Disc Three: The Third Doctor – Jon Pertwee (1970 - 1974)
Total running time 79:07
25:06 appeared on the 4CD collection, across 12 tracks (32% of the 11CD material).
12:36 appeared on the 2CD collection, across 2 tracks (50% of the 4CD tracks, 16% of the 11CD material).
2, 4, 5, 12, 14-16, 18-20, 22 * Special Sound by Brian Hodgson (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
9-11, 13, 17 Music by Dudley Simpson, realised by Brian Hodgson (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
26, 28, 30, 31, 33, 35 ** Special Sound by Dick Mills (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
32 Music by Carey Blyton performed by London Saxophone Quartet. Voice Mostyn Evans.
All Mono except 21, 23 electronically processed Stereo
The stutter-start version, first heard on Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 2: New Beginnings, track 1.
SPEARHEAD FROM SPACE (1970)
DOCTOR WHO AND THE SILURIANS (1970) - Music by Carey Blyton
Three minutes of stereo music from this story had been presented as part of Carey Blyton's Film & Television Music series in 2003 (CD2, tracks 43-47), and the complete 30-minute score was released on the DVD release of the story in 2008. The disc also included a featurette looking at the story's unconventional incidental music in detail.
This is a new suite, featuring the following cues:
The PasB paperwork credits the full orchestra for these recordings: Paul Harvey (clarinets, bass clarinet, contra-bass clarinet), Michael Oxenham (clarinets, sopranino and descant recorders), Neill Sanders (horn), Vivian Joseph (cello), Gordon Kember (piano), Stephen Whittaker (percussion) and conducted by Carey Blyton.
In common with many other composers who worked in the commercial field, Carey Blyton used material from his commercial scores in concert works. Selections from his score were re-arranged for Trumpet (or Cornet or Flugelhorn) & Piano in 1993, with sheet music published by AV Music ('Silurian Suite - Op. 102'). A recording of this suite was released on the 1999 CD Sherlock Holmes Meets Dr. Who.
THE AMBASSADORS OF DEATH (1970)
An excerpt of 55 seconds had first been heard over the DVD Photo Gallery in 2012.
The story was another scored by Dudley Simpson, who wrote a stirring theme for UNIT that Mark Ayres would later rework and rearrange for 'The UNIT Family' featurettes on the DVD range. Ayres' re-recording also appeared over the Photo Gallery of this story.
First heard on Volume 2: New Beginnings, track 2.
No incidental music was composed for Inferno, with the only backing music coming from stock tracks; it was the last story to do so. These two tracks were first heard on an internal BBC disc of early Radiophonic Workshop music, a compilation that was commercially released in 1971 (as BBC Radiophonic Music). Mark Ayres added them to the first CD reissue of Doctor Who - The Music in 1992 (Earthshock: Classic Music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 1, tracks 5 & 12) and remastered versions appeared on Volume 2: New Beginnings, tracks 3-4.
'St George' was a pseudonym used by Brian Hodgson for work done outside of his BBC contract. This track was originally recorded for the Standard Music Library album Electronic Music in 1969, and was first commercially released as part of The Tomorrow People (Original Television Music) in 2006, track 3. The original LP gave each track a short library description as to their nature; 'Battle Theme' was described as: “Heavy industrial, non-melodic.”
THE MIND OF EVIL (1971) - Music by Dudley Simpson
Producer Barry Letts asked that all the incidental music for Season Eight be composed by Dudley Simpson and produced electronically by Brian Hodgson, as it was an attractively cheaper option than using session musicians and recording studios. The pair made extensive use of the Radiophonic Workshop's new VCR 3 synthesiser at Maida Vale, and Simpson was especially pleased with his 'Master's Theme', which first appeared in Terror of the Autons (1971) and made regular reappearances along with the character up until Frontier in Space (1973). (The next producer, Philip Hinchcliffe, forbade Simpson from using it when the Master re-appeared in The Deadly Assassin in 1976). This version of the theme was first released on Volume 2: New Beginnings, track 5, and came from Episode 2, about 9:25 in.
This cue (from Episode 5, around 17:07) was first made available on flexi disc in 1972, Sounds from.... EMS, titled 'Doctor Who'. The record promoted the independent company created by Brian Hodgson and Delia Derbyshire, being intended as a sampler for their synthesiser sounds, and an EP of the same name was later commercially released (with the title of this track changed to 'Dover Castle', actually a reference to the filming location rather than the fictional setting of Stangmore Prison). The cue was remastered for CD on Volume 2: New Beginnings, track 6.
This sound effect was first released on The Mind of Evil VHS in 1998, playing over the credit cards for the bonus colour footage. It was later released on Volume 2: New Beginnings, track 7.
This cue was first released (as 'Minds of Evil') on Radiophonic Workshop - 21 in 1979 and was remastered for CD on Volume 2: New Beginnings, track 8. It scored the Episode 3 cliff-hanger and Episode 4 reprise.
The above tracks appear to be all that survive from the 28-minute score to this story, as no further music has been released. 'The Master's Theme' and 'Keller Machine Theme' were re-recorded with conventional instruments by Simpson and Dick Mills as part of 'The World of Doctor Who' suite, released on the B-side to Dudley Simpson's Moonbase 3 theme in 1973. This was also available on the LP Music from BBC Children's Programmes in 1975, and was first mastered for CD on Earthshock: Classic Music... Volume 1, track 4, in 1992. In the suite, jungle sound effects from Planet of the Daleks were backed by a new composition for electric guitar and synthesiser, segueing into stereo versions of The Mind of Evil tracks. Perhaps the original cues were kept as reference material for the suite, and hence survived to this day?
THE CLAWS OF AXOS (1971) - Music by Dudley Simpson
First released on the DVD Photo Galleries in 2005 and 2012, where the cue played on its own for 1:19 and then alongside other sounds for a further 2:38. Continues into:
A longer version of this effect, running to 21 seconds, first appeared on Volume 2: New Beginnings, track 9.
A new sound effect, previously unreleased. (It was not included on the DVD Photo Galleries in 2005 and 2012, though many other effects from the story were.) It was first released on the four-disc set.
First released (with the name 'Axos Attack!') on the promotional flexi disc Sounds from... EMS, along with 'Dover Castle' (see above). The cue faded out after one minute on flexi disc, but the alternative EP version featured the full-length track. 47 minutes' music was composed for this serial, though this is the only track to have survived, coming from Episode 3 around 13:54. It was first remastered for CD on Volume 2: New Beginnings, track 10.
This version of the TARDIS landing effect was first released on the 1976 LP Out of This World and was remastered on Volume 2: New Beginnings, track 11.
THE CURSE OF PELADON (1972)
Previously unreleased. Note that these effects are completely different to the 'Stationary' and 'In Flight' sounds released on Doctor Who - Sound Effects in 1978. Although these versions were prepared for The Curse of Peladon, they were not ultimately used in that story, making their debut instead in The Time Monster.
THE SEA DEVILS (1972) - Music by Malcolm Clarke (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
This evocative stereo suite was first prepared for Doctor Who - The Music in 1983, and was first mastered for CD as part of Earthshock: Classic Music... Volume 1 in 1992. See our BBC Records page for the full breakdown of cues featured within this suite.
THE MUTANTS (1972) - Music by Tristram Cary
First heard on the DVD Photo Gallery.
This suite was compiled from the stereo tracks prepared for the Devils' Planets CD in 2003, which were all titled with sequential roman numerals, and contained the following tracks/cues. The cue numbering is our own, based on comparison with the finished episodes.
For full details of the tracks above, see our annotated track listing for Devils' Planets here.
Prepared for a 7" single released in April 1973, b/w Reg by Paddy Kingsland. The original mono theme (on this collection as Disc One, track 1) was given a stereo effect; the “scream” from the 1970 closing titles was added to the front; and the TARDIS take-off effect was mixed into the middle. It first appeared on CD as track 1 of The 25th Anniversary Album (mistitled 'TARDIS - Doctor Who'), and was remastered on Volume 2: New Beginnings, track 38.
This version of the theme was widely heard as 'TARDIS - Doctor Who', with the TARDIS landing effect added to the start. This first appeared on Doctor Who - The Music, side 1 track 1, and was mastered by Ayres for Earthshock: Classic Music... Volume 1, track 1.
This arrangement was intended for use in Season Ten, though ultimately it was decided to retain the original theme. The only time this theme was heard on UK television was during a trailer for The Three Doctors, but Australians heard the theme on episodes of Carnival of Monsters and Frontier in Space that were sent to the broadcaster by mistake. A version was ultimately presented on The Pertwee Years VHS in 1991, and the VHS and DVD releases of the above two stories presented the alternative theme as a novelty bonus.
The full-length theme was believed to be lost from the Radiophonic Workshop archives when 30 Years was compiled, with only a low-quality cassette copy available (track 33). The original tape resurfaced in time for Volume 2: New Beginnings, track 39.
THE THREE DOCTORS (1973)
This sound effect was first released on the DVD Photo Gallery in 2003 and 2012, where it appeared in two excerpts (0:39 and 0:32), mixed with other effects.
CARNIVAL OF MONSTERS (1973) – Music by Dudley Simpson
Mark Ayres told Radio Free Skaro that the music tape for this episode had been found in Delia Derbyshire's attic, as part of the archive discovered after her death, and was in fact the original session recording, pre-synth overdubs; it was therefore different to the music heard in the finished programme. This suite represents half of the music used in the episode, favouring the cues that were not too heavily overdubbed later. Some cues from the same tape were presented on the Revisited DVD Photo Gallery in 2011.
FRONTIER IN SPACE (1972) – Music by Dudley Simpson
This effect was previously unreleased on CD, though 15 seconds appear on the 2009 DVD Photo Gallery. Continues into:
Simpson composed 48 minutes of music for this serial, with around 14 minutes appearing in Episodes 1 and 2 - the only episodes for which the music survives. This new suite features the following 13 cues, with some material also available on the shorter four-disc suite (*):
DEATH TO THE DALEKS (1974) – Music by Carey Blyton
Both effects were previously unreleased in this format, though 'Exillon City Beacon' featured on the DVD special features in 2012.
The music to this story was intended to emphasise the Daleks' loss of power, with director Michael Briant electing to use an acoustic style of music different to the electronic mixes favoured by Dudley Simpson. It was composed by Carey Blyton and recorded over two sessions, with Blyton conducting four saxophonists and a percussionist.
6:52 from the original soundtrack was released as part of Blyton's Film & Television Music series in 2003 (CD2 tracks 29-35), and several of those sections were included here, among them 'Exxilon Chant' (1:02) featuring Welsh tenor Mostyn Evans' solo voice (which Dick Mills was able to transform, by means of multiple recordings and superimposition, into a whole choir). The complete 22-minute mono score was presented as an isolated soundtrack on DVD in 2012.
This new suite featured the following cues, with some material released on the shorter four-disc suite (*):
Selections from the score were re-arranged for Saxophone Quartet in 1993, with sheet music published by AV Music ('Dalek Suite - Op. 103'). A recording of this suite was released on the 1999 CD Sherlock Holmes Meets Dr. Who.
The sheet music included the lyrics to the 'Exxilon Chant':
THE MONSTER OF PELADON (1974)
A short version of this track had appeared on Volume 2: New Beginnings, track 40, running to 59 seconds and segued into the following track ('Metebelis III Atmosphere').
PLANET OF THE SPIDERS (1974) – Music by Dudley Simpson
Dudley Simpson's complete score for the story ran to 32 minutes in total and was recorded by five musicians, with percussionist Tristram Fry notably providing some South American instruments in order to create a rattling sound for the spiders. This material is taken from a surviving tape of the musician's session, prior to the Radiophonic Workshop overdubs, so the music here (as with Carnival of Monsters, above) is not quite as presented on-screen.
This ambient track had first been released on Doctor Who Sound Effects in 1978, side 1 track 3, running to over three minutes. It was remastered for CD, and reduced to this length, for Volume 2: New Beginnings, track 41, where it had originally segued into/out of its neighbouring tracks ('Aggedor's Temple Atmosphere' and 'Nerva Beacon Infrastructure' respectively): the version here faded in and out from silence.
First released on Volume 2: New Beginnings, track 12.