Who’s Theme?

Apparently, over 70 Doctor Who fans have complained to the BBC concerning the recent change to the series iconic theme tune.

Doctor Who - theme tune warsDespite the show being about change, featuring a new TARDIS exterior, interior, companion and even a new face for the Time Lord, it seems that the new Doctor Who theme tune arrangement was just a step too far when it was seen at the start of The Eleventh Hour in early April.

The BBC responded quite reasonably.

“It is important for the regeneration of the show to keep revisiting the score while always retaining the haunting and ground-breaking essence of the original.

“The arranger has made alterations to the music four times since 2005, so change is nothing new.”

With Steven Moffat heralding a new era of Doctor Who with Matt Smith as the Doctor and Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, it was almost obvious that the theme tune would also change.

Given that the tune has had so many different styles since being originally composed by Ron Grainer and arranged by Delia Derbyshire in 1963, it seems bizarre that anyone should complain!


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