Delia Derbyshire, Dr Who, and the IET connection

Doctor Who fans will be among the coterie of admirers of Delia Derbyshire, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop sound engineer who realised Ron Grainer’s original theme to the BBC-Tv sci-fic series in the 1960s. BBC Radio 4 broadcast a tribute to Derbyshire last Monday, which you can still catch on iPlayer until 10:02pm 3 April 2010. According to the BBC programme puff, this ‘Archive on 4’ special ends with a track entitled ‘The Dance’ from the children’s programme ‘Noah’, recorded in the late 1960s this tape “sounds like a contemporary dance track which wouldn’t be out of place in today’s most ‘happening’ … Continue reading Delia Derbyshire, Dr Who, and the IET connection