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4/14/2012 03:32:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

The BBC have released a series of photographs marking the anniversary of the formation of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in April 1958.

 The Workshop was heavily involved in the creation of sounds and music for the classic series of Doctor Who. It is best known for the realisation of Ron Grainer's opening music to the series. Delia Derbyshire, one of the Workshop's composers, took the score and created the unique sound by creating every note on quarter inch tape and then splicing the whole lot together to achieve one of the most iconic theme tunes on British Television.

The workshop provided most of the sound effects used on the series, including the sound of the TARDIS materialising, which was achieved by scraping a key along the strings of an old piano.

The Workshop closed in 1998.