Murray Gold is returning to score the upcoming “Doctor Who” series. Gold previously scored all “Doctor Who” episodes between 2005 and 2017 and will be collaborating with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to compose the music for three special episodes celebrating the sci-fi drama series’ 60th anniversary. The composer has also previously worked on Torchwood, Gentleman Jack, It’s a Sin, Quiz, and A Very English Scandal.
“I’m so happy to be invited back for another joyful ride in the TARDIS,” said Gold. “I didn’t think twice. Working with Russell and his team is just a pleasure.”
“Doctor Who” returns in November 2023 with three special episodes with David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor to coincide with the 60th anniversary. Ncuti Gatwa’s first episode as the Fifteenth Doctor will then air over the holiday season.
Previously announced cast includes Catherine Tate, Yasmin Finney, Neil Patrick Harris, Jacqueline King, Karl Collins and Ruth Madeley.
Recently announced cast includes Jemma Redgrave and Anuerin Barnard. Jemma Redgrave will return as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, as will UNIT, the organization that seeks to defend Earth from extraterrestrial threats. Aneurin Barnard joins the series as Roger ap Gwilliam. Anita Dobson (EastEnders) and Michelle Greenidge (Venom: Let There Be Carnage) have also boarded the cast.
Last October, it was announced that the BBC and Disney Branded Television – two giants of entertainment – have come together to transform Doctor Who into a global franchise. Doctor Who will exclusively be available on the streaming service Disney+ outside of the U.K. and Ireland. The show will remain on the BBC in the UK.