The Doctor Who theme – with lyrics and a remix by Orbital and Matt Smith

In case you didn’t realise it, the Doctor Who theme actually has lyrics. Don’t believe me? Here’s Jon Pertwee to prove you wrong.

Can that be bettered today? Well, here’s Matt Smith at Glastonbury with Orbital for their version of the Doctor Who theme. Compare and contrast.



  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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