While this was filmed in July and previously broadcast as audio only, I do believe this January 1st 2009 BBC broadcast has been the first in video. While I myself very much enjoyed the musical only broadcast and listened to it many times, this full video release is simply amazing. I do believe that this is only highlights of the entire concert but it is amazing to finally be able to see what was transpiring during the music.
This is outstanding. It is heart wrenching beautiful.
Happy New Year to all Doctor Who fans around the world, and may 2009 be an enjoyable one for us!
Doctor Who Prom was a concert showcasing incidental music from the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, along with classical music, performed as part of the BBC's annual Proms season on 27 July 2008 in the Royal Albert Hall in London. The Proms are a series of classical concerts presented yearly at the Royal Albert Hall, aimed at a broader and more populist audience than typically attends classical music concerts, with tickets available at a low cost. The Doctor Who Prom was the thirteenth concert in the 2008 Proms season, and was "expressly designed to introduce young children to concert-going."
The Doctor Who Prom showcased the work of Murray Gold, who has composed the incidental music for Doctor Who since its return in 2005. Other classical pieces were also played. The concert was conducted by Ben Foster and Stephen Bell, and performed by the BBC Philharmonic. It was presented by actress Freema Agyeman, who played companion Martha Jones on Doctor Who. Other Doctor Who actors and performers dressed as Doctor Who monsters also made appearances on stage and in the audience. The concert included video montages of scenes from Doctor Who and a specially filmed "mini-episode" of Doctor Who called "Music of the Spheres", which was presented on a screen above the orchestra and included live interactive elements.
The Doctor Who Prom was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and recorded for susequent television broadcast on BBC One on 1 January 2009. It was positively reviewed in several newspapers.
MUSIC: Doctor Who at the Proms
On: BBC 1 East (101)
Date: Thursday 1st January 2009 (Already shown)
Time: 13:50 to 14:50 (1 hour long)
Highlights from the first ever Doctor Who Prom, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall in July. The event features Murray Gold's celebrated music for the show, performed by the BBC Philharmonic and London Philharmonic Chorus under the baton of Ben Foster. Freema Agyeman hosts the proceedings, with a surprise guest appearance by Catherine Tate. The concert also features Music of the Spheres, a specially filmed scene written by Russell T Davies, starring David Tennant and a mischeivous Graske.
Starring: David Tennant
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