The BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop, which created theme tunes and sound effects for programmes including Doctor Who and Blake’s 7, is to reopen after 14 years.
Composer Matthew Herbert, known for his use of “found sounds”, has been appointed creative director.
One of his first commissions is a “sonic memorial” to the BBC’s Bush House building which, until recently, was the home of the World Service.
The original workshop was known for its pioneering use of electronic sounds.
Founded in 1958, it was best-known for creating the eerie swoosh of the Doctor Who theme tune, but its compositions were also used in numerous radio dramas, The Goon Show and The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.