 11:28am



    August 26th, 2013 - 6:37am

    Gonna watch it today !! πŸ˜€

  • Claudia

    August 26th, 2013 - 5:26am

    Will this be shown on BBC America?

  • 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

  • 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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