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The Original 1963 Titles | Doctor Who

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Published on Nov 21, 2013

Stunning and original, like everything about early Doctor Who the title sequence was like nothing ever seen on television before. The first title sequence consisted of a simple "howlround" or "howl-around" effect over the stark original arrangement of the Doctor Who theme.

While experimenting with a camera looking at a monitor showing its own picture, BBC Technical Operations Manager Norman Taylor, made the serendipitous discovery of "visual howlaround". Bernard Lodge and a small team of BBC engineers created the finished sequence.

The Doctor Who theme was composed by Ron Grainer. Although Ron Grainer has always received sole credit for the theme music, Delia Derbyshire with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop was responsible for all the arrangements for Seasons 1 through 17

For more on the BBC Radiophonic Workshop click here http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/39...
and to recreate sounds from the workshop click here http://webaudio.prototyping.bbc.co.uk/

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Title Sequences: http://bit.ly/DWTitleSequences

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