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The Doctor Who Proms Pictures, Lyrics & Surprises

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The Proms Pictures, Lyrics and Surprises

This years proms at the Royal Albert hall to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who had two special surprises. As well as Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman both Peter Davison and Carole Ann Ford appeared on stage to overwhelming applause. The atmosphere was incredible and was a very fitting tribute to 50 years of Doctor Who with many classic themes played as well as those from the currant series.

Both Strax and Madame Vastra did much of the introductions and were very entertaining.

The proms can be heard on the iPlayer

A special 50th Anniversary song by Murray Gold premièred, the lyrics can be found below.

Song for Fifty Lyrics

As I stand here waiting for my time to come, I follow in your footsteps, I follow when you run

From the jaws of disaster from a planet besieged by deadly ancient foes.

And you still make me smile when you stop and turn and say: This is a creature we can understand, a living being, it is just being, If we could find what’s on its mind then perhaps

We might survive.

And as we stumble down our slow road I can’t but wonder what would it be like. To run away with you through time, where would we go who might we find. But on we go, cutting our paths, only one way, one day at a time, while you embrace the universe, spinning your way on the fast road, limitless endless.

So my dear friend you’re getting kinda old now (or maybe we are). And now our children watch you do the deeds we marvelled at wondered at. From the jaws of disaster, from a planet besieged by deadly ancient foes.

It’s not the end yet there is no end.

Fumbling and bumbling while all around is crumbling and stumbling through time like you’re a mad man still it’s humbling to watch you reconcile divergent creeds without succumbing to the lure of weapons, force or greed you only use intelligence and jokes and charm.

Happy birthday. Doctor. You.

© Murray Gold, administered by Universal Music

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72 comments

  • WHOLOCKED

    December 22nd, 2013 - 8:27pm

    Guys I wathched the entire proms but I didn’t saw any weeping angel !!! when do they appear ??

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    • 100000BC

      December 23rd, 2013 - 5:26pm

      probably a bit that wasn’t included like the song for 50.

  • pug dalek

    August 4th, 2013 - 10:31pm

    It’s on tv 26 of august

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  • Timelords

    July 19th, 2013 - 11:10pm

    Hello everyone Iam going to spaceport on the Wirral tomorrow so if you rant to talk to me about doctor who feel free and Colin baker will be there

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    • DuckandGrouse

      July 21st, 2013 - 7:18am

      Colin Baker is everywhere at the moment. Every single convention!

  • Pauline Howard

    July 17th, 2013 - 11:34pm

    I was there it was just amazing being there I’m in 6 of the photos with my friend on your site we were so hyper being there what a nice surprise to see Carol Ann ford who played Susan the Drs granddaughter. We have been to the Dr who proms 3 times now and have enjoyed every one

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  • DoctorArkham

    July 17th, 2013 - 7:15pm

    It was awesome because at first no one knew who poor Carole was and then she said her name and the crowd went wild! Peter Davison was funny too!

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    • MasterKasterborous

      July 18th, 2013 - 10:05pm

      People knew who she was but it was just hard to see her face. Though some would only recognise her name.

    • DoctorArkham

      July 24th, 2013 - 5:39pm

      That’s what I meant, sorry.

  • joyce

    July 16th, 2013 - 9:46pm

    Is the concert shown in the States?

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    • MasterKasterborous

      July 17th, 2013 - 8:36am

      No, it was performed twice at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC’s Proms series.

    • joyce

      July 17th, 2013 - 8:52pm

      Too bad its not on BBC America

    • booboo

      July 17th, 2013 - 8:54pm

      they might show it later, its not televised here until later in the year

    • DoctorArkham

      July 24th, 2013 - 5:40pm

      I think Americans have had enough special Doctor Who treats after the whole Comic Con Trailer affair.

  • The Supreme Dalek

    July 16th, 2013 - 9:50am

    This looks brilliant! When will it be broadcast?

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    • booboo

      July 16th, 2013 - 9:51am

      Around November apparently

  • SUSAN FOREMAN BACKSTROM

    July 16th, 2013 - 6:07am

    CAROLE ANN FREAKING FORD…. OH MY STARS… WOWIE SHABBA…TOTALLY BRILLIANT… I WAS GIVING HER A STANDING OVATION ON THE BBC RADIO 3 BROADCAST!!!

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  • George The Lovebird

    July 15th, 2013 - 5:50pm

    I attended Sunday Morning. It only costs £12.50.

    It was an excellent concert. The sound inside the RAH is superb. The Rings of Akhaten really sounded great in this venue (and of course “The speech”).

    I briefly met Murray Gold inside the “Hall” and obtained Murray’s, Ben Foster’s and Allan Clayton’s autographs on the programme. I also had the DWM Editor sat close by too.

    Great show, great value for money.

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    • MasterKasterborous

      July 15th, 2013 - 7:50pm

      Was that Peter Ware? I saw him there on Sunday

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      July 19th, 2013 - 12:24pm

      i must hav seen u there as i met murray in the hall too! he signed m cd abd i was wearing tardis blue

  • Dalek: the Supreme

    July 15th, 2013 - 2:12am

    Looks like it was brilliant! All the new monsters from Series 7, along with the Daleks and a Weeping Angel! Wish there was the new Cybermen there. I only wish I could have gone myself.

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    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      July 15th, 2013 - 8:41am

      there were new cybermen too!
      Sorry you couldn’t go 🙁

  • Some bloke

    July 14th, 2013 - 9:56pm

    Hey, what did peter davison do?

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    • booboo

      July 14th, 2013 - 10:03pm

      came on stage a talked and introduced the next music

    • Some bloke

      July 14th, 2013 - 10:07pm

      Oh, well at least he was there. Can’t wait to see it broadcast!!

  • INJUSTICE

    July 14th, 2013 - 8:27pm

    Glad to hear you had a great time booboo! which one did you enjoy more this years one or the other one back in 2010?

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    • booboo

      July 14th, 2013 - 8:30pm

      that’s a difficult one because once you have been to one you know a bit of what to expect so there is nothing like the 1st one, but i much preferred the content of Yesterdays.

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    July 14th, 2013 - 7:54pm

    I wonder why they didn’t have Emilia Fox singing the bit from Akhaten…
    I would’ve liked to see her.

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    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      July 15th, 2013 - 4:07pm

      sorry not Emilia Fox… the girl who was in the episode.

  • whovianmaster

    July 14th, 2013 - 7:10pm

    Want to see my picture and videos? Including the BodySwap sketch? Then go to my channel whovianmaster!

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  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    July 14th, 2013 - 6:11pm

    booboo where were you sitting? it looks like you were quite high up. what level were you? last time i was in a box, and this year i was in the circle. (Q)
    great seats both times – i only bought my tickets for today on friday!

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    • booboo

      July 14th, 2013 - 6:17pm

      top tier front row, fantastic seat

  • doc

    July 14th, 2013 - 6:01pm

    was mury gold there

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    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      July 14th, 2013 - 6:03pm

      he was yeah – he was sitting in the row in front of me!

    • doc

      July 14th, 2013 - 6:05pm

      why wasn’t he up on stage conducting

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      July 14th, 2013 - 6:06pm

      no ben foster is the conductor. murray went on at the end and bowed though.

    • doc

      July 14th, 2013 - 6:15pm

      so mury gold does what

    • booboo

      July 14th, 2013 - 6:18pm

      writes the actual music

    • booboo

      July 14th, 2013 - 6:16pm

      yes he was but not taking part until the end when he came on stage

  • the astronaut of death

    July 14th, 2013 - 5:28pm

    what was your fav part booboo

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    • booboo

      July 14th, 2013 - 5:48pm

      When Peter Davison came on but there was so much

      Strax and Vastra were very entertaining

    • Fez Master

      July 14th, 2013 - 6:03pm

      I hi-fived strax!

    • tardisbob

      July 14th, 2013 - 9:57pm

      don’t you mean hi-threed

  • TheDoctorGallifrey

    July 14th, 2013 - 4:44pm

    Just got back from the prom, it was AMAZING! I bumped into my classmate who I didn’t expect to be there! We were standing right next to the opening where the monsters come up, and was growled at by an ice warrior, one of the new cybermen came up to me, my brother and my friend and tried to upgrade us! It was really tall and was much more terrifying than on the tv! We got murray gold and ben foster to sign our programmes, we even met Barney Harwood! also how do you upload photos on your comment?

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    • TheDoctorGallifrey

      July 14th, 2013 - 4:47pm

      I didn’t expect Caroline Ann Ford and Peter Davison to be there either? At the end after song for fifty, my friend’s dad screamed really loud!

    • TheDoctorGallifrey

      July 14th, 2013 - 5:02pm

      The camera zoomed up on a person holding up a sign saying ’50 Years And Still No Ginger’! LOL!

    • Matt Smithy

      July 14th, 2013 - 5:06pm

      Yea I was there, it was really awesome. The sign was pretty cool. Me and my dad’s favourite part was the rings of Akhaten and the Daleks later.
      “Warning: overacting detected!”
      “Ben Foster….Actor of the year…”
      LOL!

    • TheDoctorGallifrey

      July 14th, 2013 - 5:08pm

      Oh yeah! I remember when the bronze dalek called ben actor of the year!

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      July 14th, 2013 - 6:04pm

      that was great!

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    July 14th, 2013 - 3:34pm

    just got back from sunday’s! it was amazing! I met Ben Foster and Murray Gold, had a picture with both and got them both also to sign my series 6 sountrack. Brought the Dalek Poster with the proms on it, and really enjoyed the show. Nice to see the companion’s themes as well, and I really enjoyed Akhaten and Amy’s final moments music.

    A fantastic show!
    It should be on TV as there were lots of cameras filming. There were also some empty seats as well.

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    • MasterKasterborous

      July 14th, 2013 - 4:36pm

      Did Murray Gold eventually come out? My friends convinced me it was time to go. I had got Ben’s autograph on Saturday alongside Allan Clayton’s. Today I got some of the musicians including the First Violin, Lesley Hatfield.

    • TheDoctorGallifrey

      July 14th, 2013 - 4:49pm

      I didn’t know that Murray Gold came out either, on the way to our car we just bumped into him!

    • MasterKasterborous

      July 14th, 2013 - 5:20pm

      I had to go cause my friends got annoyed at me but I did see him appear briefly before vanishing again.

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      July 14th, 2013 - 6:05pm

      i don’t know if he came out. he was sitting in the row in front of me! I forgot to mention. when i went for an ice cream, i went out and he was in the corridor. i caught him then. Yipee! Then everyone swarmed and crowded him, but i got in there first!

  • Harold Saxon

    July 14th, 2013 - 3:25pm

    just heard the second half it was fantastic show,lovely music and great to have so many surprises in it.

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    • booboo

      July 14th, 2013 - 3:27pm

      Although its many peoples least favourite episode the Rings of Akhaten in the hall sounded amazing

    • TheDoctorGallifrey

      July 14th, 2013 - 4:51pm

      I agree, at the interval, we went to go to the toilets, and after a very long queue,when I finally got in, my friend told me that the second half was starting!

  • Stuart

    July 14th, 2013 - 2:21pm

    Just listened to the whole thing and kept getting a lump in my throat – sheer brilliance, not only hearing again the music responsible for making the hairs on the back of my neck rise, but then hearing a thousand plus people screaming their delight… what an event!Attendance should be compulsory :oD

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  • Fez Master

    July 14th, 2013 - 1:59pm

    I went and was on the edge of my seat the whole time! It was a spectacular experience and I hi-fived Strax. The Whispermen were behind us; they are truly terrifying. We also had the ood next to us in Vale Dacem and the end theme tune as well as a Silent being behind us in the theme tune. The new cybermen are more scary in real life. And the music was the highlight for me, it was amazing!

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    • TheDoctorGallifrey

      July 14th, 2013 - 4:52pm

      You got to hi-five Strax! WOW! You are so lucky! Strax is one of my favorite who characters ever!

  • RYCBAR123

    July 14th, 2013 - 10:18am

    Wish I could’ve been there, but I listened to it and it sounded amazing! Great to see some pictures! 😀

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    • booboo

      July 14th, 2013 - 10:21am

      its was truly and we had incredible seats (very high up)

      It was really good to see Peter Davison and Carole Ann Ford there, huge applause

    • [email protected]

      July 14th, 2013 - 3:02pm

      I know it was really amazing,I loved it when Peter Davison and Carol Ann Ford came on and once the show had finished we went to the stage door and mi Dad managed to get Ben Foster to sign mi program, also booboo where was you

    • booboo

      July 14th, 2013 - 3:10pm

      Front row top Circle, amazing view, although i think the £5 promenaders got a great best deal with all the monsters mingling with them.

      Glad is was hot as it put me off wearing my tom baker scarf otherwise we mat have had the camera put on us

      we had to go as it was long way home otherwise we would have stayed, saw him outside before the show but didn’t have our programmes then

    • [email protected]

      July 14th, 2013 - 4:52pm

      WOW really, we were on the top Circle, row 2, seats 82 – 84, we had a perfect view we could see the rising platform and everyone on the stage, also one of the Nightmare in Sliver Cyberman came up to the door that we was at so it was pretty close to us but once it was on the level it went the other side of the door instead of ours

      It was quite hot because I went dressed as the Eleventh Doctor, tweed jacket, bow tie, braces the lot and like 20 minutes into it I had to take the jacket off because it was boiling

      Also booboo did you see them guys dressed as the Fourth Doctor and the Eleventh Doctor they were amazing, the guy dressed as the Eleventh Doctor had the Species Matcher from Vincent and the Doctor, he said his mate made it, he let me have a look at it and it was very detailed and it had working lights which made it look even more amazing, I got a snap of them before they went

      But Yesterday, was a day that anyone who went to it won’t be forgetting it in a hurry but anyone who did’t go don’t worry its been recorded and will be show sometime in autumn on BBC ONE but for now you can see clips on the BBC PROMS website or go onto the BBC youtube page

    • booboo

      July 14th, 2013 - 4:56pm

      we were in row 1 sets 84-86 section T i think it was

      we saw a lot of people dressed up, love the way the camera picked out all those people before it started

    • DoctorArkham

      July 14th, 2013 - 7:43pm

      I was in the Second Tier, seats 1-4 and it was the box just above where Strax was. The Prom was unforgettable.

    • RYCBAR123

      July 15th, 2013 - 1:46pm

      Hope I can go next time! 😀

  • Colinjohn

    July 14th, 2013 - 10:08am

    Great to listen to, very emotional and hearing some classic material made this anniversary prom complete. Look forward to seeing it on tv later in the year

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  • The master

    July 14th, 2013 - 10:02am

    Rings of Akhaten may not have been a brilliant episode but the song was one of the highlights for me

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  • Mark T

    July 14th, 2013 - 10:00am

    I listened to it on the Radio it sounded fantastic and its good to see the words as I couldn’t make any of them out

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  • David

    July 14th, 2013 - 9:59am

    Wow brilliant

    Reply

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