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Incidental Music Discography

The music specially composed for Doctor Who was often as avant-garde and cutting-edge as it was melodic: what better way to underscore a futuristic landscape than to use the instruments of the future - tape loops and synthesisers? Surprisingly, given that much of the programme's soundtrack music was at the front line of sound research (with freelance composers like Tristram Cary and the musicians of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop experimenting with the latest synthesisers and new techniques of recording and sampling), only three LPs and a handful of single tracks were commercially released during the show's lifetime. As appreciation of the art of the early episodes grew during the 1990s, and as the immense archives of the BBC and the Radiophonic Workshop were catelogued and updated, many unheard gems were collected and released - and you can find everything you ever needed to know about each and every soundtrack release right here.

The list below offers a chronological discography of releases, including music from the TV Movie and the Big Finish audio adventures. Alternatively you can access our discography by publisher:

BBC Records o Doctor Who Appreciation Society o Silva Screen o Debney Productions o BBC Music o Big Finish o BBC DVD o B-Sides and Compilation Tracks o New Recordings o Unofficial Bootlegs

or view a story-by-story listing (television series only), available here: Chronological Listing (1963-1989)

Soundtrack albums

Primary Artist
Title
Format
Release Code
Date
BBC RWS
LP/Cass
BBC REH / ZCR 462
1983
BBC RWS
US PD
BBC 22002
1984
BBC RWS
LP/Cass
BBC REH 552
1985
BBC RWS
US PD
BBC 22004
1985
Keff McCulloch
LP/CD/Cass
BBC REB 707
1988
Dominic Glynn
Cassette
RDMP2
1988
Paddy Kingsland
Cassette
JPD1
1990
Mark Ayres
CD
FILMCD 087
1991
Mark Ayres
CD
FILMCD 114
1992
BBC RWS
CD/Cass
FILMCD 709
1992
BBC RWS
CD/Cass
FILMCD 710
1992
Mark Ayres
CD
FILMCD 133
1993
Heathcliff Blair
CD
FILMCD 134
1993
BBC RWS
US CD
SD 1012
1994
Mark Ayres
US CD
SSD 1042
1994
Various
CD
FILMCD 715
1994
John Debney
US CD
JDCD 005
1997
Keff McCulloch
CD
CDSGP 0340
1997
Carey Blyton
CD
URCD 148
1999
Geoffrey Burgon
CD
BBC WMSF 6020-2
2000
BBC RWS
CD
BBC WMSF 6023-2
2000
BBC RWS
CD
BBC WMSF 6024-2
2000
Alistair Lock
CD
BFPCDMUSIC1
2000
Alistair Lock
CD
BFPCDMUSIC2
2001
Russell Stone
CD
BFPCDMUSIC3
2001
Peter Howell
CD
BBC WMSF6052-2
2002
Paddy Kingsland
CD
BBC WMSF6053-2
2002
Keff McCulloch
CD
- - -
2002
Various
2CD
BFPCDMUSIC4
2002
Various
CD
BFPCDMUSIC5
2002
Various
CD
BFPCDMUSIC6
2002
David Darlington
CD
BFPCDMUSIC7
2002
Tristram Cary
2CD
- - -
2003
Various
CD
BFPCDMUSIC8
2003
Murray Gold
CD
FILMCD 1224
2006

* - reissue (in part or full) of a previous release, with no significant new material

B-Sides and Compilation Tracks

Artist
Track/s [Release Title]
Format
Release Code
Date
Dudley Simpson
Dover Castle/The Axons Approach [Sounds from… EMS]
7”/Cass
- - -
1972
Dudley Simpson
7"
BBC RESL 13
1973
Dudley Simpson
LP
BBC REC 354
1979
Malcolm Clarke
The Sea Devils [Who is the Doctor]
US 7”
BBC 453
1983
Peter Howell
The Leisure Hive [Space Invaded]
LP
BBC REC 442
1982
Elizabeth Parker
Timelash [30 Years at the BBC RWS]
CD
BBC CD 871
1993
Peter Howell
The Paradise of Death [30 Years at the BBC RWS]
CD
BBC CD 871
1993

DVD Isolated Soundtracks

Artist
DVD Title
Release Code
Date
Peter Howell
BBCDVD1006
1999
Keff McCulloch
BBCDVD1040
2001
Roger Limb
BBCDVD1042
2001
John Debney
BBCDVD1043
2001
Malcolm Clarke
BBCDVD1100
2002
Malcolm Clarke
BBCDVD1153
2003
Peter Howell
BBCDVD1213
2003
Mark Ayres
BBCDVD1154
2003
Paddy Kingsland
BBCDVD1329
2004
Mark Ayres
BBCDVD1352
2004
Peter Howell
BBCDVD1351
2005
Roger Limb
BBCDVD1357
2005
Jonathan Gibbs
BBCDVD2224
2006
Roger Limb
The Keeper of Traken [New Beginnings]
BBCDVD1331
2007
Paddy Kingsland
Logopolis [New Beginnings]
BBCDVD1331
2007
Paddy Kingsland
Castrovalva [New Beginnings]
BBCDVD1331
2007