Doctor Who: Series 4 (soundtrack)

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Doctor Who: Series 4
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Soundtrack album by Murray Gold, Ben Foster and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Released 31 October 2008 (download)[citation needed]
17 November 2008
Recorded 2007-2008
Genre Soundtrack
Length 76:27[1]
Label Silva Screen Records
Producer Murray Gold, Ben Foster and Jake Jackson
Doctor Who soundtrack chronology
Doctor Who: Series 3
(2007)Doctor Who: Series 32007
Doctor Who: Series 4
Doctor Who: Series 4 – The Specials
(2010)Doctor Who: Series 4 – The Specials2010

Doctor Who: Series 4 is a soundtrack album released on 17 November 2008,[2] containing incidental music that was used throughout the fourth series of the BBC science fiction television programme Doctor Who. The music was composed by the British musical director Murray Gold and was orchestrated by his collaborator Ben Foster who had previously worked with him on the films Alien Autopsy, I Want Candy and most recently Frank Oz's Death at a Funeral.[3]

The album's independent record label is Silva Screen Records who were responsible for the release of previous Doctor Who soundtracks, in collaboration with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The soundtrack features regular vocalist Melanie Pappenheim on tracks 12 and 19 and countertenor Mark Chambers on track 6.

Track listing[edit]

Track # Track Associated story Track time[1] Notes
1 "Doctor Who Series Four Opening Credits" Series 4 0:45
2 "A Noble Girl About Town" "Partners in Crime" 2:12 Reworking of "Donna's Theme" from "The Runaway Bride"
3 "Life Among the Distant Stars" 2:28
4 "Corridors and Fire Escapes" Heard in most Series 4 episodes 1:13
5 "The Sybilline Sisterhood" "The Fires of Pompeii" 1:53
6 "Songs of Captivity and Freedom" "Planet of the Ood" 4:03
7 "UNIT Rocks" "The Sontaran Stratagem"/"The Poison Sky" 1:11 Variation on "UNIT"
8 "The Doctor's Daughter" "The Doctor's Daughter" 1:37 Features "The Doctor Forever"
9 "The Source" 3:20
10 "The Unicorn and the Wasp" "The Unicorn and the Wasp" 3:09
11 "The Doctor's Theme Series Four" "The Stolen Earth" 2:45 Rearrangement of "The Doctor's Theme" from series 1
12 "Voyage of the Damned Suite" "Voyage of the Damned" 10:21
13 "The Girl with No Name" "Silence in the Library"/"Forest of the Dead" 2:45
14 "The Song of Song" 2:13
15 "All in the Mind" 1:16
16 "Silence in the Library" 2:56
17 "The Greatest Story Never Told" "Forest of the Dead" 6:16
18 "Midnight" "Midnight" 3:07
19 "Turn Left" "Turn Left" 2:21
20 "A Dazzling End" 2:14
21 "The Rueful Fate of Donna Noble" 2:44
22 "Davros" "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End" 2:03
23 "The Dark and Endless Dalek Night" 3:43
24 "A Pressing Need to Save the World" "The Stolen Earth" 4:50 sections reworked from music composed for Torchwood series 2
25 "Hanging on the Tablaphone" "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End" 1:04
26 "Song of Freedom" 2:51
27 "Doctor Who Series Four Closing Credits" All 1:06 Variation used in all following episodes until The End of Time

Total running time: 76:27 minutes.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Murray Gold - Doctor Who - Series 4". 7digital. Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  2. ^ "Doctor Who Series 4 Original TV Soundtrack". Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  3. ^ Ben Foster at IMDB,