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Doctor Who - The 50th Anniversary Collection

Approx 18:05 (23%) was previously unreleased, with another 18:10 only previously available on DVD, making this disc one of the best in the collection for new content. Approx 2:38 of the new material had first been presented on the four-disc set.

Highlights include:
  • Previously unreleased incidental music by Dudley Simpson from The Mind of Evil (0:36), Carnival of Monsters (approx 2:18), Frontier in Space (5:37) and Planet of the Spiders (approx 0:55)
  • New music suites from The Silurians (including unused material), The Mutants and Death to the Daleks
  • Previously unreleased sound effects: 'TARDIS tries to take off ' (Spearhead from Space), 'Copy Machine Tickover' (The Claws of Axos), 'TARDIS Interior (Stationary)' and '(In flight)' (The Curse of Peladon) and 'TARDIS Malfunctions' (Death to the Daleks)
  • Extended sound effects from previous releases: 'Outer Space' (The Ambassadors of Death), 'Time Lords Background' (The Three Doctors) and 'Aggedor's Temple Atmosphere, Peladon' (The Monster of Peladon)
  • Remastered stock music track, 'Battle Theme'
Further listening:

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).



The slip sleeve from the TARDIS Edition

The cardboard sleeve from the Eleven Disc Edition

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
1.
Doctor Who: Opening Title Theme (1970) (0:46)
Realised by Delia Derbyshire (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
The stutter-start version, first heard on Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 2: New Beginnings, track 1.

SPEARHEAD FROM SPACE (1970)
2.
TARDIS tries to take off (0:30)*
Previously unreleased.

DOCTOR WHO AND THE SILURIANS (1970) - Music by Carey Blyton
3.
Music from “Doctor Who and the Silurians” (7:34)
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:

Start
Details
Drn
0:00
“The music associated with the caves” on CD, aka “In the Caves” on the sheet music and re-recording. This is the first cue from Episode 1.
0:39
0:38
A short theme for Bessie, as the Doctor and Liz speed towards the research centre.
0:10
0:48
The Doctor gets his way in being allowed to visit Spencer, a man driven mad in the caves.
0:23
1:09
The cliff-hanger to Episode 1: the Doctor disturbs a dinosaur in the caves.
1:30
2:41
The Doctor examines the enormous footprint left by the creature, from the start of Episode 2.
0:10
2:51
The Doctor leads a UNIT team to where he found the footprint... which has now been removed.
0:11
3:01
On the surface, a strange figure emerges into the setting sun and stumbles around in confusion.
0:09
3:10
Dr. Quinn is in the caves, following a map. A red light shines down on him, guides him through a secret door, down a hall and into a small room with a chair and a computer...
0:56
4:06
“A Close Encounter” (named on the sheet music/re-recording). Continues into:
0:43
4:47
The cliff-hanger to Episode 3 (a Silurian appears in Quinn's cottage) which segued into the closing title music on DVD. Excerpt from the original 0:08 cue.
0:05
4:51
The first cue from Episode 3, reprising the Episode 2 cliff-hanger (Liz is attack by a Silurian). This cue is presented out of sequence.
0:22
5:13
“The music associated with the U.N.I.T. troops” on CD, aka “March: The Brigadier” on the sheet music/re-recording. The start of this cue was not heard on-screen or on the isolated DVD score.
0:52
6:05
Liz and the Doctor hide in the caves and watch as a Silurian opens the secret door with a summoning device, from Episode 4.
0:15
6:19
A Silurian scientist is comparing images of apes to humans when a younger Silurian arrives, furious that their leader wants to share the planet with apes, from Episode 5. A slightly different version of this music (from a cue in Episode 4) was released on CD as “The music associated with the Silurians”.
0:24
6:43
Unknown, possibly unused.
0:40
7:23
The cliff-hanger to Episode 6: two Silurians appear! This was also reprised at the start of Episode 7.
0:10

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)
4.
Outer Space (2:05)*
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.

INFERNO (1970)
5.
TARDIS Control On & Warp Transfer (0:22)*
First heard on Volume 2: New Beginnings, track 2.

6.
Blue Veils and Golden Sands (3:26)
Music by Delia Derbyshire (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
7.
The Delian Mode (5:32)
Music by Delia Derbyshire (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
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.

8.
Battle Theme (1:01)
St George (Standard Music Library ESL 104)
'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
9.
The Master’s Theme (0:43)
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.

10.
Hypnosis Music (0:36)
Previously unreleased.

11.
Dover Castle (0:29)
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.

12.
Keller Machine Appears and Vanishes (0:22)*
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.

13.
Keller Machine Theme (0:42)
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
14.
Axos Cell Interior Atmosphere (0:50)*
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:

15.
Brain Centre Atmosphere (0:16)*
A longer version of this effect, running to 21 seconds, first appeared on Volume 2: New Beginnings, track 9.

16.
Copy machine tickover (0:16)*
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.

17.
The Axons Approach (1:45) Music by Dudley Simpson
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.

18.
TARDIS Lands (0:22)*
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)
19.
TARDIS Interior (Stationary) (0:56)*
20.
TARDIS Interior (In flight) (0:54)*
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)
21.
Music from “The Sea Devils” (5:24)
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
22.
Transfer Machine Arrival (0:17)*
First heard on the DVD Photo Gallery.

23.
Music from “The Mutants” (7:13)
Electronic Music Composed and Realised by Tristram Cary
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.

Start
Track/Cue Details
Drn
0:00
II (Episode One cues 3-6), continues into:
1:04
0:57
XXVI (Episode Four cues 10-12), overlaps for four seconds with:
0:48
1:40
III (Episode One cue 7), continues into:
1:02
2:37
VII (Episode Two cues 1-2), overlaps for 13 seconds with:
1:01
3:25
XV (Episode Three cues 4-6), continues into:
1:17
4:36
XXV (Episode Four cue 9)
2:35

For full details of the tracks above, see our annotated track listing for Devils' Planets here.

24.
Doctor Who [Stereo version 1972] (2:23)
Realised by Delia Derbyshire (BBC Radiophonic Workshop
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.

25.
Doctor Who [Delaware version 1972] (2:10)
Realised by Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson with Paddy Kingsland (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
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)
26.
Time Lords Background (1:20)**
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
27.
Music from “Carnival of Monsters” Episode 1 (3:35)
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.

Start
Details
Drn
0:00
The TARDIS materialises on the SS Bernice. This cue was overdubbed with synthesisers on the finished version.
0:09
0:09
Arriving on Inter Minor, entertainers Vorg and Shirna unpack their miniaturisation Scope, starting from 03:26. A prominent synthesiser melody was dubbed overtop of this cue, and much of the original acoustic recording cannot be heard on the finished programme. The same cue featured on the DVD Photo Gallery.
0:28
0:38
A watching crowd of functionaries are dispersed by the arrival of two officials. This cue was also on the DVD Photo Gallery.
0:14
0:52
Jo discovers a crate proving that their boat is en route to Singapore, from 06:43.
0:09
1:02
The Doctor and Jo emerge onto the boat deck. This cue was also on the DVD Photo Gallery.
0:24
1:27
The duo creep around the boat, avoiding the sailors.
0:55
2:22
Alone in his cabin, the Major reads his book and falls asleep, from 09:18.
0:35
2:58
Jo produces a set of skeleton keys to aid their escape. In the finished version, this was merely the introduction to a synthesiser cue that continued into the following scene.
0:06
3:04
Shirna breaks into a spontaneous dance, to the horror of the watching officials, from 17:48.
0:06
3:10
A seemingly unused cue, possibly intended for the Episode One cliff-hanger. Two excerpts from this piece appeared on the DVD Photo Gallery.
0:23

FRONTIER IN SPACE (1972) – Music by Dudley Simpson
28.
Frontier in Space - Hyperspace Jump (0:27)**
This effect was previously unreleased on CD, though 15 seconds appear on the 2009 DVD Photo Gallery. Continues into:

29.
Music from “Frontier In Space” Episodes 1 and 2 (5:37)
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 (*):

Start
Details
Drn
0:00
*
The start of Episode 1, establishing the Earth cargo ship in space. Only part of this cue featured in the programme - the start was faded-in, and the last 16 seconds were cut.
0:36
0:36
*
The third cue, as the astronauts report their near-collision with a large blue box. This was faded-in on-screen, missing the start.
0:24
1:00
*
The Doctor and Jo explore the ship's interior and hear a strange, high-pitched sound. The version in the finished programme ended with a short sting that is not included here.
0:43
1:42
Jo sees a rocket ship headed straight for them.
0:08
1:50
The noise prompts the crew to hallucinate the approaching ship as a Draconian one. This was faded-up in the episode.
0:14
2:04
The crew meet the Doctor, who appears to them as a Draconian with a gun in his hand. Excerpt from the middle of this 1:22 cue.
0:17
2:21
The Earth President and the Draconian Ambassador discuss the charges threatening the peace treaty between them.
0:53
3:14
The cargo ship floats helplessly in space; the Doctor regains consciousness following an unprovoked attack by Ogrons.
0:15
3:29
The Doctor speculates that the Ogrons they saw must be working for someone. He and Jo look for the rest of the crew.
0:20
3:49
From Episode 2 at 29:06: a short sting as General Williams prepares to meet and interrogate the human stowaways.
0:06
3:54
Two guards march towards the prison cell to collect the Doctor and Jo.
0:11
4:04
As they escort their prisoners out of the building, the guards are overpowered by Draconians and the Doctor is kidnapped.
0:42
4:46
The Doctor escapes from his Draconians captors, but is immediately recaptured by human guards. Much of this cue was unused - the beginning was cut and seven seconds from the middle of the cue were replaced with solo drums.
0:41
5:28
Unknown sting, possibly unused.
0:07

DEATH TO THE DALEKS (1974) – Music by Carey Blyton
30.
TARDIS Malfunctions (sequence) (2:00)**
31.
Exxilon City Beacon (0:54)**
Both effects were previously unreleased in this format, though 'Exillon City Beacon' featured on the DVD special features in 2012.

32.
Music from “Death to the Daleks” (Extended Suite) (10:25)
Performed by London Saxophone Quartet
Voice - Mostyn Evans
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 (*):

Start
Details
Drn
0:00
*
Sarah jumps at the sight of a rocky structure in the gloom of Exxilon.
0:09
0:08
The Doctor starts to explore the planet - and is observed by a cloaked figure.
0:13
0:20
The figure chases him, then attacks!
0:18
0:38
*
“A Desolate Landscape” on CD; Sarah searches for the Doctor, and finds blood on the lamp he was carrying.
1:31
2:08
The Doctor overpowers his silent captors and escapes; an excerpt from the original 0:24 cue.
0:09
2:17
“Chant I” on the sheet music, from 12:32
0:29
2:45
*
“Exxilon Chant” on CD, aka “Chant II” on the sheet music, from 21:21
1:02
3:48
As they explore underground in Part Two, the Doctor and Sarah are oblivious to a stone-like creature that is following them through the caves. Continues into:
0:15
4:03
The cliff-hanger to Part Two, as the Doctor is menaced by the root creature. Excerpt from the original 1:22 cue, the end of which segued into title music on the DVD.
1:15
5:18
The cliff-hanger to Part Three, as the Doctor and Bellal tiptoe cautiously through the corridors of the Exxilon city, pursued by Daleks. This was partially repeated at the start of Part Four.
1:01
6:22
The Daleks solve one of the Exxilon puzzles and escape their room, advancing ever closer to the Doctor and Bellal.
0:15
6:36
The Daleks arrive at the dangerous floor puzzle.
0:15
7:07
“Chant Variant II” on the sheet music, from 1:26:49
0:48
7:56
“The fight between the Daleks and the City's 'zombies' - the Daleks are routed” on CD, aka “Retreat” on the sheet music
1:19
9:15
*
“March” on the sheet music, as the Daleks confidently return to their spaceship
0:29
9:45
*
“Chant Variant III (The Disintegration of the City)” on the sheet music, the last cue of the story
0:38

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':

1.
Ex surge quare obdormis shuba?
Ex surge et ne repellas finem:
Quare faciem tu am avertis,
Oblivisceris tribulationem nostram.

2.
Admae sit in terra venter noster:
Ex surge shuba adjuvanosti.
Shuba auribus nostris audivimus
Patres nostri annunti averunt nobis.

Ayluja! Ayluja!

THE MONSTER OF PELADON (1974)
33.
Aggedor's Temple Atmosphere, Peladon (1:37)**
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
34.
Music from “Planet of the Spiders” Part 2 (2:44)
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.

Start
Details
Drn
0:00
A spider materialises (the cliff-hanger reprise) and stuns one of meditators. Appeared on the DVD Photo Gallery.
0:22
0:22
The spider commands Lupton to turn around, before jumping onto his back and vanishing... The televised version added an organ sound towards the end of this cue.
0:28
0:48
Lupton searches for the crystal, guided by his telepathic spider. The spider's motif was added on synthesiser later.
0:29
1:16
UNIT and the Doctor persue Lupton by road and air; this cue comes as the Doctor directs the chase by helicopter. Some short synthesiser flourishes are missing. The same material was included on the Photo Gallery, split into two sections.
1:27

35.
Planet of the Spiders - Metabelis III Atmosphere (1:52)**
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.

36.
Doctor Who Closing Title Theme (1970) (1:14) - Realised by Delia Derbyshire (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
First released on Volume 2: New Beginnings, track 12.

Composer Notes by Dudley Simpson
First presented by Blogtor Who, then printed in the TARDIS sleevenotes