RESL 80 Doctor Who single

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Picture of singles Doctor Who single (Ron Grainer / Peter Howell)

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Catalogue numberRESL 80
Sleeve picturePicture of RESL 80 Doctor Who single by artist Ron Grainer / Peter Howell from the BBC records and Tapes library
TitleDoctor Who single
ArtistRon Grainer / Peter Howell
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label codeE
BBC Records label
Item deleted?Yes
LabelBBC Records
BBC%20Records label
Distributed / printed byBBC
Media typeF.11837
Media genreDramas - Sci-fi View all other tracks listed as Dramas - Sci-fi.
Run-off codes / Shop bar codesRESL 80 A-1<>MB D 1
RESL 80 B-1<>MB F 1
RESL 80 A-1<>MB AQ 1
RESL 80 B-1<>MB XH 1
Lacquer cut at and byPye Studios - Mike BrownDamont. Information provided by Discogs website.
My rating4
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What type of seller was used?Physical shop
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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Doctor Who2.44
B1The astronauts3.23
Total length of media 6:07.


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Possibly the more memourable version of this song from 1980, it's still not my favourite version, keep searching!
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Extra notes on cover, middle (gatefold sleeve) and any inserts

This record was released three times for three different Doctors.

Tom Baker cover.
Since Doctor Who began seventeen years ago, there have been three other incarnations of the Doctor. The current model is played by Tom Baker who took over the role in 1974 and is the longest serving Doctor to date. The theme music for the programme was written originally by Ron Grainer and up to now the arrangement has remained the same. This new arrangement of the original music is realised by Peter Howell of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Dr Who is a BBC Production. Producer: John Nathan-Turner. Peter Davison and Colin Baker covers.

NOTE: Three cover versions exist for this. These version's uses the same text except they show the respective names and incarnation. They also have a coloured back cover, instead of the black and white version Tom Baker's was produced using.

Tom Baker's and Peter Davison's covers are signed.

The astronauts theme on side B comes from an episode of Horizon.

Other versions

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F.11837Doctor Who

Other versions

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2141 641Doctor Who (Australian import)

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Further information

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