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Doctor Who at the Proms
Main setting: Royal Albert Hall, 2013
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Release details
Premiere broadcast: 13 July 2013
Premiere network: BBC Radio 3
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Doctor Who Theme - Doctor Who Prom - BBC Proms 2013 - Radio 301:58

Doctor Who Theme - Doctor Who Prom - BBC Proms 2013 - Radio 3

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'Classic' Doctor Who Medley - Doctor Who Prom - BBC Proms 2013 - Radio 302:20

'Classic' Doctor Who Medley - Doctor Who Prom - BBC Proms 2013 - Radio 3

Behind the scenes video
The Magic of Doctor Who at the Proms - BBC One01:50

The Magic of Doctor Who at the Proms - BBC One

The 2013 Doctor Who at the Proms was the third performance of Doctor Who at the Proms, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

It was broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall on BBC Radio 3 on 13 July 2013 with commentary by Louise Fryer. It was hosted by Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Neve McIntosh (in Silurian prosthetics as Madame Vastra), Dan Starkey (in Sontaran prosthetics as Strax), Peter Davison, the Daleks and Carole Ann Ford. During the twenty-minute interval, Radio 3 broadcast the documentary, The Soundworld of Doctor Who, where Matthew Sweet interviewed the sound designers of Doctor Who and the voice of the Daleks and Ice Warriors, Nicholas Briggs.

The 13 July performance was the world première of Murray Gold's celebration of Doctor Who, "Song for Fifty".

Shortly before the performance of "Cyber Shard", Strax held a Strax Field Report: T135/2, where Strax reported to Sontar he was in a large room full of "human scum" celebrating the Doctor and that he received intel that the Doctor's enemies are about to attack.

Synopsis Edit

Doctor Who returns to the Proms to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the popular BBC series. As well as showcasing Murray Gold's music from the past eight years, the concert also journeys back to the early days of Doctor Who and the ground-breaking work of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Featuring special guests from the series, big screens and a host of monsters ready to invade the Royal Albert Hall, this is not the year to be exterminated!

Programme Edit

Act 1 Edit

Minisode Edit

Main article: Bodyswap to the Proms (TV story)

In a filmed segment, the Eleventh Doctor and Clara hatch a plan to infiltrate the concert using "bodyswap" tickets with which they can replace two members of the audience. The plan goes awry when they end up appearing on stage in place of two of the musicians (with Smith and Coleman now performing in character live on stage), and with the Doctor also discovering he's lost most of his hair (which he blames on his buying the bodyswap ticket from a man from "Space Vegas"). The Doctor gives conductor Ben Foster a sonic baton to conduct the orchestra with, which he later uses to torment the Daleks. The Doctor attempts to conduct, with Clara (who has found herself in the double bass section) reminding him that the audience is waiting for the actual concert to continue. After the Doctor reminds Clara that the last time the next piece of music in the program was heard, she was turned into a Dalek, the two make a hasty exit from the stage. Unlike past Prom "minisodes" such as TV: Music of the Spheres, this skit had no official title until post-brodacast. Although the skit falls outside canon due to its real world nature, the Bodyswap ticket does exist in some form in official continuity as Clara is seen to possess one in TV: Dark Water.

Act 1 continues Edit

Act 2 Edit

List of music Edit

"The Mad Man with a Box" Murray Gold Ben Foster London Philharmonic Choir 2'50" Theme of the Eleventh Doctor
"I Am the Doctor" Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Philharmonic Choir 4'57"
Theme of the Eleventh Doctor
Includes "Words Win Wars", incidental music from TV: The Pandorica Opens
"Skit"
"Habañera" from Carmen Georges Bizet Ben Foster BBC National Orchestra of Wales 2'01" The piece had previously appeared as diegetic music played by Oswin Oswald in TV: Asylum of the Daleks
"Companions Suite" Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Philharmonic Choir, Elin Manahan Thomas 6'57" Medley of Rose, Martha, Donna and both young Amelia and adult Amy's themes
"Cyber Shard" Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC National Orchestra of Wales 4'43" Incidental music from TV: The Bells of Saint John and Nightmare in Silver|
Music including:
"Up the Shard" from TV: The Bells of Saint John
"The Speeder" from TV: The Bells of Saint John
Incidental music from TV: Nightmare in Silver
Appearances in the hall by Cyberman
"Toccata" from "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Leopold Stokowski Ben Foster BBC National Orchestra of Wales 4'00"
Initially heard on Doctor Who in TV: Attack of the Cybermen, played diegetically by the Sixth Doctor
NOTVALID: Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D., a 1966 adaptation of TV: The Dalek Invasion of Earth that's outside of the DWU according to this wiki's policies, also featured this as part of its incidental music
"The Final Chapter of Amelia Pond" Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Philharmonic Choir, Elin Manahan Thomas 6'20"
Incidental music from TV: The Angels Take Manhattan
Includes part of both young Amelia and adult Amy's themes
Appearance in the hall by a Weeping Angel
"The Rings of Akhaten" Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Allan Clayton, Kerry Ingram 5'23" Known on the series 7 soundtrack album as "The Long Song", diegetic music sung by the Queen of Years, Chorister Rezh Baphix and others attending the Festival of Offerings, from TV: The Rings of Akhaten
Interval
"All the Strange, Strange Creatures" Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Philharmonic Choir 3'20"
Excerpt of "I Am the Doctor" at the end of the piece
Appearances in the hall by Judoon and an Ice Warrior
"The Impossible Girl" Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC National Orchestra of Wales 3'45" The song, "Clara?", the theme of Clara Oswald and her variously-named echoes, first heard in TV: Asylum of the Daleks. This melody would later become diegetic in the 2015 episode TV: Hell Bent.
"The Girl With the Flaxen Hair" Claude Debussy Ben Foster BBC National Orchestra of Wales 2'45" An arrangement by Dudley Simpson had previously appeared in TV: The Robots of Death's incidental music
"Classic Medley" Tristram Cary, Martin Slavin, Malcolm Clarke, Dudley Simpson, Paddy Kingsland, Peter Howell, Mark Ayres Ben Foster BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Peter Howell, Mark Ayres 7'56"
Featuring:
"Dalek Control Room", incidental music from TV: The Daleks
"Space Adventure", stock music by Martin Slavin that originally appeared as incidental music in the DWU for TV: The Tenth Planet
Excerpts of "The Prison", "The Master" and "The Sea Devil", incidental music from TV: The Sea Devils
Incidental music from TV: City of Death
"Saying Goodbye", incidental music from TV: Logopolis
"The Five Doctors" and "Cyber Forces" and an excerpt of "The Eye of Orion", incidental music from TV: The Five Doctors
"The Final Battle", incidental music from TV: The Curse of Fenric
"You're going to have to take those clothes off" Gabe Stone and Matthew Owen Ben Foster BBC National Orchestra of Wales 1'45" Original incidental music soundtrack composed by the contest winners of the Create a Soundtrack contest held by the BBC in the 14-16 senior category scored over footage of TV: The Snowmen
"I never know why, I only know who" William Davenport and Jordan Picken Ben Foster BBC National Orchestra of Wales 1'23" Original incidental music soundtrack composed by the contest winners of the Create a Soundtrack contest held by the BBC in the 11-14 junior category scored over footage of TV: The Snowmen
"First There Were Daleks" Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC National Orchestra of Wales 5'25" Incidental music including "The Dark and Endless Dalek Night" from TV: The Stolen Earth and music from TV: Asylum of the Daleks
"The Name of The Doctor" Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC National Orchestra of Wales 7'38"
Incidental music from TV: The Name of the Doctor
Features "To Save the Doctor", itself including excerpts of "This is Gallifrey: Our Childhood, Our Home", originally from TV: Utopia / The Sound of Drums / Last of the Time Lords
Features an excerpt of "The Wedding of River Song", from the episode of the same name
"Song for Fifty" Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Philharmonic Choir, Elin Manahan Thomas, Alan Clayton 10'50" World première performance
"Vale Decem" Murray Gold Ben Foster BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Philharmonic Choir 3'30"
Diegetic music sung by the Ood from TV: The End of Time
Features an excerpt of "The Doctor's Theme", the theme of the Ninth and Tenth Doctors
On screen appearances by each of the Doctors
Doctor Who theme Ron Grainer Ben Foster BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Peter Howell, Mark Ayres 1'36"
Opening and closing theme music to Doctor Who
2012 version arranged by Murray Gold, which premièred in TV: The Snowmen, augmented with contributions by members of the original BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Cast Edit

Music crew Edit

Crew Edit

Notes Edit

  • During the video on screen, the Doctor is shown with his full head of hair. However, on stage, he now has a short, near-buzz haircut which Clara points out. The Doctor blames it on the ticket. In reality, this was due to Matt Smith having had to cut his hair for Ryan Gosling's directorial debut How to Catch a Monster which was shot between the filming of the skit (presumably at some point during production of Series 7) and the Prom concert.
  • The concert received its first television broadcast on 26 August 2013, in a 60 minute cut-down version ("Carmen Suite No. 2", "The Companions", "Toccata and Fugue in D minor", "The Final Chapter of Amelia Pond", "La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin" ("The Girl with the Flaxen Hair"), the winners of Create a Soundtrack, "Song for Fifty" and "Vale Decem" were all edited out). A different performance of the "Doctor Who Theme" is also used.

Ratings Edit

to be added

Production errors Edit

  • At one point, Neve McIntosh, playing Madame Vastra, mispronounces the name of Leopold Stokowski, though she catches herself and tries again.
  • Reportedly the synthesiser used during the performance of the Doctor Who Theme malfunctioned, resulting in it sounding slightly out of tune. As a result, the televised version of the Prom that aired on BBC One on 26 August 2013 used a different performance of the theme.

Home video releases Edit

DVD and Blu-Ray release Edit

The 2013 Doctor Who proms was released in both DVD and Blu-ray formats as part of the 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition box set.

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