Ben Foster was the composer for most of the episodes of the BBC Wales version of Torchwood. However, he is perhaps more well known for being the conductor and orchestrator of Murray Gold's compositions for Doctor Who from 2005 to 2015. 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 after Series 1 in 2005 when the decision was made for the show to have fully orchestral music to suit for the show's growing popularity and need for a melodic and thematic style, as well as the show's budget allowing this expansion. Foster was assigned to orchestrate for and conduct the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Ben Foster is married to Nina Foster, a violinist from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. She is also credited in the Series 1 and 2 Soundtrack.
Foster departed from his Doctor Who conductor and orchestrating roles in 2015. He was replaced by Alastair King.
Conductor and orchestrator