|Newsmageddon continues! With only two weeks to go before the premiere of Deep Breath across the planet, the Doctor Who hype machine is in full swing, from the world tour making it’s way through the UK before heading overseas to early reviews of the premiere episode (all spoiler-free, of course.) Online content, the Moff saying stuff that may or may not be true and so….much…more. But that’s not all! We also have the final Miniscope of the year, this time profiling BBC Radiophonic Workshop composer Jonathan Gibbs with the help of eminent smart music lady Emily Kausalik from the Doctor Who: Time Signatures podcast! Huzzah!|
– Peter Capaldi…Interview!
Whoa!!Well done,i wasn’t anticipating a miniscope analysing Jonathan Gibbs’minimal contribution to Doctor Who,scoring four stories in the eighties to be a valuable,insightful and comprehensive analysis of sound design and it’s role in Doctor Who’s production generally.VERY IMPRESSED by the detailed research which informed the aural soundscape of your podcast and discussion.Personally,i think the most important feature of sound design should be that it is in concert with the actors and writing rather than undermining them.Thanks and congratulations.Again.
All credit to Emily Kausalik, who seriously knows her stuff!
The link to world tour live streams is private.
Thank you kindly, Ray and Steven!
As a Hulu+ subscriber, I can verify that there’s a significant library of Classic Who episodes. While I can’t speak for how complete the library is (due to not having enough time to cross-reference w/a complete episode list), it looks like there’s more than enough to satisfy most whovians’ appetite for Classic Who.
However, they’re only available through a Roku box or something similar.
Jonathan Gibbs also scored “Slipback”, the 1985 BBC radio 4 story.
Sarah Hellings didn’t replace the composer on “Mark of the Rani” due to any fear about AIDS, the original composer died during his work on that show. He had only completed a small amount of work so Gibbs was brought in to do the 2 episodes; this was reported in DWM at the time.