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Ron Grainer

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Ron Grainer
Ron Grainer
Birth date: 11 August 1922
Death date: 21 February 1981
In the DWU
Main jobs: Composer
Main time period active: 1963
Career highlights
Notable non-DWU work: Steptoe and Son, That Was the Week That Was, Paul Temple, The Omega Man, The Prisoner
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Ron Grainer (11 August 1922-21 February 1981) was an Australian composer who worked for the BBC in 1963. Most notably he wrote the Doctor Who theme/score, which Delia Derbyshire went on to perform. He has been credited in every Doctor Who episode in the original and new series except for the 1996 television movie.

He also wrote the theme music for other noted series, including Steptoe and Son, Man in a Suitcase and The Prisoner. His film credits include The Omega Man.

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