Composer Murray Gold to return to Doctor Who for the upcoming 60th anniversary offers. Gold first joined the series during showrunner Russell T Davies’ first tenure in 2005 and continued through the Steven Moffat era from 2010 to 2017. Gold disappeared Doctor Who alongside Moffat following the 2017 seasonal special Twice Upon A Time, with Segun Akinola becoming the show’s new composer under Chris Chibnall from 2019 to 2022.
In a new one Doctor Who video, Gold confirms that he will once again work with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to develop the soundtrack for Doctor Who60th anniversary offer.
In the video above, Murray can be seen working with the orchestra as they prepare to develop the score for the three David Tennant-led Doctor Who specials set to air this fall. Gold is the latest major creative to return, joining returning showrunner Davies, producers Julie Gardner and Phil Collinson and former BBC head of drama Jane Tranter.
How Murray Gold’s Music Influenced Doctor Who
On Doctor WhoWith its return in 2005, Gold’s soundtrack helped reintroduce the classic sci-fi series to new audiences. As well as recreating the show’s theme several times, issuing exciting clues for chase scenes and motifs for terrifying monsters such as the Daleks and Cybermen, Gold also helped develop individual themes for each incarnation of the Doctor from 2005 to 2017. This includes Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor, Tennant’s Tenth Doctor, Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor and Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor. Murray was able to create sounds that fit the tones and personality of each incarnation.
With Doctor Who 60th anniversary, celebrating an incredible milestone for the franchise, Murray’s return seems like an ideal move for the upcoming specials. Not only did the composer contribute so much to the modern revival, Gold has also continued to maintain a strong collaboration with Davies, reuniting with the showrunner on his original series year & year and It is a sin. With familiar characters like Catherine Tate’s Donna Noble returning to the screen and Tennant’s new Fourteenth Doctor making his full debut, Gold can combine familiar motifs with what he’s learned from his work on the other shows.
With Gold, the latest creative is confirmed to return to Doctor Whothe anticipation around the upcoming anniversary offers continues to grow. Doctor Who‘s specials have often celebrated the show’s long history, and Gold’s involvement promises that this celebration could extend to their soundtrack. Additionally, although currently unclear, this raises the question of whether or not Gold will be here to compose for Ncuti Gatwa’s Fifteenth Doctor.
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