List of Doctor Who composers

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This is a list of composers for the science fiction television series, Doctor Who. It is sortable by a number of different criteria. The list defaults to ascending alphabetical order the composer's last name.

Composers[edit]

Composer No.
stories
First story Last story
Segun Akinola 11 "The Woman Who Fell to Earth" (2018) N/A
Mark Ayres[a] 3 The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (1988) The Curse of Fenric (1989)
Richard Rodney Bennett 1 The Aztecs (1964) The Aztecs (1964)
Carey Blyton 3 Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970) Revenge of the Cybermen (1975)
Geoffrey Burgon 2 Terror of the Zygons (1975) The Seeds of Doom (1976)
Tristram Cary[b] 8 The Daleks (1963) The Mutants (1972)
Francis Chagrin 1 The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964) The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964)
Malcolm Clarke[c] 7 The Sea Devils (1972) Terror of the Vervoids (1986)
John Debney 1 Doctor Who (1996) Doctor Who (1996)
Louis Febre 1 Doctor Who (1996) Doctor Who (1996)
Jonathan Gibbs[c] 4 The King's Demons (1983) The Mark of the Rani (1985)
Dominic Glynn 5 The Mysterious Planet (1986) Survival (1989)
Murray Gold 120 "Rose" (2005) "Twice Upon a Time" (2017)
Don Harper 1 The Invasion (1968) The Invasion (1968)
Richard Hartley 1 Mindwarp (1986) Mindwarp (1986)
Brian Hodgson[c] 2 The Wheel in Space (1968) The Krotons (1969)
Peter Howell[c][d] 9 The Leisure Hive (1980) The Two Doctors (1985)
Raymond Jones 2 The Romans (1965) The Savages (1966)
Norman Kay 3 An Unearthly Child (1963) The Sensorites (1964)
Paddy Kingsland[c] 8 Meglos (1980) Frontios (1984)
Roger Limb[c] 8 The Keeper of Traken (1981) Revelation of the Daleks (1985)
Keff McCulloch[e] 6 Time and the Rani (1987) Battlefield (1989)
Stanley Myers 1 The Reign of Terror (1964) The Reign of Terror (1964)
Elizabeth Parker[c] 1 Timelash (1985) Timelash (1985)
Humphrey Searle 1 The Myth Makers (1965) The Myth Makers (1965)
Dudley Simpson 62 Planet of Giants (1964) The Horns of Nimon (1980)
John Sponsler 1 Doctor Who (1996) Doctor Who (1996)

Stock music[edit]

Instead of using specially composed music, some serials were scored completely with pre-recorded stock music. Some of these serials used music by one composer as noted below.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Also composed music for the 2017 version of Shada
  2. ^ Three serials credited to Cary (The Rescue, The Ark, and The Power of the Daleks) just reuse music originally recorded for The Daleks with no new music.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Composed as part of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
  4. ^ Also provided uncredited incidental music for Revenge of the Cybermen.
  5. ^ Also composed music for the 1992 video release of Shada and the 1993 charity special Dimensions in Time