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This is a list of music releases from and relating to the BBC television series Doctor Who. It is split into two sections: One for soundtracks of music from the show and its spinoffs, and one for music relating to the series, mainly novelty or tribute records.

BBC Sound Effects No. 19 - Doctor Who Sound Effects BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Records LP/Cassette May 1978 In mono, with sound effects from the Jon Pertweeand Tom Baker eras of Doctor Who.

Reissues

  • Reissued on CD in Spain by Diapason in 1990 as Efectos De Sonido - Ciencia Ficcion.
  • Reissued on CD by AudioGo in a "facsimile" edition recreating the original artwork 2 February 2012.[1]
  • Reissued on LP by AudioGo and Discovery Records on 21 April 2012 as part of Record Store Day.[2]
BBC Sound Effects No. 26 - Sci-Fi Sound Effects BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Records LP/Cassette 1981 Seventeen stereo sound effects, by Dick Mills, from Season Eighteen of Doctor Who were included on this release.

Reissues

  • Reissued on CD in 1991 as Essential Science Fiction Sound Effects Vol. 1.
  • Reissued on CD by AudioGo in a "facsimile" edition recreating the original artwork 4 April 2013.[3]
Doctor Who - The Music BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Records LP February 1983 Reissues
  • Reissued on CD by Silva Screen Records in November 1992 as Earthshock – Classic Music From The BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 1 with bonus tracks
Doctor Who - The Music II BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Records LP February 1985 Reissues
  • Reissued on CD by Silva Screen Records in November 1992 as The Five Doctors – Classic Music From The BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 2 with bonus tracks
Space Adventures - Music from 'Doctor Who' 1963–1968 Stock music Doctor Who Appreciation Society Cassette September 1987 Limited edition (300 copies) cassette release ofstock music used in the series. Reissued on CD, expanded to cover through 1971, by the researcher Julian Knott in 1998, again in a limited issue of 300 copies.
Black Light - The Doctor Who Music of Dominic Glynn Dominic Glynn Doctor Who Appreciation Society Cassette July 1988 Music from The Mysterious PlanetThe Ultimate Foe, and Dragonfire.

Reissues

  • Reissued on CD in January 2003
The Doctor Who 25th Anniversary Album Keff McCulloch BBC Records LP/Cassette/CD November 1988 Also includes versions of the Doctor Who Themeby Delia Derbyshire, Peter Howell, and Dominic Glynn.

Reissues

  • Reissued on CD as Evolution - The Music From Dr Who by Prestige Records in May 1997.[4]
  • Reissued on CD as Music from Doctor Who by Castle Pulse in April 2002.
The Corridor of Eternity - The Music of Paddy Kingsland Paddy Kingsland Doctor Who Appreciation Society Cassette October 1990 Music from Castrovalva and Mawdryn Undead
Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric Mark Ayres Silva Screen Records CD July 1991
Doctor Who: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy Mark Ayres Silva Screen Records CD April 1992
Doctor Who: Ghost Light Mark Ayres Silva Screen Records CD June 1993 Reissued on CD with extra tracks on 26 August 2013. [5]
Doctor Who: Pyramids of Mars Dudley Simpson Silva Screen Records CD June 1993 Re-recorded from the original scores on synthesiser by Heathcliff Blair.
The Best of Doctor Who Volume 1 – The Five Doctors BBC Radiophonic Workshop Silva America CD June 1993 Compilation for select tracks from The Music andThe Music II plus the "Terror Version" of the theme music from Variations on a Theme (see below)
Doctor Who: 30 Years at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Enterprises CD July 1993 Compilation of sound effects, atmospheres, and music produced at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
The Worlds of Doctor Who various Silva Screen Records CD May 1994 Compilation of Silva Screen's Doctor Whosoundtrack output
The Best of Doctor Who Volume 2 – The Greatest Show in the Galaxy Mark Ayres Silva America CD September 1994 Compilation of edited highlights from Mark Ayres's three scores released on Silva Screen plus the McCulloch arrangement of the theme music.
Music from The Tomb of the Cybermen Stock music Via Satellite Records CD May 1997 Compilation of stock music used in this Doctor Who serial.
Doctor Who: Original Soundtrack Recording John Debney, John Sponsler and Louis Febre John Debney Productions CD July 1997 Music from the 1996 TV movie. Promotional CD release by the composer
Sherlock Holmes Meets Dr Who Carey Blyton Upbeat Classics CD May 1999 Contains new recordings of suites of music fromDoctor Who and the SiluriansDeath to the Daleks, and Revenge of the Cybermen
Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons Geoffrey Burgon BBC Music CD 24 January 2000 Music from Terror of the Zygons and The Seeds of Doom.
Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 1: The Early Years 1963–1969 BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Music CD 29 May 2000 Reissues
  • Reissued on CD by Mute Records 23 May 2005
Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 2: New Beginnings 1970–1980 BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Music CD 29 May 2000 Reissues
  • Reissued on CD by Mute Records 23 May 2005
Dr Who - Music from the Tenth Planet Stock music Ochre Records CD November 2000
Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 3: The Leisure Hive Peter Howell and Dick Mills at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Music CD 18 March 2002
Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 4: Meglos & Full Circle Paddy Kingsland and Peter Howell at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Music CD 18 March 2002
The Film Production Music Carey Blyton Apollo Sound CD 2003 Contains suites of music from Doctor Who and the SiluriansDeath to the Daleks, and Revenge of the Cybermen
Doctor Who: Devils' Planets - The Music of Tristram Cary Tristram Cary BBC Music 2-CD 1 September 2003 Incidental music from The DaleksThe Daleks' Master Plan and The Mutants.
Doctor Who: Original Television Soundtrack Murray Gold Silva Screen Records CD 11 December 2006 Music from series one and two, featuring two songs performed by Neil Hannon. Reissued in a limited edition of 500 2-LP sets on 2 September 2013.[6]
Doctor Who – The Gunfighters Tristram Cary BBC Audio 2-CD 5 February 2007 This narrated soundtrack release included as an extra "The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon" composed for this story by Tristram Cary.
Doctor Who: Series 3 Murray Gold Silva Screen Records CD 5 November 2007 Featuring two songs performed by Yamit Mamo.
Doctor Who: Series 4 Murray Gold Silva Screen Records CD 17 November 2008 Features music selections from "Voyage of the Damned" and all of the Series 4 episodes originally broadcast in 2008 except for "The Next Doctor" Christmas Special.
Doctor Who: Series 4 – The Specials Murray Gold Silva Screen Records 2-CD 4 October 2010 Features music selections from the Series 4 special episodes "The Next Doctor", "Planet of the Dead", "The Waters of Mars", and The End of Time.
Doctor Who: Series 5 Murray Gold Silva Screen Records 2-CD 8 November 2010
Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol Murray Gold Silva Screen Records CD/Download 21 March 2011 Featuring Katherine Jenkins singing “Abigail’s Song”.

Reissues

  • Reissued on white vinyl LP in a limited first pressing edition of 500 on 1 December 2014[7]
Doctor Who: Series 6 Murray Gold Silva Screen Records 2-CD 19 December 2011
Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani Roger Limb and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Silva Screen Records CD/Download 25 March 2013 Reissues
  • Reissued in a 2-LP set on translucent purple vinyl by Silva Screen Records on 25 November 2013.[8]
John Smith and the Common Men: Sounds from the Inferno[9] Stock music Hysterion Records 7-inch EP 20 April 2013 Limited edition of 1000 for Record Store Day2013. Contains "Three Guitars Mood 2" from An Unearthly Child as well as "Latin Gear" and "The Eyelash" from The War Machines
Doctor Who: The Krotons Brian Hodgson and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Silva Screen Records CD/Download/10" Vinyl 13 May 2013[10]
Doctor Who: Series 7[11] Murray Gold Silva Screen Records 2-CD 9 September 2013
Doctor Who: The Snowmen/The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe[12] Murray Gold Silva Screen Records CD 21 October 2013 Includes music from "The Snowmen" and "The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe"
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection[13][14] Various Silva Screen Records 4-CD 9 December 2013[15] Other versions
  • Released in a condensed 2-disc release in the US on 17 December 2013 (digital download)[16][17] and 4 February 2014 (CD)
  • Released in an expanded limited 11-disc box set 26 September 2014[18][19]
Cold Worlds[20][21] Don Harper Dual Planet LP/CD 7 July 2014 Re-recording of the score from The Invasion
The Ultra Sonic Perception[22][21] Eric Siday Dual Planet LP/CD 7 July 2014 A collection of stock music, including some used inDoctor Who.
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor/The Time of the Doctor[23] Murray Gold Silva Screen Records 2-CD 24 November 2014 Includes music from "The Day of the Doctor" and "The Time of the Doctor"

Spinoffs[edit] Edit

Big Finish[edit] Edit

Music from the Big Finish range of audios.

Title Composer Label Format Release Date Notes Doctor Who: Music from the New Audio Adventures – Volume I Alistair Lock Big Finish CD September 2000 Music from PhantasmagoriaThe FearmongerThe Marian Conspiracy, and The Spectre of Lanyon Moor
Doctor Who: Music from the New Audio Adventures – Volume II Alistair Lock Big Finish CD March 2001 Music from Last of the TitansThe Shadow of the Scourge and The Fires of Vulcan
Doctor Who: Music from the New Audio Adventures – Volume III Russell Stone Big Finish CD June 2001 Music from Red DawnWinter for the Adept, andThe Holy Terror
Doctor Who: Music from the Eighth Doctor Audio Adventures Alistair Lock, Nicholas Briggs,Russell Stone & William Allen Big Finish 2-CD January 2002 Music from Storm WarningSword of OrionThe Stones of Venice, and Minuet in Hell, plus the Eighth Doctor Big Finish Theme
Doctor Who: Music from the Fifth Doctor Audio Adventures Alistair Lock, David Darlington& Russell Stone Big Finish CD October 2002 Music from Loups-GarouxThe Eye of the Scorpion, and Primeval
Doctor Who: Music from the Sixth Doctor Audio Adventures Alistair Lock, Jim Mortimore &Jane Elphinstone Big Finish CD November 2002 Music from BloodtideProject: TwilightThe One Doctor
Doctor Who: Music from the Excelis Audio Adventures David Darlington Big Finish CD December 2002 Music from Excelis DawnsExcelis RisingExcelis Decays, and The Plague Herds of Excelis
Doctor Who: Music from the Seventh Doctor Audio Adventures Andy Hardwick, Jim Mortimore & Russell Stone Big Finish CD April 2003 Music from Dust BreedingThe Rapture, and Bang-Bang-a-Boom!
Doctor Who - Embrace the Darkness - Remastered[24] Jim Mortimore Bandcamp Download 11 October 2012
Doctor Who - The Rapture - Remastered[25] Jim Mortimore with Jane Elphinstone & Simon Robinson Bandcamp Download 28 October 2012
Doctor Who - Project Twilight - Remastered[26] Jim Mortimore Bandcamp Download 19 November 2012
Doctor Who - He Jests at Scars - Remastered[27] Jim Mortimore Bandcamp Download 16 December 2012
Doctor Who - Seasons of Fear - Remastered[28] Jane Elphinstone Bandcamp Download 6 January 2013
Doctor Who - Davros - Remastered[29] Jane Elphinstone Bandcamp Download 4 February 2013

Torchwood[edit] Edit

Title Composer Label Format Release Date Notes Torchwood: Original Television Soundtrack Ben Foster and Murray Gold Silva Screen Records Download/CD 5 August 2008 Music from Series 1 and 2 ofTorchwood
Torchwood: Children of Earth Ben Foster Silva Screen Records Download/CD 7 July 2009 Music from Children of Earth

Other spinoffs[edit] Edit

Title Composer Label Format Release Date Notes Myths and Other Legends Mark Ayres Metro Music LP January 1990 Ayres' music for Reeltime Pictures' Myth Makers series ofDoctor Who interviews.

Reissues

  • Reissued in an expanded format on CD by Silva Screen Records in August 1991
Downtime: Original Soundtrack Recording Ian Levine, Nigel Stock, & Erwin Keiles Silva Screen Records CD December 1995 Music from the direct-to-video spinoff
Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans – Original Soundtrack Recording Mark Ayres Silva Screen Records CD January 1996 Music from the direct-to-video spinoff
Dæmos Rising: The Music Alistair Lock Reeltime CD 14 March 2004 Music from the direct-to-DVD spinoff
Dr. Who & the Daleks Malcolm Lockyerand Bill McGuffie Silva Screen 2-CD 5 October 2009 Music from Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. with effects by Barry Gray
Dr. Who and the Daleks/Daleks Invasion of Earth 2150 A.D.[30] Malcolm Lockyer and Bill McGuffie Silva Screen 7" EP 16 April 2011 Released as part of Record Store Day. Side Two is a mini-adventure featuring the film's dialogue with music by Bill McGuffie
An Adventure in Space and Time[31] Edmund Butt Silva Screen CD 3 March 2014[32]

Related music releases[edit] Edit

Over the years, there have been music releases that did not feature in the series, but are related to Doctor Who, ranging from novelty spoofs to tributes to the series.


Title Artist Label Format Release date Notes "Doctor Who is Gonna Fix It" Bullamakanka RCL Records (Australia)

BBC/Gemcom (US)
BBC Records(UK)

7" December 1982
"Doctor in Distress" Who Cares? Record Shack 7"

12"

March 1985 Charity single with proceeds going to Cancer Researchcreated to raise awareness of the 1985 hiatus
"Doctorin' the Tardis" The Timelords KLF Communications(UK)

TVT Records(US)

7"

12"
cassette
CD

23 May 1988
Doctor Who: Variations on a Theme various Metro Music

12"
Square CD

November 1989 This disc consists of four versions of the Doctor Whotheme, arranged by Mark Ayres, Dominic Glynn and Keff McCulloch. Reissued in 1991 by Silva Screen.
CyberTech Adrian Packand Michael Fillis Jump Cut CD February 1994 Music inspired by the series, including the Dimensions in Time version of the theme music
CyberTech Part II - Pharos Adrian Packand Michael Fillis Jump Cut CD July 1995 Music inspired by the series and the New Adventuresnovels
Who is Dr Who various RPM CD 30 October 2000 Compilation of novelty singles and related singles from 1964–1973 produced by Mark Ayres
Chameleon Circuit Chameleon Circuit DFTBA Records CD, Download 1 June 2009
Still Got Legs Chameleon Circuit DFTBA Records CD, Download 12 July 2011
Doctor Who Theme: The Gallifrey Remixes[33] Dominic Glynn No Bones Records Digital Download 16 June 2014

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