Digital Debris returns with Delia Derbyshire 50th Doctor Who podcast

Probably a record for a podfade or as we at Radio Clash like to call it ‘just popping down to the shops‘. The shops are of course in Timbuktoo…

It’s nearly 5 years since my last digital debris podcast and nearly 50 years since Doctor Who and it’s theme was shown. So I journey into the world of ‘De La Russe’, more well known as Delia Derbyshire the creator (and some say co-composer) of that show’s theme and many other BBC Radiophonic works. Lots of rarer spoken word and radio works she did are featured, rather than just the ‘usual’ which of course make an appearance but along with spoken word clips and readings as is usual with digital debris.

Thanks to Martin Guy and many other DD fans for the audio clips that otherwise would have made this podcast impossible, and those people whose documentaries I mixed in.

Now Making Link With Sound (89Mb, 1:24)

Various spoken word clips unless otherwise noted:

  • Kara Blake – The Delian Mode documentary
  • Associated Rediffusion – Alchemists of Sound
  • Jarvis Cocker’s 6Music interview with Pete Kember
  • BBC Radio Scotland interview with Delia, 1997
  • Sculptress of Sound radio documentary
  • The Legend of Hell House
  • Delia Derbyshire – Music Of The Spheres from Ascent Of Man
  • Delia Derbyshire, Don Harper & Brian Hodgson – Celestial Cantabile
  • Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who (her preferred version)
  • Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who (New Opening Theme, 1967)
  • Delia Derbyshire – Blue Veils and Golden Sands
  • Delia Derbyshire – Tutankhamun’s Egypt
  • Delia Derbyshire – Delia’s Dream
  • Delia Derbyshire – Anger of Achilles
  • Delia Derbyshire – The Pattern Emerges
  • Delia Derbyshire – I.E.E.100 Clip 2
  • Delia Derbyshire – I.E.E.100 Clip 1
  • Barry Bermange & Delia Derbyshire – Invention for Radio No.2: A Capella Liturgica
  • Delia Derbyshire – Chanting Latin verbs (O Fat White Woman)
  • Delia Derbyshire / Dudley Simpson / Brian Hodgson / David Vorhaus – Souls In Space
  • The IBM 7090 Computer – The Voice Of The IBM 7090 Computer
  • Delia Derbyshire – Dance from “Noah” (demo)
  • Delia Derbyshire – Dance from “Noah” (stereo mix)
  • Delia Derbyshire, E. Stanfield – Music for “Circle of Light”
    • Backed with Francis Bacon – Wee Have Sound Houses & documentary speech
    • Pliny The Elder – Natural History on Pythagoras
    • Kepler’s Harmonia Mundi
    • Plato – Republic Book X
  • Delia Derbyshire – Dreaming
  • Delia Derbyshire – Colour
  • Delia Derbyshire – Chronicle
  • Delia Derbyshire – Environmental Studies
  • Delia Derbyshire – Way Out
  • Delia Derbyshire – Mattachin
  • Dr M V Mathews – Numerology
  • Delia Derbyshire – Chromophone Band
  • Delia Derbyshire – Great Zoos Of The World
  • Delia Derbyshire – Fresh Aire
  • Delia Derbyshire – Talk Out
  • Delia Derbyshire – The Delian Mode
  • Delia Derbyshire & Brian Hodgson – Lure Of The Space Goddess
  • Delia Derbyshire – Wifty theme With poem (O Fat White Woman)
  • Delia Derbyshire – Electronic music for “Work is a Four Letter Word”
  • Delia Derbyshire – Delia’s Psychadelian Waltz
  • Dr Newman Guttman – Pitch Variations
  • Orbital – I Don’t Know You People
  • Cynantific & Tactile – Without Sound
  • White Noise – Love Without Sound
  • Delia Derbyshire – John Peel Intro
  • Experimental Audio Research (with Delia Derbyshire) – Synchrondipity Machine
  • Delia Derbyshire – The Wizards Laboratory
  • Delia Derbyshire, Don Harper & Brian Hodgson – Liquid Energy
  • Delia Derbyshire – Towards Tomorrow
  • Delia Derbyshire – Sea of Mercury
  • Delia Derbyshire – Consequences
  • Barry Bermange & Delia Derbyshire – Invention for Radio No.3: The Afterlife
  • Delia Derbyshire – Enchanted Forest
  • BBC Radio – Delia Derbyshire Remembered
  • Delia Derbyshire – Time to Go

P.S. This is one of my walk images from 2012, from the Burnham on Crouch to Tillingham walk – red in honour of Delia whose pseudonym was DeLa Russe.

Relatio Clash

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