Delia Derbyshire and the Doctor Who Theme

A good theme song gets you into the mood for the show ahead. We love John Maestri’s theme for Rogue Tyger to that end.

What with the current Doctor Who sweepstakes we’re supporting, we thought of the memorable Doctor Who theme in all its incarnations over the decades.

Josh Jones over at Open Culture has a nice piece linking to some videos which give you some of the background on the creation of the original theme — along with a montage of all the variations of the theme.

We’re looking forward to seeing how they’re going to adjust the theme for the newest Doctor.

In the meantime, if you like the idea of winning $250 worth of Doctor Who swag, the sweepstakes closes this coming Tuesday, July 17th.

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