‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Thank You For the Music

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, an intergalactic fan stew made of the finest Whovian news, astonishing creativity and superlative enthusiasm freshly picked from the past week on the internet and social media.

And we begin this week with two sad losses to the Doctor Who community. Fan tributes have been coming in for composer Dudley Simpson, who died this week. He provided stunning soundtrack music for over 60 Doctor Who adventures, and even made a cameo appearance as a conductor in “The Talons of Weng-Chiang”

• BBC Archive had this footage of him working on that very story:

• And here’s an excerpt from a BBC documentary discussing his work at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop:

• On an equally sad note, fans have been paying tribute to Paddy RussellDoctor Who’s first female director:

And so has Louise Jameson, who played the Fourth Doctor’s companion Leela:

Here’s what else has been going on in space and time this week:

• Coming soon:

David Bradley talks about getting the First Doctor right:

• Jenny returns:

• Glowing, glowing… gone?


Last week someone found a TARDIS in Assassin’s Creed, now the Tenth Doctor has popped up in Call of Duty:

• The story of “Shada”

• The hotel where Stanley Kubrick meets George Orwell:

• An eerie Cybersoldier:

• The TARDIS meets with Royal approval:

• The Tenth Doctor lets loose his infostamp, only with new, updated information:

• Fan-art starfall:

• Bill Potts, we love you lots:

• And speaking of fan art:

Christopher Eccleston meets an old friend:

• Two very different title sequence suggestions for the Thirteenth Doctor:

• The Doctor is always in:

• The Doctor and Clara search for the Great Pumpkin:

• A fan-made trailer for the Third Doctor story “The Mutants”

• The faceless ones:

• Les enfants du TARDIS:

• Dramatic poster art for a lupine classic:

• Let’s end this week with a sterling fan-made teaser trailer that looks back over Season 10. Be prepared though, some of the emotional bruises may not have healed yet: