Doctor Who soundtrack to be released on vinyl

Over 75 minutes of music to appear across limited edition release, including two songs by Neil Hannon

The soundtrack to Series One and Two of Doctor Who is to be released on vinyl for the first time.

Murray Gold’s soundtrack for the BBC TV series is included in the release with the new version of the iconic theme created when the programme was brought back in 2005 with Christopher Ecclestone in the title role. He was then replaced by David Tennant for Series Two. Limited to 500 copies, the double LP in a gatefold sleeve will also include original music by Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy. Two Hannon songs, ‘Song For 10’ from 2005’s Christmas Special and ‘Love Don’t Roam’ from The Runaway Bride will be included on the release.

Over 75 mins of music from the two series will feature on the soundtrack, which will be released on August 13.

Meanwhile, Rory Kinnear has insisted he won’t be the next star of Doctor Who. Current Timelord Matt Smith announced earlier this year (June) that he will be leaving the show at the end of this year. Viewers will see his Doctor regenerate during the upcoming Christmas special.

Kinnear, best known for playing MI6 officer Bill Tanner in the last two James Bond movies, had been the bookies’ favourite to succeed him. However, he now appears to have ruled himself out.