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The amazing soundtrack to The Five Doctors was recently released and thanks to our friends at Silva Screen we have two copies to give away.

The Five Doctors Soundtrack
The Five Doctors Soundtrack

Details of the soundtrack:

The bracing, spine-chilling and atmospheric music soundtrack was composed by Peter Howell at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, with special effects by Dick Mills. The Five Doctors album features both the original score and the BBC Video special edition version which was, in 1995, produced, reworked and extended by Peter Howell.

Peter Howell comments: “Listening again to the score for The Five Doctors, it seems to represent a very particular period in time when the variety of sounds at our disposal was becoming extensive, yet the ability to memorise them was yet to come; when the quality of taped sound was impressive but the equipment was large and the use of it sometimes clumsy and mechanical. In those days, you really did need a studio full of gear and you really did need to play it all.”

The Five Doctors (1983), was a 90 minute TV special made by the BBC to celebrate 20 years of Doctor Who. In this extraordinary story The Doctor and his previous incarnations are brought to the Death Zone on Gallifrey as part of a renegade Time Lord’s scheme. Here, Peter Davison joins previous Doctor Who incarnations – Richard Hurndall (standing in for the deceased William Hartnell), Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker. Famously, Baker declined to appear so some footage from “lost” story ‘Shada’ was used instead.

In order to win a copy, either tweet us, comment on Facebook or email us (hello[at]bigblueboxpodcast.co.uk) the answer to the following question:

On what date was the first episode from The Five Doctors broadcast globally?

We will announce the winner on next week’s show (Friday 5th October) and the winners will be contacted on that day via social media or email.

Good luck Who fans!

This competition is available to residents in the UK only. Full terms and conditions here.

Garry

Garry is, by day, a web designer and developer who’s interest in podcasting started a few years ago after discovering a “treasure trove” of fan-made audio shows in iTunes. Since then he’s produced and co-hosted the show along with designing and building the website.

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