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A new film about Delia Derbyshire will premiere next week at BFI London Film Festival

Cosey Fanni Tutti is on soundtrack duty

  • Jemima Skala
  • 10 October 2020
A new film about Delia Derbyshire will premiere next week at BFI London Film Festival

‘Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & The Legendary Tapes’ is a new film about the life, legacy and character of Delia Derbyshire, a British synth pioneer who was responsible for the original ‘Doctor Who’ theme tune.

The film features many of Derbyshire’s own compositions, as well as a soundtrack from Cosey Fanni Tutti.

It will premiere at the BFI London Film Festival and will be available to watch on BFI Player from Thursday October 15 at 6.30pm BST until Sunday October 18 at 6.30pm BST.

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Derbyshire began working at the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop in 1960, where she began working on the electronic arrangement of the original ‘Doctor Who’ theme tune. She was never credited on-screen for her work until the show’s 50th anniversary episode.

Watch the trailer for ‘Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & The Legendary Tapes’ below, aind tickets for the film are available here.Main image is a film still taken from 'Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & The Legendary Tapes'


Jemima Skala is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter

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