The return of Russell T. Davies as the showrunner of Doctor Who has brought back many familiar faces to the beloved science-fiction series, and now Murray Gold, the composer behind the iconic theme and soundtracks of the show, is also returning to score the upcoming trio of special episodes celebrating the show’s 60th anniversary this November. This news was confirmed by the BBC today, revealing that Gold will lead the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in scoring the episodes.
In a statement provided by the BBC, Gold expressed his excitement and happiness about being invited back to work on the show once again. He said, “I’m so happy to be invited back for another joyful ride in the TARDIS. I didn’t think twice. Working with Russell and his team is just a pleasure.”
Gold has a long history with the series, having scored Doctor Who for over a decade, from its revival in 2005 until its 10th season in 2017. He then departed the series in 2018, ahead of the arrival of then-incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall, who chose Segun Akinola to score the series until his departure with 2022’s “The Power of the Doctor.” Gold has worked across both the first tenure of Davies and his replacement, Steven Moffat, as showrunner, and created new themes for the Doctors themselves and legendary villains like the Daleks and the Cybermen, as well as re-inventing and iterating upon Doctor Who’s iconic theme song multiple times.
Gold’s work on the show has been highly acclaimed, and has led to multiple concerts dedicated to performing his work from the show, as well as regular appearances of his work at the BBC Proms. He will score all three special episodes being broadcast for Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary later this year, covering both the return of David Tennant as the 14th incarnation of the Time Lord and the festive-season debut of Ncuti Gatwa as the 15th Doctor.
It is currently unknown if Gold will continue to work regularly on the show beginning with the upcoming 14th season, set to air sometime in 2024. Regardless, fans of the show can look forward to hearing Gold’s iconic music once again in the upcoming special episodes celebrating 60 years of Doctor Who.
Doctor Who: A first look and The Doctor and companion Ruby Sunday
Excitement is building among Doctor Who fans as filming continues for the upcoming fourteenth season of the beloved science-fiction series. In newly released promotional images, Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson can be seen sporting stunning 60s makeovers as they step into their roles as the Fifteenth Doctor and his companion, Ruby Sunday.
Gatwa, who is best known for his role in the Netflix series Sex Education, will be taking over the role of the Doctor from Jodie Whittaker. Gibson, on the other hand, is a relative newcomer to the acting scene, with Doctor Who being her first major role.
Season 14 of Doctor Who is set to air in 2024, after three 60th anniversary special episodes later this year featuring David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor and Catherine Tate as Donna Noble. In addition, there will be a Christmas special episode, which will officially introduce Gatwa to the TARDIS.
The newly released promotional images, posted by bbcdoctorwho, showcase Gatwa and Gibson looking incredibly dapper in sharp 60s attire. The Doctor is seen wearing a blue pinstripe double-breasted mod suit and Pertwee-style heels, complete with sideburns and his signature mustache. Ruby, meanwhile, wears a stylish black and white mini dress with long laced boots.
Fans of the show are eagerly anticipating the return of Doctor Who and the introduction of Gatwa as the new Doctor. With the series set to continue its tradition of showcasing bold fashion and design choices, it’s sure to be an exciting season.