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January 31st, 2014 12 comments

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Adventure in Space & Time CD Soundtrack

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Composer Edmund Butt’s excellent score to Mark Gatiss’s inspired retelling of the birth of Doctor Who.

“It’s a sea of fag smoke, tweed and sweaty men” – Verity Lambert, first producer of Doctor Who.

This special one-off drama that travels back to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV industry’s glass ceiling.


  • 02 THE RIGHT MAN (1:17)
  • 04 I’VE GOT AN IDEA.. (1:34)
  • 05 THE DALEKS (2:52)
  • 06 KILL DR. WHO (1:48)
  • 07 WHAT DIMENSION? (1:24)
  • 08 THIS IS MY SHOW (1:50)
  • 10 SYDNEY NEWMAN (1:00)
  • 11 SCARLETT O’HARA (1:03)
  • 12 PISS & VINEGAR (1:24)
  • 13 DRESSING ROOM (1:18)
  • 14 JFK ASSASSINATED (1:48)
  • 15 THE TARDIS (0:57)
  • 16 GOODBYE SUSAN (2:37)
  • 17 10 MILLION VIEWERS (0:57)
  • 18 THE FANS (0:41)
  • 19 I’M SO SORRY BILL (2:45)
  • 20 KISS GOODBYE (1:05)
  • 21 MY SUCCESSOR (1:06)
  • 22 ISOP GALAXY (0:50)
  • 23 IRREPLACEABLE (1:19)
  • 24 THE NEW DOCTOR (3:55)
  • 25 TIME’S UP.. (1:15)

Both of them were to find unlikely hope and unexpected challenges in the form of a Saturday tea-time drama. Allied with a team of unusual but brilliant people, they went on to create the longest running science fiction series ever made.

Composer Edmund Butt’s understanding of the characters and the narrative is perfect and writer Mark Gatiss comments: “Edmund Butt’s gorgeous score is one of the highlights of the film.”

Edmund Butt is well known for scores for Sea of Souls, Murphy’s Law, Mistresses, Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. He is the Winner of the 2011 RTS Award for Best Television Score for Garrow’s Law.

In 2012 Ed was nominated for RTS Award for Best Original Title Theme for Without You. Renowned for his artful command of melody and harmony and his thrilling and unique dramatic style, Ed’s score for An Adventure in Space and Time was favourably received:

Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London

Conducted & orchestrated by Geoff Alexander

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios “Studio 1” London

A BBC Music / BBC Worldwide Production

Categorised under: CD, Music soundtracks



  • Johnny

    March 5th, 2014 - 4:52pm

    Finally relented and bought this from Amazon at a rock bottom price.

  • the eternal doctor

    January 31st, 2014 - 4:08pm

    i do not colect sound traks but this one looks quite good but im still not getting it

  • Johnny

    January 31st, 2014 - 9:18am

    Swithering about buying this.

    • MasterKasterborous

      February 1st, 2014 - 7:56pm

      I am! It was such a marvelous piece of magic, it has got to be purchased!

    • Johnny

      February 8th, 2014 - 3:50pm

      It was good, but not as good as the soundtrack to, say, “Seeds of Doom” which I listen to a lot.

  • MasterKasterborous

    December 31st, 2013 - 1:55pm

    And you can listen to some of the music on the Cool Music website:

  • The eternal doctor

    December 24th, 2013 - 9:34pm

    I dd not realise there was so much music in this to put in a soundtrack

  • ParadigmDalek1325

    December 20th, 2013 - 5:55pm

    I like I like!

  • Johnny

    December 20th, 2013 - 8:37am

    HMV used to regularly stock “Doctor Who” soundtrack CDs before the adminsitrators were called in, but stock has been severley lacking since the takeover.

  • harold saxon

    December 19th, 2013 - 9:04pm

    he compased the music for ASHES TO ASHES so should be good soundtrack

  • Cara

    December 19th, 2013 - 3:59pm

    I’ve seen some doctor who CDs in hmv cause I’ve got some from there perhaps amazon and ebay there more likely gonna do it along side forbbiden planet worth a try


    December 19th, 2013 - 3:11pm

    I never see these CD’s in places like HMV. I wounder if Forbidden Planet does them.


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