Interview with composer Murray Gold

January 3rd, 2010

murray-goldMusic from the Movies have published a brand new interview with Murray Gold, the musical director for the first four series of the new Doctor Who.

He’ll be staying on the production team to compose the soundtrack for the upcoming fifth series.

“I’ve started writing some themes and it all looks goods,” he said. “Writing music for Doctor Who, there are no limitations on it. It’s not like other jobs which immediately create a ceiling to your ambitions. There aren’t any confinements in Doctor Who and if there are in one episode, they’re pretty soon gotten rid of in another episode.”

He added: ”I love Steven Moffat’s stuff. I’ve read scripts and they’re amazing. Episode one is just complete joy.”

Gold goes on to confirm that Series 5 will also mark the introduction of a reworked version of the iconic theme tune, and seemingly confirms the previous speculation that both Mark Gatiss and Gareth Roberts will be returning to write episodes for the new series!

You can find out about Murray Gold’s acclaimed Doctor Who soundtracks which are now available to buy by checking out our guide, here.

15 comments on this article
  1. TE
    January 3rd, 2010 at 7.43pm | #1

    Yup: Gareth Roberts and Chris Chibnall are writing two episodes each, Mark’s writing one, Steven’s writing six, Richard is writing one, leaving one more writer.

  2. Allons-y
    January 3rd, 2010 at 9.54pm | #2

    Ack, I was hoping they would bring someone else in. Murray’s music is incredibly bombastic. I found parts of the dialogue in The End of Time very hard to understand because of the volume of the soundtrack. Then again, he has done some fine, understated music, like in Blink and Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead… which of course are Moffat stories. Hm…

  3. The Daines
    January 4th, 2010 at 12.57pm | #3

    I think Murray’s music is good for Doctor Who. The music in the show is just as good as the programme itself.I’m glad it’s him writing the series 5 soundtrack.

  4. Katie
    January 4th, 2010 at 9.22pm | #4

    I’m very glad that Murray is staying for series five! He has written some amazing pieces: Doomsday and Gallifrey are my favourites and the music that was played at the end of End of Time part 2 was beautiful!
    Glad we get to hear more from him! :D

  5. Sam
    January 5th, 2010 at 9.16pm | #5

    Will there be a Soundtrack for the specials?

  6. pirko
    January 9th, 2010 at 12.15am | #6

    I’m glad Murray is staying. his music is beautiful and makes the show just as powerful. And maybe with him on board, they will keep the current version of the theme music :D

    @ sam

    i doubt they will bring out a specials soundtrack as the specials mainly had music from series 4. Although I really really hope they release something just for the Regeneration song (i still cry at that )

  7. Retconaddict
    February 5th, 2010 at 11.05pm | #7


    What? No it didn’t…

  8. David Fox
    February 6th, 2010 at 12.57pm | #8

    No it says on the bottom he will be making a reworked version of the theme

  9. Steve
    February 6th, 2010 at 1.28pm | #9

    I hope it is better than the dreadful rock version of season 4!

  10. TE
    February 6th, 2010 at 2.15pm | #10

    Somehow, no matter how brilliant it would be, I doubt it. Although, they could always release a 2-disc album if they decide to make a Series Five Soundtrack: one disc for Series Five, the other for unreleased music from Series One to Four including music from the Specials.

  11. Sam
    February 6th, 2010 at 9.17pm | #11

    @TE Yeah,I agree,that would be a pretty good idea :) But Murray Gold rumored for a release in February & March so who knows..

  12. David Fox
    February 6th, 2010 at 10.15pm | #12

    I love that theme! Its the best theme song ive ever heard! you not like it?

  13. Steve
    February 6th, 2010 at 11.32pm | #13

    @David Fox
    Really? Compared to the original? It was awful!

  14. Richard Dickison
    December 27th, 2010 at 3.10am | #14

    What are the lyrics of the song Katherine Jenkins sings in the 2010 Christmas Special?

  15. admin
    December 27th, 2010 at 2.53pm | #15

    @Richard Dickison

    We’ve added the lyrics to our Song Lyrics section.

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