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Foster as he appeared on Torchwood Declassified

Ben Foster was the composer for most of the episodes of the BBC Wales version of Torchwood. However, he is perhaps more prominent as the conductor and orchestrator of Murray Gold's compositions for Doctor Who. In this capacity he has been highly visible on every BBC Music Doctor Who co-production, such as the Doctor Who at the Proms events.

Foster began his Doctor Who conducting and orchestrating roles in 2006 when Murray Gold decided it would be ideal to write music at a full orchestral level to suit for the show's growing popularity and need for a melodic style. Foster was assigned to orchestrate for, and conduct the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

He appeared as himself in the 2008 Doctor Who at the Proms during the live showing of Music of the Spheres.

He also had the idea of, appeared in and was the executive producer for The Next(ish) Doctor.

Foster departed from his Doctor Who conductor and orchestrating roles after Series 9 in 2016, leaving Murray Gold as the sole composer and arranger for Series 10 onwards. The reasons for Foster's departure are unknown, but it is now thought Murray Gold has since been left with limited access to a proper orchestra to perform his music, and so instead, like his Series 1 music, has had to rely much on sampled instruments.

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