Wednesday, 9 April 2008
Doctor Who at the Proms
This year's BBC Proms will feature a special Doctor Who evening on Sunday 27th July, presented by Freema Agyeman. The show is expected to feature compositions related to time and space, with such items as Holst'sThe Planets and Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, as well as the Doctor Who theme tune.
The show will also include a special Doctor Who scene starring David Tennant, written by Russell T Davies.
After recent controversy in the news surrounding the relevance of the Proms to modern day Britain, director Roger Wright denied the presence of Doctor Who would mean the world-famous music festival was being dumbed down, reporting that the musical emphasis would still focus on the British Isles, with other compositions from Eastern Europe.
The concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and may also be broadcast as part of the Proms season on BBC2.
The BBC's guide to the Proms is due to be published on the 11th April, and full details on the concerts and booking may be found on the BBC Proms website. Coverage of the announcement of Doctor Who at the proms has been published by BBC News, Standard, Google, The Times, and the Daily Mail.