Celebrating the Return of a TV Legend (2005)

The Inspiration:

(freehand, painted in oils)

This is my tribute and celebration to the greatest science fiction show of them all and its return to the TV screens in 2005, after a hiatus of some 15 years.

Here we pay homage to some of the heroes of the sci fi legend with people behind the scenes who made the TV program at the BBC a reality from its humble beginnings in 1963.

In portrait monochrome we have the following

(top row) RON GRAINER, at his home in Marylebone , London 1963 composing the original Doctor Who theme music.

DELIA DERBYSHIRE, created the Doctor Who original music score arrangement at the Radiophonic workshop in Maida Vale London from Ron Grainers composition

(bottom row) DONALD BAVERSTOCK, Controller of the BBC (1963-5).

He identified the need for a family show on the BBC on a Saturday evening.

CECIL EDWIN WEBBER, wrote the first Doctor Who concept proposals to Sydney Newman.

DAVID WHITAKER, was the early Doctor Who story editor and writer and responsible for many great story lines including Power Of The Daleks and Enemy Of The World, where 5 lost episodes of the story were found in 2013

DONALD WILSON, was Sydney Newman’s boss and Head of the Series.

SYDNEY NEWMAN, became Head Of Drama in 1962 and made Doctor Who a reality from his belief in the concept.

VERITY LAMBERT, cast the original four main characters for Doctor Who and she became the programs Producer (writers and production)

Meanwhile in the ‘eye of harmony’ we meet Doctor’s 8 and 9 leading to the first episode of the new series which commenced on the 26 March 2005 on BBC1

This eye shape was symbolic and used as part of Doctor’s graphics for the program’s re-appearance on our TV screens in 2005

Select PRESS   for front page of Radio Telly Scope magazine (Ninth Incarnation painting-Christopher Eccleston Review inside) Issue 31, November/December 2005



Original Doctor Who theme 1963

Delia Derbyshire arranging the original Doctor Who theme at Maida Vale Studios in London

Doctor Who

Kevin Alun Parrish © 2005

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